police vehicle<empty> Art installation of Segundo Jesus “Panoy” Cabalcar, Jr.* ( Andy Alvarez photo )

‘Duterte's Bacolod visit
moved to October 22'

President Rodrigo Duterte is expected to attend the last day of the 38 th MassKara Festival on October 22, Bacolod Mayor Evelio Leonardia said yesterday.

Last year, the opening of the 2016 MassKara Festival was adjusted from Oct. 1 to 2 for the availability of the President.

Leonardia said they were advised that normally, the President goes home to Davao every weekend. . moremoremore

City pays tribute to
MassKara dancers

The Magical MassKara 2017 dubbed, “Bayle sa MassKara,” thatpays tribute to the “MassKara dancer,” who is at the very heart of the MassKara Festival, was unveiled Saturday at the fountain area of the Bacolod City Government Center and will be on display until Oct. 22.

Festival director Eli Francis Tajanlangit said that for this year's public art installation, “We turned to our award-winning choreographers—they who define the face and form of the MassKara Festival.” The result is “Bayle sa MassKara, he said.

The four art installations floating at the lagoon are the works of four of MassKara Festival's winningest choreographers— Emiljune “Tata” Bantolo, Joedem Casabuena, Segundo Jesus “Panoy” Cabalcar Jr., and William Bangcaya Jr. moremoremore


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Evangelizing at scale
Evangelizing at scale


Briones leads handover
rites of DepEd Negros

Education Secretary Leonor Briones graced the handover ceremony of the Department of Education-Negros Island Region to Central Visayas and Western Visayas last week at Hotel Essencia, Dumaguete City.

Documents and more than 30 personnel, mostly volunteers to the regional directors' offices of regions 6 and 7, were ceremonially given and assigned during the rites following the dissolution of the NIR.

In her speech, Briones said that NIR has shown its mettle in less than two years and proven its effectiveness and efficiency as an administrative tool and organization despite the lack of support from the national government..