Capitol retirees honored
Seventy-seven retirees of the Negros Occidental provincial government were honored at the Tribute to Retirees program, dubbed “Pasalamat…Paalam 2017”, held at the Capitol Social Hall recently, a press release from Capitol said.
Of the 77, eleven are posthumous awardees.
Each of the retirees received a certificate, P10,000 in cash from Gov. Alfredo Marañon Jr., P2,000 in cash from the Capitol Government Employees Multi-Purpose Cooperative, P500 from the Progressive Alliance of Capitol Employees, a token, and a plaque of appreciation, the press release said.
The governor thanked and lauded the retirees for their service and contribution to the achievements and success of the provincial government over the years.
Also present in the activity were the families, colleagues, and office heads of the retirees.
The yearly activity was spearheaded by the Provincial Human Resource and Management Office, headed by Anabelle Palic, the press release added.*
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A piano recital
The second piano recital of Lum's piano studio was held at the O Hotel in Bacolod City recently, its press release said.
Dubbed “Musikinesis”, the recital was a concert and a musical variety show. “Musikinesis” is the enchanting force of music that flows in the heart and spirit of the one creating the music and enkindles ecstasy in the soul of the listeners”.
The nine selected students of master Johnny Lum, who performed during the recital, were Franco Iñigo Gonzalez, 7; Malcolm Julian dela Cerna 7, Riz Christi Atienza 11, Tychicus Jairus Tarayao 10, Chino Gonzalez 15, Jan Onni Ong 15, Kyle Engelbert Ortega 22, and the 2016 Outstanding Piano students Johann Kendrick Tan 11, and Jay Sobrepeña, 14, the press release said.
Rendering vocal solo numbers were Malcolm dela Cerna, Riz Christi Atienza, and Johann Kendrick Tan. Syntax Erros composed of Noemi Marie and Dianne Fatima Leonida, Lucille Liquido, and Mary Joadyka Nocete performed a hip-hop dance number.
The highlight of the recital was the presentation of certificates of recognition to the piano recitalists and the awarding of Most Outstanding Piano Student to Jay Sobrepeña, Most Promising Student Award to Kyle Engelbert Ortega, and Multi-talent awards to Johann Kendrick Tan, Riz Christi Atienza, and Malcolm Julian dela Cerna.
Lum is a Singaporean piano instructor/pianist, who graduated from the London College of Music in Singapore. He was a contract lounge pianist in various 5-star hotels in Singapore. Having decided to stay in the Philippines for good, he performs in various events in Bacolod, such as weddings, birthdays, anniversaries, and other special events, the press release added.*
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PAMET bags national award
The Philippine Association of Medical Technologists Inc. Negros Occidental Chapter recently received a Special Recognition Award as Model Chapter, for having met the highest standards through its well-balanced activities and for its outstanding performance for 2017, its press release said.
The yearly awards are given to deserving chapters that uphold the mission and vision of the association, through its theme “One Spirit, One Commitment, One PAMET”.
The award was presented by national president Ronaldo Puno, together with Committee on Awards chair Gamaliel Fulgueras and national vice president/Committee on Chapters Luella Vertucio to Pamet Negros Occidental president Maruja Japzon during the Chapters Night event, coinciding with the 53rd Pamet annual convention held in Pasay City, and attended by about 4,000 medical technologists, the press release added.*
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