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A Glimpse of the Nov. 5, 1898 Negrense Revolution vs. Spain

What were the events leading to November 5, 1898?

When the widespread Katipunan-led uprising started in August 1896 in Luzon, the Spanish authorities became alarmed and took steps to control the situation. They became alert to signs of unrest by soliciting information or reports, watching public meetings, conducting investigations or check-ups of suspicious events. The Spanish concern was well-founded for by mid-August 1898, actual preparations for uprising were organized and preparations were moving fast in different areas, despite the seemingly peaceful situation.

CINCO DE NOVIEMBRE IN BAGO CITY. Bago Mayor Nicolas M. Yulo and Vice Mayor Ramon D. Torres giving honors and spearheading the floral offerings to the statue of General Juan Y. Araneta, Hero of the Negros Revolution, as part of yesterday's comme-moration of the Negros Day or 119th Cinco de Noviembre in the historical city yesterday.* (Jun de los Reyes / NDB photos)

The MassKara Fever is Felt Around the World MassKara in Dubai

Last October 14, 2017, the Filipino community, particularly the Bacolodnons, celebrated the first “MassKara in Dubai” last October 14, 2017 at Max’s Restaurant Middle East - Karama Branch.

Hon. Paul Raymund Cortez (3rd from left), Philippine Consul in the United Arab Emirates, and FilClub chairperson Engr. Tata Dayot (extreme left) pose with the winners of the MassKara mask-making contest. Darwin Canlas won first place while Jeffrey Alesna (extreme right) won second place.*

MassKara 2017 Logo and Music Theme Launched

Bacolod City Mayor Evelio Leonardia and Silver Masskara Foundation head Eli Francis Tajanlangit, concurrently 2017 MassKara Festival director, launched yesterday morning, September 25, at the NGC lobby, the logo and music theme for this year’s MassKara festival celebration which runs October 1 to 22.

The music was composed and arranged by Roberto ‘Bob’ Aves, while the logo was a creation of Mark Lester Jarmin.

Gamboa Receives Golden Globe Award

Golden Globe Medal of Distinction, Trophy and Awards Certificate were awarded to Bacolod City Councilor Wilson C. Gamboa, Jr. in the recently concluded 2017 Golden Globe Annual Award (GGAA) for Business Excellence and Outstanding Filipino Achiever held at Manila Hotel Grand Ballroom, One Rizal Park Manila last Friday, March 31, 2017.

BACOLOD COUNCILOR Wilson Gamboa, Jr. and wife Irene Chua-Gamboa accepting the Golden Globe Award for Business Excellence and Outstanding Filipino Achiever from Research Committee Chair Ramon Juanito Balunes last March 31, 2017 at the Manila Hotel Grand Ballroom.*

PH-Hosted ASEAN Meetings Run Like ‘Clockwork; Noel Puyat Says

(The Philippines is honored to be the Chair of ASEAN, during a very important milestone, the celebration of its 50th anniversary. I would like to take the opportunity to acknowledge the Philippines’ ASEAN National Organizing Council. Their competence and diligence have made Philippine-hosted ASEAN meetings and gatherings this year run like clockwork.)

(L-R) Lao PDR - Thonglor Duangsavanh, Director General of Lao Press in Foreign Languages, Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism; Malaysia - Joanne Yoke Ann Koo, Assistant Secretary, International Division, Ministry of Communications and Multimedia; Myanmar - Win Kyi, Deputy Director General, Myanmar Radio and Television; Thailand - Charoon Chaison, Deputy Director-General, The Government Public Relations Department; Viet Nam - Nguyen Thi Hang, Official, Department of International Cooperation; Philippines - Noel George Puyat, SOMRI Chair, Undersecretary, Presidential Communications Operations Office; Singapore -Tan Li San, Deputy Secretary (Industry & Info), Ministry of Communications and Information; Brunei Darussalam - Haji Mohammad Mawardi, Deputy Director of Information, Department of Information; Cambodia - Has Sam Ath, Deputy Director-General, Ministry of Information; Indonesia - Rosarita Niken Widiastuti, Director General of Information and Public Communications, Ministry of Communication and Information Technology of the Republic of Indonesia; ASEAN Secretariat - Vongthep Arthakaivalvatee, Deputy Secretary-General of ASEAN for ASEAN Socio-Cultural Community.*