Monday, October 7, 2019

Let the whale sharks swim free.

The Save the Sharks mural is a community street art project produced during the 3rd Shark Summit held in Bohol last November 12-16, 2018.

At the public consultation held in the Baclayon Cultural Center last Thursday, October 3 for the proposed municipal ordinance entitled “Providing regulatory guidelines for the conservation of whale sharks within the municipal waters of the Municipality of Baclayon” authored by Councilor Erico Joseph T. Cañete, the first stakeholder opinion was from a fisherman, and it was in opposition to the ordinance. His statement was brief, and but the gist of it is captured in this quip: “kay naa na man jud nang mga whale sharks, nganong di man na ‘nato pahimuslan”. (A fraction of the audience actually applauded to this; the nays had a contingent.)

Sunday, July 28, 2019

Catigbian National High School wins top prize of the Bohol Sandugo Festival 2019 Street Dancing and Performance Arts Competition

The Catigbian National High School Sandugo contingent is the Grand Champion of the 2019 Bohol Sandugo Street Dancing and Performance Arts Competition held on July 27, 2019 in Tagbilaran City.

Catigbian National High School also bagged the Best in Drama Production, Best in Design, Best in Music, and Best Performer in a Lead Role (Male) awards.

Runners up were the Baclayon National High School/ LGU Baclayon and the Lumad Tubignon/ LGU Tubigon, who was also declared the Most Lively Group.

Friday, July 26, 2019

Video: Check out Sinugdanan Contemporary Art Exhibit

Check out Sinugdanan Contemporary Art Exhibit which opened last July 25, 2019 at the Alta Citta Mall in Tagbilaran, Bohol, Philippines. Featuring contemporary artworks by Boholano artists, the exhibit will run until the 9th of August, 2019.

Sinugdanan is organized by Bohol POP! with the support of Alta Citta and the Alturas Group of Companies.

#artph #Bohol #Philippines


Thursday, July 25, 2019

Watch: 2019 Bohol Sandugo Trade Expo Floor Tour

(The Trade Expo yet again saves this otherwise lackluster Sandugo month. People are trying, sure -- and thanks for all your efforts -- but this year's just not at par.)
The 2019 Bohol Sandugo Trade Expo ‘Beyond Expectations @ 32’ features your favorite export-quality products ranging from furniture and home furnishings, gifts and decors, wearables and homestyle, fashion accessories, and processed food from 200++ exhibitors from 10++ regions around the country --- and then some.
The Trade Expo opened last Wednesday, July 24 at the Island City Mall in Tagbilaran City and will run until this Sunday, the 28th.

Thursday, July 18, 2019

Watch: Tagbo sa Tagbi Night Market

Tagbilaran City pilot tests its night market concept to revitalize the old area around the old Holy Spirit School in downtown Tagbilaran.

Dubbed Tagbo sa Tagbi, the night market will run from July 17 to 21, 2019.

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Video: How to Open a Calamay

Calamay is a local Boholano sweet treat made from sticky rice, kinugay (muscovado sugar) and coconut milk contained in an iconic brown-stained coconut shell secured with a signature red (originally paper) tape.

Ever wondered how to open a calamay? Check out this video, and learn how:


Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Watch: Boholanos March for the Ocean

June 9, 2018 – Carrying hand-painted pro-ocean anti-plastic placards and hardy eco-warrior hearts, 67 Boholanos marched 19 kilometers from Tagbilarn City’s Plaza Rizal (Kilometer Zero) to Alona Beach in Tawala, Panglao to raise awareness to the worsening threats to the world’s oceans and seas. The March for the Ocean, locally dubbed “Baktas Alang sa Kadagatan”, was organized by Plastic Free Bohol and the Bohol Climate Walkers, with the support of 4Oceans and the Panglao LGU.

Monday, June 11, 2018

Boholanos march for the ocean on World Oceans Day weekend

June 9, 2018 – Carrying hand-painted pro-ocean anti-plastic placards and hardy eco-warrior hearts, 67 Boholanos marched 19 kilometers from Tagbilarn City’s Plaza Rizal (Kilometer Zero) to Alona Beach in Tawala, Panglao to raise awareness to the worsening threats to the world’s oceans and seas.
Locally named “Baktas Alang sa Kadagatan”, the event takes its cue from the USA’s “March for the Ocean”, (also set today and replicated globally) which advocates for the same intensified action to protect the oceans. The march echoes the call for the ban of single-use plastics, reduction of all forms of ocean pollution, corporate accountability for plastic pollution, and the protection of vulnerable coastal communities.

Monday, March 12, 2018

Where a ‘baji’ breaks her silence, flowers bloom

Rolaine B. Uy, Executive Director of the Bohol Chamber of Commerce and Industry, points to her work made just for the Baji Exhibit 2018 “Take Off” (Oil on canvas, 32x34 inches)

...butterfly wings flutter, as a soft breeze wafts through, whizzing: listen. Lightnings crack, thunders roar, as ravens cry in flight, cawing: listen, listen, take notice. Where the ‘baji’ artists break their silence, canvases are stretched out and slathered with colors, brushes gliding through, deliberately scraping: look, listen, take action.

Friday, March 2, 2018

Baji breaks the silence in their annual women's month arts showcase

The event poster is designed by Matet Fornolles Galarido and features Beryl Lupot. Both are Baji artists.

The Baji Arts Collective joins the global silence-breaking movement as they launch their annual Women's Month arts exhibit headlined "Breaking the Silence" this 5PM, Sunday, 4 March 2018 at the 2nd Level (near Globe) Island City Mall.

The exhibit will run for two weeks, until the 17th of March 2018.

The Baji Arts Exhibit 2018 is supported by Island City Mall and the Center for Culture and Arts Development (CCAD) of the Office of the Governor of the Province of Bohol.

Sunday, February 25, 2018

“Bohol-Buhol” comes to Bohol

“Bohol-Buhol 5”, group exhibition of Boholano artists, February 22 to March 3, 2018 at the 2nd floor of the Island City Mall, Tagbilaran City.

The eponymous exhibit which gave Boholano visual artists the space to showcase their works in distinguished galleries in the country’s major urban centers, “Bohol-Buhol”, now on its 5th outing, comes to Bohol for the first time to pay homage to the mother island.