by James U. Sy, Jr.
Cosplay grabbed the attention of Negrosanons again with the successful conduct of COS Its All PLAY: The Second Encounter by SAS Inc. under Manager Ritchie Vargas last August 11, 2013 at The District North Point, Ayala Malls, Talisay City.
Pretty COS trippers pose for the camera during the COS Its All Play: The Second Encounter at The District North Point, Ayala Malls, Talisay City.* (James U. Sy, Jr. photo)
Cosplay (kosupure in Nihonggo), a portmanteau of the English words costume and play, is an activity where participants wear costumes and accessories to represent a specific fictional character or idea. The term was coined by Takahashi, Nobuyuki of the Japanese studio Studio Hard while attending the 1984 World Science Fiction Convention (Worldcon) in Los Angeles.
Talisay City police operatives and Army bomb experts found no bomb nor any explosive Saturday night inside The District North Point in Talisay, except a box of imported bomb scare.
Negros Occidental Provincial Police Office (NOPPO) director Sr. Supt. Milko Lirazan told media there was no panic at the Ayala-owned mall even if those inside were asked to leave.
Lirazan said a mall security guard found a box following a brownout past 7 in the evening.
A K9 dog that was brought to sniff the box showed signs of a possible explosive, sending the guards and mall officers to contact authorities.
Bomb experts said the box contained imported cigarettes.
Governor Alfredo G. Marañon, Jr. led the distribution of the 153 gilts and 5 boars to 13 LGUs of the province under the PAGIP-Swine Program of the provincial government through the Provincial Veterinary Office headed by Dr. Renante Decena, yesterday.
Provincial Animal Genetic Improvement Program-Swine (PAGIP-Swine) is an initiative of the provincial government through the Provincial Veterinary Office in partnership with the commercial hog breeders that helped conceptualize the Swine Genetic Improvement since 2007.
It allows the infusion of parent stock gilts and boars from recognized and registered nucleus farms from the Bureau of Animal Industry to organize backyard and semi-commercial hog raisers affiliated with the Alliance of Hog Raisers Association of Negros Occidental (AHRANO).
SILAY CITY—Some 172 elementary schools in 13 local government units (LGUs) all over the Visayas are recipients of P20.8-million worth of educational materials for Text2Teach during the signing of memorandum of agreement (MOA) and turnover ceremony in Silay City yesterday.
Text2Teach is a comprehensive mobile learning package for Grades 5 and 6 pupils, that aims to enhance teaching and learning in Math, Science, English, and Values Education through the use of educational video materials.
PARTNERS. Ayala Foundation Inc. President Luli Heras-de Leon, Ayala Corporation Chairman and CEO Jaime Augusto Zobel de Ayala, Toshiba Corporation Corporate Representative Fumio Otani, Nokia Sustainability Manager Mei Ling Tan and Department of Education-Bureau of Elementary Education Thea Manalo in a show of the power of collaboration as partners during the Text2Teach MOA Signing and Toshiba Turn-Over Ceremony at the Silay City Civic Center.* (EAD-PIA6 photo)
The 13 LGUs include the cities of Bacolod, Silay, Talisay, La Carlota and Bago in Negros Occidental; cities of Bayawan, Guihulngan and Bais in Negros Oriental; Laua-an town in Antique; Malay town in Aklan; cities of Naga and Talisay in Cebu; and Siquijor province.
The 2-day Mayor Doc Eric Invitational 7-A-Side football will be staged on September 7 to 8, 2013 at two venues in Talisay City.
The tournament will be played simultaneously into two venues; the Carlos Hilado Memorial State College and Talisay City Football Field.
The tournament is part of the 15th Minulu-an Festival of the city in honor of patron saint, San Nicolas de Tolentino which falls on September 10.
Warren Concepcion, Executive Assistant/City Sports Administrator and General Secretary Minulu-an Talisay Football Club disclosed that invitational were already sent to different football clubs to join the tournament.
Different categories are going to be contested in two days football tournament.
Showing resiliency, both teams - Jaguars and Talisay City-LGU - overthrowed its respective opponents in the championship round to capture the Inter-Color and Inter-Company titles in the recently-concluded Talisay Basketball Athletic Club Inter-Color & Inter-Company/Open Category Basketball Tournament held at the Talisay City gymnasium over the weekend.
Jaguars outscored Falcons, 92-86, while Talisay escaped La Salle-Bacolod in double overtime, 120-119.
Falcons had the upper hand in the opening quarter, 20-16, on Nochite’s 8 points and Galang’s 6 points while Ursola shot 7 points to lead the Jaguars.
But Jaguars fired 19-16 in the second quarter to tie the game at the break, 36-35. Jayobo and Jimenea combined for 13 points for Jaguar as Jousna nailed 6 points for Falcons.
A suspected drug peddler was arrested after being busted in a raid about 6:20 p.m., Monday at Purok Punao in Brgy. Zone 5, Talisay City.
PCInsp. Joeresty Coroni-ca, with PInsp. Bonifacio C. Aral and personnel of Talisay City Police, nabbed Jose Serato Jr. alias Lulu, 32, after he handed a sachet of suspected shabu to a poseur- buyer.
Joel Alcorin of Silay City and Mareeis Ramirez dominate last Sunday’s Hua Ming Fun Run/ Walk that draw 1,300 participants.
Dubbed as "Run Ko Pag-asa Mo," it started at 5am North Point, Talisay City.
Alcorin clocked 39 minutes and 34 seconds to win the 10 KM Male Category; Dino Pison came second at 41:59; and Justin Jay Picao settled for 3rd place with a time of 43:06 seconds.
MORE public elementary schools in the Visayas will soon enjoy innovative ways of learning through Text2Teach, as the project widens its reach in the region.
In support of innovative teaching and learning, at least twelve local government officials from the Visayas will sign a memorandum of agreement on August 27 at the Silay Civic Center with the Text2Teach Alliance for the implementation of the Text2Teach project in their respective areas. This will bring Text2Teach to 164 public elementary schools in the Visayas, with ongoing implementation in some 128 schools.
Ayala Museum will launch a traveling exhibition on National Artist Carlos "Botong" Francisco at The District North Point Mall, Talisay, Negros Occidental, from August 27 to September 10, 2013.
Entitled "Botong Francisco: A Nation Imagined," this exhibition features 25 reproductions of Botong’s paintings from institutional and private collections. Accompanying these images is a film produced by Ayala Foundation, Inc. (AFI) and directed by acclaimed filmmaker Peque Gallaga on Botong’s vision and artistry.
This outreach initiative of AFI’s Arts and Culture Division is a traveling version of the museum exhibition held last December 2012 to March 2013 in celebration of Botong Francisco’s centennial birth anniversary at Ayala Museum in Makati City. The exhibition showcased over forty actual paintings by Botong supplemented by a short film that captured his large-scale works and murals commissioned for public buildings. The film had also been selected for inclusion in the documentary category at the 2013 Cinemalaya Independent Film Festival at the Cultural Center of the Philippines.