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


Mark and the Quarantine Boys of Ilog

Busy, busy LGBTQ+ SB Mark Vargas advocates beauty wherever he goes. From personal appearances in Ilog’s Barang-gay friendly activities, he manages to make everybody smile. Now, he discovers male talents from Ilog with an advocacy loving Nature and caring for


Negros Museum features ‘Handuraw’

BY CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO A group art exhibit titled “Handuraw: Reminiscing the Past” opened at the Negros Museum in Bacolod City Tuesday to mark the 25th anniversary of the museum. The exhibit, that reflects on the rich history, culture, customs


La Leonor Kilayko

How can one protect a national cultural living treasure from the Kung Flu that is now devastating once again its deadly fangs on the global scene? I just had to invite her for lunch alone at home so that proper


‘Realidad’ exhibit runs until April 13

Eighteen Iloilo and Negrense artists are staging a group art exhibit at Uyso Restaurant in Bacolod City that opened March 13 and will run until April 13. Titled “Realidad” the show reflects the artists’ experience in the realities of life,

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The dots in the map

How fortunate I was to catch the interview with Guiseppe Cardinal Versaldi yesterday on TV. It was a truly inspirational story and his interviewer, Elvira Go, just had the proper background and knowledgeability about the profession of priesthood to make

Oil prices rise again

Oil prices are going up anew effective this morning, marking the second consecutive week of an increase. In separate advisories, Caltex, Cleanfuel, Petro Gazz, PTT Philippines, Seaoil, and Shell said they will hike gasoline prices by P0.20 per liter, and

Gawahon eco-park reopens

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The Gawahon Eco-Park and Resort in Brgy. Gawahon, Victorias City, Negros Occidental is now open to the public on a limited capacity. It reopened to the public on June 8 and will accommodate 30 percent of

EO lists HSHQ-qualified patients

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III Bacolod Mayor Evelio Leonardia identified in an executive order yesterday persons infected with the coronavirus who are allowed to have hospital-supervised home quarantine or HSHQ. In EO Number 32, Leonardia said that the barangay health

Two rebels face illegal gun charges

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The two New People’s Army rebels, alleged to be the “lookouts” of their comrades in the separate encounters with the 62nd Infantry Battalion soldiers on June 9 in Brgy. Carabalan, Himamaylan City, Negros Occidental, were charged

113 houses on granular lockdown

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The municipal government of Salvador Benedicto in Negros Occidental placed 113 houses in Purok L, Brgy. Pandanon under granular lockdown effective yesterday, after some of its residents tested positive for Covid-19. This was announced by the