W. Henry Streegan
The Token Lizares Music Studio held a very successful recital recently which was held at L’Fisher Hotel Ballroom in Bacolod City.
This is the first "coming out" recital of the studio since it opened its doors over a year ago.
The evening really lived up to its motto, "Discover The Star In You." So many future artists were discovered and showed their wares, bringing tears of joy and pride in the heart and mind of Ms. Token Lizares. The parents, friends, relatives and guests were amazed at the talents exhibited by the performers, most of whom had never showed their wares before in public performances.
Ms. Lizares was indeed very proud of her students as she was their foremost applauder during the entire show. From the very start of the program, she already knew that all of her students would live up to her expectations, even as early as their practice sessions.
The audience, most especially their parents, were awed by the talents exhibited that night. One of the parents, who came all the way from Singapore just to be present during the recital stated, "I knew it, I knew that my daughter would not let her mentor, Ms. Lizares and our family down, with the aplomb that she performed tonight. I am so proud of her and very thankful to Ms. Lizares who was able to train her and mold her into the artist that she has become."
We are giving way to highlight the welcome remarks of Ms. Token Lizares before the start of the 1st Recital of her music studio which was held recently in Bacolod City, as we feel that the general public should be made aware of the personality of Ms. Token Lizares who has worked very zealously to bring out the very best neophyte performers in our City and Province of Negros Occidental. She is already very well known as ANGEL WITHOUT WINGS as she has spearheaded many benefit shows for the underprivileged in our province and even nationwide.
Many of us in the media sector have already dubbed her as the FLORENCE NIGHTINGALE OF BACOLOD CITY AND THE PROVINCE OF NEGROS OCCIDENTAL and everyone, but everyone should be duly informed of what she has contributed for the well-being of many sectors in our society.
All Bacoleños are looking forward to the change of government, come June 1, 2013 when Mayor Monico Puentevella assumes the leadership of the city of Bacolod!
Prominent among the changes that they are looking forward to is TRANSPARENCY which was very remiss during the last nine years that Mayor Leonardia was the City Mayor!
What Bacoleños are avidly looking forward to is the complete disclosure of the state of the city. Primarily on the financial condition of the City, what with the number of casuals that Mayor Leonardia that were hired every banking election for the last nine years. How much is the indebtedness of Bacolod City with several banking insititutions, CENECO, BACIWA, suppliers, with casuals and other agencies that the City dealt with!
Several casuals came to see us personally, mostly from the Office of the Vice Mayor who claimed that they had not been paid for the last three months and that their appointment will expire on June 30, 2013. They claimed that they were used by the City government to campaign actively for the Grupo Progreso by distributing handbills, pasting posters all over the city and most especially that their presence was always required at Grupo Progreso rallies. This shows only too well that the Leonardia-Sayson tandem misused the people’s money for their personal benefit!
D.C. CRUZ TRADING CORPORATION in cooperation with agriculturist Santiago Tadifa and Sugar Planter Ildefonso "Nonong" Monfort recently sponsored a Free Organic Farming Seminar which was held at the Farmers Organic Market along Magsaysay Street (near Luxor Hotel) in line with their corporate social responsibility as well as part of their public relations program.
Visitors from Metro Manila at the farmers organic market. In the picture are: Alan Gensoli, former DOT Secretary Mina Gabor and Hazel Andrea Stuart from England.*
Agriculturist Santiago Tadifa explained the advantages and benefits of engaging in organic farming. He averred that the continuous usage of commercial fertilizers have seriously depleted the micronutrients present in the soil. He stated that our ecology and environment is being endangered with the continuing use of fertilizers whose basic ingredient is oil. These fertilizers eventually end up in rivers which have depleted the presence of snails and fish which are prevalent in our rivers. Also, that these rivers which often end up along the seashore also affect the presence of snails and fish along our coast lines. He added that the use of commercial pesticides also affect our ecology.
The Riverside College Learning Center held a "POOL PARTY" yesterday which was held at the institution’s playground as part of their summer school graduation exercises.
Students taking turns in the pool party.*(WHOS)
Mrs. Lilian L. Leyes, principal, the faculty and the volunteers were elated at the response and participation of the students and their parents to be one of the school’s summer culminating activities. Also, in the enrolment of more students in the institution’s regular classes starting June 2013.
The Token Lizares Music Studio will stage their recital on May 18, 2013 which will be held at the L’Fisher Hotel featuring her students composed of professionals, teeners and Teresa Olvido, one of her blid scholars from the Bacolod City National High School.
Among the performers are: Rio Patinig and Samantha Sampalucia-Violin, being tutored by prominent violinist Nimrod Villamarzo; John William Albino, 7 years of age, tutored by John Blase Gerona; Katrina Garrido, 13, tutored by Jasper Bayles; Teresa Olvido, 16, blind singer, daughter of Marilyn Olvido, from Victorias and tutored by Ms. Token Lizares.
Group Singers are: Kim Rollo, 6 yrs. old; Ali Visitacion, 6 yrs. old; Paola Ruiz de Luzuriaga; J. Luarca, Candice Tupas, Bea Therese Vargas, Leda Lu, K. Jalando-on, Vince Alvior and Teresa Olvido, being tutored by Burnz Echaus.
It is now very clear that Governor Alfredo Marañon is panicking considering his recent actuations and machinations which were aired by SPO1 Rosendo Bersal, Jr. who came out with a statement that no explosives were discovered in the ancestral house of the Montilla family!
What is very appalling about the raid was that most of the troopers used came from Sagay City! Also, that the vehicles used came mostly from Sagay City.
Is this the actuations who considers himself honorable? That he was allegedly the financier of the raid strikes is that Marañon can be a vicious and malicious public official!
What is further more atrocious is that Marañon has been behind the scurrilous attacks against Vice Governor Genaro Alvarez, not only in Kabankalan City but also throughout the province. The people of the Province of Negros Occidental must be made aware is that he was the one who instigated the attacks against Vice Governor Alvarez and also funded the newspaper ads on the Arles case! How in the world can he face himself in the mirror - considering his unmanly and uncalled for tirades against a man who has already proven himself to be a very honorable and honest public official?
Yesterday, a press conference was held in the town of Pulupandan where an officer of the CIDG raiding team, last May 2, 2013, allegedly denied specifically that there is no truth to the report that two pounds of explosives were found in said residence.
CIDG SPO1 Rosendo Bersal, Jr. stated in his joint affidavit, dated May 3, 2013, together with his co-affiant SPO3 Jayvee Aglipay the following: "That the team led by PSI John A. Mocyat of PNP SAF then proceeded to the house of subject person but again were denied entry, elements of SAF climbed the concrete wall and cut the live wires attached above the fence and when the team gained entry, four persons at the guard’s quarters immediately scampered/ran away but were held by the team, at this juncture SPO3 Aglipay together with SAF elements disallowed them to escape. The team immediately searched the premises and at the guard’s quarter the SAF elements saw two (2) pcs. TNT 1/4 pound Max high explosives, two (2) pcs. shotgun, one (1) AK47 rifle and assorted ammunitions. SPO3 Aglipay effected arrest of the suspects and informed them of the reason of their arrest and immediately appraised them of their Constitutional rights. Arrested suspects identified as Manny Rio y Dublar, Joey Yunque y Carpentero, S/G Deolito Morancil y Suspeñe and Jimmy Castaños y Pasilan were then brought to the Negros Occidental CIDG for proper disposition and documentations while awaiting the filing of appropriate charges while the confiscated explosives, firearms and ammunitions were brought to the Bacolod Crime Laboratory (sic) ballistic examinations;"
D.C. Cruz Trading Corporation with MTS & Associates is inviting all farmers to a FREE SEMINAR entitled, "PROGRESSIVE ORGANIC FARMING" which will be held as follows:
Date: May 18, 2013
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Venue: Negros Farmers Weekened Market Magsaysay Street, Bacolod City (near LUXUR HOTEL formerly Bacolod Convention Plaza)
RESOURCE PERSON: Mrs. Santiago Tadifa, agriculturist & organic specialist
PANELISTS: Sugar Planters Ildefonso "Nonong" Monfort and W. Henry O. Streegan
Mr. Santiago Tadifa will discuss the benefits/cost effectiveness of engaging in organic farming, using VERMI-CASTINGS which are produced from European Night Crawlers (worms) and using organic solutions like P205 & K20 dominant bacteria; organic pesticides (fungicide, agrocide, bactericide, IMO organic solution and organic vermin solution)
There is no longer any doubt about the impending victory of Vice Governor Genaro Alvarez, who is vying for Governor of the Province of Negros Occidental!
He has been resoundingly acclaimed everywhere he campaigned because of the well known honesty and being an excellent manager of all the tasks that he has been privileged and rightfully held for the last 24 years. The tremendous swell of support for his candidacy for Governor is indeed very heartwarming as Negrenses look up to him with utmost respect and admiration! He is well known for being a very compassionate public official whose generosity and concern for all Negrenses knows no bounds.
During his 24 years in public service, initially as Provincial Board Member and as a three-termer Congressman of the Sixth District of Negros Occidental, he has never been linked to any anomaly or wrongdoing, or been accused by any entity for graft and corruption! In fact, he does not fraternize with contractors and leaves it to his aides after consulting him, for any project relative to any undertaking. He is an honorable man who believes in honesty and probity for all public officials. He is not vindictive and vicious unlike Governor Marañon who is the exact opposite!