Dr. Erlinda Gelveson-delos Reyes, received the grand slam awards from the Philippine Medical Association (PMA) during the 106th annual convention and scientific meeting held at the Manila Hotel, over the weekend, in partnership with the United Laboratories.
Left photo, two-foot trophy of the image of Dr. Jose P. Rizal with 3kilo medallion, for community leadership and service; at right, plaque of recognition with medallion, as governor of PMA for Western Visayas 2012-2013, are grand slam awards for Bacolodnon anesthesiologist Dr. Erlinda Gelveson-delos Reyes, during the 106th annual convention and scientific meeting of the Philippine Medical Association held at Manila Hotel over the weekend.* (EBColmo)
The first award she received was the highest award in the medical profession - the Dr. Jose Rizal Memorial Award. The 2-foot trophy with engraved image of the national hero Dr. Jose Rizal declares that Dr. delos Reyes is awarded the Dr. Jose P. Rizal Trophy of Honor, whose life and works embody the ideals of excellence and service as the Filipino physician of Distinction in community leadership category.
Signatories of the award are: Dr. Margarito Hernandez, over all chair, 22nd Dr. Jose Rizal Memorial Awards, PMA Governor - Southern Tagalog region; Mrs. Jocelyn Campos Hess, chairman of the Board, United Laboratories, Inc.; Dr. Modesto O. Llamas, president, PMA; and Hon. Enrique T. Ona, secretary, Department of Health (DOH), and over all chair of the board of judges, 22nd Dr. Jose Rizal Memorial Award.
The Riverside College Learning Center recently held its summer culminating rites which was held at the institution’s quadrangle attended by parents and relatives. Fifty-four students, ranging from 3 years old and up, completed the requirements of the summer course which will qualify them for regular courses starting June, 2013.
Students with family and volunteer-teachers
The closing exercises was actively punctuated by dance and song numbers to the delight of parents and relatives.
The students were: Pre-Nursery: Espinas, Cristal Bianca; Gamboa, Travis Iago; Jallorina, Kaleb Emmmanuel; Lozada, Breanne Abrillo; Torres, John William; and, Torres Perle Trisha. Nursery: Dublar, Ma. Andrea Zaira; Garcia, Moises Julian; Macadaya, Raine; Magtulis, Efren Benedict; Pregil, Rexyl; Ravina, Vince Nathan; Salcedo, Chris Cholo Nicholi; and, Santillana, Arthur Samuel. Kindergarten I-A: Agapin, Zack Martin; Balbastro, Anton Raphael; Demonteverde, Larisa Ullyana; Perez, Neuwen Amithiel; Perez, Zanthe Rihanna; Posa, Isaac Mikael; Sori, Kerzou Katou; and, Santillan, Mikhaela Bella. Kindergarten I-B: Ayson, Philippe Mariya; Berina, Jarden; Magallanes, Hermione Unna; Martelino, Caleb Tristan Jacobi S.; Montesino, Japeth Shem; Perez, Matthew Bastion; and, Torres, Joh Evan. Kindergarten 2: Ayson, Alia Laine; Castor, Eugenio III; Fernandez, Shaun Duane; Gustilo, Clarisse; Lacson, Keisha Chien Jr.; Opao, Zoe Sandrino Reese; Palacios, Algene Tonel; Pomada, Al Benedict; Pomada, Al Martin; and, Sotomil, Brion Silvest. The teachers and their assignments were: Ms. Clarie C. Emilio for Pre-Nursery; Ms. Mimi Ariell F. Baylo for Nursery; Ms. Apple Green S. Dua for Kindergarten I-A; Ms. Jolo Mae C. Labor for Kindergarten I-B; Ms. Lovely Celeste T. Gamboa, teacher-in-charge of Kindergarten 2.
A Japanese national at the OISCA booth cooks this popular Japanese snack called okonomiyaki with a local trying her hand at the Negros Farmers Weekend Market held every Saturday.*
Silay City Health Educator Alan Rojo reported that there were only 76 dengue cases and no reported deaths of dengue since 2012 in Silay City.
Rojo said that in preparation for the rainy season, Mayor Jose L. Montelibano has allocated a budget and nurses to facilitate dengue patients in the city. "Mayor Montelibano also purchased larvicidal powder (Kitikitiks) to kill larvae on stagnant waters. This is an ongoing program of the city government," he added.
Aside from that, he announced that the city health office is giving free medicines and I.V. fluids and the office is also offering free Complete Blood Count (CBC) test in order to detect early stage of dengue.
Bacolod City Councilor Jose Carlos Lopez has set the plebiscite of Barangay Paglaum on July 26, 2013 which was noted by the Commission on Elections en banc through Resolution No. 13-0096 dated January 22, 2013.
Anent this, the counsel for the petitioners of Barangay Paglaum reiterated their appeal to the Commission on Elections to make the conduct of the plebiscite of Barangay Paglaum a reality.
A transition committee has been created by outgoing Mayor Evelio Leonardia in preparation for the turn over of administration in Bacolod City.
According to Moises dela Cruz, secretary to the Mayor, and vice chairman of the transition committee, the said committee was actually formed before the May 13 elections, to ensure a smooth turn over from the present administration to the incoming one, and there will be no disruption between the administrations of Leonardia and Mayor-elect Monico Puentevella.
De la Cruz also said, there are about 2,000 plantilla and job order casual employees who will be affected by the transition, and 912 plantilla casuals have already started to process their terminal pay.
Police Regional Office (PRO) 6 reports that a buy-bust operation thwarted the attempt of a drug pusher from Pasay City to do his illegal activity in Boracay Island Tuesday afternoon.
PO3 Francisco Lindero Jr., of PRO 6 public information office reported that Sergio Santiago, 34, single, of M. Dela Cruz St., Pasay City was arrested by a joint operation of the Aklan Police Provincial Office intelligence operatives and Boracay Tourist Police Office.
Santiago temporarily resides at Sitio Lutugan, Brgy. Manoc-manoc, Malay, Aklan, handed over to a police poseur buyer a sachet of suspected methamphetamine hydrochloride or shabu in consideration of P1,000.
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This time, it’s the Taiwanese who had to be on the defensive, their erring media has to apologize to Filipinos being victimized by erroneous reports by their own journalists making up false claims in their print media outlet. The Taiwanese president himself had to make assurances that no such negative stories happened and that they would not tolerate such false claims.
These apologies only goes to show that the Taiwanese themselves are taking advantage of the adverse effects that the diplomatic impasse has been taking place not only in the disputed seawaters between China and the Philippines and lately, between the Philippines and Taiwan, but also in the streets and corridors of the two Chinese territories, victimizing Filipinos right in their jurisdictions where they used to be allies being workers in their factories and industries.
For years, we have been mesmerized by the bigger volume of overseas remittances from OFWs to our country. And we consider this as harbinger of brighter days ahead.
Unfortunately, that is a myth. Time may come when our overseas workers find themselves unable to send home more dollars than they had anticipated. And that would spell the end for our country’s economic stability.
Remittances do not represent earnings. Or income. In the actual sense of the economy, our foreign workers are just there by the grace of God and the goodwill of the host countries.