Friday, November 21, 2008


Its fiesta time once again in Dumaguete. A new Queen and Princess has been chosen. And the city is once again celebrating.

Named after the national hero, the Rizal Boulevard of Dumaguete City is known for its beautiful promenade and dramatic views.

At night, the City converges at the baywalk, lured by the bright lights, the pulsating dance clubs, bars and specialty restaurants.

The baywalk's beautiful reflection illuminates the bay, a contrast to its backdrop, the serene silhouette of the Cuernos de Negros (Horns of Negros) mountains.

Artemis' moon has always kept a watchful eye on this place,

...where old Spanish houses and century-old acacia trees line its breakwaters,

...and where the Americans set up their first educational institution in Asia, the Silliman University.

Not to be outdone, the pioneering French Sisters of St. Paul de Chartres soon followed to shepherd the Catholic faithful.

Oh, yes, the fiesta beckons each year.

A time for the gentle and genteel families of Dumaguete together with their guests, to gather for the traditional feast of thanksgiving for the past year's blessings..

and the Haris to unite again.

To share memories and to paint the town red once more.
Join us on November 24-25 in Dumaguete City.

Proud to be a Negrense. Forever, Hari ng Negros.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008


The recently held Legends of Sugarlandia - The Hari ng Negros Body Paint and Tribal Fashion Show attracted a lot of photographers. These are some of their works of art.

To view more stunning photos of the show please click the following photographers:

Proud to be a Negrense. Forever, Hari ng Negros.

Monday, November 17, 2008


Many people who attended the Hari ng Negros - Legends of Sugarlandia fashion show held last November 15 were totally spellbound. Visitors arrived in Dumaguete from as far as Manila, Cebu and Bacolod to witness this unique fashion event.

These are the official photos taken by the Hari ng Negros Organization.

Etben Bendong, Prince of Basay 2008

Aozora Marquez, Queen of Pintaflores 2008

Randel Valderama, Prince of Calatrava 2008

Jhun Ren Gargoles, Prince of La Libertad 2008

Robert Porter, Prince of Cadiz 2006

Eri Marie Frances Catubig Kajikawa, Buglasan Festival Queen 2008

Darlene Tambis - Miss San Carlos 2007 / Sinulog de Cebu Queen 2008

Jade Tejamo - Miss La Libertad 2008

Andrew Baccay - Prince of Manjuyod 2003

Joven Magbanua - Prince of Canlaon 2007

Mark Prestin - Prince of Tanjay 2006

Jhun Vic Valdez -Prince of Tanjay 2008

Kareem Capulso - Prince of Bayawan 2008

Joseph Hornido - Prince of Guihulngan 2008 / First Prince of Negros 2008

Orville Cordova - Prince of Talisay 2008

Stalin Lescano Jr. - Prince of Bacolod 2008 / Duke of Negros 2008

Lord Chester Tan - Prince of Amlan 2008

Emman Labirua - Hari ng Negros 2003

Paolo Mirasol - Hari ng Negros 2007

Ralph Jadraque - Hari ng Negros 2008

The Hari ng Negros Organization and the Canlaon City Tourism Council will like to thank the following who have made this show a success:

Congresswoman Jocelyn Limkaichong
Mayor Judith Cardenas
Dr. Marissa Cornelia
Dr. Rico Prospero Absin
Mrs. Stella Du
The Dumaguete City Tourism Council
Fashion TV
Mick Gleissner
Rebecca Piket
Fred Omandac
Eric Estampador Cabales
Sonny Apayla
Kina-adman Art Association of San Carlos
Coco Grande Hotel, Dumaguete City
Synery Dance Troupe
The La Carlota Drum Beaters
Ms. Pinky Lautner

More photos to be uploaded soon.

Proud to be a Negrense. Forever, Hari ng Negros.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008


He calls himself "El Viajerro", the traveler.

Leading Negrense artists to new dimensions of discovery.

His bodypainting shows have become legendary in San Carlos City.

Inspiring many to learn the craft.

While opening the doors of imagination to its fullest.

He has resurrected and modified the ancient Negrense art of bodypainting.

Bringing it to new levels of ingenuity.

His photography is priceless.

Capturing the emotions and spirit of an island bursting with color.

Yet at times subdued in nature.

With KINA-ADMAN, the Art Association of San Carlos City, he is quietly leading a revolution to bring the importance of art back to our everyday lives.

The Hari ng Organization salutes Eric Estampador Cabales a.k.a. Nui for his incredible talent and leadership.

You can see Nui and his team transform the Haris and Queens of Negros into walking and breathing masterpieces at "Legends of Sugarlandia - the Hari ng Negros Body Paint and Tribal Fashion Show" on Saturday, November 15 at El Puerto Rico, Dumaguete City.

Also visit his blog at to get to know more about him. Besides being a painter and artist he is also an events organizer and fashion designer. FTV will do a special feature on his works this weekend.

Proud to be a Negrense. Forever Hari ng Negros.