Visayas Newsbits for October 4,2013
DUMAGUETE CITY, Negros Oriental (PNA) — A P20-million state-of-the-art three-story building owned by the Perpetual Help Community Cooperative Inc. (PHCCI) will soon rise on a 378 square-meter lot along Nonong Limbaga Drive in Tanjay City, Negros Oriental. PHCCI chair, Dr. Caridad Maadil said construction of the PHCCI Tanjay branch building is part of the cooperative’s mission in balancing business activity and social impact in communities where the PHCCI operates.
ILOILO CITY, Iloilo (PNA) — The former Commission on Elections (Comelec) regional director and a neighbor were rendered homeless by fire that hit Brgy. Javellana, Jaro, Iloilo City early Wednesday afternoon. The fire, which broke out past 2 p.m., razed the two-story residence of former Comelec regional director Atty. Hector Masna and his neighbor Rudy Golez before responding fire trucks could arrive at the scene. The fire started at Golez’s house and spread to Masna’s residence. Responding firefighters battled the fire for almost an hour before dousing it. Fire authorities have yet to estimate the value of property damage.
CALATRAVA, Negros Occ. (PIA) — Calatrava town in northern Negros, some 129 kilometers from provincial capital, Bacolod City, has been chosen one of 18 pilot areas for the World Bank’s (WB) Water and Sanitation Program. Calatrava, with a population of some 80,000, was identified as a town with the highest statistics for poor toilet use, and thus was adopted a pilot area for the WB program which will be implemented with the Department of Health, Department of the Interior and Local Government and the Department of Social Welfare and Development.
CEBU (PIA) — The Department of Science and Technology in Region VII (DOST-7)’s two-day health-related conference designed to serve as venue where the science and technology communities can meet and exchange ideas is ongoing until today, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the DOST-7 Conference Room (Elena O. Diola Memorial Hall), S&T Complex, Sudlon, Lahug, Cebu City. The event, dubbed “S&T Conference: Putting Science into Health,” also aims to popularize science and technology through an information brigade on such topics as Food Supplements and Herbal Medicine: Real Claims or Quackery; Student Investigatory Project on Health; Healthy Lifestyle and Wellness; and Beauty and Health. There will be a P600 charge per topic to cover snacks, kits and activity materials.
NAVAL, Biliran (PIA) — The 2013 Naval Town Fiesta Executive Committee chaired by Naval State University president Dr. Edita Sabonsolin-Genson, recently offered a free concert dubbed “Mga Huni nga Binisaya” (Visayan Songs) featuring noted Cebuano singers Max Surban and Hannah Villame, daughter of the late comedian singer Yoyoy Villame, for senior citizens with valid senior citizen ID cards at the Naval gymnasium. Non-senior citizens organization members and other viewers paid an entrance fee of P30 to enjoy the musical concert.