Bada Torralba navigates from subdued to vibrant colors

By Ramon Jorge Sarabosing Butuan's homegrown lady painter and art visionary finds herself evolving in terms of color,subject and perspective and gamely embracing it. Her friends,followers and regular patrons affirmed it and are equally excited to own a piece or two."They teased me I've become lighter to be with now. Maybe a reflection of some inner transformation?" She asked, though more to herself. So yes, out with heavy and gloomy stuff and in with warm and vigorous strokes. Th...

Butuan’s best Barangay Belens recognized, honored

Butuanons unleashed their creative fire with the first barangay belen contest December 16 to January 30, 2016. Out of 44 urban and rural barangays, 21 joined as initiated by the City Government chaired by Councilor Cromwell P. Nortega. Using waste and indigenous materials as embellishments, the belens in their respective barangays evoke the vibrance and color of the Christmas spirit as demonstrated by barangay officials and constituents as they proudly presented their creativity...

‘The Crossing,’ ‘Iktad,’ ‘Bana,’ ‘ Tuktok’ : Caraga’s memorable year-end harvest

By Ramon Jorge Sarabosing Father Saturnino Urios' December 2 epic musical, “The Crossing” is this year's Butuan lone most memorable theater output and could easily be proclaimed one of Mindanao's latest landmark production. The musical's vibrant flow and visuals engaged the the audience particularly the young who easily related to the life and struggles of what local history claimed the 'Apostle of Agusan.' The musical is directed by Richard Vilar, one of  Mindanao's acclaimed dire...

Movie for Peace Student Film Festival : Substance and Entertainment

By Ramon Jorge Sarabosing Judging of the Movie for Peace Student Film Festival took place last Saturday afternoon, Nov 26. As one of the five jurors, I bow my head in respect and recognition to the six entries from five colleges and one state university. All short films made by student film-making teams were substantive and entertaining. They give a compelling look of the region's social, political and economic picture as seen by today's creative youth sector. The films wer...


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