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Negros Occidental prepares for June 12

Negros Occidental (10 June) -- The Provincial Government of Negros Occidental bares its preparation for the 111th Independence Day celebration.

The Independence Day celebration here starts at 7:45 AM at the Capitol Lagoon and Park with a prayer and tableau on the evolution of the Philippine Flag by the University of St. La Salle Maskara Theatre Ensemble while the Philippine National Anthem will be played by the Negros Occidental High School Brass Band with the 303rd Infantry Brigade of the Philippine Army hoisting the Philippine Flag.

Negros Occidental Governor Isidro Zayco is also set to deliver a message and will lead in turning over of assistance to project beneficiaries of the Department of Labor of Employment (DOLE), Technical, Education and Skills Development Authority and the Provincial Government.

DOLE will be turning over to beneficiaries of Special Program for Employment of Students or SPES and Internet Café Project for the CENECO Union of Rational Employees by DOLE Assistant Regional Director Crispin Dannug Jr.

TESDA will also distribute to its project beneficiaries Pangulong Gloria Scholarships by Provincial Director Yolanda Porschwitz while the provincial government will turn over musical instruments to the NOHS Brass Band and insurance benefits to beneficiaries and dependents of the Barangay Officials and Tanods Group Insurance.

There will also be the turn over of the design for the proposed Road Safety Shrine at Capitol Park by May Cueva and Board Member Renato Gustilo.

This year's theme: "Kagitingan, Kagalingan at Kasipagan: Tungo sa Tunay na Kalayaan" recognizes everyman's Kagitingan, Kagalingan and Kasipagan.

Specifically, Kagitingan – in this year's celebration, government will be hiring displaced modern day heroes through emergency employment vacancies in government. As many as 50,000 contracts of employment under the Certificates of Livelihood and Emergency Employment Program will be hired starting in Rizal Park as well as in Regional Centers around the country.

Kagalingan – in a thoroughly competitive world, the Filipino stands out because of his/her creativity, excellence, and resourcefulness. Because of these traits, the Filipino is the preferred employee over and above other nationalities. Still, with the closing of companies the world over, there is a need to job match the unemployed. Training vouchers and livelihood grants shall be distributed to deserving beneficiaries from DepEd and CHED by DSWD, TESDA, NAPC, DOLE, DSWD, DA.

Kasipagan – industriousness, an innate character of the Filipino makes him/her a survivor in any adversity. To further help workers, government will be awarding training/scholarship vouchers during the job and livelihood fairs in June 12-14 nationwide. (PIA/EAD/BLP) [top]

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