Thursday, November 24, 2011

Teacher from Leganes brings pride to Ilonggos

Zoilo Pinongcos Jr. recieving his award during the Search for the 2010 The Many Faces of the Teacher. photo form Zoilo Pinongcos FB
It is said that teaching is a noble profession. Teachers can be considered heroes as they are the ones that educate the populace and prepare them for their future.

But while all teachers deserve praise and honor for their noble deeds, only a few really get recognition. And one of them is Zoilo Pinongcos, Jr., of Leganes National High School (LNHS), who won two awards in the national level in 2009 and 2010 for showing exemplary performance in teaching profession.

In September 2010, Pinongcos, a pride of Brgy. Guihaman, Leganes, Iloilo was included in top five national honorees of “The Many Faces of the Teacher” which is a continuing public service and advocacy campaign of Bato Balani Foundation Inc, the social arm of one of the country’s leading educational publisher, Diwa Learning Systems Inc.

The five top honorees were chosen among the 100 nominees all over the country. Other awardees are Donald Dungog High School Teacher from Mactan Cebu; Efren Bino, Elementary School Teacher from Albay; Ambeth Ocampo, College Professor from National Capital Region (NCR) and Cristina Medina, a SPED Teacher from Laguna.

Organizers used the following criteria for evaluation:  person of integrity and morality; in good relations with students, colleagues, community members, and family; commitment and dedication to the teaching vocation; strength of values or principles applied in teaching and personal life and involvement in school and community activities.

Almost the same criteria were also used by the Metrobank Foundation when it conducted “Search for Outstanding Teachers” in 2009 wherein Pinongcos was one of the 10 awardees in secondary level from 173 nominees coming from various public and private educational institutions in the country.

Other secondary level awardees are Shena Faith Ganeta of Philippine Science High School-Western Visayas Campus in Iloilo City, Rochelle Papasin of Philippine Science High School-Southern Mindanao Campus in Davao City, and Ma. Petra Romualdo of Minapan High School in Tulunan, Cotabato.

Pinongcos, a Master Teacher 1, believed that his faith in God, achievements, innovation and community outreach programs helped him a lot to get the two awards that brought honor and name to his school.

In his 25 years in the field of teaching, he said receiving the two awards are among the rewards for his efforts and greatest achievements, aside from sharing his knowledge to his students.

Pinongcos scored high among other nominees because of his several trainings for the Intel Teach Training Program at the national, regional and division levels.

After the training, Pinongcos has shared what he learned from the trainings to his fellow teachers who have limited computer exposure and experiences so that they could acquire basic technology literacy skills and introduces them to 21st century approaches to teaching and learning process.

The awardee also served as an ICT (Information and Communication Technology) trainer for our-of-school youths and barangay officials in Leganes town.

Also as part of the innovative teaching approaches, Pinongcos has created “Barangay Ko, Tipigan Ko” (I care for my barangay), a form of learning that promotes social and community awareness among the students in which they could adopt a barangay and conduct an assessment survey on its strengths and weaknesses.

Aside from these, Pinongcos is an active extraordinary minister of the Holy Communion in the Parish of St. Vincent Ferrer in Leganes, Iloilo.

Source:  Montesa Grino - Caoyonan, The News Today

Friday, November 11, 2011

Palawan’s underground river among New7Wonders

The Amazon rainforest, Vietnam’s Halong Bay and Argentina’s Iguazu Falls were named among the world’s new seven wonders of nature, according to organisers of a global poll.

The other four crowned the world’s natural wonders are South Korea’s Jeju Island, Indonesia’s Komodo, the Philippines’ Puerto Princesa Underground River and South Africa’s Table Mountain, said the New7Wonders foundation, citing provisional results.

Final results will be announced early 2012, said the Swiss foundation, warning however that there may yet be changes between the provisional winners and the final list.

Sites which have failed to make the cut include Tanzania’s Mount Kilimanjaro, the Dead Sea and the US Grand Canyon.

The poll organised by Swiss foundation New7Wonders has attracted great interest, mobilising celebrities including Argentinian football star Lionel Messi calling on fans to pick his home country’s Iguazu Falls.

The results come after a long consultation process lasting from December 2007 to July 2009, when world citizens were asked to put forward sites which they deemed were natural wonders.

More than a million votes were cast to trim the list of more than 440 contenders in over 220 countries down to a shortlist of 77.

The group was then further cut to the 28 finalists by a panel of experts.

Anyone in the world was then able to vote for the final seven via telephone, text messages or Internet social networks.

Founded in 2001 by filmmaker Bernard Weber in Zurich, the foundation New7Wonders is based on the same principle on which the seven ancient wonders of the world were established. That list of seven wonders was attributed to Philon of Byzantium in ancient Greece.

New7Wonders said its aim is to create a global memory by garnering participation worldwide.

But even as the natural wonders poll came to a close, the New7Wonders foundation has set its eyes on a new survey — the top seven cities of the world. Participating cities will be announced on January 1, 2012.

source: Philippine Daily Inquirer

Saturday, November 5, 2011

PNoy in World View Interview

President Benigno "Noynoy" Aquino III is the first Asian head of state to participate in the YouTube's World View interview, a monthly series of live interviews with world leaders.

On Friday afternoon, November 4, 2011, PNoy took time to answer questions from online citizens and directed to him by Google's head of Public Policy and Government Affairs in Asia Pacific, Ross LaJeunesse.

Questions and answers

“Mr. President, naniniwala po ba kayo kay Santa Claus? Kung oo, ano po ang wish n’yo ngayong Pasko?" asked 7-year-old Joshua via YouTube.

Aquino responded in stride: "Santa Claus perhaps is a personification of how people see the idea of generosity and idea of caring. It does come out at least for Christians during this period — most particularly and most, shall we say, strongly."

But on a serious note, Aquino was asked, "What are plans to improve the Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal?" The question, posted by Jesse from Cavite, was the top rated Tweet as voted by people on WorldView.

Aquino's answer was quick and to the point: "A plan for it, improving both structurally and aesthetically, would be presented to me by Tuesday next week." 

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Apple announces death of Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs (1955-2011) Father of Modern Innovation
NEW YORK — Apple has announced the death of its visionary co-founder Steve Jobs from cancer at 56.

“We are deeply saddened to announce that Steve Jobs passed away today,” the company’s board of directors said in a statement.

“Steve’s brilliance, passion and energy were the source of countless innovations that enrich and improve all of our lives. The world is immeasurably better because of Steve.

“His greatest love was for his wife, Laurene, and his family. Our hearts go out to them and to all who were touched by his extraordinary gifts,” the statement from the California-based gadget-maker said.

Jobs’s death came the day after Apple unveiled the new iPhone 4S at its headquarters in Cupertino, California.

In the latter stages of his cancer battle, Jobs gave up the day-to-day running of the company but remained chairman of its board of directors.

source: Philippine Daily Inquirer 
photo courtesy of

Monday, September 19, 2011

Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago: Stand-up Comedian

Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago's speech at the inter-university forum on 15 September 2011 sponsored by the UP Law Center Human Rights Institute at the UP College of Law Malcolm Theatre.

Here's the video and the complete transcription.

[…] because I got a message from my friends from Twitter and Facebook. The message is:
  • “Para fair ang labanan sa susunod magpadala tayo ng interpreter sa Ms. Universe. Ipadala natin si Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago. Pwede na rin si Kuya Kim Atienza para may kaunting trivia.”
When I was a student here I was a very, very committed student, I was very, very busy not only trying to stay in the honor roll, but also in many various extra-curricular activities. For example, I was editor of the Philippine Collegian, and at the same time I was [co-sponsor] of the UP ROTC not once but twice. This only shows that lightning can strike twice. I never had time to get picked up by any of the males, because at that time I was fully convinced that all males had the brains of an amoeba.

[…] someone very close to me and actually, you’ll be surprised, someone very shy. So I told her, you must meet the students of Metro Manila, and you’ll see how impressive they are. I want her to stand up so you can see her, Ms. Heart Evangelista. She’s a twice-awarded best actress in Philippine films, but she has no self-confidence, I discovered. If you want to teach her self-confidence, can you please first get in touch with me, so I can verify if your intentions are honorable. Actually she’s available at Facebook.

She told me yesterday when she got lost in Hong Kong and a man was following her from floor to floor in a department store. She got very frightened and had an almost traumatic experience, and burst into tears. That is the kind of feminine personality Heart has. So I told her, “No, why should you get frightened? You should have turned around and confronted your fears. You should’ve stood up very straight in front of that Chinaman, and you should have said, ‘See anything you like? Anything? It’s 50 dollars. For 50 dollars more your wife can watch.’” If you keep coming with me, Heart, you will get educated.

I was a very, very committed student. I always woke up at five o’clock and then went to church. And then I devoted myself to studying the entire day and the entire night, which was the opposite of what my dormmates used to do. They devoted themselves to, let us call it, extra-sexual activities. And when exam week came, they all went to St. Jude, the patron saint of the impossible.

I never got picked up by anybody, either here in the Philippines or abroad. But now I know there are certain pick-up lines which will prove irresistible.

Why don’t you try the following?

  • Kung magkakaroon ako ng sariling planeta, gusto ko ikaw ang axis nito, para sayo lang iikot ang mundo ko.
  • Sana FB status ka na lang, para pwede kitang i-like.
  • Ibenta mo na bahay mo, total nandidito ka na, nakatira sa puso ko.
  • Sana naka-off ang ilaw, para tayo na lang mag-on.
  • Noodles ka ba, kasi Lucky Me?
  • […] parang see-saw, pag wala ka, down ako.
  • Para kang hold-upper, lahat ibibigay ko sayo, wag mo lang akong saktan.
  • Galing mo din, ano? Di mo pa ko binabato tinamaan mo na ako.
  • Maglaro tayo ng kahit ano, wag lang taguan, kasi a girl like you is hard to find.
  • Sana exam mo na lang ako, para sagutin mo rin ako.
  • Bastos ka rin, ano? Di ka man lang nagpapaalam tuloy-tuloy kang pumasok sa puso ko.
  • Google ka ba? Lahat kasi ng hinahanap ko sayo ko natagpuan.
  • Nakalimutan ko pangalan mo, eh. Pwede bang tawagin na lang kitang… akin?
  • Nakalunok ka ba ng kwitis, kasi pag ngumiti ka, may spark
This is what Dr. […] Cabral said to Dr. Esperanza Cabral, when they were both students in the UP College of Medicine.
  • Sana ikaw ang cardiologist ko, para ikaw ang mag-aalaga sa puso ko.
  • Sana scientist ako, para ikaw naman ang lab ko.
  • Tindera ka ba ng yosi? Kasi you give me Hope… and More.
  • Para kang cactus, kasi handa akong masaktan, mayakap ka lang.
  • Pag wala ka ang buhay ko parang lapis na hindi natasahan: pointless.

Let’s go to Q&A.

Q: Pano mo sasabihin sa isang babae na mataba siya na hindi siya mababastos?
A: Excuse me, Miss, Mang Tomas ba ang lotion mo?

GUY 1: May sagot ka ba sa exam?
GUY 2: Puro blanko.
GUY 1: Patay.
GUY 2: Bakit?
GUY 1: Baka isipin nila nagkopyahan tayo.

I never thought I was going to enter politics coz I was studying hard here in UP to prepare for my future. I always thought that I would someday be a rocket scientist, astrophysicist, or even a lion-tamer. I never wanted to enter politics. I was simply forced by the circumstances. I’m afraid I was seduced by the young people of this country.
Once I entered politics, it became natural, being a civil, God-fearing, law-abiding citizen, for me to lose my temper, because politicians are… [waves hand down].

So… kelangan minsan sa politika, para lang mabuhay sa pulitika, to survive, if not to prevail, kelangan mataray ka. Iba naman klaseng taray ito. Eto nga yun sinasabi ko.
  • Di ko sinasabing maganda ako. Sinasabi ko lang, pangit ka.
  • Pag nakikita kita, parang gusto kong magsorry sa mga mata ko.
  • Wife: Ibili mo ako ng bagong bra.Husband: Wag ka ng mag-bra, maliit naman boobs mo.
    Wife: Eh bakit ikaw, nagbebrief ka pa?
Heart Evangelista is so beautiful people often tell her how beautiful she is. And she always says she feels extremely mortified when she hears it. So I told her, “Don’t do that! Why should you be so shy and why should you be embarrassed?” And I told her, “When someone told me, ‘Ang ganda mo’ I answered ‘Sana ikaw rin.’”

In a swimming pool:
Classmate 1: I’m sure lulutang ka.
Classmate 2: Bakit? Dahil payat ako?
Classmate 1: Hindi, dahil plastic ka.

When the cashier at the grocery said, “Miss, pwedeng candy na lang ang sukli ko sa iyo?” I answered “Bakit, tsokolate ba ang ibinayad ko?”

The husband said, “When I’m gone you’ll never find another man like me.” The wife replied, “What makes you think I’d want another man like you?”

This is what I learned in my eight years in UP. I never learned this when I went to Harvard, Cambridge or Oxford, they were just dull. I will now go to my assigned topic. [Licks lips]

vidoe courtesy of: chadpatiriktirik youtube account
transcription by: Chad Osorio FB account

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Leganes will host 2011 CDSA II Meet

The official 2011 CDSA II Meet logo.
The Municipality of Leganes will host the 2011 Second Congressional District Sports Association Meet (CDSA II) on November 6 - 9, 2011.

The annual sports and cultural event will be  participated by the eight (8) municipalities, namely: Municipality of Alimodian,  Municipality of Leon, Municipality of New Lucena, Municipality of San Miguel, Municipality of  Sta. Barbara, Municipality of Zarraga, Municipality of Pavia and Municipality of Leganes.

More than 2000 athletes, coaches, technical staff and school officials is expected to participate in this event.

For sponsorship please call 3330083.

Friday, August 26, 2011

Ilonggo Pride Statue "Lin-ay Sang Iloilo" Unvailed

The bronze-made “Ilonggo Pride Statue” atop the dome of the new Iloilo City Hall building was officially unveiled during the celebration of Iloilo City’s 74th Charter Day on August 25, 2011.

The 19-feet-high statue of a female was designed by Prof. Eduardo Defensor of Mandurriao, Iloilo City who outlined the meaning, symbolism and history of the “Lin-ay Sang Iloilo.”

Defensor said he never hesitated in accepting the project when it was offered to him since he had been dreaming of a statue that would make history as the first of its kind in the country since 15 years ago.

The graceful figure of the ‘lin-ay’ holds on her right hand a bunch of harvested rice. Her left hand holds a scythe (garab) that has long been the traditional harvesting tool in the region.

She is wearing an embroidered blouse, symbolic of one of the popular traditional arts of the city and province. On top of it is a “sablay” of a “hablon,” the textile which contributed to Iloilo’s becoming the second city of the Philippines, next to Manila, at the onset of the 19th century.

Her skirt is a “patadyong,” our native hand-woven wrap-around skirt.

Also, the statue is wearing the traditional bandana usually worn by farm ladies to protect them from the heat of the sun. On her neck she wears an ethnic necklace, symbolic of her ancestry, as she comes from a rich mythic past, from the Maragtas, the “Barter of Panay,” and the long line of heroic datus that peopled the island of Panay.

The figure stands on a field of rice as Iloilo is known as the rice granary of Visayas.

The figure is situated on top of a pedestal that has four sides carved with the major assets of Iloilo. The front shows the rice-farming industry; right, sugarcane; left, fishing industry; and back, education because Iloilo is considered as the educational center of Visayas and Mindanao.

Iloilo City Mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog said this statue will represent honor and respect to women who play a major role in the success of this city. He also mentioned that the initial 10-million worth of statue was donated by an Ilongga philanthropist who truly loves Iloilo but prefers to remain anonymous.

“We would like to extend our warmest thanks to our donor who donated this statue without any strings attached nor political ambition,” he stressed.

Mabilog said the donor never refused him when he asked her to sponsor the statue.

“It took me 10 seconds to convince our donor and I’m very thankful for her kind-heartedness,” he ended.

by Montesa Griño-Caoyonan
source: The News Today

Saturday, August 13, 2011

DOT Latest Domestic Travel Campaign: Pilipinas, Tara Na!

A total of fifty-seven artists perform for the latest Department of Tourism's domestic travel campaign, "Pilipinas, Tara Na!" song which will be produce in three versions.

The artists and bands who performed the 3 "Pilipinas, Tara Na!" songs include: 6 Cycle Mind, Aiza Seguerra, Barbie Almalbis, Bayang Barrios, Billy Crawford, Bituin Escalante, Boboy Garovillo, Christian Bautista, Cookie Chua, Dolphy, Ebe Dancel, Gabby Alipe, Gail Blanco, Gloc 9, Itchyworms, Janno Gibbs, Jaya, Jay-R, Jed Madela, Jett Pangan, Jim Paredes, John Lesaca, Jong Cuenco, Karylle, Kevin Roy, Kitchie Nadal, Kris Lawrence, Kyla, Martin Nievera, Nikki Gil, Noel Cabangon, Ogie Alcasid, Pepe Smith, Raimund Marasigan, Regine Velasquez, Rico J. Puno, Rivermaya, Sam Concepcion, Spongecola, Yeng Constantino and Zsa Zsa Padilla.

The music video will highlight the country's different tourist attractions including food, festivals and historic places.

Here's the version one music video of Pilipinas, Tara Na! from Pilipinas, Tara Na facebook page.

Pilipinas, Tara Na! v.1
Words by: Rene Nieva
Composed by: Mike Villegas and Rico Blanco
Arranged by: Angelo Villegas

Ikaw ba'y nalulungkot
Naiinip, nababagot
Ikaw ba'y napapagod
Araw gabi'y puro kayod?

Buhay mo ba'y walang saysay
Walang sigla, walang kulay?
Bawa't araw ba'y pareho
Parang walang pagbabago?

Tara na, biyahe tayo
Kasama ang pamilya
Barkada at buong grupo
Para mag-enjoy ng todo.

Halika, biyahe tayo
Nang ating makita
Ang ganda ng Pilipinas
Ang galing ng Pilipino.

Nag-driving ka na ba
Sa mga bayan sa baybay
Ng buong Laguna de Bay
Tuloy-tuloy sa Tagaytay?

Nalasap mo na ba
Ang Lanzones ng Camiguin
Penoy balot ng Pateros
Ensaymada ng Malolos?

Tara na, biyahe tayo
Upang ating matanto
Tayo man ay iba-iba
Diwa't puso ay iisa

Halika, biyahe tayo
Nang ating makita
Ang ganda ng Pilipinas
Ang galing ng Pilipino.

Mga kababayan, ating puntahan,
Dambana ng kadakilaan at kagitingan
Fort Santiago, Kawit, Mactan
Barasoain, Corregidor at Bataan.

Nag-shopping ka na ba
Sa malls ng Metro Manila
Naka-bargain sa Baclaran
Greenhills at Divisoria?

Nakapag-uwi ka na ba
Ng perlas mula Sulu
World-class shoes from Marikina
Abaca bags from Bicolandia?

Tara na, biyahe tayo
Nang makabili
Ng maganda at murang-mura
Gawa ng kapwa-Pilipino.

Halika, biyahe tayo
Nang ating makita
Ang ganda ng Pilipinas
Ang galing ng Pilipino.

Nakisaya ka na ba
Sa Pahiyas at Masskara
Moriones at Ati-atihan
Sinulog at Kadayawan?

Namiesta ka na ba
Sa Penafrancia sa Naga
Umakyat sa Antipolo
Nagsayaw sa Obando?

Tara na, biyahe tayo
Upang ating matamo
Ligaya at pagkakaibigan
Kaunlaran, kapayapaan.

Halika, biyahe tayo
Nang ating makita
Ang ganda ng Pilipinas
Ang galing ng Pilipino.

Tara na, biyahe tayo
Upang ating matamo
Ligaya at pagkakaibigan
Kaunlaran, kapayapaan.

Halika, biyahe tayo
Nang ating makita
Ang ganda ng Pilipinas
Ang galing ng Pilipino.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Vote Puerto Princesa Underground River

The Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park is one of the the 28 global finalist of the new seven wonders of nature. It is located about 50 km north of the city of Puerto Princesa, Palawan, Philippines. It features a limestone karst mountain landscape with an 8.2 km. navigable underground river. A distinguishing feature of the river is that it winds through a cave before flowing directly into the South China Sea. It includes major formations of stalactites and stalagmites, and several large chambers. The lower portion of the river is subject to tidal influences. The underground river is reputed to be the world's longest. At the mouth of the cave, a clear lagoon is framed by ancient trees growing right to the water's edge. Monkeys, large monitor lizards, and squirrels find their niche on the beach near the cave.

The official declaration of the new seven wonders of  nature will be on November 11, 2011 (11.11.11).

Here's a short trailer for Puerto Princesa Underground River with the discovery of the 20 million year old Sirenia fossil.

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Monday, June 6, 2011

Iloilo Deinagyang Festival invades New York City

The Iloilo Dinagyang Festival 2011 and Aliwan Festival 2011 champion, Tribu Pan-ay of Fort San Pedro National High School, performance at Madison Avenue, New York City, USA during the commemoration of the 113th anniversary of the Philippine Independence Day.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Miss Saad Festival 2011

Nine equally gorgeous, talented and witty young ladies representing nine different "Hubon" is vying  for this year's Miss Saad Festival 2011. The Finals night is on April 1 at 7 in the evening at Leganes Gymnasium.

The candidates are Maria Princess Jermaine Cabaron representing Hubon Mapainubuson of St. Vincent College, Nadine Mijares representing Hubon Manugwali of Barangay Guihaman, Shenna May Alcantara representing Hubon Manug-iwag, Jessa Carmelo representing Hubon Manluluwas of Barangay Cagamutan Norte, Laila Mae Jor representing Hubon Manalagna of Lapayon National High School, Salvacion Piodena representing Hubon Mahinangpanon of Barangay Guinobatan, Manievonne Colbera represting Hubon Misteryoso of Leganes Elementary School, Quennie Seran representing Hubon Milagroso and Charmaine Juelle representing Hubon Makugui of Nabitasan National High School.

Photograph courtesy of Leganesnon.

Mary Princess Jermaine Cabaron,16 years old 

Nadine Mijares, 19 years old

Shenna May Alcantara, 14 years old

Jessa Carmelo, 18 years old

Laila Mae Jor, 16 years old

Salvacion Piodena, 20 years old

Manievonne Colbera, 14 years old

Quennie Seran, 17 years old

Charmaine Juelle, 14 years old

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Leganes Saad Festival & Town Fiesta 2011

The municipality of Leganes will once again celebrate the Annual Patronal Fiesta and Saad Festival in honor of St. Vincent Ferrer on April 1-5, 2011.

Here are the Schedule of Activities

March 28
Opening Salvo

April 1
Grand Civic Parade
Miss Saad Festival Beauty Pageant
Live Band

April 2
LNHS Alumni Dinner for a Cause
2nd Saad Kite Contest
Boxing Tournament
Job Fair

April 3
Regional Arnis Tournament
Pilipinas Got Talent Live

April 4
Saad Festival Cultural Dance and Mardi-Grass Competition
Religious Procession
Awards night
Fireworks Display and Live Band Concert

April 5
Leganes Town Fiesta Day
Coronation of Fiesta Queen 2011

Friday, March 11, 2011

8.9 Earthquake strikes Japan Videos

33ft tsunami hit Japan's northeastern coast after a 8.9 magnitude earthquake near Tokyo. The huge wave hit the port in the country's Sendai city, sending ships crashing into the shore and carrying cars and buildings through streets. 
video courtesy of: skynews

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Paulino Alcántara

Paulino Alcántara (Iloilo, Philippines, 1896 – Barcelona, 1964) is the highest goal scorer in the club’s history with 357 goals in 357 games.
His characteristic deceptive appearance made him popular with the fans to the point of being the first star of the club in the golden ages of the twenties, alongside Samitier, Zamora, Sagi, Piera and many more.
His ability to hit the most powerful of shots crossed frontiers on the 30th April 1922 when, in a game between Spain and France, he hit a shot so hard that it ripped right through the net. For many years after, children from Barcelona would recall that moment and would wish to do the same as the man from the Philippines.
He hung up his boots on the 5th July 1927 in order to become a doctor. However, this was not his goodbye to football. He was on the board of directors between 1931 and 1934 and Alcántara was one of the first footballers to write memoirs of his playing days. 
- Seasons at the club: 1912-27 
- Games played: 357 
- Goals Scored: 357 
- Trophies: 
5 Spanish Championships (1912/13, 19/20, 21/22, 24/25 i 25/26)
10 Catalan Championships (1912/13, 15/16, 18/19, 19/20, 20/21, 21/22, 23/24, 24/25, 25/26 i 26/27)

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Ilongga nurse trapped under NZ quake debris

An  Ilongga  nurse was trapped in a  building destroyed by  the 6.3 magnitude  earthquake  that  jolted Christchurch City in New Zealand on Tuesday, a report of Bombo Radyo Iloilo said.
The report identified her as Mary Louise Ann Amantillo, 23, a native of  Balasan, Iloilo and a graduate of University of San Agustin in Iloilo City.
Her mother,  Linda,  who  talked  to  Bombo Radyo  Iloilo,  said her daughter was attending class in one of the buildings at King’s Education, an  English language training  school, when the earthquake struck.
Regional Director  Sara  Salcedo of   the  Department of Foreign Affairs 6 confirmed yesterday  that  Amantillo  was among  the  at  least 10  missing Filipinos in  Christchurch City following the earthquake as reported by the Philippine Consulate in New Zealand.
Mrs.  Amantillo said she talked to her daughter after the incident and Mary Louise Ann informed her that she was  trapped  in  a building.
She  said  she  was situated  next  to  another  foreigner who was a already dead.
However, as of yesterday noon,  a  worried  Mrs. Amantillo  said their family already lost contact with her daughter.
The News Today contacted Mary Louise Ann’s cousin, Rex Estipona, over the phone yesterday but he said  he  could  not  yet  provide information regarding the rescue efforts involving his cousin.
According to the DFA, there was no confirmed Filipino casualty from the earthquake.
There are about 2,000 Filipinos living in Christchurch and its nearby areas.
In Manila, the Philippine News Agency reported that a few Filipinos are reportedly among the victims  earthquake in New Zealand, prompting  the Philippine Embassy in Wellington to dispatch a team to  Christchurch to verify reports of injuries.
Quoting the embassy, the DFA said a Filipino named Jay Payot sustained injuries to his arms and that five Filipino students are trapped inside the collapsed CTV Building in New Zealand’s second biggest city.
The embassy team will also make an accounting of the 2,000 Filipinos  in the city.
Hotline numbers 834-4448 and 834-4596 had been set up for families and friends to contact for information, donations and other assistance,  Charge d’Affaires Giovanni Palec said.
Palec  also reported that rescue efforts have started, with Honorary Consul to Christchurch, Zedric Peter Wait, leading the efforts.
Wait was quoted as saying that electrical power remains spotty and telephone lines are still down, thus making it difficult to establish contact. Water pipes have burst and some roads are impassable.
New Zealand declared itself in a state of calamity, with nearly 400 people dead or missing in the aftermath of the biggest natural disaster that hit the country in decades. The embassy reported that Prime Minister John Keys had flown to Christchurch for a personal assessment of the tragedy.*with reports from PNA
Source: Jennifer Ponsaran-Rendon, The News Today

Sunday, February 20, 2011

39th Iloilo Paraw Regatta Winners

Four entries from the Municipality of Leganes all came from Brgy. Camangay emerge as winners in the recently concluded 39th Iloilo Paraw Regatta Grand Regatta Race Competition last Sunday, February 20, 2011. The entry Arlyn owned by Orlando Demetillo won the second place,  Piranha 3 owned by Victor Gordoncillo got fourth place, Two Sister 1 owned by Roger Genite and Jancie owned by Felizardo Sarmiento placed eighth and ninth respectively.

Here are the complete list of winners in Category A and B.

Category A Winners:
Paraw with 25 feet long and below.
Second place winner of  Category A from Brgy. Camangay, Leganes.
photo by: Joseph Allen D. Españo
1st place -- Sailboat Jolina, owned by Rolando Tajanlangit of Brgy. Parara Sur, Tigbauan.
2nd place  -- Arlyn, owned by Orlando Demetillo of Brgy. Camangay, Leganes, Iloilo
3rd place -- Joseph 1 owned by Rogelio Gareza of Guimbal, Iloilo
4th place -- Piranha 3 owned by Victor Gordoncillo of Brgy. Camangay, Leganes 
5th place -- John John owned by Oscar Espinosa of Brgy. Sto. Niño Sur, Arevalo, Iloilo City 
6th place -- Ninia & Isaiah owned by Hector Espinosa of Brgy. Sto. Niño Sur, Arevalo, Iloilo City
7th place -- Mitch Angel owned by Anthony Tangub of Talaver St., Tigbauan, Iloilo 
8th place -- Two Sister 1 owned by Roger Genite of Brgy. Camangay, Leganes, Iloilo 
9th place -- Joseph 2 owned by Rogelio Gareza of Guimbal, Iloilo; and
10th place -- Jancie owned by Felizardo Sarmiento of Brgy. Camangay, Leganes, Iloilo.

Category B Winners:

Paraw with over 25 feet long.

1st place -- Marjhonec owned by Honorato Espinosa of Brgy. Sto. Niño Sur, Arevalo, Iloilo City

2nd place  -- Kristine owned by Honorato Espinosa of Brgy. Sto. Niño Sur, Arevalo, Iloilo City
3rd place -- Cherelyn owned by Federico Tantiado of Bgry. Parara Sur, Tigbauan, Iloilo 
4th place -- Sea Breeze owned by Cesar Berganio of Brgy. Parara Norte, Tigbauan, Iloilo
5th place -- Toto RJ owned by Rogelio Gareza of Guimbal, Iloilo
6th place -- Blue Angel owned by Alejandro Elemento of Brgy. Barasan, Sibunag, Guimaras 
7th place -- Pace owned by Pasiano Etampay Jr. of Brgy. Igcabano, San Lorenzo, Guimaras 
8th place -- Nezar owned by Honorato Espinosa of Brgy. Sto. Niño Sur, Arevalo, Iloilo City
9th place -- Jonel owned by Nelson Gumban of Brgy. Parara Sur, Tigbauan, Iloilo; and 
10th place -- Laurence Adrian owned by Jeger Toritio of Brgy. Parara Norte, Tigbauan, Iloilo.

December 2010 Nursing Board Exam Top Performing School

TOP PERFORMING SCHOOLS in the December 2010 Nursing Board Exam (Nurse Licensure Examination) as per Commission Resolution No. 2010­547 series of 2010.
With 50 or more Examinees.

1. 100.00% - SAINT PAUL UNIVERSITY­ILOILO (124/124 passers)
2. 98.48% - XAVIER UNIVERSITY (330/325 passers)
3. 98.45% - SAINT PAUL UNIVERSITY­TUGUEGARAO (193/190 passers)
4. 98.04% - NEW ERA UNIVERSITY (51/50 passers)
5. 97.45% - PAMANTASAN NG LUNGSOD NG MAYNILA (196/191 passers)
6. 94.81% - UNIVERSITY OF SAINT LOUIS­TUGUEGARAO (77/73 passers)
7. 94.18% - SILLIMAN UNIVERSITY (447/421 passers)
9. 91.39% - REMEDIOS T. ROMUALDEZ MEDICAL FOUNDATION (209/191 passers)
10. 89.67% - SAN PEDRO COLLEGE­DAVAO CITY (455/408 passers)

Source: Professional Regulation Commission (PRC)