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.

Sunday, February 4, 2018

Guimbawan sa Batuan 2018

Guimbawan sa Batuan 2018 is Batuan's yearly festival in honor of the Sto. Niño.

Sunday morning, 28th of January, there was an unusual hustle and bustle in downtown Batuan, Bohol. While its famous roadside attraction, the ShipHaus, still drew in the usual selfie-stick-toting tourist-types – elsewhere in the poblacion, around the market, the municipio, the plaza, and the ogee-arched parish church, brimmed with people, young and old, excitedly awaiting the start of Batuan’s own Sto. Niño fête, the Guimbawan Festival.

Friday, July 21, 2017

Sandugo Trade Fair 2017: Same old, same old

Dumaguete's Subida Souvenirs

The Sandugo Festival has been around for decades now, and along with the Street Dancing competition, the Sandugo Trade Fair has always been the more-awaited of THE Bol-anon fete's banner events. 

Like its mother event, the 'trade fair' has its hits and misses year on year. This year's, sadly, disappoints.

Monday, September 5, 2016

Summit sweetens emerging Bohol cacao industry

Some like their chocolates and sikwate sweet, some like theirs bitter; but everyone will like a sweeter, better cacao industry in Bohol as both government agencies and private organizations offer more and more initiatives pushing for its growth and expansion.

This was the consensus during the first Bohol Cacao Summit and Exposition, on Friday, the 2nd of September 2016 at the Kew Hotel this city, which gathered more than 95 cacao stakeholders from Bohol, Manila, Samar, Cagayan de Oro and Dumaguete.

Monday, July 25, 2016

Review: President Duterte's First State of Nation Address (SONA)

President Digong looked and spoke like the badass Mayor that he was.

We watched the first State of the Nation Address of President Rodrigo R. Duterte. Here's what we have to say:

Sunday, July 24, 2016

MoveBohol launched at MovePH Citizen Journalism Workshop

Raisa Serafica gave an orientation on Rappler's Move 
23 July 2016 - #MovePH prime mover Raisa Serafica and Rappler Cebu's Mark Macasero visited Bohol over the weekend, not for the Sandugo festivities, but to facilitate a Citizen Journalism Workshop. Participants included student journalists from Bohol Island State University (BISU) Main Campus and Holy Name University (HNU), bloggers from the Bohol Bloggers Collective and freelance writers.

Saturday, July 23, 2016

In Photos: Sandugo Fusion Nights 2016

Foodies will delight in the cornucopia of international and regional dishes laid out at this year's Sandugo Fusion Nights. We did.

Sandugo de Kuradang - The Most Fun Sandugo Yet!

Kuradang Queen and King 2016
22 July 2016 - For once, a Bohol Day brought us a Sandugo event where the performers were genuinely having fun -- more smiles, vigour and energey and less strained & exhausted faces (the late afternoon start sure helped) --  which inspired the audience and in turn inspired the performers. It also helped that the familiar fun(ny), upbeat melody, lyrics and dance steps (!) of the Kuradang that harked back actual fiestas and family celebrations had us all beaming and wanting to join in the fun.

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Music and Heartbreak (Millennial Edition) at the Freds Book Cafe Poetry Night

Krizzia and Erick sing their heartbreaks away
Very briefly, Friday night, Freds Book Cafe became the "Sagada" for millennial broken hearts as the coffeeshop-cum-library hosted its first poetry night bannered "Music and Heartbreak".

The intimate gathering kicked off with the reading of "Broken Hearts" written by literati-snubbed social-media-darling multimedia artist Lang Leav. Where the first line of the night is -- "I know you’ve lost someone and it hurts." -- you know you're in the company of romantics who embrace all of love and life's joys and pains.