*Bacolod City, September 6, 2023* – Bacolod City played host to a dinner for national media who are here in the city for the Negros Trade Fair National Media Tour. Mayor Albee Benitez expressed the Bacolodnon’s warmth and hospitality in an event that was a delightful fusion of culture, cuisine, and creativity.
Our national media guests were:
-Jecielito De Veyra, ABS-CBN
-Johanna Añes, SPOT.ph
-Regina Barrios, Metro Style
-Feliciano Rodriguez III, Manila Bulletin
-Christina Tecson, PR Consultant
-John Javier, CNN
The highlight of the evening was the delectable spread of signature Bacolodnon dishes. The guests were treated to mouthwatering delights such as chicken inasal, the famous KBL (kadyos, baboy, langka), and the city’s own Sweet and Sour creation. The flavorsome display of dishes provided a taste of the rich culinary heritage of Bacolod, leaving a lasting impression on the taste buds of out guests.
The guests were captivated by a mesmerizing dance performance by the renowned MassKara dancers, whose vibrant masks and lively moves embodied the spirit of Bacolod’s famous festival. An art exhibition showcased the artistic prowess of local talents, offering a glimpse into Bacolod’s creative soul. The live sketching and MassKara painting sessions allowed the media to witness art come to life.
Mayor Albee Benitez, in a special message, expressed his heartfelt gratitude to the national media for visiting Bacolod City. He emphasized the city’s commitment to preserving its cultural heritage and sharing it with the world. “We hope you enjoy and appreciate the cultural heritage, delicacies, and arts that Bacolod has to offer,” Mayor Albee said, his words resonated with warmth and sincerity.
The Bacolod City Government Lobby served as the backdrop for this memorable evening, with its elegant decor and inviting ambiance. In attendance were city councilors Renecito Novero, Celia Flor, Thaddy Sayson, Simple Distrito, Vladi Gonzalez, and Jason Villarosa. Also present were City Tourism Head Ms. Ma. Teresa Manalili and Sectoral Head Carmeli Bantug Zayco, who played pivotal roles in organizing this remarkable event.
(Source: Bacolod City Public Information Office)