Sunday, November 28, 2010


Teaching Rizal 


for Teachers

The Negros Museum is proudly hosting a seminar-workshop for Filipino, history and social sciences teachers entitled “Teaching Rizal in the Classroom: Making the Rizal Course Relevant in Our Time” on December 10, 2010, Friday from 8AM-5PM at the museum.

The local museum is inviting all public and private high school, college and university schools to send their representatives to this one-day workshop which is in collaboration with the 2010 Rizal Day National Organizing Committee, the National Historical Commission and the Philippine Historical Association.

This is also in line with the museum’s Continuous Education Program, Workshops and Seminar to provide venues of staff development and training to individuals and organizations in the province and nearby provinces.

Previous Teaching Rizal Seminars organized by the PHA were held in Rizal Shrine in Dapitan City (2005), Silliman University in Dumaguete City (2006), University of San Agustin in Iloilo City (2007) and Xavier University in Cagayan de Oro City (2008).

Limited slots available. This is for FREE. Please pre-register at the museum on or before 5pm of December 9, 2010.

Interested schools and teachers may contact The Negros Museum, 09173007742 or 4334764 or email at for more information. The organizers can send official communication to your school upon request.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

RING THE BELLS FOR CHRISTMAS, A Christmas Bazaar at the Negros Museum

A Christmas Bazaar at the Negros Museum

We are inviting you to come to our Christmas Bazaar entitled “Ring The Bells for Christmas” at the Negros Museum on November 21, 22 & 23, 2010 from 10AM to 8PM in the evening.

This 3-day affair will include Food Tasting, a Christmas Art Exhibit entitled “Paskwa” by Ramon Delos Santos and different suppliers of Christmas gifts, giveaways, household items, d├ęcor, children’s wear, adult clothes and a lot more.

The bazaar entrance fee is at P 100.00 for the 3 days or P 50.00 for a day which will also serve as your Museum entrance fee. Please contact 09173007742 or Office No. 4334764 for more information. Thank you very much for your support!

We are looking forward to seeing you at the TNM Christmas Bazaar.

The following is a sneek peak of the upcoming Christmas Bazaar. Enjoy!

The famous Mount Pinatubo Ashglaze Stoneware of Lanelle Abueva-Fernando will be in the Negros Museum's RING THE BELLS FOR CHRISTMAS, A Christmas Bazaar at the Negros Museum

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Friday, November 12, 2010

TAL KRAVITZ, Israeli Musician @ The Negros Museum


Israeli World Musician Tal Kravitz

The Negros Museum, in cooperation with the Embassy of Israel and Vallehermoso Helping Hands Foundation, is bringing the “Amazing World of Tal Kravitz” on November 18, 2010 at 2:00PM at the Museum lobby.

The Israeli Embassy and the Museum invite interested Negrense musicians and artists as Tal Kravitz aims to create an encounter between Israeli classics and ethnic musical instruments in his musical journey.

The show is based on a blend of cultures and folk instruments from all around the world. Ireland’s Celtic harp, Iran’s zarb drum, Africa’s adongo, Bulgaria’s kaba gaida bagpipe and Scotland’s bagpipe are just some of the folk instruments that Kravitz will be using in his performance.

Negrense musicians and artists are encouraged to be a part of this musical encounter in an afternoon of singing, accompaniment with ethnic percussion and cultural exchange.

The visiting embassy hopes to raise awareness of the Israeli culture and tradition through music and encourage a lively intercourse of traditions among its people and the Filipinos.

If you are a musician, artist or wants to be a part of the audience, please contact 09173007742 or 4334764 on or before November 18. LIMITED seats only.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

13TH ADOBO FESTIVAL of Cinco de Noviembre 2010


Negros Cultural Foundation features

13th Adobo Festival

at Balay Negrense, Silay City

It was a sunny and fun Friday morning as culinary enthusiasts, chefs, restaurateurs and foodies come together for the Negros Cultural Foundation’s Adobo Festival as it marks its 13th year with the 112th Cinco De Noviembre at the historical Gaston house Balay Negrense, Silay City.

 Very special guest for the event was famed restaurateur Margarita “Gaita” Araneta-Fores who was welcomed by Silay City Mayor Jose “Oti” Montelibano and his First Lady Madam Marissa and NCF President Lyn Gamboa.

Gaita Fores hastily shared that she came from her family’s hometown Bago City as they also celebrated Sigabong for their Cinco’s activities. Gaita, a nick she preferred, talked about how she was excited about the Adobo Festival and technically “invited herself” to this year’s festival. 

“I love Adobo and I must admit I got my inspiration from Adobo for most of dishes that I made for my restaurant. Adobo has reached tables internationally. And now I come here to enjoy and most probably to learn from the contestants and with you,” she said in her short message to fellow Negrenses.

Fores alongside Sugarland’s Chef Datu Pendatun, Joe Chan of BISCOM, Gerardo Veloso and the festival’s originator Lynell Gaston judged the 17 entries for the Adobo Cooking Contest. Robert Harland’s Adobo Crevette A l’Anglaise was given the First Prize and Leanna Marie Severino’s Adobo Pasta ranked Second and Third to Cicero Bayle’s Angus Adobo with Sweet Ham.

The newer Muscovado Cooking Contest on its 5th year now was joined by 13th entries from all over the province. Judges were Kring Locsin of Sugarland, Felicia’s Chef Vincent Macasa and Institute of Culinary Arts De La Salle’s Chef Richard Ynayan. The Muscovado Sampler by Jason de Oca was hailed First Prize. Other entries which also placed were the following: Cookies by Paul Benedict Castillo (2nd) and  Butter Cream Silvanas by Victor Dumancas (3rd).

NCF President Lyn Gamboa beamed with pride as the festival this year also gave way to several interesting sidelights such as the free food tasting of Nature’s Village’s Buffalo Adobo with Mango Chutney, Silay Manuglibods, Kitchen Art Exhibit and a Gourmet Adobo Demo by Chef Datu of Sugarland Hotel. All of these activities of the garden party were warmly participated and received by the hundreds of Negrenses who flocked this year’s celebration. Gamboa hopes to see more newer faces next year for the 14th Adobo Festival.