They were here last August 16, 2013 as judges of the GMA Kapuso Network Dance Fest 2013 Bacolod-leg held at SM City Bacolod North Transport Hub, a part of the Visayas’ biggest and most exciting dance battle.
A souvenir photo of NDB writer Gil Severino with Mark Herras.* (H.James G. Toga/NDB)
Six hip hop dance groups in Bacolod battled for coveted prizes. As scores were tabulated, Mark Herras, Sef Cadayona, Julian Trono and Ryza Cenon meantime took turns in rousing their Bacolod young audience to scream by their dancing craft.
They are the country’s best judging from the style of dancing the South Bronx inspired protest "turntablism and rap" (hip-hop) music genre. The ease with which their bodies groove, gyrate and vibrate the so-called "freestyle" is awe-inspiring.
In celebration of the 18th Anniversary of the Hall of Justice, a group called the Justice Arts League was informally organized to come up with an art show to showcase the creativity and artistry of people in the Hall of Justice and its stakeholders.
"Dimensions" is an open-themed show and was conceptualized as a collaboration of both photo and art works of HoJ residents and IBP-Negros. It is entitled this way to cover the different visual expressions and the various elements infused by the artists.
Is it time to stop eating cheap supermarket chickens?
According to medical sources in Europe, drugs that are pumped into chickens are posing a major threat to our health.
Every year billions of chickens are slaughtered around the world. Most are factory-reared and pumped full of antibiotics to fend off disease and other drugs to make them grow faster.
It seems we can’t get enough of cheap chicken. And most of us believe it’s a healthier option than red meat.
But, perhaps it’s time for us to think again.
August 17, 2013 found me playing for the shoppers at Plaza Mart, the former Hinojales Bldg. converted by the Tanpinco’s into one of the first shopping malls in the City of Smiles.
I was buying materials for my Bush Jacket at Jimmy’s, owned by a Chinese friend when I was asked if I’m still with Robinson’s, I told them that I just finished my two months stint there and unable to get a MOA for the month of August.
Red Davis celebrated his 67th birthday with family and friends with music by Yours Truly "Instrumentally Yours."
They suggested to me Plaza Mart because they have a "SALE" the whole month of August and they introduced me to the owner of T.H. Shop which I think heads the store owners association, and without any contract I was given the go signal to perform at the ground floor starting August 17 to the end of the month. It was Saturday and early in the morning, I was at the Burgos Market Fish Section 6:00-10:00a.m. where GMA TV headed by Stephanie interviewed me and some stall holders and market goers about my project, "INSTRUMENTALLY YOURS GOES TO MARKET".
Riverside College Head Librarian Nancy Go discusses collection of Dr. Pablo O. Torre, Sr. photographs to Riverside Collegian Editor in Chief Ro-Ann Corpus, Campus Writer Louie Martir and NDB Writer Gil Severino.* (Arianne Javier photo)
Printed: August 09, 2013
The smell of collected old books filed in the Riverside College Archives has a melancholic effect but it was excitement to young Riverside Collegian Editor in Chief Ro-Ann Corpus, Campus Writer Louie Martir and photographer-hobbyist Arianne Javier. The visit to the Archives was a very meaningful preparation to the August 12 to 17, 2013 celebration of “Riverside @ 60: We’re Almost There ”.
Riverside College Head Librarian Nancy Go personally ushered Ro-Ann, Louie and Arianne deep into the core of the Archives which is the founder of Riverside Medical Center and Riverside College Dr. Pablo O. Torre, Sr. and his undying legacy of books.
Examining the history of Riverside College through various yearbooks and the life of Dr. Pablo O. Torre, Sr. in the 2005 Golden Commemorative Magazine. From left to right, Riverside College Archives Librarian Glendalyn San Juan, Head Librarian Nancy Go, Riverside Collegian EIC Ro-Ann Corpus and Campus Writer Louie Martir.* (Arianne Javier photo)
Having had the worse cold of my life - it’s been about a month now - I was interested to hear an item on the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) World Service radio about the need to wash our hands.
But we all wash our hands? Right? Yes, but according to a new study, only a handful of people are properly scrubbing their paws.
Michigan State University researchers camped out in public restrooms and found only five percent of people properly washed their hands long enough to kill infection-causing germs and bacteria.
The youth of today or Gen Y as others would call them are slowly becoming more "modern" as the hands of time ticks on. With the advent of the Internet coupled with the vast advancement of technology, children as early as six are now engrossed in social media, online gaming, traversing every nook and cranny of the World Wide Web and even learning and knowing some things their parents were not able to tackle when they were of the same age.
While others pride themselves to be with their tablets aside from books or surf the net rather than read, there are still a handful of those who tend to be "conventional" – a rare find nowadays considering that anything and everything meet in the intersection of the Internet Superhighway.
Do you believe that you are not alone in your life wherever you go, and whatever you do?
A Christian minister quoted the Scripture, Matthew 28:20, "I am with you always even unto the end of time."
Also, prophet Elisha told his men, "don’t be afraid because what we have is more than what they have."
Only, the minister said, we have to endure the sacrifice of obedience. Do everything commanded unto you, because "I am with you until the end of time."
Being alone physically is nothing to worry. Yes, loneliness is discouraging but the most difficult is, if we are spiritually alone, when God leaves you. Then you become spiritually bankrupt, and you do bad.
Instead of flying, have you ever considered taking a ship to your destination?
No? Me neither. But recently when I had to bring a car from Bacolod to Manila, I decided to accompany the driver and go by ship just for the experience.
I duly booked the car and a cabin for myself on board the 2Go ship, St. Peter the Apostle.
Captain Oscar Jadoc and NDB writer Robert Harland.*
The verdict? If you’re not in a hurry and appreciate a leisurely ride, take the ship. It’s a great way to travel and a terrific way to see the beauty of the Philippines from a different perspective.
As a former merchant seaman, it’s funny that I never considered taking a ship before. Perhaps I was put off by some of the old rust-buckets I’ve been on when making my way to and from neighboring islands such as a recent bad experience on an Ocean Jet ferry from Iloilo to Bacolod.
By Clauden Mae Genanda
Bacolod City is one of the best destinations in the Philippines. Many people from outside Bacolod especially those from Cebu, Iloilo, Mindanao and Manila are eager to travel and visit the city.
It is the capital and largest highly urbanized and populous city of Negros Occidental and is known for being a relatively friendly city, it bears the nickname "City of Smiles."
Bacolod City is known for its MassKara Festival held every month of October. It’s where you can witness the famous MassKara streetdance competition. There’s also magnificent electric dance masskara at night. There were many amusement activities that you can truly enjoy during these days.