Monday, July 24, 2006

 

SU dance troupe represents country in Macau

By Nonito Antonio Cuizon
July 16-22, 2006 issue – Metro Post

The Silliman University Kahayag Dance Troupe was the country’s sole representative to the X International Youth Dance Festival last week in Macau, China.

The dance fest is organized every two years by the Education & Youth Affairs Bureau in Macau, China every two years.

The SU dance troupe, founded in 1961, was the brainchild of Luz Jumawan which first focused on ballet and interpretative movements.

From 1979 to 1982, the late Liwayway Serion-Arabe continued its legacy, and applied their teachings to folk dancing. Then through the efforts of Prof. Joseph Basa, acting dean of the College of Performing Arts, the troupe is now called Kahayag, led by Ronnie Mirabuena from the Cultural Center of the Philippines, and assisted by Swyline de Jesus, both trained at the Philippine High School for the Arts of the National Arts Center in Makiling, Los Banos. The dance troupe is in Macao with tour manager Prof. Jocelyn Somoza-dela Cruz

 

PAO awards 12 schools for GPAK program

By Rachel M. Nessia
July 2, 2006 issue – Sun Star Dumaguete

TWELVE schools that have successfully implemented the province's Galing Pook awardee, Gulayan at Palaisdaan Alay sa Kabataan (GPAK), were awarded by the Provincial Agriculture Office (PAO) Tuesday morning.

The schools were chosen after an evaluation of participating schools in the three congressional districts of Negros Oriental.

Prizes in the form of projects were given to the three top schools in each district under two categories, namely Gulayan and Palaisdaan.

The winners in the Gulayan category were: First District: Tinaogan Elementary School (Bindoy), First Prize; Pinocauan Elementary School, (Vallehermoso), Second Prize; and Bindoy Central School (Bindoy), Third Prize.

In the Second District, the winners were: Azagra Elementary School (Tanjay City), First Prize; Don Loreto Ledesma Memorial School (Tanjay City), Second Prize; and Bagtic Elementary School (Mabinay), Third Prize.

The Third District winners were: Amres Elementary School (Sta. Catalina), First Prize; Minaba Elementary School (Bayawan City) Second Prize; and Caniogan Valley Elementary School (Sta. Catalina) Third Prize.

In the Palaisdaan category, the winning schools were Maayongtubig Elementary School in Dauin, First Prize; Baslay Elementary School in Dauin, Second Prize; and Liptong Elementary School in Valencia, Third Prize.

The winners received prizes in the form of projects. First Prize winners under the Gulayan category received projects worth P100,000, second prize, P75,000, and third prize, P50,000. The prizes undr the Palaisdaan category were P50,000, P30,000, and P20,000 for first, second, and third prizes, respectively.

GPAK is now on its fourth year of implementation in all public schools in Negros Oriental.

 

Negrenses capture Muaythai gold

By Rachel M. Nessia
July 2, 2006 issue – Sun Star Dumaguete

THREE members of the Dumaguete-Negros Oriental Muaythai Team took the gold at the three-day Olympic Day Festival-Philippine Muaythai League 2006 on June 23 to 26 at SM Manila.

The league was part of the weeklong Olympic Day Festival play-offs to select the national contenders for the Asian Games in 2006.

Walter Zaldarriaga, 17, of Dumaguete City, punched and kicked his way to the 54-57 kgs championship title, defeating Narciso Arcibar of Makati City.

Referee Billy Alumno stepped in 45 seconds into the first round to stop the fight after Narciso looked like he could not defend himself from Zakdarriaga's attacks.

In the 32 kgs junior championship title, John Rey Bendijo, 13, from Bacong faced off against Efren Lopez of Caloocan City to win the gold.

At 30 seconds into the second round, Lopez surrendered from a direct punch in the face.
Romnick Pabalate, former Dumaguete Muaythai student from Mabinay and recently drafted to the Philippine Muaythai Team, scored a gold after beating Jayson Basa of Quezon City in their 45-48 kg championship fight.

Bernabe Bustillo coached the team.

Meanwhile, the Dumaguete NegOr Muaythai Team is set for kickboxing and Mixed Martial Arts Fight dubbed "Ground and Pound" on July 8 at the New Cebu Coliseum Complex.
PAO awards 12 schools for GPAK programBy Rachel M. NessiaJuly 2, 2006 issue – Sun Star Dumaguete

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