Tuesday, April 2, 2013

8 things to do in Siquijor during Holy Week

I'll jump straight to the point. Siqujor Island, known to many as mystical and creepy, is by far the best island to chill during the Holy Week.

By virtue of its reputation, many local tourists would avoid visiting the island this time of the year. When one mentions Siquijor, the images of cauldron, boiling water, witches and voodoo always precede its white-sandy beaches with swaying palms, kind people and rich history.

Here are 8 of the many things one can do in Siquijor during the Holy Week (or in any given day for that matter).

1. Catch Siquijor's Stunning Sunset  

 tip: the best spot to see the dramatic sunset is in San Juan town. for the hopeless romantic, a dinner at the terrace in Villa Marmarine in Siquijor town is always a hit. for the cheapskate, the area behind San Juan Elementary School is perfect for pitching a tent!

Monday, April 1, 2013

13th IYAS National Writers’ Workshop fellows named

The IYAS National Writers’ Workshop of the University of St. La Salle, Bacolod City, has selected 15 Fellows for 2013, out of 82 applicants nationwide.

 The fellows for fiction are Leon Cedric Tan and Michael Aaron Gomez (English), Danilo Niño Calalang and Jay Jomar Quintos (Filipino), Manuel Avenido Jr. and Kareen Kristeen Bughaw (Cebuano).

The fellows for poetry are Stefani Patricia Kelly Tran and Roberto Klemente Timonera (English), Rommel Roxas and John Elmar Templonuevo (Filipino), Ma. Carmie Flor Ortego and Erik Enriquez Tuban (Cebuano), JP Anthony Cuñada, Winston Gallo, and Nikos Primavera (Hiligaynon).