New normal socials

After almost a year through this Kung Flu pandemic, I’ve noticed a big change in social gatherings. Adieu to grandiose all-star-cast parties where one hardly gets to talk with the other guests. After the usual best-beso, one would go to


‘Sex and the City’ revival up

A revival of the hit show “Sex and the City” will come to HBO Max, the network announced Sunday, and will star all of its original leads except actress Kim Cattrall. The new series, titled “And Just Like That…”, will


Daily Prana launches E.A.T. 2021

Daily Prana, a yoga, meditation, and holistic wellness center located at the ground floor of LOC Residences in Bacolod City, will officially launch today its E.A.T. (Experience And Transform) program where courses will be offered under partial or full scholarships


‘Reset: Remember your duty to nature’

“Reset: Remember your duty to nature” is a concept 2021 Icon digital body date calendar on 12 art photography pieces of Jay Amarante, featuring two male models, with the photo exhibition and calendar launching to be held middle of this


A dream is a wish your heart makes

Ringing in the New Year, my vote for the best celebration goes to Seattle! If you’re internet savvy enough to search in YouTube, look for the Virtual New Year’s at Seattle’s Needle Show. Everything was virtual, including the fireworks! I


Lacson royals and Magikland

Christmas season brings family get-togethers to the fore. One which was quite amusing was the annual gathering of the Lacsons from Talisay that woke me up for lunch at Nature’s Village. I was quite frightened when I saw the cars


A film for Filipino children

Premiering in this year’s Metro Manila Film Festival is a fantasy film with Negrosanon roots – Magikland – the directorial debut of Christian Acuña, and produced by Brightlight Productions. Conceived as a companion to the Magikland theme park in Silay


Jackson’s Neverland sold to billionaire at discount

Michael Jackson’s former Neverland Ranch in California has sold to US billionaire Ron Burkle, his spokesman said, reportedly at a steeply discounted price of around $22 million. The late “King of Pop” famously converted his sprawling, gated home into a

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Cha-cha untimely amid pandemic: PCCI

Lawmakers should focus on passing bills that will help in economic recovery and building the country’s resiliency rather than amending the Constitution, the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI) said yesterday. “PCCI is cautious at the timing and manner

City mayors to meet with FDA, vaccine czar

Bacolod Mayor Evelio Leonardia, national president of the League of Cities of the Philippines (LCP), has called for a special online general assembly of city mayors on Jan. 12, to meet with the vaccine czar of the National Task Force

LGUs urged to allot funds for vaccination

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson encouraged local government units in Negros Occidental yesterday to come up with allocations for the purchase of Covid-19 vaccines, for their constituents. This was after Lacson confirmed that he is expected to

Bacolod City Hall retirees honored

The Bacolod City government honored 50 employees, who have retired from the service in 2020, in a tribute at the Government Center recently. Mayor Evelio Leonardia lauded the retirees for spending many productive years of their lives serving the City.

More Negros LGUs eyeing vaccine purchase

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN More Negros Occidental local government units have signified their intention to purchase Covid-19 vaccines for their constituents, and Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson said yesterday that he will assist them, and the private sector, in securing vaccines

Action please, not speeches!

Until now, I can still recall vividly how my grandparents looked out for the “tubong” everytime a new year began. I think “tubong” translates to “equivalent” or “counterpart”, because our grandmother explained that they, and other farmers, look out for