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Cadiz lad aces painting tilt

Cadiz lad aces painting tilt

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A 24-year-old Cadiz native prevailed as grand winner in the 1st Province-wide Visual Arts Exhibition by the Provincial Government of Negros Occidental held in Bacolod City. Earl Von Salcedo bested other budding artists from different towns and cities in the province, bagging the P100,00 worth of art scholarship grant courtesy of Linangan Art Residency Program in Cavite. Salcedo’s painting depicted “modern futuristic” rice farming. It portrays the Negros (farming) community journeying towards a better future. It got the judges’ nod as it related to the tilt theme: “Abanse Negrense: Reimagining Our Future.” It took him 15 days to finish his four-foot art entry. He dwelled on “surrealism”.It inspired him to unleash his “limitless imagination”. Via painting,...
Luv: Sagay’s golden girl

Luv: Sagay’s golden girl

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Julie Uychiat with her husband, James Guschl (right), and Mayor Narciso Javelosa Jr. on her return to Sagay City.* She ran on ice, cobbled roads, asphalt pavements, and other types of roads you can imagine for seven days on seven continents. Despite discovering her passion for running just a few years back, she managed to endure these challenges and emerged as a winner. And she will be 50 years old next month. This was the journey of Sagaynon Julie Via “Luv” Uychiat, a marathoner turned world champion. She came home to Sagay on March 10 and was welcomed by the warmth and a roller-coaster of emotions coming from her family, friends, relatives, and fans that indicated how proud they were of her. “I am now 49, turning 50 next month, who would expect that I would achieve this?” Julie...
Vet student crowned 1st Sidlak Queen winner

Vet student crowned 1st Sidlak Queen winner

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Kadalag-an Queen and Victorias City’s first-ever Sidlak Queen, Kyla Rose Romarate (center), with first runner up Mauren Matugas (right), and second runner up Pauline Isabelle Guanzon.* EP Studios photo Veterinary student Kyla Rose Romarate, 21, was crowned the new Kadalag-an Queen and Victorias City’s first-ever Sidlak Queen during the star-studded grand coronation night at the City Sports and Amusement Center on Saturday, March 18. Romarate from Barangay V, Victorias, is an advocate of tourism, culture, arts, and heritage. She bagged several awards, including Best in Talent, Best in Swimwear, Best in Evening Gown, Miss Photogenic, Sidlak Queen of Talk, Sidlak Designer Award, Darling of the Crowd, Ms. Northland Resort-Hotel Award, Ms. Global Strategic, and Ms. EGY Aesthetic and M...
Silver Kadalag-an Festival will be star-studded, fun: Javi

Silver Kadalag-an Festival will be star-studded, fun: Javi

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Mayor Javier Miguel “Javi” Benitez (Center) says this year's festival will have a lot of fun activities.* It will be a star-studded face-to-face comeback for the five-day Silver Kadalag-an Festival in Victorias City that kicks off Friday, March 17, Mayor Javier Miguel “Javi” Benitez said Thursday. Benitez said he is inviting the public to join the festival that will have a lot of exciting performers and activities lined up from March 17 to 21. The “epic and grandest” comeback of the festival, after a two-year hiatus caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, is expected to draw a crowd of 15,000, organizers said. Special performers at the Kadalag-an Queen coronation night at the Victorias coliseum will he movie star and singer Sarah Geronimo and her husband, Matteo Guidicelli, and will ...
‘Promise renewed’ as Panaad returns

‘Promise renewed’ as Panaad returns

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Provincial Administrator Rayfrando Diaz, Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson, Vice Gov. Jeffrey Ferrer and Panaad Executive Director Cheryl Decena (l-r) at the unveiling of the festival's logo. *Ronnie Baldonado photo Negros Occidental provincial government officials launched the return of the Panaad sa Negros Festival, after a three-year hiatus caused by the COVID- 19 pandemic, at the Provincial Capitol Park and Lagoon Tuesday afternoon, March 14. The launching of the 27th edition of the "festival of all festivals" with the theme, “The Promise Renewed”, included the presentation of its logo and theme song, and the sashing of the 28 Lin-ay sang Negros candidates. This year’s Panaad sa Negros Festival is scheduled at the Panaad Park and Stadium in Barangay Mansilingan, Bacolod City, April 17...
Tolentino guest of honor at Sinigayan Festival 2023

Tolentino guest of honor at Sinigayan Festival 2023

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Senator Francis Tolentino * Senator Francis Tolentino will be the guest of honor at the 27th Sinigayan Festival opening at the Sagay City Public Plaza, Wednesday, March 15. The festival is back to its face-to-face activities after three years of postponement due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a press release from Sagay City said. Tolentino and Negros Occidental Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson are expected to arrive for a program at the plaza and the opening of the Sinigayan festival villages, together with Mayor Narciso Javelosa, Jr., Vice Mayor Leo Rafael Cueva, Rep. Alfredo Marañon III (Neg. Occ., 2nd District), and the city councilors. These festival villages are “Bugay-Sagay Agro-Aqua Festival Village” that features the products of the 25 barangays of Sagay City, “Dagway Sagay Arts an...
NOSPD named champion of Capitol waste mgmt tilt

NOSPD named champion of Capitol waste mgmt tilt

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The Negros Occidental Scholarship Program Division (NOSPD) is the champion of the 2022 local search for the best Capitol office/hospital compliant with Republic Act 9003 or the Ecological Solid Waste Management Program. Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson led the awarding rites at the Capitol Social Hall in Bacolod City, on Monday, March 13. The other winners were the Provincial Information Office (PIO) Division - first place, Valladolid District Hospital - second place and Provincial Assessor’s Office - third place. The recognition of winners was also part of the First Quarter Provincial Capitol Solid Waste Management Task Group (PCSWM-TG) Meeting, chaired by Provincial Administrator Rayfrando Diaz II. The winners of the contest received trophies, cash prizes, and certificates. ...
More than P2M in prizes raffled off at mass wedding

More than P2M in prizes raffled off at mass wedding

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Maximo and Patricia Mataquil, the oldest couple at the mass wedding, sign their marriage contract in front of Bacolod Mayor Alfredo Abelardo Benitez.*Ronnie Baldonado photo More than P2 million in prizes were raffled off to the 2,023 couples who joined the mass wedding at the Bacolod City Government Center grounds on Saturday, March 12. Special prizes were also given to the oldest couple, “longest cohabitation” pair and to the three best dressed couples. The oldest couple were Maximo Mataquil, 79, and his bride, Patricia Doremon, 72, of Barangay 22, Bacolod. Mataquils' signed their marriage certificate, fed each other wedding cake and kissed on the stage to the delight of the crowd. She was very happy that she and Maximo were finally married after living together for 25 y...
IYAS La Salle nat’l writers workshop fellows named

IYAS La Salle nat’l writers workshop fellows named

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The 22nd Iyas La Salle National Writers’ Workshop of the University of St. La Salle, Bacolod City, announced its fellows for 2023 on Thursday, March 9. The fellows are:Lakan Uhay D. Alegre (English Creative Non-Fiction);Ivan Ridge A. Arbizo (Cebuano Balak); Agatha Faye J. Buensalida (Filipino Tula); John Mark Capiñanes (English Poetry); Maria del Carmen R. Castillo (English Poetry); Ella Leenail M. Deduro (Hiligaynon Creative Non-Fiction); Rey A. Isidto (English Short Story); Carlo Moldes (Cebuano Short Story); Jhio Jan A. Navarro (Hiligaynon Binalaybay); Khristian Ross P. Pimentel (Filipino Maikling Kuwento); Rommel A. Pamaos (Filipino Sanaysay); and Fe Esperanza P. Trampe (English Short Story) The IYAS Workshop Director is John Iremil Teodoro, and the panelists for this year a...
Panaad sa Negros fest launching March 14

Panaad sa Negros fest launching March 14

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The launching of the Panaad sa Negros Festival will be held on March 14, Negros Occidental Provincial Administrator Rayfrando Diaz said Tuesday, March 7. He said the launching will be held at the Capitol Lagoon Park or the Capitol Social Hall in Bacolod City, depending on the weather. The actual Panaad sa Negros Festival will be held at the Panaad Park in Barangay Mansilingan, Bacolod, April 17 to 23. Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson is set to approve the logo for the festival, which is a fusion of four art works, Diaz said. The winners of the logo contest will be announced during the March 14 launching, he said. The festival music is also almost ready and just needs a little tweak, he added. The theme of the festival, which is returning after a three-year hiatus caused by t...
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