MassKara drumbeating kicks off tonight

The MassKara Festival Drumbeating Competition at the Bacolod Public Plaza will kick off tonight [Oct. 17] and will run for three nights, or until Thursday [Oct. 19]. Each group is composed of eight to 12 members, wearing half masks and costumes. The participants will play their music for two

MassKara photo contest prize increased

The first prize for the official photo contest of the 2017 MassKara festival has been increased to PhP 50,000 from 30,000. Aside from the bigger grand prize, the registration fee of P1,000 also granted participating photographers more exclusive access to street dance competition areas. In addition

Nights of Mardi Gras winners bared

  [caption id="attachment_16832" align="aligncenter" width="200"]  WINNERMODEL: Marjorie LangcoyDESIGNER: Jeomel Jaleco[/caption] The lighted, fantasy-inspired costume designed by Jeomel Jaleco and modeled by Marjorie Langcoy bested 15 other finalists on the grand finals of the Nights of

MassKara Village features 24 wearable masks

Twenty-four unique, wearable masks made by local artists from Bacolod City and Negros Occidental are on exhibit at the 21st MassKara Village of ABS-CBN Bacolod, at the 2nd Level of Robinsons Place. The masks are made mostly of indigenous and recyclable materials. The MassKara Village celebrates

Nights of Mardi Gras (First Night)

    The top eight winners of the first night [October 10] of Nights of Mardi Gras, who qualify for the grand finals on Thursday [October 12], pose in front of the Diamond Jubilee Tower at the Bacolod Public Plaza, after parading at the Gatuslao, Gonzaga, and San Juan sides of the

‘Nights of Mardi Gras’ kicks off tonight

Fifty participants in fantasy-inspired costumes will parade around the Bacolod Public Plaza for the “Nights of Mardi Gras,” slated Oct. 10-12, as part of the ongoing 38thMassKara Festival. For the first two nights [Oct. 10-11], 25 participants per night will parade at San Juan, Gonzaga, and

10 vie for MassKara Queen crown

Ten young Bacoleñas are vying for the crown of 2017 MassKara Queen. The finalists are Princess Joy Bitangga, Sueko Kinjho, Freda Salazar, Fercy Lyn Almaiz, Berylane Joy Barredo, Krisley Sañor, Glecy Jade Benedicto, Claire Therese Porras, Vina Marie Peña, and Criselle Mae Villaranda. [caption

Medical Mission

More than 1,500 Bacolod residents availed of services from the Medical Mission of Negros Grace Pharmacy, in partnership with the Bacolod City government, at the BAYS Center Saturday [Oct. 7]. Now on its second straight year, the medical mission of Negros Grace Pharmacy is part of the ongoing 38th

Magical MassKara pays tribute to ‘MassKara dancer’

The Magical MassKara 2017 dubbed, “Bayle sa MassKara,” pays tribute to the “MassKara dancer,” who is at the very heart of the MassKara Festival. “And so, for this year’s public art installation, we turn to our award-winning choreographers—they who define the face and form of the
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