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National Museum of Natural History is set to open on May 18, 2018. The museum will open just in time for International Museum Day.

National Museum of Natural History is the third building which completes the National Museum complex in Manila.

Last October 2017, it had a one-day open house where viewers were able to get a preview of the museum’s stunning exhibits, architecture and interiors.

Architectural Style National Museum of Natural History Tree of Life

The site of the new museum is the former building of the Department of Tourism. Built in 1939 with neo-classical architecture.

Architectural firm Dominic Galicia Architecs and interior design company Periquit Galicia led the restoration.

The said museum will features a huge “Tree of Life,” which is the over-aching concept of the architectural firm.

Admission

Like the other museums in the complex, admission will be free.

Opening Hours

It is open from Tuesday to Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Address

P. Burgos Drive, Rizal Park, Manila

Sources: rappler.com, spot.ph

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Bacolod, a home of Masskara Festival is a living proof of ups and downs way back then. The Masskara Festival which symbolizes hope is a tool of escapism during dark and dire times.

Masskara Festival is considered as one of the most colorful festival in the Philippines. What makes Bacolodnon proud is their success for overcoming a great tragedy. Let us rediscover the history of the renowned Masskara Festival.

Brief History of MassKara Festival

Bacolod City is the capital of Negros Occidental. It is also considered as the “City of Smiles”. Bacolod symbolizes progress and business opportunities. Its fast pace towards progress enable them to become one of the most progressive cities in the Philippines.

When immigrants from the neighboring island like Iloilo came here for business ventures, the province of Negros propelled its economic growth. Prominent families started to cultivate sugar and became the province main source of income.

The sudden growth of income means more business opportunities and jobs. More and more immigrants most especially “sakada” came here to plant and harvest sugar cane.

Haciendas and villages sprout like mushroom that makes landlords and sugar barons. Sugar industry by that time is at its peak. Sugar is exported from different countries. This makes the province and its people rich and wealthy.

MS Don Juan

MS Don Juan ©Experience Negros

It was in 1979 when the luxury liner of Negros Navigation MS Don Juan crashed with a tanker. It carries hundreds of passengers including some prominent people. Seven hundred lives estimated were lost in the tragedy.

Five years after, a big drop in sugar production happened. Caribbean sugar crisis and the introduction of sugar substitute like High Fructose Corn Syrup in the United States added additional factor for sugar crisis in Negros.

Negrense suffered from obscure situation. Everybody is in grief as if the world crumbles and turn back to them.

The Making of MassKara Festival

Later on a Negrense cartoonist, painter and artist Ely Santiago together with some government official, civic groups and prominent people molded the first Masskara Festival. The word Masskara came from “mass” means crowd and Spanish word “cara” for faces meaning “many faces.”

It was on 1980 when the firs Masskara Festival took place. The original plan of Santiago was to hold an annual parade using mask to capture the crisis in Negros. It was change by the local elite into a street dancing and merry-making. Twenty days of merry-making, street party, street dancing, beer drinking, fluvial parade and garden shows were being practice hitherto.

Colorful and Elaborate Costumes

A smiling masks which symbolizes hope and to conceive grief of every Negrense is a way to show the happy spirit of Negrense despite experiencing hard times in the sugar industry.

The festival is held every third week of October. Several activities were lined up during these festivities.

Thousands of tourists including the locals from neighboring cities were drawn by this occasion. Grand parade and street dance were only few of the most awaited activities during Masskara.

Dancers clad in an elaborate costumes and colorful painted mask vying for the prizes. This year during the highlights of the event is also the opening of the biggest convention center not only in Bacolod but also in Southeast Asia.

What to Expect in MassKara Festival

Aside from colorful costumes, elegant and detailed smiling mask. Masskara Festival is a month-long celebration celebrated every month of October annually. Street parties is one of the most anticipated event during the festival. Don’t also forget to indulge in the famous chicken inasal. You can find it anywhere here in Bacolod.

Bacolod Chicken Inasal © to the owner

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Bacolod, a home of Masskara Festival is a living proof of ups and downs way back then. The Masskara Festival which symbolizes hope is a tool of escapism during dark and dire times.

Masskara Festival is considered as one of the most colorful festival in the Philippines. The story behind this festival is what makes every Bacolodnon proud. Let us rediscover the history of the renowned Masskara Festival.

Brief History of MassKara Festival
Bacolod City is known as the City of Smile, also the capital of the sugar bowl of Philippines, Negros Occidental. It symbolizes progress and business opportunities. Its fast pace towards progress enable them to become one of the most progressive cities in the Philippines.
When immigrants from the neighboring island like Iloilo came here for business ventures, the province of Negros propelled its economic growth. Prominent families started to cultivate sugar and became the province main source of income.

The sudden growth of income means more business opportunities and jobs. More and more immigrants most especially “sakada” came here to plant and harvest sugar cane.

Haciendas and villages sprout like mushroom that makes landlords and sugar barons. Sugar industry by that time is at its peak. Sugar is exported from different countries which make the province and its people rich and wealthy.

MS Don Juan

MS Don Juan ©Experience Negros

It was in 1979 when the luxury liner of Negros Navigation MS Don Juan crashed with a tanker. It carries hundreds of passengers including some prominent people. Seven hundred lives estimated were lost in the tragedy.

Five years after, a big drop in sugar production happened. Caribbean sugar crisis and the introduction of sugar substitute like High Fructose Corn Syrup in the United States added additional factor for sugar crisis in Negros.

Negrense suffered from obscure situation. Everybody is in grief as if the world crumbles and turn back to them.

The Making of MassKara Festival

Later on a Negrense cartoonist, painter and artist Ely Santiago together with some government official, civic groups and prominent people molded the first Masskara Festival. The word Masskara came from “mass” means crowd and Spanish word “cara” for faces meaning “many faces.”

It was on 1980 when the firs Masskara Festival took place. The original plan of Santiago was to hold an annual parade using mask to capture the crisis in Negros. It was change by the local elite into a street dancing and merry making. Twenty days of merry making, street party, street dancing, beer drinking, fluvial parade and garden shows were being practice hitherto.

Colorful and Elaborate Costumes

A smiling masks which symbolizes hope and to conceive grief of every Negrense is a way to show the happy spirit of Negrense despite experiencing hard times in the sugar industry.

The festival is held every third week of October. Several activities were lined up during these festivities.

Thousands of tourists including the locals from neighboring cities were drawn by this occasion. Grand parade and street dance were only few of the most awaited activities during Masskara.

Dancers clad in an elaborate costumes and colorful painted mask vying for the prizes. This year during the highlights of the event is also the opening of the biggest convention center not only in Bacolod but also in Southeast Asia.

What to Expect in MassKara Festival

Aside from colorful costumes, elegant and detailed smiling mask. Masskara Festival is a month long celebration celebrated every month of October annualy. Street parties is one of the most anticipated event during the festival. Don’t also forget to indulge in the famous chicken inasal. You can find it anywhere here in Bacolod.

Bacolod Chicken Inasal © to the owner

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Reyna ng Aliwan is one of the highlights during Aliwan Fiesta. It showcases different beauties from different festivals around the country. This year 22 lovely ladies vying for the crown as Reyna ng Aliwan 2018. The pageant night will be later April 27, 2018.

Reyna ng Aliwan Candidates
Candidate # 1 is Keziah Bartolome

The lovely Ilongga Keziah Bartolome is candidate number 1 — . Kez is 18 years old, stands 5 ft 3 inchers, and weighs 107 pounds. She represents the Iloilo Paraw Regatta festival. A senior high school student of West Visayas State University, she likes singing, reading, and swimming in her spare time. A champion vocalist, she is also a member of Youth for Christ.

Candidate # 2 is Jackie Ruth Urongan

Jackie Ruth Urongan of Zamboanga del Norte is candidate number 2. Jackie is 23 years old, satnds 5 ft 4 inces, and weighs 110m pounds. She represents the Salug festival. A graduate of the Ateneo de Zamboanga University, she is a network entrepreneur and is a member of the Junior Chamber International Zamboanga La Bella.

Candidate # 3 is Joanna Marie Watamama

Here to represent the Pintados de Passi festival of Iloilo is candidate number 3 — Joanna Marie Watamama. Ann-Ann is 18 years old, stand 5 feet 4-1/2 inches, and weighs 104 pounds. She is currently a college student and loves dancing above all things.

Candidate # 4 is Joyce Marie Sebio

Representing the Binirayan festival of Antique is candidate number 4 — Joyce Marie Sebio. Bang is 19 years old, stands 5 ft 4 inches, and weighs 92 pounds. A native of San Jose de Buenavista, she is a third year college student at the University of the Philippine s Visayas, and likes watching movies, as well as reading books. She is a member of the Pangkat Lingkod Bayan and the Junior Executive Society.

Candidate # 5 is Maristela Santiago

The pride of Antipolo City is candidate number 5 — Maristela Santiago. Maristela is 19 years old, stands 5 ft 5 inches, and weighs 108 pounds. Currrently studying at La Salle College Antipolo, she likes playing badminton and watching movies.

Candidate # 6 is Chanel Mistyca Corpuz

Coming all the way from Abra is candidate number 6 — Chanel Mistyca Corpuz, here to represent the Abrenian Kawayan festival. Anie is 18 years old, stands 5 ft 6 inches, and weighs 123 pounds. A student of St. Louis University, she likes reading and watching movies, she is also a member of SLU Light — the Hospitality and Tourism Management student organization of the university.

Candidate # 7 is Radhell Berbon

Radhell Berbon is candidate number 7, representing the Tagultol Fishing festival of Atimonan, Quezon. Arbie is 22 years old, stands 5 ft 7-1/2 inches, and weighs 118 pounds. A college graduate of the Quezon Educational College, she likes trekking and swimming. Currently, Arbie is the tourism coordinator of the town of Atimonan.

Candidate # 8 is Bianca Iraham

From Zamboanga del Sur is candidate number 8 — Bianca Iraham. Ica is 18 years old, stands 5 ft 6 inches,a nd weighs 92 pounds. She is the reigning Zamboanga Hermosa festival queen. A 12th grader at Western Mindanao State University, she is a junior varsity volleyball player who also loves to cook and bake.

Candidate #9 is Elizabeth Bills

Representing the Kalilangan festival of General Santos City is candidate number 9 — Elizabeth Bills. Tzah as she is called, is 19 years old, stands 5 ft 6 inches, and weighs 125 pounds. A graduate of Notre Dame of Dadiangas University, she likes playing colleybal and indulge sin leisurely reading.

Candidate # 10 is Arl Banquerigo

Arl Banquerigo of Sarangani is candidate number 10. Representing the Munato festival, Arl is 18 years old, stands 5 ft 7 inches, and weighs 127 pounds. A high school graduate of Notre Dame of Dadiangas University, she plays the drums and is also into volleyball.

Candidate # 11 is Chelsea Fernandez

Hailing from Tacloban City is candidate number 11 — Chelsea Fernandez. Lovely, as she is called by friends, is 19 years old, stands 5 ft 7 inches, and weighs 121 pounds. She is a Broadcasting major at Asia Development Foundation College, and likes to cook, sing, and dance in her free time.

Candidate # 12 is Sharifa Mangatong Areef Mohammad Omar Akeel

And from Sultan Kudarat, we have candidate number 12 — Sharifa Mangatong Areef Mohammad Omar Akeel, representing the Kalimudan festival. Sharifa is 20 years old, stands 5’8 inches and weighs 110 pounds. She plays softball, holds a degree in Elementary Education from the Notre Dame of Salaman College, and presently works as Human Relations Officer at the Congressional office of the Province of Sultan Kudarat.

Candidate # 13 is Chrislyn Jabonero

Coming from North Cotabato is candidate number 13 — Chrislyn Jabonero. Chrislyn is 20 years old, stands 5 ft 9 inches . A third year business administration student majoring in marketing at Southern Christian College, she is here to represent the Kalivungan festival.

Candidate # 14 is Joanna Marie Rabe

From Iba, Zambales comes candidate number 14 — Joanna Marie Rabe, represeting the Dinamulag Mango Festival. Jojo is 22 years old, stands 5 ft 8 inches, and weighs 110 pounds. She holds a degree in Tourism Management from Ramon Magsaysay Technological University, and loves playing badminton, reading, cooking, and travelling. Currently, she is a resort ambassadress at Okada Manila.

Candidate # 15 is Ashanti Shaine Ervas

A familiar face on the Aliwan stage is candidate number 15 — Ashanti Shaine Ervas. Ash represents the Niyogyugan festival of Quezon Province. She is 20 years old, stands 5 ft 7 inches, and weighs 110 pounds. Currently in fourth year at the Lyceum of the Philippines University, She likes visiting museums, watching documentaries and swimming.

Candidate # 16 is Novie Shane Leonerio

Candidate number 16 — is Novie Shane Leonerio. Chin is 20 years old, stands 5 ft 6 inches, and weighs 108 pounds. Representing the Tuna festival of General Santos City, she holds a degree in business management from Mindanao State University, and is vice president of the Models Association of GenSan. She plays basketball, writes, and hosts events.

Candidate # 17 is Ella Mariz Andrei Cayabyab

Ella Mariz Andrei Cayabyab is candidate number 17 — . Ella is 17 years old, stands 5 ft 6 inches. She was named Queen of the Boling Boling festival of Catanauan, Quezon, and is a 12th grader at the Lyceum of the Philippines.

Candidate # 18 is Micaela Manuel

Candidate number 18 — is Micaela Manuel. Mica is 18 years old, stands 5 ft 6 inches, and weighs 100 pounds. A student of La Consolacion University, Mica carries the colors of the Halamanan festival of Guiguinto, Bulacan. She likes reading books, playing volleyball, and online games. She is currently the treasurer of the Philippine Association of Junior Engineers.

Candidate # 19 is Joy Mayanne Barcoma

Joy Mayanne Barcoma is candidate number 19 — Joy is here to carry the torch for the Talong festival of Villasis, Pangasinan. She is 19 years old, stands 5 ft 6 inches, and weighs 110 pounds. She is a student of the Polytechnic University of the Philippines.

Candidate # 20 is Shaila Mae Rebortera

Carrying on the Sinulog tradition in Aliwan is candidate number 20 — Shaila Mae Rebortera of Talisay, Cebu. Shai is 22 years old, stands 5 ft 5 inches, and weighs 110 pounds. Currently a Junior Dental Clinician at Cebu Doctors University, she likes reading, travelling, boxing, and carrying out outreach programs.

Candidate # 21 is Karla O’Hara,

Representing the Panagbenga festival of Baguio City is candidate number 21 — Karla O’Hara. Karla is 21 years old, stands 5 ft 4 inches tall, and weighs 105 pounds. A student of St. Louis University, she is into modeling and acting.

Candidate # 22 is Lady Justerinnie Santos

Representing the Singkaban festival of Bulacan is candidate number 22 — Lady Justerinnie Santos. Lady is 19 years old, stands 5 ft 4 inches, and weighs 110 pounds. A student of Far Eastern University, she likes playing badminton and working out at home.

©Aliwan Website

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We’ve watched Avengers Infinity War yesterday @ Robinson’s Galleria in Ortigas with my friend. I am not that avid fan unlike my friend Jay ar who knows every sequence and past Marvel movie’s. He really knows every character and continuity of every heroes and I was amazed in him. He’s really a fanatic.

Avengers Infinity War Features Ifugao

Well I would not talked about the movie its up for you to discover. I was just curious about the rumored scene taken here in Philippines.

After watching the Avengers Infinity War we waited for after credits and I also saw the the places and teams worked together. They have Philippines in the list. Until my friend Jay ar messaged me that there was a scene taken in Philippines particularly in Ifugao. I remember the last part of the movie where Thanos (Josh Brolin) walks out of what appeared to be a small hut and sat there to watch the sunset. An ovelooking rice terraces were featured. I didn’t expect that it was really in Ifugao. Until I read the latest article published by ABS-CBN news confirming that it was really aerial view of Philippines’ Banaue Rice Terraces. That last part makes my heart melt though. Thanos place of choice of exile is very dramatic.

A representative from Disney confirmed that the filmmakers of Marvel Studios planned for Thanos to retreat to the Ifugao province following the events of the movies.

The cast and crew did not come here in Philippines to shoot. It was Bangkok-based production firm Indochina Production who make it possible to feature our renowned Banaue Rice Terraces in the movie. They announced it in their facebook page yesterday.

For me it is a great privilege that it was featured in the movie. Not only because it is our pride but also it could help tourism too.

Avengers Infinity War earns 142 million on its first day. It marks as highest single day gross in PH box office.

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27 beautiful candidates of Lin-ay sg Negros 2018 showcased their festival costumes yesterday at City Walk Robinson’s Place Bacolod.

Lin-ay sg Negros Candidates Festival Costume Competition

Clad in their beautiful festival costumes which represents their city’s and municipalities festivals. Panaad sa Negros Festival will be celebrating its 25th anniversary.

For complete list of schedule of events please refer below.

Bacolod City “MassKara Festival Bago City “Babaylan Festival” Binalbagan “Balbagan Festival” Cadiz City “Dinagsa Festival” Calatrava “Lilas Pandan Festival” Candoni “Dagyaw sa Tablas Festival” Cauayan “Lubay lubay Festival” Eb Magalona “Ugyonan Festival” Himamaylan “Himayaan Festival” Hinigaran “Hinugyaw Festival” Hinobaan “Pagbanaag Festival” Ilog “Kisi-kisi Festival” Isabela “Tigkalalag Festival” Kabankalan City “Sinulog de Kabankalan” La Castillana “Bailes de Luces”
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Looking for beaches this summer? Negros Occidental Beaches is highly recommended. From white sand beaches to breath-taking sandbars, this places would definitely give you the perfect summer vibe.

The province of Negros Occidental is not only known for its sugar plantations, heritage sites and culturally rich history. It is also known for its pristine white sand beaches and magnificent sand bars. According to GMA NEWS survey last 2017 Negros Occidental is second most visited province next to National Capital Region (NCR). The province outrank the provinces of Cavite, Batangas, Pangasinan to name few.

In this blog post I would like to recommend beaches in Negros Occidental for your next summer vacation.

Negros Occidental Beaches Sagay City

The city of Sagay is located at the northern most of Negros Occidental. Known for its marine reserve sanctuaries and crystal clear waters. The name “sagay” was derived from a bright, univalve-shelled mollusk that was once plentiful on the city’s sandy shore. Locally known as “sigay.”

Below were places you can visit if you drop by Sagay City.

Carbin Reef

© unofficialguide

Carbin Reef is part of 32,000 hectare marine sanctuary of Sagay. This 200 hectare tongue shape sandbar offers crystal clear waters You can check my blog post about Carbin Reef day tour.

Molocaboc Island Photo by: @jimmy.domingo

Molocaboc Island is still part of SMR but what unique with this island is there residents residing in this island. It is home to fisher folk of Sagay, mangrove conservation and miracle hole “amatong” fishing are found. This island is still closed at the moment because it is still in process of rehabilitation. But if you happen to have friends living in the island you open to experience this beautiful place.

Panal Reef Photo by:@rafrafsob

Panal Reef and Macaholom Reef were another part of Sagay Marine Reserve (SMR). They are known for their colorful and abundant marine life, and the presence of migratory birds.

Suyac Islet Photo by: Rediscover PH

Suyac Island is a mangrove sanctuary and it is just a 30 minutes boat ride from Old Sagay. It is home of the century old mangroves and the oldest in Negros Occidental. There are several mangrove species can be found here. During low tide you can soak and enjoy the water.

How to get to Sagay:

Sagay is approximately 2 hours driveof via PUV and private car. From Bacolod Northbound terminal look for Sagay, San Carlos and Minapasok bound bus.

Bus bound to this places would stop at the Sagay terminal just tell the conductor to drop you or tell you if you are already at the Sagay terminal.

From Sagay terminal look for yellow tricycle and tell the driver to drop you at Old Sagay Tourism office the pantalan is just a few steps away.

Register at the tourism office and pay for your entrance, boat and cottage.

Sipalay City

Sipalay is one of the most visited place during summer because of its white sand beaches. Thus it is a perfect hideaway for nature lovers, beachcombers and divers and also adventurers. You can check my Sipalay Guide here.

Campomanes Bay

Campomanes Bay The place is perfect for nature lover and adventure traveler. Several water sports can be done at Campomanes including artistic diving, easy diving, kayaking, snorkeling, jet skiing, boating and island hopping. The bay has an eco-port which can cater small to medium size sea craft. What makes Campomanes interesting is that shipwrecks are just around the bay. It is one of the favorite tourist attractions in the city.

Sugar Beach

Sugar Beach Sugar Beach – A 20 minute boat ride is a long stretch sugary light brown sand beach. It was formerly called Langub Beach. Several resorts can be found along the stretch like Taka tuka Beach and Diving Resort, Bermuda Beach Resort, Driftwood Village Resort, Sulu Sunset Resort, and Langub Beach Resort.

Punta Ballo Beach

This white sand beach would look ordinary at first sight but it is home of world-class diving sites. Located at Brgy. IV which is a 30 minutes ride from the city proper. Punta Ballo is one of the frequently visited tourist attraction in Sipalay.

If you are adventurous this place is perfect for you. There are several beach and resorts offering diving packages. You can check Easy Diving Beach and Resort, Nataasan Beach Resort and Dive Center, Artistic Diving.

TINAGONG DAGAT and LATASAN ISLAND RESORT

Credit: Hinoban-ong Layaw

Tinagong dagat is a local term which means “hidden sea” which is surrounded by islets and green hills. Naturally formed corals were its main attraction. The place is accessible during dry season.

How to get to Sipalay:

Commuters from Bacolod:

Ride a bus going to Hinoba-an or Sipalay.Tell the driver or the conductor that you’ll be heading to Sipalay.

You may also ride a private van for a faster trip.

Commuters from Dumaguete

Ride a bus going to Hinobaan via Bayawan. Upon arriving in Hinoba-an transfer to a bus going to Bacolod and tell the conductor to drop you off in Sipalay.

You may also ride a bus going to Kabankalan. Upon arriving in Kabankalan transfer to a bus bound to Hinobaan and tell the conductor to drop you off in Sipalay.

Drop by Sipalay Public Market. Look for a habal habal and ride your way to this beautiful place.

Cadiz City Lakawon Island Resorts and Spa

Lakawon Island Resorts and Spa is a 16-hectare banana-shaped island off the coast of Cadiz in Negros Occidental. It’s a world-class, luxury beach resort famous for its pristine white sand, crystal clear waters, and the famous TawHai–Asia’s largest floating bar.

How to get to there (Lakawon Island):

From Bacolod Northbound Terminal, ride a bus going to Cadiz and tell the conductor to drop you at Cadiz Viejo Terminal.

Ride a tricycle going to the port and upon arrival, sign up and pay for the boat fee and for the rates of your choice. Note: Ask the locals if you are confused. They are approachable and much willing to help.

Last boat trip is 5:00PM but be ready at 4:30PM to avoid rush and inconvenience. Just do the same thing: ride a boat, rent a tricycle, and wait for a bus going to Bacolod.

Cauyan, Negros Occidental Punta Bulata Resort and Spa

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Panaad sa Negros Festival

Panaad sa Negros Festival is one of the most anticipated event in the province of Negros. This event showcases not only food, attractions, talents, souvenirs but also bringing the people together to celebrate the province culture and history.

Panaad festival will be celebrating its 25th year. With the theme “The Promised Fulfilled”.

“The Promised Fulfilled”

If you would like to know the history of Panaad sa Negro Festival you can clicke HERE.

APRIL 14 (SATURDAY) DAY 1

6:00 AM Hataw sa Panaad with Ching’s Group (Panaad Football Field)
7:00 AM Governor’s Cup Panaad National Golf Tournament, VMLP – Neg. Occ. Chapter (NOGCC)
7:30 AM Taekwondo Weight – in and Height – in (to 12nn)
8:00 AM Panaad Thanksgiving Mass in Hiligaynon (2f Panaad Stadium)
Adlaw sang mga Manugsagod Baboy kg Manok / Lechon Babok kg Manok
(PVO Livestock and Dairy Fair Area)
9:00 AM Ribbon Cutting Ceremonies for:
Panaad Touris Agri-Trade Fair @ LGU Pavillon
Organik na Negros Agri-Fair and Agri-Clinic (Organic Village)
NEGROS FIRST Food Alley (near Park Stage)
PVO Livestock and Dairy Fair (PVO Livestock and Dairy Fair Area)
Eco-Garden Show (Notharea across Escalante Pavillon)
Solid Waste Management Advocacy (PEMO Nursery Area)
Trade Fair and Exhibits (GF Southwing, Panaad Stadium)
Inauguration of Bamboo Showroom and Marketing Center with Bamboo Musical
Panaad Bamboo Village
Simply Bamboo Exhibit (to 8 PM, (Panaad Bamboo Village)
2:00 PM Motorcade (Provincial Capitol to Panaad Park)
4:00 PM Opening Ceremony (Panaad Stadium)
Festival Dances Competition (Panaad Stadium)
Fireworks Display
Bamboo Musical Performance (to 6PM, Panaad Bamboo Village)
8:00 PM GMA Kapuso Show (Panaad Stadium)
RMN’s Panaad Hip Hop Challenge 2018 (Panaad Park Stage)

APRIL 15 (SUNDAY) DAY 2

5:30 AM Panaad 13k Run (Panaad to Paglaum Village to Panaad)
6:00 AM Hataw sa Panaad w/ Panaad Hot Bodies (Panaad Football Field)
7:00 AM Governor’s Cup Panaad National Golf Tournament, VMLP – Neg. Occ. Chapter (NOGCC)
Boxing- General Check up and weight in (2F Center Stage, Panaad Stadium)
7:30 AM Little League Softball (to 5PM, Diamond Softball Field)
8:00 AM Taekwondo- Competition Proper (to 5PM, 2F Center Stage, Panaad Stadium)
Adlaw sang mga Manugsagod Sapat (PVO Livestock and Dairy Fair Area)
Latin DanceSport- Final Rehearsal (to 5PM, NOMPAC Gym)
9:00 AM Organic na Negros Agri- Fair and Agri- Clinic (Organic Village)
NEGROS FIRST Food Alley (near Park Stage)
Simply Bamboo Exhibit
(Prototype Engineering Bamboo / Bayawan Bamboo Bikes / CM Bamboo Crafts
10:00 AM Daily Tourism Agri- Tade Fair and Exhibits @Various Venues
1:00 PM PVO Prolive Composo Contest 2018 / Seminar on How to Start a Layer Project
(PVO Livestock and Dairy Fair Area)
1:30 PM Boxing – Meeting of Coaches and Officials / Draw and byes (2F Center Stage, Stadium)
2:00 PM 1st Panaad DJ Battle 2018 (to 7 PM, The Palm 18th Street)
Taghol Negros Dog Show (to 5 PM, Panaad Park Stage)
6:00 PM Cos it’s all Play: The 6th Encounter (to 10PM, Panaad Park Stage)
8:00 PM Buglas taliambong: Isa ka Isla isa ka pag Pasundayag (Panaad Stadium)

APRIL 16 (MONDAY) DAY 3

6:00 AM Hataw sa Panaad w/ Panaad Hot Bodies (Panaad Football Field)
7:30 AM Little League Softbal (to 5 PM, Diamond Softbal Field)
8:00 AM Taekwondo – Competition Proper (to 5 PM, 2F Center Stage, Panaad Stadium)
Chess – Competition (to 5 PM, Panaad Covered Court)
Adlaw sang mga Manugsagod Manok – Layer (PVO Livestock and Dairy Fair Area)
9:00 AM Organik na Negros Agri- Fair and Agri- Clinic (Organik Village)
Panaad Food Park (near Park Stage)
FORA: Special Rice Investment Opportunities (to 5 PM, Amity Training Center
Simply Bambo exhibit (to 5 PM, Daily)
Engineered Bamboo Processing Demonstration with DOST (to 5 PM, until April 18)
Fun Ride with Bamboo Bikes (Whole Day, Daily)
10:00 AM Daily Tourism Agri-Trade Fair and Exhibits @Various Venues
1:30 PM Boxing – Competition Proper (2F, Center Stage, Panaad Stadium)
5:00 PM Latin Dancesport Competition Day (Panaad Stadium)

APRIL 17 (TUESDAY) DAY 4

6:00 AM Hataw sa Panaad with Panaad Hot Bodies (Panaad Football Field)
7:30 AM Little League Softball (to 5 PM, Diamond Softball Field)
8:00 AM Taekwondo – Competition Proper (to 5 PM, 2F Center Stage, Panaad Stadium)
Chess – Competition (to 5 PM, Panaad Covered Court)
Adlaw sang mga Manugsagod Manok – Layer (PVO Livestock and Dairy Fair Area)
9:00 AM Organik na Negros Agri-Fair and Agri-Clinic (Organic Village)
Panaad Food Park (near Park Stage)
FORA: Special Rice Investment Opportunities (to 5 PM, Amity Training Center)
Simply Bambo exhibit (to 5 PM, Daily)
Engineered Bamboo Processing Demonstration with DOST (to 5 PM, until April 18)
Fun Ride with Bamboo Bikes (Whole Day, Daily)
10:00 AM Daily Tourism Agri-Trade Fair and Exhibits @Various Venues
1:30 PM Boxing – Competition Proper (2F, Center Stage, Panaad Stadium)
5:00 PM Latin Dancesport Competition Day (Panaad Stadium)

APRIL 18 (WEDNESDAY) DAY 5

6:00 AM Hataw sa Panaad with Panaad Hot Bodies (Panaad Football Field)
7:30 AM Athletics & Special Event for Children with Disability(CWD) (to 12nn, Panaad Track & Field)
8:00 AM Chess – Competition (to 5pm, Panaad Covered Court)
Karatedo (to 5 PM, 2F Center Stage, Panaad Stadium)
Adlaw sg mga manugsagod Karnero, Beterinaryo, Teknisyan, “Meat Handlers”,
Kag Paravets / Ruminant Production Seminar (PVO Livestock and Dairy Fair Area)
9:00 AM Orgnik na Negros Agri-Fair and Agri-Clinic (Organic Village)
Negros First Food Alley (Near Park Stage)
FORA: Special Rice Investment Opportunities (to 5 PM, Amity Training Center)
Simply Bambo exhibit (to 5 PM, Daily)
Engineered Bamboo Processing Demonstration with DOST (to 5 PM, until April 18)
Fun Ride with Bamboo Bikes (Whole Day, Daily)
10:00 AM Daily Tourism Agri-Trade Fair and Exhibits @Various Venues
1:30 PM Boxing – Competition Proper (2F, Center Stage, Panaad Stadium)
2:00 PM “ Panaad: The Promised Fulfilled” (The Musical Show)-Matinee (SMX Convention Center)
6:00 PM Philippine Folk Dance Competition featuring – BAYANIHAN
The Philippine National Folk Dance Company (Panaad Stadium)
ABS – CBN “M.O.R. Night” (Panaad Park Stage)
Lin-ay sg Negros Corporate Awards Night (SM Atrium Event Center)
7:00 PM “ Panaad: The Promised Fulfilled” (The Musical Show)- GALA (SMX Convention Center)

APRIL 19 (THURSDAY) DAY 6

6:00 AM Hataw sa Panaad with Panaad Hot Bodies (Panaad Football Field)
7:30 AM Negros First Monthly Athletics (to 12nn, Panaad Track and Field)
Adlaw sg mga Beterinaryo, Teknisyan kag Paravets, Manugsagod sg Kasapatan
kg Meat Handles (PVO Livestock and Dairy Fair Area)
8:00 AM Swine Artificial Insemination Seminar (to 10AM, PVO Livestock and Dairy Fair Area)
9:00 AM Karatedo (to 5 PM, 2F Center Stage, Panaad Stadium)
Negros First Food Alley (Near Park Stage)
TESDA Livelihood Skills Competition (to 5pm, Panaad Covered Court)
Simply Bamboo Exhibit (to 8pm, daily)
Training on Bamboo Plantation Management and Rehabilitation (to 5pm)
Fun Ride with Bamboo Bikes (whole day, daily)
10:00 AM Daily Tourism Agri-Trade Fair and Exhibits @various venues
National Meat Inspection Food Safety Seminar (to 12nn, PVO Livestock and Dairy Fair
Area)
1:00 PM Paravet Challenge (to 5:00 PM, PVO Livestock and Dairy Fair Area)
1:30 PM Boxing – Competition Proper (2F, Center Stage, Panaad Stadium)
3:00 PM Technical Rehearsal – Lin ay sg Negros Pageant (Panaad Stadium)
6:00 PM Sinadya sa Panaad: Love Radio and Easy Rock Night (Panaad Park Stage)

APRIL 20 (FRIDAY) DAY 7

6:00 AM Hataw sa Panaad with Panaad Hot Bodies (Panaad Football Field)
7:30 AM Negros Indigenous People’s (IP’s) Sportsfest (to 12nn, Panaad Track and Field)
Adlaw sg mga Beterinaryo, Teknisyan kag Paravets, Manugsagod sg Kasapatan
kg Meat Handles (PVO Livestock and Dairy Fair Area)
8:00 AM Provincial Veterinary Achievers 2018 (to 11am, PVO Livestock and Dairy Fair Area)
Arnis (to 5pm, 2F, Center Stage, Panaad Stadium)
9:00 AM Orgnik na Negros Agri-Fair and Agri-Clinic (Organic Village)
Negros First Food Alley (Near Park Stage)
Trabaho Patrol sa Panaad – Year 2 (City Mall, Mandalagan)
Simply Bambo exhibit (to 5 PM, Daily)
Bamboo Innovation Center Guided Tour (to 12nn)
Fun Ride with Bamboo Bikes (Whole Day, Daily)
9:30 AM Provincial Capitol Employees Day (to 5pm, Panaad Covered Court)
10:00 AM Daily Tourism Agri-Trade Fair and Exhibits @various venues
1:30 PM Boxing – Championship (2F, Center Stage, Panaad Stadium)
2:00 PM 2nd Prolives Binalaybay Contest (to 4pm, PVO Livestock and Dairy Fair Area)
7:00 PM Lin-ay sg Negros Pageant (Panaad Stadium)

APRIL 21 (SATURDAY) DAY 8

5:30 AM Panaad Team Relay (Panaad Stadium – Mambukal – Panaad Stadium)
6:00 AM Hataw sa Panaad with Panaad Hot Bodies (Panaad Football Field)
7:00 AM Panaad Aqua Zumba with Ching’s Group (Panaad Warm up Pool)
Adlaw sang mga “Pet Lovers”, Companion Animals, kag manugsagod kasapatan
/ Dog Lovers (PVO Livestock and Dairy Fair Area)
Farmers and Fisherfolk Congress (to 2pm, Panaad Covered Court)
8:00 AM Arnis (to 5pm, 2F, Center Stage, Panaad Stadium)
Demo on How to Train Your Dog (PVO Livestock and Dairy Fair Area)
9:00 AM Orgnik na Negros Agri-Fair and Agri-Clinic (Organic Village)
Negros First Food Alley (Near Park Stage)
Trabaho Patrol sa Panaad – Year 2 (City Mall, Mandalagan)
Simply Bambo exhibit (to 5 PM, Daily)
Bamboo Innovation Center Guided Tour (to 12nn)
Fun Ride with Bamboo Bikes (Whole Day, Daily)
10:00 AM Daily Tourism Agri-Trade Fair and Exhibits @various venues
Livestock Auction (to 12nn, PVO Livestock and Dairy Fair Area)
3:00 PM Little Ms 2GO Travel Pageant (to 6pm, SM Atrium Event Center)
4:00 PM Pasidungog sa mga Mangunguma, Mangingisda kag Manugsagod sang Kasapatan
(Panaad Stadium)
6:00 PM ABS CBN’s Kapamilya Fiesta Caravan (Panaad Stadium)
7:00 PM NPC-KBP Media Night (Balay Kalamay Grounds)
8:00 PM GLOBE Night (Panaad Park Stage)

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