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Arty trophies await
winners of MassKara

The 2012 MassKara trophies that will be given to winners of the streetdance, Electric MassKara performing floats, DanssKara, Cosplay on the Glow, and photo contest competitions on Oct. 22, showcase the rich artistic and cultural heritage of Bacolod that bolster the city’s claim to be the “Art Capital of Southern Philippines”.

Festival director Eli Tajanlangit said eight Bacolod artists, who also created the 2012 MassKara logo, were commissioned to paint on five trophies each. The result are 40 trophies with colorful, playful, and creative designs that depict sea and mountain creatures, and masks, he added in a press release.

Artists Emilio Montelibano, Susanito Sarnate, Claudine Joyce Ballesteros, Jay-R Delleva, Guenievere Decena, Hilario Campos III, Roderick Tijing and Peter James Fantinalgo focused their works on the theme anchored on this year’s Majica MassKara, that highlights the geographical gift of Bacolod as a city where the mountains and the seas meet, the press release also said.

A Bacolod visual artist is commissioned to capture the year’s creative impulses in the festival logo and trophy, in keeping with a tradition that was started in 2005. Last year’s trophy designer was Bamboo Tonogbanua, and previous designers of the MassKara trophies were Charlie Co, Barry Cervantes, Dennis Ascalon, Raymond Legaspi and Jose Carreon Jr., the press release added.*

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Reality show finalist
asking for support

The Bacoloña reality show finalist, Chanel Morales, is appealing for support from Negrenses and Ilonggos as the TV5 Artista Academy finale is set on October 27, a press release from her promoters said.

Morales, 16, and the lone finalist from the Visayas, is asking for text-votes, that represent 20 percent of the grade, in her bid to win the P10 million championship prize and contracts to launch her career in the showbiz industry, the press release said.

She also thanked Negrenses for the warm welcome given her during her visit to Silay, Talisay, Bacolod cities, and Iloilo recently.

Morales is one of the three female finalists in the reality show, and has consistently been getting good grades in acting, singing, dancing, and other performances, including on how she conducts herself off-camera, the press release said.

Those interested to support her can text-vote AA CHANEL and send to 5656, the press release added.*

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Rosary Chaplaincy Feast Day
set in Brgy. Mandalagan Sunday

The Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary Chaplaincy at Sta. Monica Street, Pueblo Rosario Eroreco in Brgy. Mandalagan, Bacolod City, will celebrate its 31st Feast day Sunday on the theme “The Faith of Mary and Our Articles of Faith”, its press release said.

OLMHRC chaplain Armando Onion said that at 5:30 p.m. October 14, a dedication mass and blessing of the newly-renovated church will be officiated by Bacolod Bishop Vicente Navarra, the press release also said.

Other activities on Saturday are a fun walk run at 6 a.m., sponsored by PRHOAI; medical mission, 8:30 a.m. to 12 noon by the Soroptimist International of Bacolod and the Bacolod City government; feeding program at 10 a.m. by BACNOBA; bingo, 1 p.m., and a novena mass, 6 p.m., all to be conducted at the Eroreco covered court.

On Sunday, there will be a diana, 6 a.m., followed by the parade of colors, 7 a.m. and the raising of banner, cheering competition and rummage sale, 8 a.m. At 10 a.m., there will be a mass baptism and feeding, and a mass at 11 a.m.; an ABS-CBN “Barangay Kapamilya”, 1:30 p.m.; procession, 4:30 p.m.; dedication mass with Navarra as main celebrant, followed by dinner and the priests’ night at 7 p.m., the press release added.*

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Rapper album tour set
October 14 in mall

Rapper Gloc-9 will be at SM City Bacolod 5 p.m. on Sunday to promote his album, entitled “MKNM: Mga Kwento Ng Makata,” under Universal Records, a press release from the mall said.

The album includes collaborations with singers Chito Miranda, Bamboo, Ebe Dancel, Jay Durias, Billy Crawford, and Maychelle Baay of Moonstar 88, the press release said.

Its release marked the start of the rapper’s career at Universal, where he joined artists Jose Mari Chan, Gary Valenciano, Ogie Alcasid, Regine Velasquez, Parokya Ni Edgar, Christian Bautista, Kamikazee, Sponge Cola, Callalily, and Sam Concepcion.

For inquiries, those interested may contact the mall’s marketing department at 468-0209 or 468-0168, the press release added.*

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People & Events
Reality show finalist asking for support
Rosary Chaplaincy Feast Day set in Brgy. Mandalagan Sunday
Rapper album tour set October 14 in mall

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