Mayor lauds success of Bacolaodiat fest

BACOLOD City Mayor Evelio R. Leonardia said the holding of the 6th Bacolaodiat Festival, which highlighted the city’s Chinese New Year celebration, last February 3-6 was successful.

“This is definitely a resounding success,” Leonardia said Sunday during the Champions Night at SM City Bacolod where the winners of the lantern dance contest rendered their winning performances while the festival committee also awarded the winners of the giant rabbit lantern competition.  (more)

Welcoming the Year of the Metal Rabbit

THE Chinese community all over the country welcomes the Chinese New Year with spectacular fireworks display, but not in Davao City as the total firecracker ban has been implemented for 10 years now.

But this never dampened the spirits of the Chinese and Filipino-Chinese nationals living in the city as they continued to celebrate the Chinese New Year, sans the loud firecracker explosions. (more)