Marapara Rotary holds jab activities

“Protect yourself and your community. Get vaccinated,” was the message of the Rotary Club of Bacolod-Marapara as part of its disease prevention initiative. In support of the local vaccination drive, some 646 caddies, golfers, family members, and staff received either


Adieu Emmanuele

Filipinos in Paris were a handful when I arrived in my beloved City of Lights. It was spring of 1971, just before President Marcos would declare Martial Law in the Philippines and France would break off diplomatic ties with our


Visual vignettes in ‘Resilience’

BY CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO An exhibit showcasing art pieces that attempt to “capture and translate visual vignettes” of four male artists as they try to overcome turbulences amidst one of the most challenging eras in history is ongoing at the


Field of Dreams

This pandemic has made a lot of people think of ways to occupy their time. I’ve always dreamed to have a trained dog, like Lassie in the movies. As I got a new litter of puppies, the blackest of them


Cadiz eyeing province-wide painting contest

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Following its successful 54th Charter Day painting competition, Cadiz City Mayor Salvador Escalante Jr. said he plans to hold a similar province-wide competition to help Negrense artists. “If government can invest in sports, we should also


Dela Uno Gallery presents ‘Ugyon’

BY CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO A group art exhibit featuring the works of 18 local artists is ongoing at the Dela Uno Gallery at Burgos Extension, Barangay Estefania in Bacolod City until July 31. Titled “Ugyon”, the show features the works


Of flowers, fruits & veggies

“Coconut Plantation”, an acrylic on canvas by Arthur Bayles, is one of the works featured in the virtual group exhibition of the Canvas artists in Bacolod City that opened yesterday, and will run until July 31. Titled, “Flowers, Fruits And


New York Pride

Awareness Days happen in June all over the world when the LGBTQ community celebrates. The global events are held as a way of recognizing the influence LGBTQ people have earned since the Stonewall Riots took place way back in 1969.


‘Daily Paintings’ in Bacolod

BY CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO Seventeen visual artists under the Art Association of Bacolod-Negros are currently showcasing artworks they have produced daily for three months, at the AAB-N Gallery+Cafe at the Art District in Brgy. Mandalagan, Bacolod City. The show, titled

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‘Settle land tax early’

The Land Tax Division of the Bacolod City Treasurer’s Office is encouraging taxpayers to settle their real property tax early to avail of the 20 percent discount on advanced payment. Acting City Treasurer Arlene Memoria announced yesterday, that the CTO

Guv not inclined to lower NegOcc alert level

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN As the country braces for the possible entry of Omicron COVID-19 variant, which is said to be more infectious than the Delta variant that caused the surge in infections this year, Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson appears


If we were Americans, it would’ve been Thanksgiving yesterday and today would be Black Friday. What makes Thanksgiving strange is that although Filipinos usually want to imbibe in everything American, very few of us would’ve been bothered with celebrating it

San Carlos acquires patrol-rescue boat

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The city government of San Carlos City in Negros Occidental has purchased a brand-new patrol and rescue boat to secure its coastal areas and for emergency purposes. The brand new 36 Interceptor Open Fast Patrol &

The Age of Omicron

After imposing one of the world’s longest, strictest, and oftentimes most irrational lockdown and quarantine restrictions, the Philippines is finally starting to reopen and the way we are doing it is honesty quite scary. When I was at our local

Oldest Negrense centenarian in Murcia?

Local government officials came across an elderly resident who might possibly be one of the oldest living centenarians in the island of Negros. “At almost 110 years old, Lola Concepcion Lauron of Brgy. Damsite is still alert and can still