Republic of Namibia in Deepest Condolences to the Victims of Typhoon “Sendong”
H.E. President Hifikepunye Pohamba of the Republic of Namibia extended his heartfelt condolences in behalf of the Government and Namibian people through a letter addressed to H.E. President Benigno S. Aquino III. The massive floods that caused the loss of more than thousand lives and missing Filipinos by Typhoon “Sendong” made the global community grieve deeply. In time of sorrow, regardless of race and continent, we become one in sympathy and care for one another.
Rizal Province: The New Culture Capital of the Philippines
LAST August 24, I received from Bohol Gov. Edgardo Chatto the flag of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) symbolizing the transfer to Rizal province of the honor of being the country’s “Culture Capital.” The event was held in the historic town of Angono which, in turn, has the distinction of being Rizal province’s center of arts and culture. Angono may be a small town but the event which took place in its plaza was of international significance. The event was part of the many activities lined up by the national government after the Philippines was declared as the First ASEAN culture capital. The events is supported by the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). (Gov. Casimiro Ynares III)
Marikina Watershed Proclaimed as a Protected Landscape
“The watershed’s forest cover shall be rehabilitated to enhance its capacity to absorb water now that it has been declared or proclaimed as protected landscape.” Environment Secretary Ramon J.P. Paje said in line with the proclamation of the Marikina Watershed into a protected landscape. With this, all native species of plants and animals, including its unique features will be protected; furthermore low-lying areas within Metro Manila and within the province of Rizal will be benefited. (Charlie Ranido)
ICCT @ the 1st SM Marikina Cheer Dance Competition
The long wait for the next ICCT Colleges’ intramurals is still in its process. But ISHTM Sarimanoks together with Binangonan campus’ Brown Wolves and Cogeo campus’ Fighting Pandas showcased their cheer dancing grooves and brought it in the very first SM Marikina Cheer Dance Competition this 22nd of October 2011. Their ground shaking moves made the crowd roar their lungs out. They pushed it to their extremes, unfortunately, they didn’t bag the competition. However, ISHTM Sarimanoks, Binangonan brown wolves and Cogeo fighting pandas landed on 5th, 7th and 9th place respectively. (Charlie L. Ranido)