Espina: Bancas for life

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Monday, May 5, 2014

IT WAS a special day for Leyte when Dr. Potenciano ‘Yong’ and Mrs. Donna Larrazabal III led the Run For Sight Foundation in the distribution of 40 bancas for some fishermen who were victims of typhoon Yolanda. “Teach them how to fish” was the most appropriate insight the group inculcated in the recipients, giving them the chance to paddle their own boats for durable entrepreneurial initiatives.

The bancas were made of high quality kasko crafted by Albuera Banka Makers, with wider space so fishermen can also rest.

To nurture the values of reliability and sustainability, a memo of agreement was executed where the fishermen pledged to take care of the bancas, not sell, or rent them out.


The partners of Run for Sight were Joel and Karla del Prado of Maverick Builders, Dr. Potenciano Jr. and Zeny Larrazabal, assisted by the staff of Klosterfrau Company of Germany. The Run for Sight Foundation has gone a long way in meaningful communitarian projects. Carry on!
Amcham cocktail mix

The officers and members of the American Chamber (Amcham) had fun during the cocktail mix and fellowship for new and prospective members at the Harolds Hotel. The affair was led by president RL Bandy and Consul John Domingo.

Israel 66TH anniversary

The Honorary Consul of Israel in Cebu Emily Benedicto-Chioson and the Israel Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines will have a reception dinner to celebrate Israel’s 66th anniversary of its independence on Thursday, May 8 at the Marco Polo Plaza Cebu Hotel.

Speechcom Culminating activity

The summer participants of Speechcom International will hold their academic presentations on May 7 at the Sacred Heart Center and its literary-musical program at the Ayala Activity Center on May 9, with special participation of the Speechcom and Lhuillier scholars.

SP Comm Kit. Business communication has added new styles in the various types of correspondence. The stiff and jargon expressions are thrown into the “word graveyard.”

Glad and shorter words are considered more appropriate. Like, use “begin” instead of “commence”; concerns, not complaints or petition; suggestions, instead of propositions; received, instead of acknowledge receipts; “truly yours” is better than “very truly yours.” Wordiness takes so much time for busy people to read. Be concise! In composition, simple sentences will do instead of using long, run-on sentences.

Example, say: “My mother likes traveling with all of us.” Avoid saying: “My mother likes traveling; she travels with all of us.”

Published in the Sun.Star Cebu newspaper on May 06, 2014.


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