Hasty Marriage Often Broken: Msgr Rivas

As observed by the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines (CBCP), young people who perform hasty marriage due to unwanted pregnancy often end up

Msgr Vic Rivas, head of Marriage and Family organization in the Bacolod diocese, reveals that hasty marriage of young couples due to early pregnancy often end up broken.* (EBColmo)

in broken marriages.

Thus said Msgr. Vic Rivas, head of the family ministry of San Sebastian Parish, Bacolod City at the presscon last night.

He said, it is alarming that young couples ages below or above twenty years who are forced to get married due to pregnancy, or marriage for the sake of security of one party who is leaving for job abroad, are most often broken.

Also, before marriage if the couple had been doing sex, they have no longer eargerness between them during and after their wedding. They are not prepared for married life.

Digital Literacy Program Boosts Attendance

The Digital Literacy Program, a free basic computer training offered by the Bacolod City Public Library headed by librarian Greta Memoria, blew-up its attendance to 32 from 20. Most of the participants are elders being tutored by a registered librarian, Remia A. Quebrar.

Part of the 32 enrollees in Basic Literacy Training Batch 5 sponsored by the Bacolod City Public Library headed by Librarian Greta Memoria with professor Remia Quebrar as Instructress. Batch 5 President is Mike Baylon (5th from right).*

Monkey King Lantern Contest Result

One of the highlights of Chinese New year celebration was the Monkey King Lantern Contest which was part of the Bacolaodiat Festival conducted by the Negros Tsinoys, patterned from the Chinese belief for this year’s celebration as year of the monkey.

Best Monkey King in the Monkey King Showdown - Entry #1, Double J Full Force

Hi Friends and Relatives in Negros, The News In Australia's Media


Jetstar and Air New Zealand have joined other airlines in banning hoverboards on board amid fears they pose a fire risk. The move follows similar bans by

Australian Connection by Joe Neubauer

Qantas, Emirates and American Airlines following reports they can explode unexpectedly. Air New Zealand says gadgets powered by lithium batteries will not be allowed on board.


It all started with a single lightning bolt. A week later the relentless flames devoured 116 homes as residents fled to nearby beaches for shelter and firefighters battled blazing heat and smoke. The Christmas Day bushfires in Victoria had devastated 2000 hectares along the popular Great Ocean Road tourist haven between the town of Lorne and Wye River. Hundreds of residents and holiday-makers had lost their homes, their cars and belongings, even their pets. By some kind of miracle no one had lost their lives.


A Canadian killed a British man after the two took a hallucinogenic plant brew together at a spiritual retreat in the Peruvian Amazon. Witnesses told police that the Canadian Stevens killed the Brit Gomes in self-defence after Gomes attacked him with a knife during a ceremony near the jungle city of Iquitos. Stevens is in police custody.

‘Love to Dance 2’ Set

This year’s Bacolaodiat Festival will be given a different flavour with the addition of a fitness event dubbed, “Love to Dance 2” on February 7, Sunday at 5:00 p.m..

Cebu Zin Alex Estrada (left) and Manila Zin RJ Areja (right)with Zumba Fitness Bacolod’s Joann Visitacion (center)