Botong Francisco: A Nation Imagined Travelling Exhibition is being featured by the Ayala Museum at the 2nd level of District North Point in Talisay City, Negros Occidental.
No less than its chairman, Jaime Augusto Zobel de Ayala led the ribbon-cutting yesterday afternoon, assisted by Ayala Land president Antonio Aquino, Luli Heras de Leon and Mariles Aquino, senior director for Arts and Culture of the Ayala Museum, and witnessed by Bacolod City Mayor Monico Puentevella and wife Josefa Patching Puentevella, Silay City Mayor Jose Montelibano and his wife, also with Teresa Borromeo who is Ayala North Point general manager, Bacolod artists, and arts enthusiasts from Bacolod and Negros Occidental.
Paintings dated 1935 is the oldest art exhibit at the Ayala Museum's Botong Francisco: a Nationa Imagines Travelling Exhibition at the District NorthPoint.*
According to Mariles Aquino, Art and Culture exhibit is one of the outreach programs of Ayala Museum. The first exhibit was a year ago which featured the different documented photographs about the 1986 revolution that avenged the assassination of the late Senator Benigno Aquino Sr.
Atty. John N. Orola, Jr, Chairman of the West Visayas Regional Tourism Council, and currently public relations officer of the Association of Colleges and Universities of Negros Occidental (ACUNO), said a Forum on Asean Integration Program 2015 will be held at the Sugarland Hotel on August 30, Friday, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
He said, ACUNO President Dr. Merciditas Joson, divulged that the Asean Vision 2015 is envisioned to make the Asean region a highly competitive economic region with a single market and production base with equitable economic development, and a region fully integrated with the global economy.
Regardless of space availability in the house, always have a place for the plants inside your house. It neutralizes negative atmosphere, said Rene Dofitas during his lecture yesterday on wall gardening in relation to the week-long Waling-Waling Festival of the Negros Occidental Orchids Society at Robinson’s Place Bacolod.
Left, Rene Dofitas with his wall gardening plants in the background, holds the plaque of appreciation from Ms. Ana Mercedes Gatuslao, president, Negros Occidental Orchids Society.* (EBColmo)
Limited space is not a problem. He introduced the wall gardening approach, wherein the plants are arranged on the wall, either inside or outside the house.
When placing plants inside the house, Dofitas suggests to place the plants which do not need sunlight and intensive care.
If removing or transplanting/cutting plant, or travelling the plant, he also advises to spray any hormone element like ana-a, super 5, or any hormone
enhancer. It can revive the plant even if it is dying, he said.
Wall garden plants. Left photo, Neo regalia angels, a variety of bromeliads. Upper right photo, tillandsia on embossed arrangement, and Waling-waling orchids, lower right photo, are attractions in the Waling-Waling festival of the Negros Occidental Orchids Society at Robinsons Place, Bacolod.*
Eight barangays in Negros Oriental, formerly targets of extortion and liquidation activities of the CPP/NPA are now considered insurgent free and development ready. These are Barangays Siapo and Basak in the municipality of San Jose; Barangays Silab, Amlan, Enrique Villanueva, Sibulan and Dobdob in the municipality of Valencia, all in Negros Oriental.
According to Capt Cresencio Gargar, public information officer of 302nd Infantry Brigade, Philippine Army stationed in Tanjay City, Negros Oriental, the said areas were recommended insurgent free and development ready, after the Area Clearing Evaluation and Validation (ACEV) report was issued and signed by the members of ACEV Board at the Brigade Headquarters.
High energy all the way, Starstruck champion Mark Herras with Ryza Cenon, Sef Cadayona, and Julian Trono, ignited the Bacolodnons, young and adults, as they opened the Bacolod Leg of Dance Fest 2013 at the Transport Hub of SM City Bacolod over the weekend.
KAPUSO DANCE FEST STARS. (from left) Sef Cadayona, Ryza Cenon, Julian Trono, and Mark Herra.* (H.James G. Toga/NDB)
It was participated in by grand finalist-groups - Hili-ugyon Dance Company of the Hervias National High School, Choi Force Jr of Domingo Lacson National High School, and Kadayawan Dance Troupe of the Riverside College. The open category featured the showdown between the Critical Breakdown, YC Rockz, and the Rocka-fellas.
At the presscon prior to the showdown, the Kapuso stars showed enthusiasm in their love of dancing and art of acting. Bicolana Ryza Cenon, now 25, also a product of Starstruck Batch 2 in 2005, wants to keep coming back to Bacolod for the chicken inasal. she said she doesn’t want a boyfriend from showbiz if ever she gets into it.
The Sangguniang Panlalawigan of Negros Occidental in its Wednesday session, resolved to commend the Army’s Advanced Command Post, 303rd Infantry Brigade, for adopting a peace advocacy as a paradigm shift on political orientation favoring compromise to avoid conflict.
The Resolution No. 0177 series of 2013 commended the 303rd Infantry (Brown Eagle) Brigade and the 62nd Infantry (Unifier) Battalion of the Philippine Army for initiating the 15-day Humanitarian Medical Civic Action (CIVAC) and sustainable peace crusade dubbed "Marching for Peace, Serving the Countryside" under the command of Col. Jon N. Aying and Lt. Col. Efren Morados.
At the privilege speech of Councilor Carl Lopez in the midweek’s session of the Sangguniang Panlungsod of Bacolod City, he emphasized that he had been working for the establishment of a satellite office of the Proefessional Regulation Commission (PRC) in Bacolod City.
As a matter of fact, he authored Resolution Number 916 Series of 2012, dated November 7, 2012, reiterating the request to PRC Chairman Teresita Manzala, for the estab-lishment of a satellite office in Bacolod City.
He had been doing follow up for this with PRC office, since October 3, 2012, and the latest was August 8, 2013, as shown in the certificate of appearance from the PRC signed by Sharo Lo, executive assistant in the PRC, Office of the Chairman.
Amazing but true. Two indigenous people or "ati" aborigines who hailed from the hinterland barangay of Sagay City, are committed to defend the country. The ati brothers, Ryan Francisco, 19, and Renante Francisco, 18, all single, residents of Brgy. Puey, Sagay City, were participants in the 45-day basic military training for civilian active auxiliary (CAA) or CAFGU held at the Headquarters, 303rd Infantry Brigade, Philippine Army at Brgy, Minoyan, Murcia, Negros Occidental.
At the graduation program the other day, the Francisco ati brothers expressed commitment to defend the welfare of the people and the country as extension arms of the government to maintain peace and development in their community.
A high school graduate from the hinterland of the municipality of Hinobaan, Negros Occidental, bested the 119 fellow trainee-graduates in 45-day training of Civilian Active Auxiliary (CAA) basic military training conducted by the 303rd Infantry Brigade, Philippine Army, at Brgy. Minoyan, Murcia, Negros Occidental.
Rated number one with general average of 89% was Marlon S. Vargas, 18, single, of Brgy. Damotan, Hinobaan, Negros Occidental. He has to walk 6 hours to reach the town proper of Hinobaan, which is almost 7 hours bus travel to Bacolod City,
His reason in volunteering his services to the government is to serve his country by helping his barangay maintain peace and order.
Running close to him as second placer was Daryl Octaviano, 21, of Brgy. 1, Hinobaan, Negros Occidental. Although he finished the two-year course Computer Science, but he volunteered to join the CAFGU because he wants to help maintain peace and order in their barangay.
The Land Bank of the Philippines Bacolod Branch has allotted P2 million financial assistance to the Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries (ARBs). Out of 100 farmers/ARBs, 50 have already received the total amount of P100 million.
The funding assistance from LBP are mostly for sugarcane farmers. Their payment is upon harvest at 8.5% interest per annum.
According to Pedrito Doc Cabuguason, Account officer for agrariculture program, LBP Bacolod, payment of farmers is every harvest season.
The releases of funding support to the farmers is on staggard basis because it is like supervised credit, wherein the farmers will avail of the loan depending on the stages of farming.