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MassKara 2017 Logo and Music Theme Launched

Bacolod City Mayor Evelio Leonardia and Silver Masskara Foundation head Eli Francis Tajanlangit, concurrently 2017 MassKara Festival director, launched yesterday morning, September 25, at the NGC lobby, the logo and music theme for this year’s MassKara festival celebration which runs October 1 to 22.

The music was composed and arranged by Roberto ‘Bob’ Aves, while the logo was a creation of Mark Lester Jarmin.

Gamboa Receives Golden Globe Award

Golden Globe Medal of Distinction, Trophy and Awards Certificate were awarded to Bacolod City Councilor Wilson C. Gamboa, Jr. in the recently concluded 2017 Golden Globe Annual Award (GGAA) for Business Excellence and Outstanding Filipino Achiever held at Manila Hotel Grand Ballroom, One Rizal Park Manila last Friday, March 31, 2017.

BACOLOD COUNCILOR Wilson Gamboa, Jr. and wife Irene Chua-Gamboa accepting the Golden Globe Award for Business Excellence and Outstanding Filipino Achiever from Research Committee Chair Ramon Juanito Balunes last March 31, 2017 at the Manila Hotel Grand Ballroom.*

PH-Hosted ASEAN Meetings Run Like ‘Clockwork; Noel Puyat Says

(The Philippines is honored to be the Chair of ASEAN, during a very important milestone, the celebration of its 50th anniversary. I would like to take the opportunity to acknowledge the Philippines’ ASEAN National Organizing Council. Their competence and diligence have made Philippine-hosted ASEAN meetings and gatherings this year run like clockwork.)

(L-R) Lao PDR - Thonglor Duangsavanh, Director General of Lao Press in Foreign Languages, Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism; Malaysia - Joanne Yoke Ann Koo, Assistant Secretary, International Division, Ministry of Communications and Multimedia; Myanmar - Win Kyi, Deputy Director General, Myanmar Radio and Television; Thailand - Charoon Chaison, Deputy Director-General, The Government Public Relations Department; Viet Nam - Nguyen Thi Hang, Official, Department of International Cooperation; Philippines - Noel George Puyat, SOMRI Chair, Undersecretary, Presidential Communications Operations Office; Singapore -Tan Li San, Deputy Secretary (Industry & Info), Ministry of Communications and Information; Brunei Darussalam - Haji Mohammad Mawardi, Deputy Director of Information, Department of Information; Cambodia - Has Sam Ath, Deputy Director-General, Ministry of Information; Indonesia - Rosarita Niken Widiastuti, Director General of Information and Public Communications, Ministry of Communication and Information Technology of the Republic of Indonesia; ASEAN Secretariat - Vongthep Arthakaivalvatee, Deputy Secretary-General of ASEAN for ASEAN Socio-Cultural Community.*

Grand New Year's Eve Celebration at NGC

Bacolod City will celebrate New Year’s Eve with a party that will be capped by a grand fireworks display at the Bacolod City Government Center grounds from 6 p.m. to 12 midnight of Saturday, Dec. 31.

BRIDGING THE KIDS. Mayor Evelio Leonardia, Vice Mayor El Cid Familiaran, Councilor Em Ang, who facilitated the project, Councilor Bart Orola, and Barangay Handumanan officials cut the ribbon at the inauguration of the newly built 72-foot steel footbridge at Zone 6 in Barangay Handumanan yesterday. The P900,000 steel bridge connects Zone 6 of Brgy. Handumanan and Purok Villa Maria of Barangay Mansilingan, which is a big help to schoolchildren of the said areas in going to Handumanan Elementary School and Handumanan National High School, as they no longer have to get wet in crossing the river. “A small project as it may be, this bridge immensely improves the situation of the children in Mansilingan and Handumanan, making their morning walk to school safer and easier,” Ang, who authored two resolutions for the construction of the footbridge, said.*(City PIO photos)