Eata: Indigenous People of Negros Occidental


Gary Consing, the Chieftain of an Eata tribe in Cadiz Cit, addressed the small crowd that gathered at the Negros Museum last February 29 during the launching of the exhibit of the Saulog! Celebrating an Ancient Culture & Way of Life in the Visayas. Albeit quite shyly, Manong Gary thanked the organizers for giving them the […]

Brillante “Dante” Mendoza: World Class Filipino Director

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We had a chance to be invited to an intimate presscon with Brillante “Dante” Mendoza at SM City Bacolod during the Brillante Medoza Film Festival. Direk Dante won Best Director for his independent film Kinatay at the 2009 Cannes Film Festival. His other films Lola, Serbis, Foster Child, among others have also won various awards […]

Nights at the Museum: Eat.Drink.Sing.Love

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hi friends… some of you have been fervent supporters of our R.E.C.O.P. projects for mountain schoolchildren. for the rest who have not known about our program – jet and I go up the mountains to bring wholistic activities to schoolchildren. almost all of these schools are inaccessible to vehicles, do not have electricity & water, […]

Writing from Within: A Writing Workshop at the Negros Museum

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An invitation from the Negros Museum for a writing workshop with New York based educator Dr. Virginia Cu on August 5 is hard to pass up. Writing from Within: Rediscovering the Joys of Writing opened an opportunity for me to meet women who are as passionate to writing, both as a profession and as a […]

Ramon Estella’s Mi Ultimo Adios Exhibit

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The Negros Museum opened the exhibit of 14 paintings of actor director Ramon Estrella (1911-1991) lat July 12, 2011. The 14 rare paintings are Estrella’s interpretation of Dr. Jose Rizal’s poem “Mi Ultimo Adios.Each painting represents one stanza of the national hero’s poem. As director, one of his notable films was “Buhay at Pag-ibig ni […]

Ballet Philippines to Perform in Negros

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Dance Pull Company and The Performance Laboratory Inc. come together with The Negros Museum to commemorate the 150th Birth Anniversary of our national hero, Dr. Jose P. Rizal with BALLET PHILIPPINES’ original dance production Crisostomo Ibarra to be staged at the Colegio San Agustin – Bacolod Gym on July 25, 2011 at 2:00 P.M. (Matinee) and 6:00 P.M. […]

A Night at the Negros Museum Cafe

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The Negros Museum Cafe came to life last Friday. No less than Governor Alfredo Marañon, Jr. led the ribbon cutting assisted by the indefatigable president of Negros Museum, Ms. Lyn Gamboa. Art patrons, government officials, artists, tour guides and bloggers came together for this much awaited night. There’s no doubt, the Negros Museum Cafe will […]

Negros Museum Café to Reopen on June 24, 2011

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I’m glad to hear the news that Negros Museum Cafe will reopen on June 24, 2011 at 6:30pm. It’s just walking distance from the office. While I love to have my native coffee delivered from our friendly neighborhood kapihan, a change of ambiance is quite welcome. I often see the museum staff busy with the […]

Negros Museum Summer Workshop 2011

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Although it doesn’t feel like summer yet, I’m sure students are already looking forward to their vacation. They will now be able to wake up late without their parents breathing down their necks. And the best part, no more homework! School vacation is also the best time to pursue non-academic interests. There are a lot […]