La Castellana’s Bailes De Luces Makes Waves Abroad

La Castellana’s Bailes De Luces Makes Waves Abroad

Spotlight

Phoenix Introduces New FamilyMart Retail Format Through Cebu Stores

FamilyMart opens three new compact stores in Cebu, offering a unique customer experience in response to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Globe Introduces Mobile Health Solution With GoHealth

For just P20, you can now enjoy up to P,1000 health insurance from Pacific Cross!

SM Wins 15 Awards From HK’s CG Asia Magazine

SM Investments Corporation continues to be recognized abroad as it recently bagged 15 awards in the 10th Asian Excellence Awards 2020 of Hong Kong magazine Corporate Governance Asia.

GSIS Offers Computer Loan For Members

GSIS, ilulunsad ang Computer Loan Program upang matulungan ang mga miyembro nito at kanilang pamilya sa pagbili ng computer o laptop na gagamitin para sa kanilang mga trabaho o virtual classes ng kanilang mga anak.

The Bailes de Luces Festival performers of this central Negros municipality are making waves abroad.

After winning first place in the foreign category of the Wonju Dynamic Dancing Carnival in Wonju City, South Korea last month, the Negrense dancers will return to the East Asian nation in May next year to perform in the Seoul Lotus Lantern Festival.

Mayor Rhumyla Nicor-Mangilimutan said in a press briefing here on Wednesday that 10 dancers will fly to South Korea – all expenses to be paid by the organizers – to join the upcoming festival.

They have also been invited to perform in a tourism event in Hanoi, Vietnam next year.

“They have seen that Bailes de Luces is one of the festivals in the Philippines that is world-class,” Nicor-Mangilimutan said.

Earlier in Wonju, the Bailes team received a cash prize of 5 million won, equivalent to more than PHP200,000.

Bailes de Luces, or “Dances of Light”, is also the official festival of the municipality held during the Christmas season and culminates every January 5, coinciding with the town’s Charter Day.

During the street dance competition, the performers use LED lights as their main props. They wear bright and colorful costumes that emit light while they dance.

Meanwhile, this town’s other annual celebration, the Banana Festival, held in the first week of April, depicts its thriving banana production.

Nicor-Mangilimutan said they now need to regulate the shipping of bananas, particularly the “sab-a” or cardaba variety, from the municipality to sustain the production of saba sticks and banana strips.

Since there is a huge demand for these delicacies, they need a sufficient supply of raw materials, she added.

The mayor said they also source “sab-a” from neighboring localities and also from Negros Oriental to ensure a steady supply.

The production of banana sticks began two years ago as part of the livelihood program of the local government. (PNA)

DOLE To Roll Out ‘Free Bikes Project’ For Informal Workers

Hitting two birds with one stone! The "Free Bicycles Project" will also tap the displaced workers to provide food and non-food delivery services.

Tips For Staying Secure While Working From Home

Because you can never be too careful, here are some assuring tips on how you can stay safe online:

‘Pepito’ To Bring Rains Over Luzon

Brace yourself! There is more Pepito storm to come!

NFA-8 Readies Rice Stocks For Calamities

NFA Eastern Visayas regional manager Arlene Tanseco said current stocks in NFA warehouses will last until early 2021 based on current demand for government rice in the region.

Tarragona’s Landmark Is Town’s New Attraction

The provincial government of Davao Oriental has formally turned over to the municipality of Tarragona the newly completed Urban Greening and Landscaping Development Project.

Pope Francis Endorses Same-Sex Unions

The Pope voices out his views towards same sex marriage. Do you agree on his statements?

Specialty Pulp Manufacturing Inc. Chooses 100% Clean Energy From EDC

Agriculture-based manufacturing company SPMI is now being powered by clean, renewable, reliable energy from EDC!

Lenovo Offers With New Yoga Devices, Free Limited Edition Herschel Items

Check out the stylish looks of the Herschel Holiday Collection with Lenovo!

JTF Covid Shield Braces For More Economic Activities

Will your plans for the upcoming holidays push through?

1st ARISE Virtual Annual General Membership Meeting Focused On Business Resilience

ARISE Philippines discusses the need to focus on key priority areas in its advocacies on disaster risk reduction in its first virtual Annual General Membership Meeting.