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Buglasan holiday
By Jennifer C. Tilos

The office of Gov. Roel Degamo has sent a request to Malacañang to declare October 21 (Friday) as special non-working day in the province.

This marks the celebration of the Buglasan Festival of Festivals in Negros Oriental on October 14 to 23 with more than 80 events lined up for the celebration. The request for proclamation of special non-working holiday allows the people of Negros Oriental to celebrate and participate in the Buglasan Festival. Gov. Degamo has announced in a press conference recently that there are at least eight competing festivals from different local government units on October 21.

SPUD’s new president
By Jennifer C. Tilos

St. Paul University Dumaguete (SPUD) formally installed Sr. Joseline Lasala, SPC as its third University President in investiture rites held here recently.

Sr. Lasala , a Licensed Chemical Engineer, Educator, Administrator, and Environmentalist, is appointed as third president of SPUD, an institution that participates in the evangelization mission of the Church through Catholic Education. In a ceremony witnessed by university’s community and local officials, Lasala’s investiture was solemnized by Most Rev. Julito Cortes, Bishop of the Diocese of Dumaguete. In her inaugural speech, Lasala said to head SPUD is a sharing in Church’s mission, giving priority to programs of the Christian Formation and human resource development aligned with the academic programs and research agenda of the university.


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