NAGA CITY --- National Artist for Literature Virgilio Almario says he sees bright future for the Bikolano artists, given their esteemed recognition, which should not go the way of their counterpart in the national search for artists that regretfully has been haunted by selection controversy marred by selfish agenda and political patronage and pressure.
"Nabibili na an national artist ngayon," he kidded aside but continued talking about the universal quest for truth and the value of honesty in all human endeavors, especially in the fields of arts, politics and culture.
NAGA CITY --- The Philippine Business for Social Progress (PBSP) conducted its one-day expo on Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) last Wednesday, August 12, at Magdalena Hall, Crown Hotel here, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
With the theme, "Bicol Express: To Prosperity, Right on Track!", the expo was attended by representatives from various chambers of commerce in Bikol, PBSP member companies, the academe, NGOs, and LGUs who have confirmed attendance, according to Rowena B. Sugay, Foundation Affairs Manager.
NAGA CITY --- With 14 confirmed cases of swine flu in the country, City Health Officer Dr. Vito "Butch" Borja assured the public that the city is well-prepared in the event of a swine flu outbreak.
In an interview, Dr. Borja said that a previous suspected case in the city two weeks ago resulted in the activation of a contingency plan formulated for disease outbreaks. The suspected patient, a four-year old girl who had come home with her parents from San Diego, has since been cleared by the Research Institute for Tropical Medicine (RITM) in Alabang, Metro Manila.
NAGA CITY --- Everyone here heaved a sigh of relief after the Research Institute of Tropical Medicine (RITM) based in Alabang, Muntinlupa City informed Naga City Mayor Jesse M. Robredo and City Health Officer Vito 'Butch' Borja Tuesday night that the medical examination and laboratory test conducted on the 4-year old child suspected to have acquired the dreaded Influenza A(HiN1) proved negative.
NAGA CITY --Mayor Jesse M. Robredo, Armita B. Rufino of the Filipino Heritage Festival, Inc. (FHFI) and Ana Maria ‘Bambi’ Harper of the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) will be the main presentors during the formal launch and press conference of the 2009 Filipino Heritage Festival on April 15, at Almacenas Reales in Fort Santiago, Manila.