Bacolod Millionaires’ Row: Generoso Villanueva’s Boat House

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During the 1930’s, a short stretch of Burgos Street was known as the Millionaires Row because of the several grand mansions belonging to some of the rich families of Bacolod. Today, these mansions are still in good condition, standing proudly as proof of the affluent life of these families. One of these mansions is the […]

My Katuray (Gaway-Gaway) Salad Experiment

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Our little backyard garden has some surprises in store for me now that I am well enough to plant again. The katuray or gaway-gaway stalk that I planted about ten months ago is already a small tree and with numerous white flowers! I remember seeing the gaway-gaway trees with flowers last year at the Triumph […]

Farewell Fort San Juan: Negros Occidental Old Provincial Jail Demolished to Give Way to Shopping Mall

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Fort San Juan or the old Provincial Jail as we know it has been demolished to give way for the construction of a shopping mall. Capitol Hill Land Development Corp. who owns 888 Chinatown Square won the bidding for the long term lease of this 1.1 prime property of the provincial government. Although I already […]

The Joys and Pains of Pregnancy

I hope my readers will understand why I haven’t updated this blog for several weeks. I have a higher calling to attend to and that is motherhood. Last September 24  I gave birth to a healthy baby girl. It’s not an easy pregnancy and childbirth but considering the circumstances, I’m still very blessed.  Getting pregnant […]

Ilonggo Jokes

When it comes to humor, we Ilonggos are not to be outdone. Below are some of the jokes I have compiled from my other blog with contributions from LewdSaint and from readers’ comments. Feel free to share your own jokes. Please be warned though that some of the jokes may not appeal to your sense […]

Nature’s Village Resort in Negros Occidental One of Top 10 Eco-Friendly Hotels 2012 by

Top booking site released its list of Top 10 Eco-Friendly Hotels from its international network of hotels and Nature’s Village Resort in Talisay City, Negros Occidental made the cut – the only hotel from the Philippines. This is another feather in the cap of Nature’s Village Resort since it was also in the Top […]

School in San Carlos City Awarded Second Place in Disaster Response Among ASEAN

Iliranan Elementary School in Brgy. Codcod, San Carlos City, Negros Occidental won second place in the Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization (SEAMEO)-Japan Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) Award. School principal Gary Magnanao led the 15 teachers and 439 students  in making emergency response drill part of the school’s activity. The school’s entry “Iliranan Disaster Education […]

Who Doesn’t Like to Gamble?

There is an unending debate of whether or not to legalize all forms of gambling in the Philippines. The majority of Filipinos are Catholics, which consider gambling a sin. Still though, a lot of Filipinos are still fond of gambling. Some forms of gambling are considered illegal like Jai Alai and Jueteng, yet people still […]

MassKara Queen 2012 Winners


Ena Louis Velasco was crowned MassKara Queen 2012 at the pageant night held at the University of Saint La Salle (USLS) Coliseum last October 18. The 20-year old BS Biology student also awarded Best in Gown, Miss 2GO, and Miss New Coast Boracay. Here is the complete list of MassKara Queen 2012 winners: MassKara Queen […]