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Kabankalan City launches Boys and Girls Week, Tourism Week

Negros Occidental (17 September) -- The city of Kabankalan launches its Boys and Girls Week this week and Tourism Week on September 24- 29.

The Rotary Club of the city named Ray V. Olac, Jr. of Fellowship Baptist College as boy mayor and Merry Janne Reboles of Kabankalan Catholic College as vice mayor.

Other student officials were assigned as members of the Sangguniang Panlungsod were also sworn into office together with boy mayor and girl vice mayor by City Mayor Pedro Zayco.

The program aims to provide a venue for student leaders to sit in as junior officials of the city to observe and propose programs for the city. This gives them the chance to learn local governance and organize projects for the youth.

The student officials will hold office at the city hall of Kabankalan for one whole week where they can plan out projects for the city, said Dr. Nemesio Caņete, president of the Rotary Club of Kabankalan.

Meanwhile, all is set to hold the Tourism Week celebration set on Sept. 24 to 29. The celebration focuses on the theme "Tourism Opens Doors for Women."

Virgilio Gerongani, head of the Tourism and Information Center of the city said that the opening day will be highlighted by the inauguration of the newly-renovated Farmers Training Center that will house the painting and photo exhibits and art work display.

The main feature of the day is the staging of the "Disenyo Pilipino", atbp, a mini-fashion show with local designers participating. The creations of the designers will be displayed at the city showroom for the duration of the celebration.

The second day, Sept. 25, is sponsored by the Noceco Toastmasters Club that will spearhead a speech fest and tourism quiz. Strategic Planning on Barangay Tourism will follow the next day with a Workshop on Cultural Mapping and Cultural Contest sponsored by Kabankalan City Youth Development Council.

On Sept. 28, there will be a Delicacies Festival and a Fiesta Filipiniana I featuring the Udyakan 2007 winners and PRISAACK and DepEd folk dancers to be held at the City Public Plaza.

On the last day Sept. 29, there will be a Body Painting Competition sponsored by KYDC and DUAG, an artist association in the city. (PIA/EAD) [top]

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