Lessons from Tahiti

Is it true that our city government has given rein for the management of our Central, Burgos and Libertad markets to the SM group? I don’t blame them because it must be an awful task collecting rent and maintenance of


16 filmmakers tell Covid-19 stories in ECQ

Lockdowns and quarantines did not deter 16 filmmakers from Luzon, the Visayas, Mindanao, and the National Capital Region from chronicling their struggles and triumphs during the pandemic time in the way they know best – through film. ECQ: Eksena Cinema


‘No Time To Die’ delayed anew

Much-delayed James Bond movie “No Time To Die” was postponed again due to the pandemic Thursday, with studio MGM confirming 007’s next mission will not take place until October. The release of the 25th installment of the fictional British spy


Kuris theater int’l festival, workshops set

The Kuris theater international festival and workshops will be held in Bacolod City on Feb. 17– 20, pursuant to Presidential Proclamation No. 683, dated January 28, 1991, that declares February as National Arts Month. The event is organized by the Performance Laboratory Inc. (PerfLab),


My garden in Bacolod

When I look out of my courtyard in Paris, France, it’s easy to get homesick for Bacolod. Although there’s a beautiful garden just across my street in a downtown chateau, it’s not accessible to me night and day. One has


New normal socials

After almost a year through this Kung Flu pandemic, I’ve noticed a big change in social gatherings. Adieu to grandiose all-star-cast parties where one hardly gets to talk with the other guests. After the usual best-beso, one would go to


‘Sex and the City’ revival up

A revival of the hit show “Sex and the City” will come to HBO Max, the network announced Sunday, and will star all of its original leads except actress Kim Cattrall. The new series, titled “And Just Like That…”, will


Daily Prana launches E.A.T. 2021

Daily Prana, a yoga, meditation, and holistic wellness center located at the ground floor of LOC Residences in Bacolod City, will officially launch today its E.A.T. (Experience And Transform) program where courses will be offered under partial or full scholarships

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DISINFECTION. Personnel of the City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office disinfected the public markets of Bacolod City in the continuing fight against Covid-19* DRRMO photo

Travel to Western Visayas suspended

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN / ADRIAN P. NEMES III The request of Western Visayas officials for the temporary suspension of flights and trips from the National Capital Region and the provinces of Bulacan, Cavite, Laguna, and Rizal, or “NCR plus”,

Import duty on pork products reduced

President Rodrigo Duterte issued yesterday an executive order temporarily modifying the rates of import duty on pork products to address the impact of the African swine fever (ASF) on the country’s hog industry. Under EO 128, Duterte stressed the need

2 soldiers killed in ambush on Black Saturday

Army soldiers provide traditional military honors to their two fallen comrades at the Bacolod-Silay Airport, before the flag-draped coffins with their remains were returned to their families in Mindanao* Philippine Army photo

Exec: Illegal quarry ruins reservation

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Illegal quarrying in the reserve area of the Central Philippine State University in Kabankalan City, Negros Occidental, caused P5 million worth of destruction to the environment, its president, Dr. Aladino Moraca, said yesterday. Moraca said the

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