Negros Occidental News
It's this time of the year once again when my city is alive with colors, songs, and other attractions. Yes, October is MassKara Festival in Bacolod City, the capital of the province of Negros Occidental, Philippines.
But what is it all about and how did it all start? Read my post Behind MassKara's Smile for a bit of history. When I went back to Bacolod, I had a taste of the festivities (The colors of #MassKaraFestival2014) for the first time after years, or probably two decades, of being away from home.
This year, what is in store for those who want to join in the revelry of MassKara 201 ...
I have heard Lakawon Island when I was a teen but haven't been to that part of my province, Negros Occidental. A year after I moved back to my hometown, Lakawon Island was again making the whispers among my fellow travel enthusiasts. In fact, it was featured on national TV at the "Kapuso Mo, Jessica Soho" magazine show a few days after our visit there.
Lakawon Island is located north of Negros. The jump off point is Cadiz City. Only 13 hectares in land area, this banana-shaped island, with its white sand beach, seclusion and privacy, has captured the attention of a number of tourists. Curre ...
Mag-aso falls and leisure park is located about 8 Kilometers outside of Kabankalan in Negros Occidental, Philippines. Besides the falls themselves there is also a leisure park with a pool area as well as BBQ area and cabins for rent available. This is some footage I shot after taking a dip in the pool recovering from the mild heatstroke I got from making my way up there.
President Rodrigo Duterte will lead the opening of the 37th MassKara Festival in Bacolod City on Saturday.
Deputy Commissioner Jesus Clint Aranas, of the Bureau of Internal Revenue, in a phone interview with the media during a press conference of Bacolod Mayor Evelio Leonardia yesterday, confirmed that the President will arrive in Bacolod.
"The President committed that he will be there (Bacolod) on October 1, from 4 to 7 p.m. You have to understand that he is (coming) all the way from Vietnam…from Vietnam he's going to go straight to Bacolod," Aranas said.
Aranas said Duterte is com ...
Are you ready to have a good time at the City of Smiles?
MassKara Festival is annually celebrated every third week of October or the nearest weekend to October 19 which is Bacolod City's charter day anniversary.
The 3-week celebration of the MassKara Festival is packed with fun activities and entertainment for all ages. Check below. (Note: schedule may subject to change without prior notice.)
"MassKara" means "a multitude of smiling faces." It is coined from the words: (1) "mass" which means "many" and (2) "kara" which a "face" in Spanish.
There more to discover in Bacolod City. It ...
Leaving Sipalay was heartbreaking. We could have stayed longer if time permitted. Due to the uncooperative weather condition, we missed some of its priced natural attractions, which made us feel that the trip is incomplete. Also, I will surely miss the acquaintance I made, especially the staffs of Easy Diving and Beach Resort, who had been very helpful.
To negate the sadness, I thought of good memories and better pictures of what lies ahead of our adventure. Danjugan Island was our next stop after Sipalay. The stunning photographs of its lagoons and surrounding beaches started to populate m ...