La Carlota City
Young woodpushers who won the recently-concluded 2013 Pasalamat Inter-Cities and Municipalities Chess Tournament held at Doña Hortencia Salas Benedicto National High School covered court in La Carlota City have been revealed.
Escalante City’s Manilyn Cabungcag continued to reign in her age-group as she notched the top honors in the 12 under girls’ division with 5.0 points.
Meanwhile, Natori Biazza Diaz, Krizzia Nepomuceno and L Jie Tenerife scored 4.0 points each to settle for second, third and fourth spots, respectively.
Star Magic celebrities Gerald Anderson, Rayver Cruz, Matt Evans, Joseph Marco, Young JV, Jose Sarasola, Japoy Lizardo, Jaco Benin, Gerald Acao and Fred Payawan join the La Carlota City 34th Pasalamat Festival through a basketball game held on April 23, 2013 at the city plaza. The match was between the Star Magic team and the Let’s Go La Carlota basketball team headed by SK President Richard Sebastian Benedicto and Julius Ferrer, the son of Mayor Juliet Marie D. Ferrer. Star Magic beat Let’s go La Carlota team with 73-70. The event was one of the features of the festival for public entertainment.
Cong. Jeffrey P. Ferrer (standing, 6th from R) and Mayor Juliet Marie D. Ferrer join the Star Magic basketball team and the Let’s Go La Carlota team with Lin-ay sang La Carlota Ma. Inez S. Benedicto.*
The Drumbeating City of Beauty and Dance, La Carlota, opened its 34th Pasalamat Cultural and Arts Festival 2013 with a big bang Monday in a jam-packed crowd at the public plaza.
Spearheading the opening salvo were Governor Alfredo G. Marañon Jr., City Mayor Juliet Marie D. Ferrer, Congressman Jeffrey P. Ferrer, v ice gubernatorial candidate Provincial Board Member- Dr. Melvin Ibañez, Vice Mayor David T. Baga Jr., SPM’s Karen L. Aguirre, Dr. Rex R. Jalando-on, Luis Jacky Jalandoni II, Ciriaco D. Sia Jr., Julian M. Chiang, Jacob E. Liansing, Jaime Manuel H. Mariño, Annabelle Q. Bermudo, Amalia D. Aguirre, Manuel R. Badillo, Richard Sebastian Benedicto, Francisco D. Oplas with Mayor Jomar Alonso of Pontevedra, Mayor Mario Magno of San Enrique and Provincial Board Member Joeben Alonso, among others.
The Pasalamat Festival of La Carlota City started with activities on April 16, 17, 18, 20 with 2013 5-Cock Derby, followed by Sports Summer Camp at DHSBNHS, Rollo y Pinta (Scroll Painting Competition) Dog Walk, Muñeco Vistuario (Doll Costume Design Competition) Cuadro y Pinta (On the spot Painting Competition, 3rd Pasalamat Team Tennis Tournament and now.
Congressman Jeffrey P. Ferrer - 4th District of Negros Occidental and Mayor Atty. Juliet Marie D. Ferrer of La Carlota City behind the famous world class La Carlota City Pasalamat Festival 2013 - The City of Beauty, Dance and Music.*
The 34th Pasalamat Festival 2013 will have a Grand Opening ceremonies at 5:00 P.M. at the Festival Park, La Carlota City today April 22 to April 28, 2013.
Originally, La Carlota was an agricultural settlement. The people grew rice for their consumption, and tobacco for export. The earliest known settlement within the jurisdiction of La Carlota was along the banks of Candaguit River . It was only in 1856 when historians mentioned about the village of Mampunay , and the shift of the two settlements in an area which the parish priest appointed to be the area from settlements, the barrio of "SIMANCAS".
La Carlota City Pasalamat Festival Mardigras Dancers in Grand Opening Ceremonies set at 5:00 P.M. today at Pasalamat Festival Park.*
In 1856, the barrio of Simancas was placed under the jurisdiction of the Municipality of Valladolid . On July 23, 1864, however, the people of San Enrique, Pontevedra and Simancas were taken away from Valladolid to form the town of San Enrique. On October 15, 1869, the King of Spain issued a Royal Decree elevating Pontevedra into a parish and Simancas into a town. In 1871, King Carlos of Spain issued another Royal Decree changing the name of the town Simancas to La Carlota.
Hundreds of families and their children from Baran-gays San Miguel, Balabag and Ayungon; plus Sitios Bagumbayan and Remedios in La Carlota availed of a Feeding Program spear-headed by the La Carlota City High School Batch ’72 headed by Rosa Abaygar, Erlina Villarias, Jovy Aries Abaño and, Lorna Odon Arrobang, among others.
Rosa Abaygar said, the project was made possible "through the efforts of my classmates from LCCHS Batch ’72, with the assistance of Arlene Luces, Romeo Noble and Jarry Asis; Kagawads Bobby Seligbon and Bobby Arsaga with the support and cooperation of barangay officials, puroks and sitio leaders who made this Feeding Project successful. I salute them and I am very thankful to all of them."
Rosa Abaygar (left) in action beating the drum to the tune of the famous "La Carlota City Samba Beat" in preparation for the Pasalamat Festival 2013 on April 22 to 28, 2013, accompanied by Barangay San Miguel Elementary School Drum Beaters after they took their delicious breakfast through the La Carlota City High School Batch ’72 Feeding Program.*
True to her commitment to serve the people of La Carlota City and in line with her continuing advocacy on Health and Nutrition, Rosa Abayar together with her classmates at the La Carlota City High School Batch ’72- Erlina Villarias, Joby Aries Abaño, Lorna Don Arrobang with Irene Importante, Arlene Luces, Romeo Noble, Jarry Asis, Barangay Kagawads- Bobby Seligbon and Bobby Arsaga spearheaded the Feeding Program to hundreds of sugarfarm workers and their families including their children at Hacienda De Agua I owned by Juan Miguel Benedicto and Hacienda De Agua II of Barangay Cubay facilitated by Beboy Antonio and family, Jerry R. to make this project successful. She likewise lauded and gave thanks to the Benedicto and Antonio family, sugar farm overseer and workers for their warm welcome. She proceeded to Hacienda Bagumbayan, Hacienda Remedios and Hacienda Cabitukan, Barangay Balabag, La Carlota City for another batch of Feeding Program to sugar farm workers yesterday.
Stricken by diabetes until his left leg was amputated, Eduardo Baldonado of Bago City limped his way around doing household chores on crutches.
On one occasion, a friend informed him that Congressman Jeffrey P. Ferrer - 4th District, Negros Occ. has a program aiding amputees through free wheelchairs. Learning of his plight, his case was immediately attended to by Cong. Ferrer and Mayor Juliet Marie D. Ferrer through a friend’s representation.
Weeks later, the Congressman’s office received an envelop with the picture of Baldonado with words of thanks.
In celebration of the Holy Week, Rosa Abaygar sends a prayer message to the children and parents who were beneficiaries of her Feeding Program in the barangays, schools, haciendas and puroks of La Carlota City:
Schoolchildren of Barangay Ara-al Elementary School with their parents enjoy their hot, tasty and delicious chicken arroz caldo facilitated by the La Carlota City High School Class ’72.*(Jun de los Reyes/NDB photo)
"Dear Lord, we thank you for our children. They are our sunlight, our joy, our fulfillment. It is because we love them so much that we implore your blessings and protection they need. Look down upon our petitions as indicative of our willingness to do our share in preserving them for such a fall. Grant the wisdom and the tact needed for vigilance over our children. Lord God, you who shared your creativity with us in bringing forth our children through conjugal love. Keep them in good health, help us parents to guide them as God’s children from childhood through adolescence to maturity. Amen."
"This is our first time to benefit from a feeding program in our hacienda. As a sugar farm worker, I highly appreciate the La Carlota City High School Batch ’72 headed by Rosa Abaygar, husband Tom Formby, Erlina Villarias and Jovy Aries Abaño. Thank you for sharing your time and effort in serving us with your nutritious and tasty arroz caldo with bread including our children," said Arlene Otiko, 44, a native since birth and lives as a sugarfarm worker in Hda. Elena, owned by Carlo "Alo" Lopez.
Friendship First Competition Second was the message of the 2nd Canlaon City Women’s Volleyball Invitational Champion University of St. La Salle Lady Stingers with Coach Roger B who pose for souvenir with 1st Runner-up Bayawan City selection. The USLS Lady Stingers beat Bayawan in the Finals: 25-18; 25-20; 25-11 and received the Championship trophy plus P7,000.00 pesos.*
"Nanami-an kag nasadyahan guid ang mga kabataan. Ang mga bata diri talagsa lang ga-eskwela. Ang kalabanan gabulig sa ila ginikanan obra sa kampo. Tani sige-sige na ini nga feeding program," said Emiliana Amar, 59, with 3 children, tasked in weeding the farm, while husband Alfredo is planting, cultivating and harvesting sugarcane.