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‘An evening of jazz’
set in Bacolod

“An Evening of Smooth Jazz” will be held 8:30 p.m. Friday at Sugarland Hotel in Bacolod City, a press release from promoters said.

Jazz band “ Working Stiff”, led by keyboardist-founder Mari Cancio and saxophonist Lorry Zamora, will regale Bacoleños and Negrenses to a repertoire of classic jazz tunes and covers from the likes of the Rippingtons, Al Jarreau, Deodato, George Benson, David Benoit and Michael Franks, the press release also said.

Those interested may contact the promoters at (034) 435-2691 for tickets and other inquiries, the press release added.*

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Feeding program
launched in school

The Negros Occidental Garden Club launched yesterday a feeding program called “Full Meal” at the Rizal Elementary School in Bacolod City, as part of its 50th anniversary celebration, its press release said.

Club president Fe Remitio said 40 pupils, categorized as “severely wasted” by the Department of Education, composed the first batch of beneficiaries of the program designed to provide meals for undernourished children in Bacolod schools. It aims to provide at least one full meal a day for those children mostly in need so they will continue to attend school looking forward to a nourishing meal each day, Lourdes Mercado, chair of the club's working committee, said, the press release added.

The school will be required to grow and maintain a vegetable garden, handle the cooking of the meals, identify those children in need and follow their physical growth.

The project will run until December, when the club and the school will determine the next stage of the program. A Christmas party will also be hosted by the club at the school for the children, teachers and volunteers, the press release also said.*

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Tour guiding, quiz
winners announced

The Silay City Tourism Office announced the winners of the tourism quiz and tour guiding competition held recently at the KSE Rondalla Hall in the city, its press release said.

Edmar Gordon from Don Eustaquio Hofilena Memorial Elementary School won the quiz in the elementary level, followed by Ron Paul Infante of E. Lopez ES and Jasmine Gonzales of Gov. Emilio Gaston Memorial ES, as second and third, respectively.

Rhea Gumban of Don Homero Tanpinco Memorial ES, John Mark V. Arado of Don Eustaquio Hofilena Memorial ES, Raymond Castanos of Gov. Emilio Gaston Memorial ES, John Rey Olorvida of Silay North ES, Rica Mae Narbaiz of Hawaiian Phil.-Co. ES and Jude Henry Palomo of Napilas Integrated School won consolation prizes, the press release also said.

In the high school level, Eva Villarin of Violeta Integrated School won the tourism quiz, with Elmer Ibugan of Guimbalaon NHS and Yookay Mae Tumala of Dona Montserrat Lopez Memorial HS as second and third placers, respectively.

Consolation prize winners were Frederick Bibar of DMLMHS, Anabelle Villar of Violeta Integrated School, Janica Britanco of Guimbalaon NHS, Brian de la Fuente of Guinhalaran IS and Lady Imee Gallego of Napilas IS.

In the tour guiding competition, Nolyne Mae Roquero of DMLMHS-HPCo Extension won the top prize followed by Bhen June Palomo of Napilas IS.

All winners received cash prizes of P1,000 for the first placer, P800-second, P500-third, and P250-consolation, and certificates.

The competitions were part of the Tourism Month celebration on the theme “Tourism and Sustainable Energy: Powering Sustainable Development”, the press release added.*

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Girl Scouts Week ongoing

The Negros Occidental Girl Scouts Council, has lined up several activities for the Girl Scout Week celebration September 16 to 22, on the theme “Stop the Violence, Speak Out for Girl’s Rights” in Bacolod City, its press release said.

The celebration started with a mass at the St. Jude Thaddeus Church in Brgy. Alijis, Bacolod, Sunday, attended by Council officials and members, a family day on the sub-theme “A Harmonious Family Life for a Peaceful Community”, Sept. 16, and girls’ day, on the theme “Stop the Violence–Start with Myself” yesterday, the press release also said.

Other activities are the “Scouts Own for Peace” gathering at the Peace Pole Area of the Capitol Lagoon Park, 5:30 p.m. Sept. 22; “Bloodletting for Peace” at the Negros Occidental Multi-Purpose Activity Center, also in Bacolod, and cooking and serving arroz caldo to about 400 donors and volunteers, Sept. 23.

There are 54,665 girls scouts under the NOGSC, headed by Ruby Velez of Silay City, Negros Occidental, the press release added.*

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People & Events
Feeding program launched in school
Tour guiding, quiz winners announced
Girl Scouts Week ongoing

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