Friday, January 31, 2014

National Arts Month


A press release from the National Commission for Culture and the Arts.
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Philippine Arts Fest 2014
focuses on Arts for Healing

WITH the theme “Art on the Edge,” the 2014 Philippine Arts Festival (PAF), in celebration of the National Arts Month (NAM), will focus on art for healing activities, aside from promoting the advancements achieved in different art forms, the innovations, the modern evolution of art, and the artistic creations in the peripheries.

Initiated by the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA), NAM is celebrated every February in the country since the signing of Presidential Proclamation 683 in 1991. NCCA Chairman Felipe de Leon Jr. will lead the celebration.

Spearheaded by the NCCA’s Subcommission on the Arts, PAF consists mainly of the flagship projects of the seven committees of the subcommission—architecture, cinema, dance, literature, music, theater, and the visual arts. It aims to highlight the artistic talent and brilliance of the Filipino people. Initially centering around the National Capital Region, PAF activities will be held all over the country in order to reach as many people as possible.

With private and government agencies as partners, PAF 2014 promises to be an exhilarating celebration of the arts with workshops, exhibitions, forums, performances, and many other events participated in by numerous artists.

For 2014, PAF has taken the theme "Art on the Edge.”

The seven committees of the NCCA’s Subcommission on the Arts have prepared a rich repertoire of activities and events.

The National Committee on Architecture and Allied Arts, headed by architect Gerard Lico, will hold several exhibitions, conferences, lectures and competitions on Philippine architecture and allied arts, collectively called “Archi[types/texts] 2014,” which will be held in different institutions across the country from Feb. 2 until March 7.

The National Committee on Cinema, headed by Dr. Miguel Rapatan, will hold “Cinema Rehiyon 6” in Cagayan de Oro City on Feb. 18-22 with screenings and forums that focus on the film productions from the regions. Independent filmmakers from Baguio, Pampanga, Calabarzon, Naga, Bacolod, Cebu, Davao, General Santos, Zamboanga and others will showcase their latest films. Film curators, festival programmers, and film enthusiasts will also be in attendance.

The National Committee on Dance, headed by Shirley Halili-Cruz, will present “Sayaw Pinoy,” the longest-running NAM project with a full house audience in every performance. It will tour dance concerts showcasing the different dance forms (folk, ballet, hiphop, and contemporary) by various dance companies, performing back to back with upcoming dance groups. Now on its 11th year, Sayaw Pinoy will spread the beauty of dance in key areas all over the country. Sayaw Pinoy will underline the dance icons in the major venues of the event in the different cities in Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao. Dance workshops and artists dialogues will be participated in by visiting and local dancers, choreographers, directors, and SPA teachers from the different regions.

The National Committee on Literary Arts, headed by Priscilla Macansantos, will mount the literary arts festival, “Taboan 2014: Philippine Literary Arts Festival,” to be held at the Subic Freeport Zone on Feb. 24-26.  Taboan 2014 will gather writers, teachers and students for forums, lectures, book fair, literary readings, performances, arts and crafts exhibits, cultural tours, other satellite projects, and an awards ceremony for outstanding writers from the regions.

The National Committee on Music, headed by Prof. Felipe de Leon Jr., will stage the “Taal-Tunugan,” wherein a new musical ensemble will be trained and then toured using musical instruments they made themselves from scraps and other recycled materials.  The Taal-Tunugan is aimed at resonating the sounds and or music found in different communities in the Philippines that utilize locally-crafted musical instruments.

The National Committee on Dramatic Arts, headed by Lutgardo Labad, will hold “Tanghal 2014,” a theater festival underscoring the works and achievements of community and university-based theater groups.

The National Committee on Visual Arts, headed by Nemesio Miranda, will hold the “Philippine Visual Arts Xtreme” (PVAX) in Tacloban, which will gather visual artists from all over the country for a lineup of activities including conferences, exhibitions, competitions, workshops, painting sessions, tours, and many others.

Aside from these, there are other components of PAF. The opening ceremony, to be held in Roxas City, Capiz, on January 31, 2014, is not to be missed because it is a rousing start of the colorful celebration filled with performances and other activities that will afford attendees a foretaste of the seven arts and their sumptuous offerings.

Also of importance is the second Likha Asya festival and conference on community theater, creative industries and community-based tourism, a cross-cultural exchange of experiences and expertise in the creative industries and cultural tourism between Lihok Bisaya, a cultural association of seven community-based cultural groups in the Visayas region, and similar groups in Asia striving for sustainable livelihoods. 

The Ani ng Dangal awarding ceremony honors Filipino artists who are recognized with top honors in international awards, competitions and festivals. It will be held on Feb. 2 at the Newport Performing Arts Theater in Resorts World Manila.

It may be the shortest month of the year, but expect February to be brimming with wonderful events with the Philippine Arts Festival.

For more details on the activities and schedules, contact PAF Media Director and NCCA-Public Affairs and Information Office (PAIO) head, Rene Sanchez Napeñas at (632) 527-2192 or at 0928.5081057.  Log on to www.ncca.gov.ph or email us at ncca.paio@gmail.com.

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Cinema Rehiyon


A press release from the National Commission for Culture and the Arts.
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NCCA to take Cinema Rehiyon to CDO

In celebration of the National Arts Month (NAM), the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) will hold “Cinema Rehiyon” in Cagayan de Oro City on Feb. 18-22. This is one of the seven flagship programs during the Philippine Arts Festival (PAF) of NCCA.

Now on its sixth installment, Cinema Rehiyon will be headed by Dr. Miguel Rapatan, chair of the National Committee on Cinema of NCCA's Subcommission on the Arts.

It will have screenings and forums that will focus on the film productions from the regions. Independent filmmakers from Baguio, Pampanga, Calabarzon, Naga, Bacolod, Cebu, Davao, General Santos, Zamboanga and others will showcase their latest films.

The festival seeks to educate its audience on regional works that exist outside of the mainstream cinema, and to engage film enthusiasts in the dialogue with filmmakers discussing the arts.

The Philippines celebrates NAM during February since the signing of Presidential Proclamation 683 in 1991. As the country’s main agency for the arts and culture, the NCCA, headed by its chairman, Felipe de Leon, Jr., leads in celebrating NAM with the Philippine Arts Festival.

For 2014, PAF has taken the theme "Art on the Edge,” highlighting the advancements achieved in different art forms, the innovations, the modern evolution of art, and the artistic creations in the peripheries. 

Spearheaded by the NCCA’s Subcommission on the Arts, PAF consists of the flagship projects of the seven committees of the subcommission—architecture, cinema, dance, literature, music, theater, and the visual arts. It aims to highlight the artistic talent and brilliance of the Filipino people. Initially centering around the National Capital Region, PAF activities will be held all over the country in order to reach as many people as possible.

With private and government agencies as partners, PAF 2014 promises to be an exhilarating celebration of the arts with workshops, exhibitions, forums, performances, and many other events participated in by numerous artists.

For more details on the activities and schedules, contact PAF Media Director and NCCA-Public Affairs and Information Office (PAIO) head, Rene Sanchez Napeñas at (632) 527-2192 or at 0928.5081057.  Log on to www.ncca.gov.ph or email us at ncca.paio@gmail.com.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Tourism Jingle Festival

A press release from the Office of the City Council.
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Oro set for Tourism Jingle Festival

The first Tourism Jingle Festival in the city will take place on May 2014 at the Atrium, Limketkai Mall, said Councilor Lourdes Candy Darimbang, chair of the City Council committee on tourism.

She also announced that there will be a Tourism Video Competition where talents can show of their skills in composing original jingles and videos that will feature Cagayan de Oro City.

The winning participants will receive huge prizes and their entries will be heard over local radio and television stations, major hotels and restaurants, at the airport and bus terminals, said the lady councilor.

It was learned that the city has partnered with GMA Network Inc. for the said activities.

Monday, January 27, 2014

Double trouble 3

FLOOD CONROL or FLOOD CONTROL?


Sunday, January 26, 2014

Spanish Bridge 6

Spanish Bridge construction progress,
as of today.


Saturday, January 25, 2014

Street name

Quiz Time:

What is the name of this street?


Friday, January 24, 2014

Business plate

The city government has released
new business plates for 2014.


Thursday, January 23, 2014

Pepsi Overdrive




Three winners from Mindanao in the recently concluded “Pepsi Overdrive” nationwide promo drove home today with their respective new Mitsubishi Mirage cars after awarding ceremonies held at the Cagayan de Oro City plant of Pepsi-Cola Products Philippines Inc.

The lucky winners, Precy Sequiten Balon of Cagayan de Oro, Eric Serquiña Somera of Cagayan de Oro, and Jennelyn P. Belardo of General Santos City, are among the loyal customers of Pepsi products in the country who joined the promotional campaign from September 16 to December 24 last year.

Balon, a long-time Pepsi drinker with her children at school, said she had sent in daily entries of from 10 to 200 but it was the 150 entries in one day from which one was chosen as the winning crown. “I’m super happy,” she said as she came with her husband to claim the prize.

Somera, who bought four cases of assorted Pepsi beverages for the 8th year anniversary celebration with his wife, said he divided the crowns into five per day but decided to use all the last 10 crowns in one batch of entries. He won from this last batch.

Belardo, a graduating marketing management student, sent in less than 20 entries a day and her consistency paid off. “I’m a working student,” she said, “and this car helps a lot in my studies!”

Awarding the winners were Pepsi Cagayan de Oro Plant general manager Joemar E. Alova, Pepsi CDO finance manager Christine Jamorin, Pepsi CDO marketing manager Sanny M. Calam and Ms. Tina Reyes of Diamond Motors who introduced the car details/warranty and led the signing of documents for registration.

In his remarks, Alova said this has been the biggest Pepsi promotion in years and follows the successful “Hataw Araw-Araw” sales promo held early last year. “This is part of the community program of Pepsi,” he said, adding that “it will not stop here.”

Another promo is slated for 2014, Calam said. “We have a lot in store for you this year,” he added.

In addition to the 100 Mitsubishi cars, the “Overdrive” promo also gave away 30,000 bottles of two-liter Pepsi Cola and 100,000 free P16-load to the cellphones of participants.

The promo for Pepsi Cola, Mountain Dew, 7Up, Mirinda, Mug root beer, and Sting energy drink asked customers to text an 8-digit code found under the crown.

“Watch for another big promo coming!” Alova said.

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Urban Life

Quiz Time:

Which newspaper published in Cagayan de Oro
has a section called 'Urban Life'?


Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Monday, January 20, 2014

Floodwaters

Tropical depression Agaton
dumps more water,
flooding several streets in Cagayan de Oro.


Saturday, January 18, 2014

Potholes

Heavy rains = potholes in the asphalt overlay
on the national highway in Gusa.


Friday, January 17, 2014

Swimming pool

Quiz Time:

If you were swimming in this pool,
you would be a guest of which hotel
in Cagayan de Oro?

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Knock knock

Quiz Time:

In which newspaper published in Cagayan de Oro
would you be able to read the opinion column
of Ben Contreras?


Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Borloloy

Quiz Time:

Where would you find
this "House of Borloloy"?

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Another rainy day

It's a rainy day today.


Monday, January 13, 2014

Bread basket

Quiz Time:

Which restaurant in Cagayan de Oro
serves this bread basket on the house?



Sunday, January 12, 2014

View from Camacawan

Yes, you're in Cagayan de Oro,
at sitio Camacawan, barangay Indahag,
overlooking a river valley
(you can't see it but Bigaan River
snakes its way below).

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Friday, January 10, 2014

Singapore

No, you're not in Singapore.
You'll find this Roti Mum at Limketkai Mall,
and there's another at SM City Cagayan de Oro.


Thursday, January 9, 2014

Bloodletting

On January 11 -- mark your calendar!


Wednesday, January 8, 2014

1st Kuyamis Festival

The three-day 1st Kuyamis Festival
opens today at the Misamis Oriental
Capitol grounds.