Milestone birthday in quarantine

Punta Bulata Empress Royale Miren Zayco downsized her 70th birthday from 150 guests to 5 due to the quarantine lockdown! It took her almost a year planning on celebrating this milestone year with family and friends jetting in from everywhere and bringing them to Punta Bulata Resort in Cauayan, Negros Occidental.


From Hobart to Eden

After a week into the cruise, I was enjoying our suite more than ever. There was the 24 hour room service that could serve an American style club sandwich or a juicy steak in the comfort of my bed watching the frightening numbers of Covid-19 rising globally or the spacious and airy verandah looking at the grandeur of nature while listening to the splash of the waves meditating on God’s mercy and protection.



“beadoodles” is an art account on social media created by Bea Dolloso around May of last year. It has gained 81 thousand likes in over a year.


Port Chalmers’ example for our local tourism

How I wish that our provincial and city tourism offices would take notice of these columns I’m writing during this pandemic so that they can learn a thing or two and plan ahead for the reopening of Negros Island to tourism when this purge that started from China is over.


Tender to Akaroa

Suddenly, we woke up to hand sanitizers greeting us on our way to the elevators. Also, every entrance and exit to all restaurants on board the MS NOORDAM was blocked by smiling staff all holding hand sanitizers. There were crew members nonstop wiping the door handles, elevator buttons, toilets and rails leading to the food area with decontaminants.


‘Personal unconscious’

“Personal Unconscious” ponders on the indivisible wholeness of beings and is the first solo exhibition of Faye Abantao which features an interesting mixed media collection and art installation. The basis for the title is Carl Jung’s personal unconscious that states that “everything of which I know, but of which I am not at the moment thinking”.


Unleashing the girls’ power

Amid the fear and panic caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, some members of the Girl Scouts of the Philippines-Negros Occidental Council spread love and happiness in their communities, Roxanne Anoche, girl scout coordinator of Cadiz City, said in a press release.

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90% recover from COVID-19 in city: doc

COVID-19 is real and should not be taken lightly, Dr. Hector Gayares, medical deputy of the Emergency Operations Center (EOC), said even as he assured the public that 90 percent of those who were infected in Bacolod City have recovered.

Peso ends sideways, PSEi slips

            The peso again ended the trade to its over four-year high against the US dollar but the main stocks index slipped for the fourth consecutive day partly due to Morgan Stanley Capital International (MCSI) rebalancing.             The local currency

Non-implementation of city tax relief ordinance raised

Bacolod Councilor Al Victor Espino delivered a privilege speech before the Sangguniang Panlungsod during its regular session Wednesday concerning the non-implementation of City Ordinance No. 936 or an “Ordinance granting relief to delinquent real property taxpayers in the City of Bacolod through the condonation of penalties, interest and surcharges being imposed by the city.”