Capiceño engineers join 
nationwide cleanup drive


ROXAS City – The Philippine Institute of Civil Engineers (PICE) Capiz Chapter joined yesterday a synchronized nationwide environmental cleanup drive.

Led by Chapter President Engr. Edgar Agana, PICE-Capiz cleaned the beach of Brgy. Dumolog here – one of the major tourist attractions in Capiz.

According to Engr. Razel Demontaño, PICE-Capiz secretary, about 58 members attended the half-day activity.

The PICE-Capiz is composed of civil engineers from the Provincial Engineer’s Office, Roxas City Engineers’ Office, Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH-Capiz), Municipal Engineers Association of the Philippines – Capiz Chapter, and private contractors.

Civil Engineering students from Colegio dela Purisima Concpecion (CPC) and local residents of Dumolog also joined the cleanup.

The nationwide activity wanted to reduce the risks of flooding by engaging the community to participate in getting rid of trashes in canals, creeks, rivers, estuaries and coastal locales.

Agana, reelected president of PICE Capiz Chapter, is also the officer-in-charge of the Provincial Engineer’s Office.

He attended a five-day Civil Engineering Conference in the Asian Region (CECAR) and the Australasian Structural Engineering Conference(ASEC) last August 8-12, 2010 in Sydney, Australia.

From the said conferences, Agana attended discussions appropriately suited to Capiz – Concrete Structure by Prof. Elki Yamaguchi of Kyushu Institute of Technology; Disaster Reduction by Steve Finlay of Engineers Australia; Bridge and Infrastructure by Iain Hespe of Hyder Consulting Australia./PN

RMN-DYVR rules media sportsfest


ROXAS City – Radio Mo Nationwide (RMN)-DYVR emerged as overall champion in the recent Gov. Victor A. Tanco Capiz Media Sportsfest 2011.

Led by Station Manager Elizer Abarra, RMN-DYVR garnered 47 points, five points ahead of its closest rival, the Roxas City Press Bureau’s 4AC which got 42 points.

Other teams that competed were DYOW-Bombo Radyo, Capiz Provincial Press Bureau, Media Legends and Medya.

Trophies and medals were given to the winners during the awarding ceremony on March 23 at the poolside of the Villareal Stadium here.

The 4AC led by Elena Deocampo was declared overall first runner-up, while the Capiz Provincial Press Bureau led by Edward Basilonia was the second runner-up.

RMN-DYVR team won in the 3-on-3 men’s basketball, 1.5-kilometer men’s marathon, and tug-of-war.

Isidro “Doc” Calunce of RMN-DYVR was also adjudged as “best bowler.”

Meanwhile, Melvin Galagate, assistant station manager of DYOW-Bombo Radyo, was declared “best center” and “most valuable player” in basketball.

Bombo Radyo was adjudged as overall third runner-up.

Some members of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan of Capiz led by Vice Gov. Esteban Evan “Nonoy” Contreras were present during the awarding ceremony.

Board members Jeffry Layo, Melo Robles, Mimi Ardivilla, Remia Fuentes-Bartolome, Roberto Ignacio, Aldwin Cruz-Am, Sangguniang Kabataan Provincial Federation President Zoe Maria Felipe Herrera and Sangguniang Panlalawigan Secretary Zoe Herrera Jr.

Minutes prior to the awarding, four more contests were held: Videoke Challenge (won by the Media Legends); water drinking relay contest (won by 4AC); softdrinks contest (won by 4AC); and beer drinking contest (won by Medya).

Gov. Victor Tanco said the sports activity’s objective was to strengthen the bond among the media./PN

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