Art District transformed

BY CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO The pandemic failed to prevent local artists from unleashing their creativity that led to the transformation of the Art District in Barangay Mandalagan, Bacolod City, into another place of attraction in the city. Visual artist Charlie


My social bubble

It’s hard to believe that more than a year has passed since the pandemic has forced me to stay within the confines of my home here in Bacolod. I was supposed to have left for my other home in Paris,


Thanksgiving concert April 24

A thanksgiving concert to celebrate, honor, and make music, will be rendered by Negrense pianist Leonor Kilayko, 6 p.m. on April 24, at the Kilayko Sian residence in Talisay City, Negros Occidental. Her concert will include works by composers of


Eco-waste management orientation held at CHMSC

The eco-waste management team of Greening CHMSC Task Force, in collaboration with the Center for External Affairs and the Supreme Student Government of the Carlos Hilado Memorial State College, conducted a half-day orientation and training to a group of faculty


Art exhibits in Bacolod

BY CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO Twenty-one visual artists have an ongoing art exhibit at His Life Ministries event center at Sta. Clara Drive, Brgy. Mandalagan, Bacolod City until April 11. The show is organized by the Christian Artists National Various Arts


‘Pag-amlig’ tree-planting and camping

BY ROGER D. BELTRAN The first “Pag-amlig”, a tree-planting and camping activity, was held at the Fabricanus Village Café and Campsite in Sitio Old Fabrica, Brgy. Cabagna-an, La Castellana, Negros Occidental on April 1-2, and drew more than 50 participants.


Murcia celebrates Women’s Month

Murcia celebrated Women’s Month in March through a series of activities geared towards women empowerment, and highlighted by livelihood trainings. About 240 women from the 23 barangays of Murcia participated in and benefitted from the livelihood project undertaken by the


Mark Vargas and Ilog’s quarantine boys

Going back to Ilog SB Mark Vargas and his LGBTQ+ advocacy, he has devoted most of his time entertaining the town’s residents by conceptualizing the Kisi Kisi Festival where participants dress up in costumes representing the bountiful seafood that could


Easter and Bratkartoffeln

Easter, for me, back in the Philippines, means observing my family’s Holy Week traditions. Holy Thursday in Silay meant going to the San Diego Pro Cathedral and praying in the chapel situated at the backof the main church where the


Art exhibit for a cause April 6-11

The Christian Artists National Various Arts Society, in partnership with His Life Ministries and the International Care Ministries, will hold an art and musical event, titled “Resurrection Lilies”, at Sta. Clara Drive, Bangga Subay, Mandalagan in Bacolod City, from April

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Cop: 3 drown while gathering seashells

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Three persons, including a student, drowned while gathering seashells, or “kayog”, from the Himogaan River in Brgy. Paraiso, Sagay City, Negros Occidental Sunday, the police said. P/Lt. Abundio Diaz, Sagay City deputy police chief, identified the

228 OFWs swabbed on arrival

Personnel of the City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office disinfect the bags and luggage of overseas Filipino workers upon arrival at the Bacolod-Silay Airport Sunday* City DRRMO photo

Total liquor ban mulled in Bacolod

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III A total liquor ban may be imposed anew in Bacolod to arrest the continuing surge of coronavirus infections in the city, Dr. Chris Sorongon, Emergency Operations Center deputy for data and medical analysis, said yesterday.

4-day work week at Capitol

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson issued a memorandum yesterday adopting a four-day work week and a day of work from home for Capitol employees, effective immediately, as six more provincial government employees tested positive for Covid-19. “This

Bing not ready to attend to politics amid pandemic

BY CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO Bacolod Mayor Evelio “Bing” Leonardia said yesterday that he is not yet ready to entertain politics since the health and safety of the people are on top of his priorities during this time of the pandemic.

‘Probe cutting of trees’

The cutting of decades-old trees at the old airport in Bacolod City drew censure from residents and netizens alike* APN III photo