Celebration of hope

For more than 20 years, photographer Ronnie Baldonado has never missed coverage of the world-renowned MassKara Festival of Bacolod City.


Fun in local travels

Tourism opened up again across the globe recently, and Zurab Pololikashvili, World Tourism Organization secretary general, stressed this is no time for complacency as we have to transition towards a more resilient and sustainable future.


Virtual exhibit

The Art Association of Bacolod-Negros (AAB-N) is celebrating its 45th anniversary with a virtual exhibition, and 32 works from 18 visual artists are featured in a virtual venue that can be accessed via www.aabgallery.weebly.com.

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New WV cop chief vows relentless drug campaign

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN P/Brig. Gen. Rolando Miranda, the newly-installed regional police director of Western Visayas, yesterday vowed a relentless anti-drug campaign, and tasked regional and provincial police to go after High Value Individual drug personalities. Miranda, in his acceptance

City voters’ registration suspended

The voters’ registration for the May 2022 presidential and local elections was suspended yesterday by the Commission on Elections in Bacolod with the implementation of the Modified Enhanced Community Quarantine (MECQ) in the city from Sept. 8 to 30.


Not so wonderful now

Last Saturday, I was idly playing with the TV remote and came upon the program of Bacoleño host Richard Enriquez, playing the popular old hit “What a Wonderful World” being sung by the late lovable comedian Dolphy. My first thought was, how appropriate indeed! I mean for Dolphy, who made everybody laugh and be happy with his jokes and quips, to be reminding us now of what a wonderful world we have! Mixed with my sadness at missing Dolphy, was the irony of the situation. Can anyone now declare even with tongue in cheek, that we are in a wonderful world?