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Verdeflor Wants Bacolod Chinatown Center as One of the Festival Site for Bacolaodiat Festival 2015

The Sangguniang Panlungsod (SP) of Bacolod City has approved the resolution requesting the organizers of the 2015 Bacolaodiat Festival this coming February 19-22, to include the Bacolod City Chinatown Center (Capitol Shopping Center) as one of the venues of the celebration.

The resolution was authored by Councilor Sonya Verdeflor, chairman of the Committee on Agriculture and Fisheries, Women and Gender.

Hiram na Alaala: A Case of Personality Transference

The tragedy in Hiram na Alaala appeared to be rooted in the friendship between Ivan (Dennis Trillo) and Joseph nicknamed Otep (Rocco Nacino) developed in a forested battle field of government forces and rebel elements. In a skirmish, Ivan and Joseph were captured, imprisoned and tortured. An unfortunate upshot happened afterwards. Ivan was rescued while Joseph was left in captivity.

Rocco Nacino, who is popularly known as Otep in "Hiram na Alaala", interacts with Bacolod feature writers.* (H.James G.Toga/NDB)

'Ilustrado' Gives New Light to GMA Telebabad Primetime

by James U. Sy, Jr.

Ilustrado, the first BayaniSerye on Philippine primetime TV, made history when it premiered on GMA’s Telebabad primetime block and worldwide via GMA Pinoy TV last October 20, 2014. This groundbreaking drama series will trace the student days of the Philippines’ national hero Jose P. Rizal from his European travels in pursuit of a career in medicine, his eventual return to his beloved homeland and finally, his unjust execution.

NDB feature writer James Sy poses for souvenir with Alden Richards, who portrays Jose Rizal in Ilustrado.* (H.James G.Toga/NDB)

Provincial ‘Bet ng Bayan’ has Big Chances of Winning – Regine Velasquez

Asia’s Songbird Regine Velasquez-Alcasid during her visit in Bacolod City last Saturday, October 18 for the Western Visayas regional showdown of “Bet ng Bayan” was upbeat and impressed about talents she saw down “sa mga bara-barangay”.

In fact, judging by the unique and exceptional talents showcased by provincial entries, Miss Velasquez-Alcasid in an interview with the Bacolod media described them as competitive with Metro Manila entries and probability of provincial winners is very high.

No Bida-Contrabida Formula for ‘Strawberry Lane’

This is purely GMA Network’s family oriented drama series offering “Strawberry Lane” that will “awaken the dreamer inside every televiewer and finding where they can be through the colorful adversities of life.” The drama series most important characters Sheryl Cruz (Monique) and Sunshine Dizon (Elaine) came to face with the Bacolod media last Friday, October 17 prior to their mall show at the SM City Bacolod. Love team Bea Binene (Clarissa) and Jake Vargas (Gabby) joined them later during the interview.

NDB feature writer interviews Strawberry Lane Kapuso stars Kim Rodriguez, love team Bea Binene & Jake Vargas, Sheryl Cruz and Sunshine Dizon.*(Photos by James Sy)