‘Totus Tuus’ for the workers, the poor and the family

Feb 14, 2012 No Comments

WE CELEBRATE starting today until February 20 the Totus Tuus! Week to commemorate the historic visit of the late Pope John Paul II in Bacolod City last February 20, 1981. The Pope came at a time when Negros was reeling from economic hardships and military repression which fueled the communist insurgency which enjoyed the widespread […]

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2012 hot air balloon fest bigger, brighter

Feb 09, 2012 No Comments

CLARK FREEPORT — Expect a bigger and brighter celebration of the 17th Philippine International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta (PIHABF) this coming Thursday until Sunday in this Freeport. This was the statement of Captain Joy Roa, hot air balloon fiesta organizer and PIHABF executive director, during the press launch at the SM City Clark on Sunday. […]

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Baguio’s splendor – The Flower Festival

Feb 01, 2012 No Comments

ONCE again, Baguio is in bloom! Tourists and visitors will flock to this mountain city as it ushers Panagbenga. Indeed, Baguio exults of its multifarious blooms in different colors and extraordinary hues particularly its natural environment. The City Government and a host of compliant boosters can never be wrong in keeping the tradition and the […]

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Celebrating the Chinese New Year

Jan 22, 2012 No Comments

BASED on the Chinese astrology, 2012 is the year of the Water Dragon, which is believed to bring luck and good life. The dragon symbolizes good fortune and sign of intense power. It is regarded as a divine beast and said to be the deliverer of good fortune and a master of authority. Therefore, people […]

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Bacolod celebrates 7th BacoLaodiat fest

Jan 20, 2012 No Comments

THE City of Bacolod and the Chinese and Filipino-Chinese communities will celebrate the 7th BacoLaodiat festival starting Friday until January 23 to welcome the Chinese New Year. Bacolod City Mayor Evelio R. Leonardia, Vice Mayor Jude Thaddeus Sayson and members of the City Council along with the Bacolaodiat Inc. chaired by Dr. Leonito Lopue will […]

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Miss Teen Dinagyang bets showcase newspaper gowns

Jan 12, 2012 No Comments

TWELVE young candidates in the search for Miss Iloilo Teen Dinagyang 2012 paraded their awesome gowns during the Newspaper Fashion Festival this week. The gowns are made of discarded and old newspapers to convey an advocacy for environmental concern, said Rowena Diaz, event organizer. The newspaper gown competition was launched four years ago as a […]

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Catholics gather for Black Nazarene despite terror warning

Jan 09, 2012 No Comments

MANILA — More than 3 million Roman Catholic worshippers paraded with a charred Christ statue through the Philippine capital in an annual procession Monday despite a warning from the president that terrorists might target the gathering. The black wooden statue known as the Black Nazarene was displayed at the seaside Rizal Park where Manila’s Archbishop […]

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Jan 02, 2012 No Comments

The people of Hilongos town in Leyte province celebrate the Alikaraw Festival every December 31 — the end of the year. The Alikaraw Festival is a way to give thanks to petal fairies, celebrate their blessings, and hope for a bountiful year ahead through dances and songs with colourful flower costumes. Leyteños believe that fairies […]

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Jan 02, 2012 No Comments

THIS is the schedule of activities of Cabadbaran City’s grand celebration of 2012 Dagkot Festival:   January 27, 2012 (Friday) — Kick-off Parade/Program (Around the City/CSU-CC Ground) January 27, 2012 (Friday) — Drum and Lyre Competition (Caraga State University –Cabadbaran Campus) January 28, 2012 (Saturday) — Musikainan 2012 (Cabadbaran City Gymnasium) January 29, 2012 (Sunday) […]

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P1.5M cash prizes up for Dinagyang 2012

Dec 27, 2011 No Comments

A TOTAL of P1,501,100 cash prizes await winners in the major and minor event competitions in the Iloilo Dinagyang Festival 2012 slated fourth week of January 2012. Iloilo Dinagyang Foundation Inc. chairman Ramon Cua Locsin said the cash prizes are on top of other incentives and subsidies given to the competing Dinagyang Ati-atihan and Kasadyahan […]

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