Mother’s Day exhibit May 9-15 in Bacolod

The Christian Artists National Various Arts Society, in partnership with Babayi Arts Group, will hold a group art exhibit on May 9 to 15, at Brainy Paintworks at Door #3 My Corner Home building, 18th Street in San Agustin Drive,


The Madwoman of Taliwood

That’s how I affectionately call world-renowned concert pianist Leonor Kilayko. I grew up hearing about her grand concerts in Manila and abroad, reading about it in the national newspapers only. She seemed so distant and unapproachable, continuing her training in


‘Tribute to Peque’ on May 5

“Tribute to Peque”, a short film by director Lore Reyes, will be shown on May 5 as part of the activities marking the first death anniversary of acclaimed Negrense filmmaker Peque Gallaga. The activities are organized by artists and other


Back-to-back art exhibit on

BY CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO Pastor Arthur and Miriam Bayles were guests of honor at the opening of the back-to-back art exhibit of Noby Juno and Pablita “Pabs” Romorosa at the Brainy Paintworks Gallery, 18th Street-San Agustine Drive in Brgy. 5,


‘Art Evolution’ on Labor Day

BY CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO A back-to-back art exhibit will open at the Brainy Paintworks art gallery at 18th Street-San Agustin Drive in Bacolod City on May 1. The show, organized by Raw Art Bacolod, and titled “Art Evolution”, will feature


A mountain housewarming

Last weekend was a busy, busy day for The Ruins’ fav couple, Raymund and Yves Javellana, who celebrated Raymund’s birthday and their first party in their new home up in the mountain. It was a most memorable affair since their


Summer of sorrow

BY ILDA O. CAÑAL April 22, 1981 On the midsummer night of Tuesday, April 22, 1980, a year ago to this day, the M/V Don Juan sank off Tablas Strait 13 minutes after it collided with the PNCC tanker M/V


Victorias coffee painter wins second int’l award

BY CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO Coffee painter Dennis Valenciano, from Victorias City in Negros Occidental, won his second international award in a recent coffee painting competition in Iran that was participated in by over 420 international artists worldwide. Valenciano was among


Reclusive exclusive

This is my third escape to Punta Bulata Resort & Spa in the past month! Whenever I feel the urge to just free myself from all the cares and woes that this global pandemic has imposed on my lifestyle, I


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

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PH rowing team vying for Olympic slots

The national rowing team starts its campaign in the 2021 World Rowing Asian-Oceanian Olympic Qualification Regatta in Tokyo, Japan yesterday with a thank you to the Philippine Sports Commission for supporting their efforts for Olympic slots. PSC chairman William “Butch”

‘Reopening of economy to boost employment’

Reopening of the economy and increased infrastructure spending are expected to further boost the country’s employment figures, which registered better results as of March 2021. The Philippine Statistics Authority reported that unemployment rate went down from 8.8 percent last February

33 more Bacolod, Negros police positive for Covid

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Thirty-two more police personnel assigned at the Bacolod City Police Office, and one in the Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office, tested positive for Covid-19 yesterday. The Philippine National Police Health Service reported that Covid-19 active cases

Full distribution of hazard pay up

President Rodrigo Duterte’s administration will make sure that all frontline healthcare workers would receive their hazard pay and other benefits due them, Malacañang said yesterday. Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque gave the assurance, as he apologized for the supposed delay in

Covid hits 16 more cops

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Sixteen more police personnel assigned in Bacolod City and Negros Occidental have been added to the list of the PNP members in Western Visayas infected with Covid-19, on May 2, the PNP Health Service reported. Of

Thank you, Mayor Sara!

Wasn’t that a wonderful gesture on the part of Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte, to donate that RT-PCR Machine to Bacolod City? It is indeed heartwarming to note that our mayors care for each other and are open to help