The North Point community came together in a tree-planting solidarity event "UniTREE" held last June 8 at North Point, Talisay City.
Around 100 homeowners, clients, Ayala Land staff, and volunteers joined in the activity to promote camaraderie and support the World Environment Day which was celebrated on the 5th of June.
Two hundred sixty Narra saplings were planted along North Point Avenue. The Narra tree being a native species to the country is part of Ayala Land’s initiative to grow indigenous flora in its project parks and streetscapes ensuing high seedling survival as well as provide natural habitat to endemic species of nearby areas.
By James U. Sy Jr
It’s been a little more than two months since I last wrote about the Negros Farmers Weekend Market. For those who are not familiar with it, the Negros Farmers Weekend Markett is a 1.2-hectare market community located along Magsaysay Avenue, just across DC Cruz Trading Corporation, where farmers from different parts of Negros display their fresh produce at very reasonable prices every Saturday, 8:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M.
The Negros Farmers Weekend Market was opened to the public on March 16, 2013 and serves as a Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) project of the DC Cruz Trading Corporation, with its beneficiary being the family’s foundation, Herbe Foundation, which has the mission of providing education to indigent children with deep focus on character formation.
Mrs. Ruby C. Cruz (seated left), the Marketing Director of DC. Cruz Trading Corporation, with Darlene Casiano, Maricar Dabao, Bambi Borromeo, and Ronnie Guance at Zone 3 of the Negros Farmers Weekend Market, Magsaysay Avenue.*(James U. Sy Jr./CMAS photo)
The Negros Farmers Weekend Market offers its buyers a number of perks, primary of which is lower prices of goods as compared to those charged in the average market. Under normal circumstances, farmers sell their fresh produce to middlemen who then transport them to Bacolod, the capital of the province, where sellers/vendors buy from them. Sometimes there are additional middlemen in between. Naturally, the layers of channels involved will ultimately affect pricing since each channel would have to have a margin to maintain their operations.
Through the years, the popularity of Ms. Token Lizares has already spread far and wide, what with her performances in many parts of Asia, Japan, Thailand, Singapore and other countries as well as in the best hotels and restaurants in the entire country, so it is no wonder that many musically-minded in several parts of the world have been logging on the Negros Daily Bulletin Website, www.ndb-online.com to get to know her better as well as her accomplishments.
(L-R) Henry Streegan, Token Lizares, Sis Maura, Sis Sony, Sis Gertrude and Sis Cris at the concert.
Today, she is also making a name for herself as a trainor of young talented boys and girls as well as some physically handicapped children. Many have said that she is a "gift of God" to Negros Occidental as rightly so, she is now well known as benefactor of so many charities and a volunteer of many charitable organizations.
Most Filipinos know of Rolls Royce, often said to be the best car in the world. But most are less familiar with Bentley, a British-made luxury car of equal outstanding craftsmanship, design and elegance.
In some respects, a Bentley is considered more discerning and stylish than a ‘Roller’. Owners include such celebrities as David Beckham, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Robert Downey, Jr, Jennifer Lopez, Paris Hilton and Kim Kardashian.
And Queen Elizabeth’s official state limousine is a Bentley which was created by the company for Her Majesty on the occasion of her Golden Jubilee in 2002.
After the 2013 Tatt Awards was launched last April 19, 2013 at Taguig, a Bacoleño-owned food blog Pinoy Recipes Portal (http://www.pinoyrecipe.net) was nominated for the Best Travel or Food Blog along with 4 other blogsites around the country.
Pinoy Recipe Portal is a collection of Filipino recipe that provides useful instructions on how to prepare dishes that remind us of home and the glorious flavors of the Philippine Islands. Educational and tasty - an irresistable combination.
The blogsite is about Filipino culinary arts which is greatly influenced by European, Chinese, American, Arab, and Asian cuisines.
Blogsite administrator Ed Joven expects to create a different kind of taste in famous home-cooked dishes of the Philippines that would delight the discriminating palate of every Filipinos here and abroad.
Ms. Token Lizares, a widely popular chanteuse scored another smash hit when her students in the Token Lizares Music Studio dished out a sterling performance recently during the first recital of the school which was held at the L’ Fisher Hotel.
Leda Lu, a good mixture of beauty and song
Appropriately dubbed as an "Angel Without Wings," she aptly showed that she is not only a benefactor of the underprivileged and persons with disabilities but also a trainer par excellence! It is no wonder that her students performed as they did, as it is only a versatile impresario "that can bring out the talents" of budding performers.
(Since our initial articles on the 1st Recital of the Token Lizares Music Studio last week, we have already received 64 text messages and 28 e-mails from our friends in London, Beijing, Singapore, the United States, Japan, Bangkok and all over the country, wanting to know more about Ms. Lizares.
We advised them to log on the Negros Daily Bulletin website, www.ndb-online.com, as well as surf thru the website on the NDB "Outstanding Negrenses of 2010" where they can get further information on Ms. Lizares.
Seventy dogs and 35 of the best national dog handlers nationwide converged in Cebu last May 25 to compete in the 2-day First Philippine Dog Agility Championship competition. The exciting games entertained several thousand spectators at the Cebu IT Park in Lahug, Cebu City, for two days. Dogs and trainers came from Manila, Cebu, Davao, General Santos, Bacolod and Zamboanga.
Donnie Poblador, President of the K9 Obedience Club of Negros Occidental congratulating members of the club who brought home the bacon from Cebu in the 1st Philippine Dog Agility Championship held last May 25-26. Left to right, Danilo Villadolid, Donnie Poblador, Romas Balangao and Daniel Tan.*
The Dog Agility com-petition is the fastest growing dog sports in the world. In the United States alone, over 200,000 dogs participate and indulge in this sport, annually. The international Federation of Canine Sports is even lobbying that it be included in the Olympics in the near future. Dog agility requires teamwork of both master and the dog.
Sarah Si Bilbao, with the dog Sansa (a Jack Russel terrier) performing the weave polls.*
by Darlene May P. Casiano
I am a Bacolodnon and currently breathe the air and walk the streets of Bacolod City. Social media is the tool that links me with friends far and wide and undoubtedly instrumental in expanding my network in carrying on personal advocacies in tourism development and promotions, good governance and improving our public school services, among others.
Through my social media links and friends, I personally came to know about the celebration of Philippine Independence Day on June 2, 2013 in New York City, far too advanced than our June 12 celebration in the country. During the New York City celebration led by the Philippine Consulate, our fellow Bacolodnons participated in the festivities and revelries as BACOLOD MASSKARA DANCERS NEW YORK EDITION.
The photos and videos on the BACOLOD MassKara NY Edition Group were shared through social media with friends and group pages especially among the Bacolodnons. On the day itself, immediate postings generated Ohsss and Ahhhss as we saw our personal friends dance in the streets of NY to the familiar beat of MASSKARA music. It was through Eden de la Cruz-Oyco a kasimario from Villamonte, Bacolod City and currently a resident of New Jersey, USA that I saw the postings of the fun and frolic in the streets of New York.
FAMILY DAY AT CAMPUESTOHAN. From the oldest to the youngest members of the
Toga family, had a big day at Cam-puestohan Highland Resort last Saturday to
celebrate the birthday of NDB editor Arman and his younger brother Joey, which
coincided with the 36th Wedding an-niversary of Pert Toga and Mrs. Cecille
Feature: Campuestohan Highland Resort: ‘Home of Giants, Superheroes’ Campuestohan Highland Resort: ‘Home of Giants, Superheroes’
What makes Campuestohan Highland Resort the favorite destination not only of foreign tourists but also domestic weekend and fun-loving visitors looking for a place to unwind, enjoy and relax in a cool atmosphere where giants, superheroes and prehistoric characters or animals abound?
Campuestohan, barely a year after it was opened to the public for viewing and enjoyment by the young and the old, in fact by the whole family, has become the top choice of men and women of various persuasions here and from abroad coming home.
Ex-councilor Ricardo "Cano" Tan, owner & builder of Campuestohan Highland Resort, Welcomes NDB’s Pert Toga during last Saturday’s visit at the mountain resort.* (James Toga photo)
The marvelous views of the vast forests and the plains below. are more than enough to keep the interest of people to keep coming back to commune with nature and the environment.
Holding hands with Batman.* (Malou Esmeres photo)