Antique students told to make reading a habit

first_imgIt is through reading that onesharpens his mind and acquires knowledge, he added. “While I was still a student like you,I would frequently read,” Denosta said. The Read-Aloud Session, held at theSangguniang Panlalawigan (SP) Session Hall, was led by SP member ErrolSantillan.         The activity, spearheaded by theprovincial library, which is under the office of SP Secretary Gabin, aims toencourage students to read books instead of spending much time on computers. Meanwhile, Vice Gov. Edgar Denostaencouraged students to make reading a habit. SAN JOSE, Antique – This provincejoined the globe in observing the World Read Aloud Day on Wednesday with 50Grade 6 students of the Delegate Angel Salazar Jr. Memorial School. “Aside from today’s activity, theprovincial library also goes to the barangays to promote reading through itsmobile library,” Gabin said. He added they have to use their ownvehicles to bring books to the villages that do not have access to thelibrary.   Errol Santillan, Sangguniang Panlalawigan member of Antique, leads the World Read Aloud Day on Feb. 5. The activity aims to encourage students to make reading a habit. ANNABEL CONSUELO PETINGLAY/PNA “We also solicit from private donorscoloring books and other reading materials, which the children, especially inthe Day Care Centers, enjoy,” he said. The annual World Read Aloud Day, aglobal advocacy that highlights the importance of reading aloud and sharingstories, marked its 11th year. The event is celebrated in over 100 countries.(With a report from PNA/PN)last_img read more

Small entrepreneurs alerted vs counterfeit peso bills

first_imgOne easy way to determine if banknotesare genuine and not altered is by checking the watermark by viewing thebanknote against the light from either side. According to Guimbal police chiefPolice Lieutenant Colonel Nelson Caro, Garillo had them compare the two fakeP500 bills; they were similar. Omar was detained at the Guimbalpolice station. She faces a charge for violation of Article 168 of the RevisedPenal Code (illegal possession and use of false treasury bank notes) and forestafa. Of particular concern to BSP-Iloiloare sectors of the economy most vulnerable to fake money – small-time traderssuch as vendors./PN In November 2019 over 50 pieces offake P500 bills were seized in Barangay San Isidro, Jaro, Iloilo City. The PRO-6 will be investigating Omar,said Malong. Garillo told the Guimbal police Omarwas the second person to pay her fake P500 that day. ILOILO City – Beware of counterfeitpeso bills, the Police Regional Office 6 (PRO-6) alerted small entrepreneurssuch as sari-sari storeowners andvendors. “To us, this means there could likelybe a group spreading fake money. Ga-operatesila sa mga banwa para indi mabal-an ngafake ila kwarta,” said Caro. The BSP called on the public to reportany information on currency counterfeiting to the nearest police station or lawenforcement agency, for appropriate action. It issued the warning following thearrest of a woman at the public market of Guimbal, Iloilo after paying a storewith what the owner later discovered to be a fake P500 bill. The 24-year-old Mailen Omar fromCotobato province was arrested at 9:15 a.m. on Monday after buying some itemsfrom the store of Rosita Garillo at the Guimbal public market.   “Based in our intelligence monitoring,may ara gid man naga-operate pero indi gid daku nga sindikato, mgamagagmay lang nga mga grupo,” said Malong. BSP said people should carefully feel,look and tilt the banknotes to check the identifiable security features. “We reminde storeowners to scrutinizethoroughly the money being paid them. Some people use fake money,” said PoliceLieutenant Colonel Joem Malong, PRO-6 information officer. Malong said the PRO-6 has notmonitored an organized fake money syndicate in Western Visayas. The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP)Iloilo branch urged the public as early as two months ago to become familiarwith the various security features of the Philippine currency to avoid beingvictimized by those spreading counterfeit peso bills. The watermark in the blank spaceshould be the same image as the portrait on the banknote and denominationalvalue. A street vendor counts peso bills above her makeshift stall. BLOOMBERGlast_img read more

Another extension for SAP cash distribution sought

first_imgAs of yesterday morning, 61,204 SAP beneficiaries or 77 percent of the identified 79,215 beneficiaries were able to receive their cash assistance of P6,000 each, data from the City Social Welfare Development Office (CSWDO) showed. * senior citizens The city government here, however, plans to ask for another extension. ILOILO City – Today is the last day of the one-week extension given to local government units (LGUs) to finish distributing the Social Amelioration Program (SAP) cash assistance. Treñas admitted it would be difficult to complete the SAP cash assistance distribution today. * pregnant women According to Treñas, social distancing being implemented to stop the spread of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes the coronavirus disease 2019, is a factor. What’s slowing down the distribution? Another, he said, was the additional beneficiaries just recently included in the list of SAP targets. * persons with disability “Nagabira-bira kita, aga kag hapon ang pagpanagtag…ko pwede asta sa gab-I para malagas ang target nga maubos tanan nga barangay,” said Mayor Jerry Treñas yesterday. Iloilo City has 180 barangays. In the whole Western Visayas as of yesterday only 40 LGUs were able to complete their SAP cash distribution, DSWD Region 6 data showed. “I already signed the letter requesting the DILG and DSWD for another extension,” he said. The region has 133 LGUs. The 40 LGUs were in the provinces of Guimaras (five), Antique (14,) Capiz (12), Negros Occidental (six), and Aklan (three). * workers in the private sector observing “no work, no pay” (provided they have not availed themselves of the COVID-19 Adjustment Measures Program of the Department of Labor and Employment)./PN Beneficiaries of the national government’s Social Amelioration Program (SAP) cash assistance gather at the covered gym of La Paz district in Iloilo City to get their money. Observing social distancing in this setting is very difficult. Today, May 7, 2020, is the last day of the one-week extension given to local government units to finish distributing the cash assistance. IAN PAUL CORDERO/PN * sub-minimum wage earners * lactating mothers * informal workers * overseas Filipino workers in distress In DSWD’s SAP guidelines, eligible for cash assistance are low-income families with members belonging to vulnerable sectors such as the following: * solo parents * farmers, fishermen (provided they are not recipients of assistance from the Department of Agriculture) * drivers of pedicabs,  tricycles, taxis, public utility buses, and public utility jeepneys * occasional workers like househelpers * homeless The deadline was originally on April 30 but due to the slow distribution by the LGUs, the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) and Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) agreed to give a one-week extension. * micro-entrepreneurslast_img read more

Body of missing Negrense fisherman found in Iloilo

first_imgPhilippine Coast Guard (PCG)-Negros Occidental chief, Lieutenant Commander Jansen Benjamin confirmed that the remains of 42-year-old Marlon Adigue Sr. were found yesterday off the coast of Barangay Nasidman in Ajuy, Iloilo.Adigue – resident of Sitio Pasil in Barangay 6-A, Victorias City, Negros Occidental went on a fishing trip on Friday evening along with 36-year-old Agustin Flors. Their boat sank after it was hit by a cargo vessel in the seas dividing Victorias City and Ajuy.Adigue was knocked off the fishing boat, while Flors managed to hold on to the fishing vessel. Flors later managed to get the fishing vessel back to Victorias City under its own power, despite the damage it had incurred in the ramming.Adigue’s remains has been brought to the Jaruda Funeral Homes and arrangements are now being made for the remains to be brought back to Victorias City./PN BY DOMINIQUE GABRIEL BAÑAGABACOLOD City – The body a missing fisherman who went missing after a cargo ship hit his boat has been found.last_img read more

DCH Awards Scholarships To Recent High School Graduates

first_imgAttending the DCH Foundation Scholarship Banquet at Dearborn Country Club are (left to right), front row: Hannah Ascherman, Shelby Prince, Cayli Chase and Sierra Billman; second row: Allison Raible, Jenna Huber and Miranda Richter; third row: Susan Williamson, Emma Stern, Brooke Hartman and Laura Detmer; and back row, Hannah Rose, Kirsten Furnish, Emily Cumberworth, Caleb Huntington and Sydney Elliott.AURORA – The Dearborn County Hospital Foundation recently hosted its annual scholarship banquet at the Dearborn Country Club.A total of 16 high school graduates from the class of 2014 received $500 scholarships through the foundation’s High School Senior Scholarship Program. In addition, four students were awarded grant/loans as part of the Dearborn County Hospital Foundation and Dearborn County Hospital Healthcare Student Grant/Loan Porgram.The Anna F. Woods Estate Award was given to Shelby Price of Patriot, a Switzerland County High School graduate seeking her Associate of Science in Nursing Degree at Ivy Tech-Lawrenceburg.The Edward and Grace Gray Scholarship was awarded to Rising Sun High School graduate and Rising Sun resident Sydney Elliott, who will major in Occupational Therapy at the University of Indianapolis.The Elizabeth Anderson Scholarship was given to Emma Stern of Cedar Grove, a graduate of Franklin County High School who plans to obtain a degree in Radiography and Medical Imaging at IUPUI-Indianapolis.Nancy Kennedy, M.D., DCH Chief of Staff, presented the DCH Medical Staff Award to Emily Cumberworth, a South Ripley Junior-Senior High School graduate from Holton headed to the University of Indianapolis to major in Pre-Medicine/Exercise Science.Dr. Kennedy then honored Batesville resident Jenna Huber, a graduate of Batesville High School who is enrolled in the Radiography/Health Sciences program at Ball State University, with the Dearborn-Ohio County Medical Society Scholarship.DCH Auxiliary President Sylvia Plashko continued by presenting the DCH Auxiliary Award to four students.  First was Miranda Richter of Sunman, an East Central High School graduate who is pursuing an Associate of Applied Science in Nursing Degree from the Good Samaritan College of Nursing & Health Science.  Next was Caleb Huntington of Versailles, a graduate of South Ripley Junior-Senior High School who will attend the University of Southern Indiana to obtain a degree in Occupational Therapy.The third Auxiliary Award went to Hannah Rose of Aurora, a South Dearborn High School graduate attending Indiana State University to pursue a degree in Speech/Language Pathology.  Fourth was Allison Raible of Brookville, a Franklin County High School graduate who is pursuing her Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree from IUPUI-Indianapolis.The Henry W. Conrad, M.D., Memorial Scholarship went to Kirsten Furnish of Vevay, a graduate of Switzerland County High School enrolled in the Pre-Medicine program at Hanover College.Wayne Conrad and Susan Conrad Perry presented the Helen Conrad Scholarship to Laura Detmer of Osgood, a graduate of Jac-Cen-Del Junior-Senior High School who will attend IUPUI-Indianapolis for her Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree.The family of the late Dr. Noshir Toddywalla, represented by his mother Roda, sister-in-law Maharukh and nieces Shiraz and Natasha, attend the banquet every year to present the Noshir R. Toddywalla, M.D., Memorial Scholarship.  This year the scholarship was awarded to Bennington resident and Switzerland County High School graduate Cayli Chase, who will attend IVY Tech-Bloomington and Indiana University, majoring in Pre-Medicine/Chemistry.E.G. McLaughlin, President/CEO of United Community Bank, and William Ritzmann, UCB’s Immediate Past President/CEO, presented the United Community Bank Award.  It went to Sunman resident and Batesville High School graduate Brooke Hartman, who is headed to Kettering Medical College to pursue a degree in Physician Assistant Studies.  Mr. McLaughlin is also Treasurer of the DCH Foundation Board of Directors and Mr. Ritzmann is a member of the Dearborn County Hospital Board of Trustees.last_img read more

Looking For Work? INDOT Is Hiring Winter Help

first_imgAURORA, Ind. – The Indiana Department of Transportation is looking for some winter help.INDOT will take applications and conduct interviews Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the WorkOne facility in Lawrenceburg, located at 110 Walnut Street.The transportation agency is seeking plow truck drivers and other seasonal operations personnel for snow and ice removal this winter.Successful applicants will be on call 24/7 to clear roads and maintain mobility with maximized safety for motoring public.Job candidates must have a valid CDL license, high school diploma or equivalent and the ability to lift 50 pounds.  A drug test will be administered Wednesday at the Lawrenceburg WorkOne offices.State employment opportunities can be viewed here >>last_img read more

Trojans Wallop Knights In Football Action

first_imgThe East Central Trojans defeated The South Dearborn Knights by the huge score of 79-0 on Homecoming Night.East Central vs. South Dearborn Varsity Football (9-25)EC improves to 5-1 for the season and 2-0 in The EIAC 4A Division.The Trojans will be hosting The Connersville Spartans in EIAC play this Football Friday Night.  Kickoff at Trojan Field will be at 7 PM.  Coverage on will start at 6.Courtesy of Trojans Football Program Assistant Stewart Durham.last_img

Chris Giesting

first_imgCongratulations to Chris Giesting on getting to the second level of Olympic trial competition in the 400-meter dash.  In the second round, Chris ran a 45.84 which placed him 11th on the 400-meter final trial list.  Chris knew that making the top spot was out of his skill level in this stage of his career.  He was hoping to be in the top 6 so he would make the Olympic team for the USA as a relay member.Last week Chris announced that he was going to continue running in hopes of making the team in 2020.  He will then be the age at which most sprinters reach their peak.  Chris will probably have to trim at least 1.5 seconds off the time he ran this year.  If he can get in the 44-second range or lower, he will be in the hunt.Chris is a great representative for Batesville, Indiana.  If you have a chance to help him make this dream come true, I know he will greatly appreciate your help.last_img read more

Area Boys Basketball Scores (2-4)

first_imgArea Boys Basketball Scores.Saturday  (2-4)New Castle  65     Batesville  42Triton Central  56     Oldenburg  49Greensburg  69     Jac-Cen-Del  39Columbus North  47     East Central  35Rising Sun  46     SW Shelby  40Morristown  67     Hauser  64  (OT)Connersville  45     Centerville  32Indy Lutheran  104     Waldron  72South Central  60     Shawe Memorial  31last_img

Derek Jeter–Baseball Owner?

first_imgWill Derek Jeter become the team owner of the Miami Marlins?  It has been reported by several sources that Jeter is part of a group that is interested in purchasing the Marlin’s franchise of the National League.Most people believe that this would be an excellent fit for Jeter because of his great career as a member of the New York Yankees.  I also believe that Jeter would make a good owner.  His playing career was highlighted by a strong work ethic and a no-nonsense approach to playing baseball.  These traits would fit him well in baseball management.Jeter’s group is not the only one with an interest in purchasing the Marlin’s.  Jeb Bush is part of another group interested in purchasing them along with another unnamed group.  Even though it takes as much as a billion dollars today to buy certain sports organizations, I do not believe the Marlins would demand that high a price.  Jeter certainly has the financial where-with-all to head such a group.last_img read more