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Chan gives advice on coping with Covid lockdown, singing

Chan gives advice on coping with Covid lockdown, singing

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Jose Marie Chan dishes out advice on Saturday, Sept. 25* “Be prayerful and if you can, go to mass everyday online.” That is the advice of singer-songwriter Jose Marie Chan to people suffering from cabin fever because of COVID-19. “Get inspiration from homilies…it is very important that we are connected with our God,” he said, in “An afternoon to Remember with Jose Marie Chan”, a Zoom gathering of media practitioners from around the country organized by Selrahco led by Charles Lim on Saturday, September 25. Chan, an adopted son of Bacolod City, said the three important tenets are faith, hope and charity. “Faith that we believe that Jesus is God’s only begotten son who was born to this earth to save us from our sins so there will be eternal life for all of us after this jour...
Champion Negrense archer turns to brush, easel, canvas

Champion Negrense archer turns to brush, easel, canvas

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Salvador Escalante III with his painting titled "Galingan."*Ronnie Baldonado photoHibalag founder JR Ledesma's opus salutes the medical frontliners and recognizes their sacrifices in this 24 by 24 inches acrylic on canvas commissioned by Cadiz City Mayor Salvador Escalante Jr.*“Proclivity,” an art exhibition at the Cadiz City Mall, that runs until September 26.* Salvador Escalante III, a champion archer, has set his sight on a new target - blending colors and creating forms with lines. The 19-year-old dabbled most of his teenage years in various sporting disciplines, the COVID-19 pandemic brought him back to one of his childhood hobbies: painting. “I started painting when I was around Grade 3. I thought painting is something I won’t excel in so I shifted to sports. Then COVID...
Tawong Dalan to launch album on Sept. 22

Tawong Dalan to launch album on Sept. 22

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Tawong Dalan, a band composed of four Negrenses, will hold its online album launch 6 p.m. Wednesday, September 22. It will be live streamed on the official Facebook page of Tawong Dalan, lawyer Prince Delloso, the band’s vocalist, said. "Tawong Dalan is a band composed of four people who come up with songs that speak of life lessons that are picked up from the streets, and the road of life as a whole," Deloso said. Their album includes several genres such as reggae-rock, ballad, and pop jazz, he said. The songs in their album are all written in Hiligaynon aimed at touching the hearts of the masses, he added. The members of Tawong Dalan are: Prince Gil F. Delloso on vocals, Angelo Oro on guitars, Christian Samillano on bass, and Nathanael Paul Castillo on drums.*
Power of faith, prayers save 4-year-old, pa says

Power of faith, prayers save 4-year-old, pa says

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A 4-year-old girl who was near death in August miraculously survived her ordeal after her parents surrendered her fate to God. “We believe that Kassy’s story was chosen so people will believe in the power of faith, prayers, and miracles again,” said her father John Karlo Legarde, who grew up in Silay City, Negros Occidental, but now lives in Pasig City. Kassandra Legarde spent 30 days at St. Luke's Medical Center in Taguig, Metro Manila - 23 days in the intensive care unit, 16 days intubated, six days on a nasal cannula, one day completely off oxygen support before she was finally released from the hospital. She tested negative for COVID-19 but had caught the Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) causing severe pneumonia. “The doctors were also challenged by the fact that her ...
Gallaga exhibit opens

Gallaga exhibit opens

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“Pagpalangga,” an exhibit of the art works of renowned Negrense artist and filmmaker Peque Gallaga, opened Saturday as part of the celebration of his birthday on August 25. The exhibit will run until September 21, at The Negros Museum in Bacolod City. “Happy Birthday, El Pogi,” a 5-minute video tribute to Gallaga by Director Lore Reyes has also started airing on social media On Tuesday, August 24, Gallaga will be honored as one of the awardees of the 2021 Kaisa ini Sa Sining Lunsay nga Artistang Pilipino awards given by the Cultural Center of the Philippines. This is in recognition for the outstanding artists, cultural workers, and organizations in Visayas. Pagpalangga” showcases approximately 80 of Gallaga’s artworks. Most of the pieces are of family members, colleagues, ...
12-year-old student’s essay wins NVC ‘Write to Fight Hunger’ tilt

12-year-old student’s essay wins NVC ‘Write to Fight Hunger’ tilt

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A 12-year-old student from Taytay, Rizal, penned the winning entry to the “Write to Fight Hunger” worldwide essay writing contest of the Negrense Volunteers for Change (NVC). Mikaia Raine (Mika) Araneta Sanchez, an incoming Grade 7 student at Assumption Antipolo, who won the top prize loves to read, write, and sometimes paint. NVC Foundation that turned 11 years old Friday, August 20, will feed five children Mingo Meals for six months in Sanchez’s name, its president Millie Kilayko said. Mingo Meals produced by NVC are nutritious instant complementary food made of rice, mongo (mung beans), and malunggay (moringa) that it provides to undernourished children. NVC has served 18,794,755 Mingo meals in 53 provinces to undernourished children in poor communities, remote villages...
Clique

Clique

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Clique is a group show that involved 38 local artists who came together regardless of differences in groups and art practice because art made them click. Participating artists include A73, Billy Boy Abonado, Julius Añasca, Ayla August, Katz Baynosa, Cindy Ballesteros, Sherwyn P. Cadianza, HR Campos III, Bry Cervantes, Cresline Corsiga, John Crimson, Jay-R Delleva, Joy Anne Delleva, Leucia Delleva, Bea Dolloso, Sai Gabuat, Zechariah Guanzon, Jr., Jovito Hecita, Darel Javier, Ron Javier, Gibson Jimenea, Armilina Jolie, Jaden Kilayko, Jan Llegue, Nicole Liza, Jayvee Necesario, Kim Manday, Topax Palencia, Wen Quilisadio, Red Santillan, Ramon de los Santos, Chester Somes, John Vincent T., Nikki Teodosio, Tiborshow, Mache de la Torre, Ked Vedev and Forth Yuma. This creative initiate w...
International Cat Day virtual art exhibit

International Cat Day virtual art exhibit

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Miriam Bayles' Blu's Catnip (Acrylic on Canvas, 24x24)Daniel Bayles' Tashi (12x12, Acrylic on Canvas) Konica Tracy Faustino' Kitty Cup (Watercolor, 8x11) International Cat day is an annual celebration that takes place on every 8th of August. Founded on 2002 by the International Fund for Animal Welfare, it is a day to raise awareness for cats and learn about ways to help and protect them. In line with this event, members and friends of the Christian Artists National Various Arts Society (CANVAS) and children participated in the festivities of International Cat Day through a virtual art exhibition of paintings that portray experiences with their cats and how they view them as their loved pets. Titled, “I Love My Fabulous Cat”, the virtual art exhibit features the works of Pastor ...
7-year-old selling artwork to help sick classmate

7-year-old selling artwork to help sick classmate

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A 7-year-old budding artist is selling notebooks with prints of his artwork on their covers to help raise funds for the medical bills of a sick classmate. Derek Sanchez Sanson, a grade two pupil at the University of Saint La Salle in Bacolod City, is helping his classmate Casean Tambasen who was diagnosed with Pontine Glioma, with secondary hydrocephalus and cerebellar tonsillar herniation. Casean, the son of USLS first grade teacher Charette Delfin Tambasen, started with radiotherapy Wednesday that will last for 27 days. People have come together to help Casean’s family and Derek wants to do his part too, his mother ballerina Gianne Sanchez Sanson said Friday, July 23. “About two months ago, Derek asked us for an Xbox and we challenged him to save for it. He started selli...
Resilience

Resilience

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"Resilience | Thriving Art Amid the Turbulence" is a group exhibition featuring four visual artists Revo Yanson, RPG, Mike Borromeo, and Tiano Beto, highlighting 28 artworks done in watercolor, gouache, and mixed media. The artists’ statement articulated that to them, “resilience wells from within and is drawn from numerous factors, all summed into one’s core strengths. From belief systems to choices, it keeps the inner threads tightly locked from unraveling as we navigate unchartered terrains." "With unique levels of resilience, we are always in a learning path trying to access this anchor. We do not glorify it nor romanticize it though. Turbulence, on the other side, is the ever-present player. With or without the current crisis, there are the daily battles. Turbulence is ...
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