Grandparents’ Day approaches; not only to mamas and papas get a day of honor, but granny and gramps, too! Grandparents’ Day will be celebrated this Sunday, but make it an extra special, extended weekend of pampering with these suggestions from SM City Bacolod: extra special, extended weekend of pampering with these suggestions from SM City Bacolod:
Score dessert or other freebies for lolo and lola, courtesy of food establishments. Treat your grandparents out to lunch or dinner at the mall and restaurants and carts may have something for the guests of honor, on the house! The variety of freebies depend on the restaurant of choice, but be it something to eat, something to keep, or just an extra discount, it will be an additional heartwarming treat for your grandparents. Specials apply until September 8 or until supplies last.
Feature: NDB Turns 53 on September 9; As A Daily Paper: 19 THEME: ONWARD NDB ON ITS 53ND YEAR (1960-2013)
The Negros Daily Bulletin (NDB), which first saw the light of day as a weekly paper in 1960 and ended up as a daily publication 19 years ago, marks its 53rd anniversary this year.
NDB staff and personnel discuss activities for the paper’s 53rd anniversary, headed by President and Editor-in-Chief Ruperto Toga, editor Arman Toga, columnists Edgar Cadagat and Willian Henry O. Streegan, reporters Danny B. Dangcalan, Clauden Mae Genanda, Ritzy Malo-oy, Jun de los Reyes, James Toga and Computer Aide Alein Carlo Gazo, with guest Jian Tian Rong of Germany.*(Jun de los Reyes/NDB photo)
After coming out as a weekly, twice-weekly paper and finally a daily for a total publication length of 53 years, the Bulletin finally graduated into a daily paper starting October 2, 1994, up to the present. Its Founder and first Editor-Publisher was the late Lino Villanueva Moles, a veteran newspaperman-novelist during his time, who also founded Kapawa News Digest and was later elected president of Sumakwelan, a society of Hiligaynon writers in Negros Occidental, and later headed the Negros Press Club, the oldest press organization in the country today.
The Negros Bulletin was co-founded by the late Santiago "Santi" S. Alacapa, who acted as Business Manager until 1966 when Moles gave way to him as Editor-Publisher in order to assume a government post as Provincial Standards Officer of Negros Occidental under the Bureau of Commerce.
He may not have been well-known in the Philippines, but to audiences in many countries, especially the UK and the US, he was simply the master of the television interview.
Sir David Frost, who died on Saturday on board a cruise ship at age 74, was a veteran British broadcaster who enjoyed a career that spanned 60 years.
His work encompassed journalism, satire, comedy writing, games shows and daytime television. But for many, he will be best remembered for his spellbinding series of interviews with Richard Nixon, during which the disgraced former US President apologised for Watergate.
Who’s horny now? NDB’s webmaster Jein "Batman" Pabalinas with the very strange papaya with horns in Cadiz.*
PBB’s Fourth Big Placer Jai and Joj Agpangan called on Bacolod City Mayor Monico O. Puentevella and shared their plan to organize outreach activities instead of a grand celebration for their debut on September 3, 2013.
COURTESY CALL. Bacolod City Mayor Monico O. Puentevella and Pinoy Big Brother Teen Edition 4 fourth placers Joj and Jai Agpangan share a quick smile at the Bacolod Government Center.* (CMO/PIO)
The twins already started their preparation yesterday when they visited Banago Elementary School and helped the children in cleaning part of the shoreline near the said school.
Other activities they have lined up are tree planting, medical mission and to Sto. Niño Homes.
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.
Hugo Carlos Streegan y Obregon, an icon in the insurance and furniture industry passed away last August 18, 2013 in Cebu City at the age of 86.
He is survived by his spouse, Gonying, and six children, namely, Alice, Aileen, Benice, Cathy, Charles and Dareen.
HAPPY LAST MOMENTS (l-r) Henry Streegan, the late Hugo Streegan and his spouse, Gonying.
Hugo formerly worked with Insular Life-Filipinas Guaranty Universal and started his Pacific Traders furniture business in Cebu City. He specified in producing high-end rattan, wooden and wrought-iron furniture. His family corporation has several factories in Cebu and now his factories in Jakarta, Indonesia and Dubai.
Mayor Monico Puentevella last Friday announced initial plans of the MassKara 2013 this October 1 to 19 and considered milestone among these plans is to free the Bacolod City Public Plaza from its disgraced reputation as the world’s biggest "orinola" (chamber pot). He told media the Bishop Vicente M. Navarra no less agreed to transfer the familiar beer gardens to the reclamation area. The Plaza, according to the Mayor, will now be the venue for concerts and musical events.
This is a historic milestone to end the chamber pot "Medieval disgrace" it had earned for decades to the "Rennaissance restoration" of the Public Plaza for the world to see. For years, the world saw a backward noise polluted bamboo structured beer stalls generating crimes and stench every MassKara season. Now, Mayor Puentevella wants music of all genres to predominate the seat of Bacolod’s culture and religion.
The lonely but sturdy Tindalo Tree planted by President Manuel Quezon last October 19, 1938 to celebrate the first Charter Day of the Bacolodnons.* (Gil Severino photo)
She had never expected to go back to Singapore after 16 years. Much less to watch a movie that she inspired, a film that won in this year’s Cannes Film Festival.
Teresita Sajonia, 57, the Ilongga nanny who inspired the Singaporean film, "ILO ILO," in a press conference at Plazuela de Iloilo in Iloilo last Aug. 15, thanked the media for their help, and told them of another good news.
Teresita Sajonia, the Ilongga nanny now known as "Auntie Terry" in the film "ILO ILO," was joined by her common-law husband, Johnny Taguibe, in a press conference in Iloilo last August 15.* (Danny Dangcalan photo)
Now known as celebrity nanny "Auntie Terry," she said she is going to Singapore today, Aug. 23, to watch the premiere of "ILO ILO" tomorrow at the Marina Bay Sands theater.
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.*