Ayungon Fiesta

Ayungon Fiesta 2015

Ayungon Fiesta

The municipality of Ayungon is almost ready for their annual Fiesta. Prep-work is nearly finished, so it is time to celebrate.

Ayungon Fiesta 2015 – Schedule of Events

Sunday April 05, 2015
Kick – Off Parade for Summer Sports League
(Basketball, Volleyball, Lawn Tennis, and Badminton)

Tuesday and Wednesday April 28 to 29, 2015
Badmidton Summer Tournament (ABEC)

Saturday and Sunday May 02 to May 03, 2015
Lawn Tennis Inter- Club Summer League Tournament (ALTEC)

Sunday May 10, 2015
Ayungon Mountain Bike Cross Country Challenge
Presentation of Miss Ayungon 2015
Foam Party (Negros Academy &Negros College)

Monday May 11, 2015
Miss Ayungon 2015 Talent Night (DepEd)
A.C.E.S. Grand Alumni Home (Aces Alumni Batch 1980)

Tuesday May 12, 2014
Barangay Poblacion Night
Open Dance Competition

Wednesday May 13, 2015
Miss Ayungon The Pasgeant (DepEd)

Thursday May 14, 2015
Miss Ayungon 2015 Coronation Night (AMECCO)

Friday May 15, 2015
Fiesta Party with Live Band (LGU/ AMECCO)

Saturday May 16, 2015
Pinasikat (PIC Youth)

Happy Fiesta Ayungon – Viva Senior San Isidro


NOCCI NIR Position Paper


The following publication of the NOCCI was sent to us by BM Ikay Villanueva.

NOCCI NIR Position Paper


NOIPC Bldg., Capitol Area, Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental

Tel. No. (035) 226-1036, 422-0243   Email address: noipc@buglas.com




Ever since Negros Oriental became a part of Region 7, its poverty incidence for the past 10-15 years has relatively remained unchanged. In fact, based on the poverty statistics obtained from the National Statistical Coordination Board (NSCB) for the 10-year period from 2003 to 2012, Negros Oriental was consistently the poorest province in Region 7 and consistently in the Top 20 poorest provinces in the Philippines with poverty incidence ranging from 41% to 52%.  In 2003 alone, the 5 poorest municipalities in Region 7 were all located in Negros Oriental with poverty incidence ranging from 61.4% to 65.7%.

Meanwhile, Cebu City and Tagbilaran City, the capital cities of Cebu and Bohol, respectively, have been consistently in the Top 10 Most Competitive Cities in the Philippines, based on the biennial survey conducted by the Asian Institute of Management (AIM) Policy center (2009,2011).

However, what is now alarming to the business sector is the fact that due to the continued inequitable allocation of scarce national government resources at the Regional Development Council-Region VII, poverty incidence for Negros Oriental has worsened from 2009 to 2012 compared to its immediate neighbors-Cebu, Bohol, Siquijor and Negros Occidental as shown below:

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Poverty Incidence    Ranking        Poverty  Incidence   Ranking

Cebu                                 26.7%                      45*                     22.4%                       50*

Bohol                                38.6%                      21*                     32.5%                       30*

Siquijor                             26.1%                      46*                     24.6%                       48*

Negros Occidental         28.3%                       41*                     26.2%                       44*

Negros Oriental              41.9%                       15*                     45.3%                         9*

*Note: Above figures were derived from the National Statistical Coordination Board (NSCB) thru NSCB website : www.nscb.gov.ph/poverty/defaultnew.asp

What is more alarming is despite the all-out efforts of NOCCI to bring in new investors from 2010 to 2012 (e.g. Dumaguete Business Park, Robinsons Mall, Qualfon 1&2, Linksys IT Park, SPi Global, PNOC privatization, GoHOTEL, Hotel Essencia, Florentina Hotel, Bahura Resort, Atmosphere Resort, URSUMCO Ethanol Plant, Nasulo Geothermal Plant, Camella Homes, etc…), the poverty incidence still worsened from 41.9%  in 2009  to 45.3% in 2012.  In other words, without the entry of these 14 new investors to Negros Oriental beginning 2010, NOCCI believes the poverty incidence could have been likely much higher than 45.3%.

Based on the latest official poverty incidence data derived from the National Statistical Coordination Board, Negros Oriental is now ranked as the 9th poorest province in the country out of 81 provinces nationwide with almost half of its households (45.3%) unable to meet their basic daily needs.  This is very alarming. While all the other four neighboring provinces have been able to successfully reduce their poverty incidence these past 20 years by at least 2 to 9 notches, Negros Oriental’s poverty incidence has worsened by 6 notches from 15th poorest Province in 2009 to 9th poorest Province in 2012.  Next year, the business community predicts a far worst scenario for Negros Oriental with the full implementation of the ASEAN economic integration that is expected to severely hit our marginal farmers in the sugar, coconut, aquaculture and livestock industries as imported refined sugar, imported palm oil, imported coconut milk, imported marine and frozen meat/poultry products from Thailand, Vietnam, Taiwan, Indonesia, and Malaysia, freely enter the Philippine market at almost zero tariff thereby threatening the agricultural competitiveness of our marginal farmers and fisherfolks who are not yet ready to compete with their ASEAN counterparts. The coming ASEAN tsunami will surely hit Negros Oriental because Negros Oriental is predominantly an agricultural province unlike Cebu and Bohol which rely on manufacturing and tourism and not agriculture. Thus, since Bohol and Cebu will not be affected by the ASEAN tsunami, they don’t care what happens to Negros Oriental and Siquijor.

Clearly, without a doubt, the current status quo is not benefitting Negros Oriental and given the historical track record of both Bohol and Cebu at the Regional Development Council, we in NOCCI believe that Bohol and Cebu will both continue to dominate and corner the lion’s share of Region VII’s big ticket infrastructure projects in the coming years as they have consistently done so in the past 20 years. In fact, the biggest irony and anomaly of it all is that in the other regions of the Philippines, normally the poorest provinces are almost always given priority in infrastructure projects but sadly in Region 7, the reverse is true. Negros Oriental, even though it has been consistently known to be the poorest province in Region 7 was never given any sympathetic treatment by Bohol and Cebu thereby explaining its worsening poverty situation; while Bohol and Cebu continue to reduce their poverty incidence by 4-6% every 3 years.  But now, for the very first time in the history of Negros Oriental, we finally have a platform that will give us a fighting chance to get us out of the list of the Top 20 Poorest Provinces with the help of our future “Big Brother” Negros Occidental under the New Negros Island Region (NNIR). Thus, the time to separate from Region 7 has come and must now be seriously considered by our local political leaders unless the people of Negros Oriental remain CONTENTED WITH THE STATUS QUO of being consistently in the Top 20 Poorest Provinces of the Philippines while our immediate neighbors (Cebu, Bohol, Siquijor & Negros Occidental) continue to reduce their poverty incidence and progress way ahead of us.

Although some of our local political leaders believe there can be no absolute guarantee that separating from Region 7 will automatically address Negros Oriental’s poverty incidence, we in the Negros Oriental Chamber of Commerce also believe that there is also nothing to lose and everything to gain if Negros Oriental joins Negros Occidental under a One-Island, One-Region set-up because under NOCCI’s proposal for a 3-year “experimental” or transition period, if after 3 years, the poverty incidence worsens under the 1-Negros Island Region regime, we can always go back to our respective Regions (Region 7 for Neg.Or. and Region 6 for Neg.Occ.) and permanently abandon the 1-Negros Island Region initiative.  Simply put, a 3-year transition/experimental period offers not only a “win-win” window of opportunity for Negros Oriental but is almost a zero risk proposition for both Provinces because there are no expected major political structural changes or adverse socio-economic implications to Negros Oriental under a 1-Negros Island Region set-up. As the saying goes, better to have experimented and failed than never having experimented at all !

Thus, last August 1 2014, the NOCCI board of trustees and officers went to Bacolod City and submitted a detailed Position Paper to Negros Occidental Governor Alfredo Maranon, Vice Governor Bong Lacson and Metro Bacolod Chamber of Commerce & Industry proposing for the immediate conversion of all existing provincial offices of all national government agencies into sub-regional offices to save on billions of pesos in the construction of 35 new regional office buildings and hiring of 350 new regional government officials and staff.  Our Position Paper was approved by Governor Maranon and Vice Gov. Bong Lacson and on August 22, 2014, all the 16 Visayan Chambers of Commerce all over the Visayas including Cebu and Iloilo chambers of commerce unanimously approved our Position Paper. Yesterday, our Position Paper was unanimously approved by the PCCI Board of Directors in Manila Hotel during the 40th Philippine Business Conference and formally endorsed by PCCI President Ambassador Alfredo Yao to President PNoy for presidential action. We are hopeful that beginning January 1 2015, in time for the full implementation of the ASEAN economic integration, President PNoy will act on our Position Paper by immediately appointing all existing Provincial Directors of all national government agencies in both Dumaguete and Bacolod Cities as concurrent Regional Directors and/or concurrent Asst. Regional Directors according to seniority status under existing Civil Service Commission rules and regulations.

Finally, we in NOCCI believe that Negros Oriental’s chances of reducing poverty incidence under a 1-Negros Island Region are high given the following potential economic scenarios:

  1. Under NOCCI’s proposal for a 1-Negros Island Region, all existing Neg.Or. & Neg.Occ. provincial offices of all the 30 various national government agencies (e.g. DA, DENR, DOLE, DTI, DOST, TESDA, DSWD, DILG, DPWH, DEPed, DAR, BIR, BOC, NBI, BI, PNP, LTO, LRA, SSS, PHILHEALTH, PAG-IBIG, PCSO, MARINA, NFA, PCA, FIDA, BFAR, PPA, CAAP, NSO) can now be automatically converted into sub-regional offices by mere Presidential Executive Order thereby saving billions of pesos in constructing new regional buildings/offices and bringing government services much closer to the poor people of both Negros Oriental and Occidental. Aside from the huge savings (amounting to P1.2B per year for 30 regional offices’ annual salaries alone) in hiring new government personnel to operate the regional offices, the more significant savings is on the travelling expenses of our poor people who still have to travel and stay a few days in Cebu or Iloilo for the renewal of their passports, PRC licenses for all professionals, DOLE Clearance, LTFRB vehicle franchises, DENR ECC permits, HLURB license to sell, Bureau of Lands simple subdivision permit, seaman’s license/notebook, POEA clearance for all OFWs, TESDA NC certification, taking government licensure board exams, SEC registration, BOI Registration, PEZA registration, DOT accreditation license, MARINA permits, BIR tax exemption for low cost housing projects, DAR conversion clearance, FDA import clearance, Bureau of Customs accreditation import permit, renewal of gun permits, and a host of other regional permits that have made life so miserable for our poor people who have long suffered and endured for centuries the red tape persecution, “provincial” discrimination and even inhuman insults of “Imperial” Cebu ever since Negros island was split into two provinces.  For our elected public officials and Provincial Directors, 8 hours roundtrip land travel to Cebu every month just to follow up their respective projects means 36 days lost every year for every local and provincial government official multiplied by 56 local and provincial government officials or a total of 2,016 days lost every year due to land travel to Cebu alone. In terms of travelling and fuel expenses, the estimated amount lost to unnecessary travel to Cebu alone by our 56 local and provincial officials is approximately P10Million pesos per year including board and lodging. Under NOCCI’s proposal for 1-Negros Island Region, Negros Oriental will automatically save P10Million a year just in travelling and fuel expenses alone of our local and provincial government officials. Isn’t this reason enough to support the 1-Negros Island Region set-up?
  1. Under NOCCI’s proposal for 1-Negros Island Region, voting in the Regional Development Council will no longer be a game of numbers unlike the present set-up wherein Negros Oriental and Siquijor will always be outvoted by Cebu and Bohol in terms of priority infrastructure projects approval;
  1. Under NOCCI’s proposal for 1-Negros Island Region, allocation of scarce national government resources will now be equitably shared by only two provinces instead of four. Unlike the present set-up wherein Cebu and Bohol have always gotten more than 75% of the big-ticket infrastructure projects allocated for Central Visayas (example, Panglao International airport, Cebu mactan bridge, etc…), under the 1-Negros Island Region, only 2 Governors will decide on how to equitably share the entire Regional Infrastructure Allocation.
  1. Under NOCCI’s proposal for 1-Negros Island Region, the 30 national government agencies alone usually hold their annual regional/national conventions and quarterly meetings at their regional capitals. These annual regional & national conventions by all the 30 national government agencies alone can easily bring in annual gross revenues of at least P6M to P12M to both Provinces instead of the current set-up wherein all existing provincial directors of all national government agencies have to travel to Cebu or Iloilo just to attend their annual regional/national conventions and quarterly meetings thereby giving zero business to their respective home provinces;
  1. Under NOCCI’s proposal for 1-Negros Island Region, since there are five times more businessmen and factories in Negros Occidental than in Negros Oriental, Oriental Negrenses can now be given priority in employment by Negros Occidental businessmen because given the worsening poverty incidence of Negros Oriental these past few years as reported by the National Statistical Coordination Board (NSCB), Negros Occidental now has a moral duty and obligation to act as a “big brother” to Negros Oriental and help our Province reduce its worsening poverty incidence during the 3-year “transition period” by employing our skilled workers and sharing their best practices in reducing their poverty incidence from 28.3% in 2009 to 26.2% in 2012 despite their huge population, lack of geothermal power source, limited tourist attractions, and monocrop economy (sugar-based economy);
  1. Under NOCCI’s proposal for 1-Negros Island Region, the two Provinces can now prepare a 5 or 10-year master plan or industry roadmaps for the economic development of the entire Negros Island especially with the upcoming 2015 ASEAN economic integration. In the case of Negros Oriental and Negros Occidental, the local economy of both provinces is largely dependent on the sugar industry which is facing a serious threat in 2015 with the full implementation of AFTA as imported sugar from Thailand will start entering the Philippine market at almost zero tariff. Since both Provinces speak the same “sugar” language, then with more reason, the 2 Provinces must now join hands and work together as an Island Region to prepare for the full impact of AFTA come 2015;
  1. Under NOCCI’s proposal for 1-Negros Island Region, the 2 Provinces can now jointly plan, design, and agree on priority infrastructure projects that will make the Island Region attractive to both local and foreign investors. These infrastructure projects like connecting farm-to-market roads for both Provinces will enhance market access and create more livelihood opportunities for our marginal farmers in the entire Island Region. Other long-term infrastructure projects like ports, airports, special economic zones, etc… can now be master-planned by both Provinces to make the entire Negros Island a viable and attractive investment and tourist destination and not only Cebu, Bohol, Iloilo or Boracay that are currently dominating and cornering the infrastructure projects for the entire Visayas;
  1. Under NOCCI’s proposal for 1-Negros Island Region, the 2 Provinces can now jointly plan, negotiate, and agree on a common energy roadmap that will ensure the availability, reliability and competitiveness of the entire Island’s power supply requirements for the next 5, 10, or 20 years to ensure sustained economic growth for both Provinces especially that the 220 megawatt Palinpinon Geothermal Power Plant is located in Negros Oriental;
  1. Under NOCCI’s proposal for 1-Negros Island Region, the 2 Provinces can now jointly draft, plan, and agree on a common Tourism roadmap that will promote the entire Negros Island as an attractive island destination instead of merely getting the tourist “spillovers” from Cebu, Bohol and Boracay;
  1. Since both Provinces now belong to the Top 10 Next Wave Cities for Business Process Outsourcing (BPOs), under NOCCI’s proposal for 1-Negros Island Region, the 2 Provinces can now strengthen, share and complement each other’s educational reforms and human resource skills training programs to further improve the quality of education in both the public and private schools;
  1. Divorcing from Region 7 does not necessarily mean that tourism, trade and commerce with Cebu, Bohol and Siquijor will diminish. In fact Negros Oriental, being sandwiched by 3 very progressive provinces will now be able to create a new economic corridor, i.e., the 1-Negros-Bohol-Cebu triangle with Negros Oriental at the “heart” of the said new triangle. This new economic corridor will have a combined market of at least 6 Million consumers thereby creating a critical mass that can attract the big players to invest in this new corridor.


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Pakol Festival - Sta. Catalina

Sta. Catalina Pakol Festival 2015

Pakol Festival - Sta. Catalina

67th Santa Catalina Annual Town Fiesta 2015 and the Pakol Festival is in full swing. Following the schedule for the week full of celebrations. The festivities will last until April25, 2015.

Town Festival 2015 and the Pakol Festival
Calendar of Activities

Theme: “Panaghiusa: Dalan sa Kalampusan ug Kauswagan” (Unity is the way to Success and Prosperity)

Monday April 20, 2015

7:00AM 2015 Fiesta Opening Invitational Mountain Bike Challenge Leaded by Barangay Poblacion, Sports Office at National Highway & Barangay Roads
6:00PM Invitational Basketball Games Leaded by Sports Committee, Sport Office at Municipal Gymnasium.
6:00PM Fiesta Open Invitational Lawn Tennis Tournament Leaded by Sport Office at Municipal Tennis Court

Tuesday April 21, 2015

8:00AM Banca Race Leaded by MAO, Sports Office at Municipal Boulevard
6:00PM Fiesta Open Invitational Lawn Tennis Tournament leaded by Sports Office at Municipal Tennis Court.
8:00PM Presentation and Talent Night also “Harana sa Santa Catalina 2015” leaded by Pageant Committee, LGU at Municipal Plaza.

Wednesday April 22, 2015

8:00AM Agro Fair leaded by MAO at Municipal Plaza
1:00PM 8th Skills Enhancement Games Leaded By MAO at Municipal Plaza
6:00PM 2015 Fiesta Open Invitational Lawn Tennis Tournament leaded by Sports Office at Municipal Tennis Court.
8:00PM Technical Rehearsals “Hara sa Santa Catalina 2015” leaded by Pageant Committee at Municipal Quadrangle.
8:00PM 2015 Fiesta Open Invitational Boxing Tournament leaded by Barangay Poblacion, Sport Office at Municipal Gymnasium

Thursday April 23, 2015

8:00AM Agro Fair Leaded by MAO at Municipal Plaza.
2:00PM Civic Parade & Float Contest Leaded by LGU, ABC, DepEd, CSO’s at Municipal Streets.
8:00PM Selection and Coronation Night “Hara sa Santa Catalina 2015” leaded by Pageant Committee at Municipal Quadrangle.

Friday April 24, 2015

8:00AM Agro Fair Leaded by MAO at Municipal Plaza.
1:00PM Street Dance Contest “Pakol Festival 2015” Leaded by Pageant Committee at Municipal Streets.
3:00PM Showdown and Field Presentation “Pakol Festival 2015” leaded by Pakol Festival Committee at Municipal Plaza.
8:00PM Senior Citizens and LGU Night leaded by OSCA at Municipal Quadrangle
8:00PM a Night of Seduction with Jennifer Lee Leaded by Office of Board Members Arnulfo A. Teves at Municipal Gymnasium.
12:00MN Fireworks Display Leaded by Engineering Office at Municipal Plaza

Saturday April 25, 2015

4:00AM Diana Leaded by Santa Catalina Parish at Municipal Streets
10:00AM Concelebrated Mass Leaded by Santa Catalina Parish at Catholic Church.
8:00PM Disco Night Leaded by LGU at Municipal Quadrangle.

Happy Fiesta 2015 – Sta. Catalina

Pandanyag Festival - La Libertad

La Libertad Pandanyag Festival 2015

La Libertad is celebrating the annual Pandanyag Festival 2015 from April 22 – April 28, 2015. Following the highlights.

Pandanyag Festival 2015 – Schedule of Activities

Pandanyag Festival - La Libertad

Wednesday April 22, 2015

2:00 PM Ms. Teen Candidates Float Parade
3:00 PM Mass @ San Sebastian Parish Church
4:00 PM Opening of Booth & Agri-Display & Presentation of Ms. Teen Candidates

Thursday April 23, 2015

7:00 PM Cultural Night By DEP.ED. La Libertad District
Balak, Balitaw, Harana Competition

Friday April 24, 2015

8:00 PM Modern Dance Open Competition By LLTVS, Sir Ronald Enoc

Saturday April 25, 2015

8:00 PM Teen Pop Singing Competition By Mr. Ian Encarnacion

Sunday April 26, 2015

8:00 PM Ballroom Night
8:00PM Silliman University Jazz Band

Monday April 27, 2015

8:00 PM Miss Teen La Libertad (Local Search)
Disco Featuring DJ Macoy

Tuesday April 28, 2015

8:00 AM Traditional Games
9:00 PM Rhapsody by DJ Mark Lester Soliman

Happy Fiesta 2015 – La Libertad

Libod Sayaw Festival - Bindoy

Libod Sayaw Festival 2015 in Bindoy

Libod Sayaw Festival - Bindoy

The annual fiesta and the Libod Sayaw Festival in Bindoy is usually celebrated on April 4. This year it falls together with the Easter weekend. Therefore the Libod Sayaw Festival is moved to April 5. The name means literally “Dancing around” or dancing through the streets.

Events of the Libod Sayaw Festival 2015

Saturday March 28
Presentation Night sponsored by DLANHS and LGU

Sunday March 29
Handuraw back to back with Ka luk a Lyk sponsored by DepEd 1&2

Monday March 30
Battle of the Bands sponsored by LGU/Tourism Unit

Tuesday April 2 Holy Thursday
Friday April 3 Good Friday
Saturday April 4 Black Saturday

Sunday April 5
Libod Sayaw, Civic Parade, Talent Night sponsored by DLANHS and LGU

Monday April 6
Selection and Coronation Night (town Fiesta) sponsored by DLANHS and LGU

Tuesday April 7
Solid Disco and Live Band sponsored by LGU

Wednesday April 8
Morning  Fisher folks Day Boat Paddle Contest, hook & Line Contest, Fluvial Parade, Mud Crab Catching, Beach Volleyball , Sponsored by DA/RARE
Evening  Miss Gay sponsored by DSWD

Thursday April 9
Neon Lights Party  sponsored by Women’s Organization.

Kapaw Festival - Basa

Kapaw Festival 2015 in Basay

Kapaw Festival 2015 in Basay

Kapaw Festival - Basa

The annually Kapaw Festival in the municipality of Basay is a week of neverending activities. This years celebrations are held from March 13 to March 18 with the actual Festival on Monday, March 16 with the street dance competition and the Showdown. The search for Miss Basay 2015 is taking place at the municipality Gym on March 17.

Kapaw Festival 2015 – Schedule of Events

Friday March 13, 2015

8:00am Basketball Championship Games at Municipality .Gymnasium

Saturday March 14, 2015

7:00 pm Talent and Presentation Night Municipality .Gymnasium

Sunday March 15, 2015

8:00am Billiard Competition at Billiard Hall Basay Public Market.

8:00am Technical Rehearsal Kapaw Festival Municipality Gymnasium.

6:00pm Minus one Bulilit and Senior Division ,Balak, Balitaw, Pop Dance Competition at Mayor Cañamaque Commercial Complex,

9:00pm Live Band at Mayor Cañamaque Commercial Complex

Monday March 16, 2015

7:00am Fluvial Parade Basay Fish Port

9:00am KAPAW SHOWDOWN at Municipality .Gymnasium

11:00am SUGBA-SUGBA FESTIVAL at Basay Fish Port


7:00pm A night to remember with Jennifer Lee of Viva hot babes at Municipality .Gymnasium

Tuesday March 17, 2015

7:00am TRIATHLON at Basay Fish Port

2:00pm CIVIC PARADE at Municipality Quadrangle to Municipality .Gymnasium

7:00pm Search for Miss Basay 2015 at Municipality .Gymnasium

Wednesday March 18, 2015

10:00am CONCELEBRATED MASS at Roman Catholic Church

7:00pm BIG DISCO Night Municipality .Gymnasium

Happy Fiesta 2015, Basay

Pasayaw Festival - Canlaon City

Pasayaw Festival 2015 – Schedule of Events

Pasayaw Festival - Canlaon City

The annual Pasayaw Festival 2015 in Canlaon City is held on March, 19. Of course the festivities start already weeks before the actual festival date.

Derived from “Pasalamat Pinaagi sa Sayaw” or thanksgiving through dance, Canlaon City is the Province’s major producer of rice and vegetables. Pasayaw expresses joy and jubilation for the abundant harvest that gives it reason to dance in the streets. The merrymaking is dedicated to St. Joseph the Worker.

Schedule of Events – Pasayaw Festival 2015

Saturday March 7, 2015

8:00am Table Tennis at City Cultural & Sports Center

5:00pm Basketball Games at City Cultural & Sports Center

9:00pm Ikaw and Sikat Night of the Champions at Children’s Park

Sunday March 8, 2015

8:00am Table Tennis at City Cultural & Sports Center

5:00pm Basketball Games at City Cultural & Sports Center

Tuesday March 10, 2015

5:00am to 5:00pm Start of Novena Masses at Parish Chruch

9:00am Women’s Day at Children’s Park

Wednesday March 11, 2015

9:00am Garden Show Opening Near Pension House Area

Saturday and Sunday March 14, and 15, 2015

8:00am Table Tennis at City Cultural & Sports Center
8:00am  Soccer Football at Philippines National Police(PNP) Ballfield

Saturday March 14, 2015

5:00pm Basketball Games at City Cultural & Sports Center
9:00pm Talent Night of Miss Canla-on Pasayaw 2015 at Children’s Park

Sunday March 15, 2015

8:00am Bikathon at Starting Point Children’s Park
5:00pm Basketball Games City Cultural & Sports Center
9:00pm Ikaw ang Sikat Grand Finals at Children’s Park

Monday March 16, 2015

6:00pm Basketball Games at City Cultural & Sports Center
8:00pm Dep-Ed Nite at Children’s Park

Tuesday March 17, 2015

7:00am Holy Mass at Parish Church
8:00am Grand Parade Starting Point: City Hall Ground
9:30am Post-Parade Program at Pasayaw Ground, Panubigan
11:00am Socio- Cultural Affairs of Barangays at Pasayaw Ground, Panubigan
8:00pm Local Government Unit or LGU Night at Children’s Park

Wednesday March 18, 2015

3:00pm Holy Mass at Parish Church
4:00pm Procession
8:00pm Coronation Night of Miss Canla-on Pasayaw 2015 at City Cultural & Sports Center

Thursday March 19, 2015

5:00am 1st Mass at Parish Church
6:00am 2nd Mass at Parish Church
7:30am 3rd Mass at Parish Church
10:00am Concelebrated Mass at Parish Church
11:30am Baptism at Parish Church
12:00 noon Panag-ambitay sa Pagkaon sa Parokya at Pastoral Center
12:00 noon Pasayaw Mass at City Hall Ground
1:00pm Pasayaw Street Dancing at City Hall Ground Performance Area
2:00pm Pasayaw Showdown at Pasayaw Ground, Panubigan
4:00pm 4th Mass at Parish Church
5:00pm 5th Mass at Parish Church
6:00pm 6th Mass at Parish Church
8:00pm Show- Dance by OSY of 12 Barangays at Children’s Park
9:00pm Fireworks at Children’s Park
Live Band at Children’s Park

See You at the Pasayaw Festival 2015

Tawo Tawo Festival 2015

Bayawan – Tawo Tawo Festival 2015

Tawo Tawo Festival 2015

Bayawan City, the agricultural capital of Negros Oriental is celebrating its famous Tawo Tawo Festival 2015. While the actual Festival is celebrated with street dancing and showdown on February 17, the schedule of activities fills nearly 3 weeks. The Motrad competition opens the weeks of celebrations on Sunday, February 08, the “Day for Potpot Driver” is closing the Fiesta on March 1.

Tawo Tawo Festival 2015 – Calendar of Events

Sunday February 08, 2015

Tawo-Tawo Motard Competition at the City Boulevard

Monday February 09, 2015

8:00AM Spiritual Service at the City Gymnasium

8:00PM Opening Ceremonies Presentation: Ms. Bayawan2015 at the City Quadrangle

Saturday & Sunday February 7 & 8, 2015

8:00AM – 5:00PM 11-A-Side Invitational Football Tournament at the BCECS Grounds

Saturday February 14, 2015

6:00 PM Dinner for a Cause and Valentine’s Concert at the City Quadrangle

Saturday & Sunday February 14-15, 2015

8:00AM Drag Race Competition

Sunday February 15, 2015

6:00AM 8th National Mountain Bike Challenge at the Cabcabon Hills

8:00AM 2015 Tawo-Tawo Dart Tournament at the City Gymnasium

8:00PM Ms. Bayawan 2015 Talent Night at the IBC Ground

Monday February 16, 2015

8:00AM 2015 Tawo-Tawo sa Humayan Final Judging at IBC Ground

4:30 PM Mass Procession at the IBC Ground

8:00PM Miss Bayawan Coronation Night at the IBC Ground

Bayawan Tawo Tawo Festival
Tuesday Feb 17, 2015

9:00 AM Concelebrated Mass at Saint Thomas of Villanueva Parish

10:00 AM Tawo  Tawo Festival Showdown at IBC Ground

11:30 AM Sky Diving Exhibition

2:00 PM Tawo Tawo Festival Parade Street Dance at Bayawan City Street

5:00 PM Awarding: Tawo-Tawo Mascot Design and 2015 Tawo-Tawo sa Humayan Competitions

7:00 PM ABS-CBN Night IBC Ground

Wednesday Feb 18, 2015

8:00 AM 2015 Fiesta Civic Parade at Bayawan City Streets

8:00 PM WOWAP & AVT Night  at the City Quadrangle

Thursday February 19,2015

8:00 PM Globe Night at the City Quadrangle

Friday Feb 20, 2015

8:00 AM Inter-LGU Invitational Badminton Competition at the City Gymnasium

Saturday & Sunday February 21-22, 2015

8AM – 10PM Basketball & Volleyball Friendship Game at the City Gymnasium

Saturday February 21, 2015

8:00 AM Tawo Tawo Festival Enduro Cross Challenge at the IBC Ground

8:00 AM Bancaton at the Bayawan City Boulevard

Sunday Feb 22, 2015

8:00 AM Tawo Tawo Festival 2015 Bayawan 6th PNP Proficiency Firing and Invitational Shootfest at the Cabcabon

11:00 AM 2015 Tawo Tawo Triathlon at the Bayawan City Boulevard

February 1 to 28, 2015

daily Tennis Tournament at the Bayawan City Plaza

daily 4:00PM to 11:00PM 2015 Carnival at the Bayawan City Boulevard

Sunday Mar 1, 2015

8:00 AM Larong Pinoy – Adlaw Sa Mga Potpot Drivers (Day for Potpot Driver ) at Bayawan City Boulevard

 Tawo Tawo Festival - Bayawan

See you at the Tawo Tawo Festival in Bayawan

NORECO II Power Interruption

NORECO II – Scheduled Power Interruptions

NORECO II Power Interruption

Saturday January 31, 2015 will be a Power Interruption in the entire area of Santa Catalina, Bayawan and Basay from 8:00am – 5:00pm. Like most of the time the replacement of rotten woodpoles is the reason for this whole-day brownout.

On Sunday, February 1, 2015 many of us will be able to sleep without having to listen to the noisy Stereo of the neighbor. NORECO II is blessing us with a power interruption from 8:00am to 5:00pm.

Affected areas will be the entire area of San Jose, Sibulan, Dumaguete, Valencia, Dauin, Bacong and Siaton.

Let us all have a quiet and relaxed Sunday.

Mabinay Fiesta 2015

Mabinay Fiesta 2015

Mabinay Fiesta 2015

The annual fiesta in Mabinay will be like always celebrated in honor of Sr Santo Niño. The Mabinay Fiesta 2015 has the theme:” GO for Progress thru Mabinayanihan” and will be held on January 24 & 25, 2015. The go in the theme stands also for “Greener & Organized”

The activities start already on January 20 with the Government Employee’s Night at 8:00pm at the Municipality Covered Court. Highlights of this years Fiesta in Mabinay are of course the “Miss Mabinay 2015” beauty pageant and the Langub Festival with Street Dancing and Showdown on January 24.

Mabinay Langub Festival

So if you have no other plans, why not getting on a bus and visiting the municipality to attend the Mabinay Fiesta 2015.

Mabinay Fiesta Schedule

Tuesday January 20, 2015
Government Employee’s Night – 8:00pm at Mun. Covered Court

Wednesday January 21, 2015
3G Grand Finals – 8:00pm at Mun. Covered Court DISCO

Thursday January 22, 2015
Miss Mabinay 2015 Selection and Coronation Night – 7:00pm at Mun. Covered Court

Friday Jaunary 23, 2015
CIVIC Parade 7:00am , Livelihood Congress and Agro – Fair – 9:00am , MEV Cultural Show 7:00pm DISCO

Saturday January 24, 2015
Mayor’s Cup (Shooting Competition) Level 2 – 8:00am at A- Hits Firing Range
Langub Festival 2015 – 1:00pm Street Dance/ Showdown, DISCO

Sunday  January 25, 2015
High Mass ( Santo Niño Parish Church) 9:00am, Mabinay Motocross at Barangay Tadlong 8:00am, DISCO

Happy Fiesta 2015 Mabinay