Recognizing new local tour guides

Posted by watchmen
June 19, 2019
Posted in COMMUNITY

Recognizing new local tour guides Negros Occidental and Bacolod City have the privilege of acquiring new tour guides from a variety of sectors after they recently completed a tour guide course. What is most impressive is seeing the effort put in by my friend, Dr. Jennylind Cordero, in sharing her weekends to ensure these new …

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Talisay City tour guides complete training

Posted by watchmen
June 14, 2019
Posted in COMMUNITY

Two Talisay City Tourism Office staff members recently completed a regional tour guiding course. Karen Borromeo topped the course, while Sheena Treyes ranked fourth. The Negros Occidental Tourism Division, in partnership with Tourism Educators and Movers Philippines-Western Visayas and the Department of Tourism-Region VI (DOT-6), conducted  tour guide training courses every weekend. The 23-day course, …

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Ballet Philippines to perform in Bacolod City next month

Posted by watchmen
June 14, 2019
Posted in COMMUNITY

Ballet Philippines, dubbed “the leading professional classical and contemporary dance company in the country,” is set to perform in Bacolod City next month as part of its 50th anniversary commemoration. A performance of “Celebration: Ballet Philippines’ 50th Anniversary Outreach Tour” is scheduled to take place at the University of St. La Salle on July 9. …

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Negros Occidental teachers undergo PhilHealth training

Posted by watchmen
June 14, 2019
Posted in COMMUNITY

Program seeks to turn students into ‘PhilHealth advocates’ Around 300 teachers from across Negros Occidental recently underwent Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) Learner’s Material training. “We believe that teachers are the best source of learning in school and that they have the capability to diligently mold young minds to become achievers in life,” said acting …

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UNO-R becomes first ECC-certified school in Negros Occidental

Posted by watchmen
June 14, 2019
Posted in COMMUNITY

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources-Environmental Management Board-Region VI (DENR-EMB-6) recently granted the University of Negros Occidental-Recoletos (UNO-R) an environmental compliance certificate (ECC), which are required for certain projects to proceed. The certification, which cleared the way for the school’s UNO-R Campus Site Development Project, makes UNO-R the first school in the province to …

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An adventure through Negros Oriental

Posted by watchmen
June 10, 2019
Posted in COMMUNITY

Drove down to Negros Oriental last Thursday via Kabankalan City and Mabinay and I arrived in Bais City in three hours; got to Dumaguete City an hour later. While in the city, I dined with Mayor Felipe Remollo, City Tourism Officer Jacqueline Veloso-Antonio, and human resources head Dinno Depositario. I first met the mayor during …

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10 vie for Little Lin-ay sang Sagay

Posted by watchmen
June 8, 2019
Posted in COMMUNITY

The Little Lin-ay sang Sagay pageant, an event of the Sagay City Charter Day celebration, is scheduled to take place this weekend, June 9, at the Sagay City gym. According to Sinigayan Choreographers and Designers Association Vice President Archel Lacre, the pageant seeks to provide a venue for young girls to present their skills; along …

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The Edge, ruins, and parola

Posted by watchmen
June 8, 2019
Posted in COMMUNITY

Story and photos by Emmanuel Canto The Convention Baptist Young Adults Fellowship of the Philippines concluded last weekend at the Maribert Inland Resort in Pontevedra, Capiz – a town famous for cheap alimango. Meanwhile, Roxas City, the capital of Capiz, is known as the “Seafood Capital of the Philippines;” however, some locals have a different …

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