Hannah|JuliusMariveles

English instructor and broadcast journalist
Hannah|JuliusMariveles has written 116 posts for negrossugarbacolodspice

Why we hate Mocha Uson

By Julius D. Mariveles First of all. What has Mocha Uson really done to upset you? What has Mocha Uson done that makes her the modern-day equivalent of a witch that must be burned at the stake? Presuming that all those rumors are true. Rumor 1, for example, that she blogs naked. Rumor 2: that … Continue reading

The little station that can. And did

TAKE A BOW, Aksyon Radyo-Iloilo. In most ‘shabulized’ Iloilo, one community radio station can stand tall. Now that everyone is jumping on the anti-drug bandwagon, including Mayor Jed Mabilog, who was included in the list of alleged drug protectors by President Duterte, how the alleged druglord, Melvin Odicta alias Dragon, was exposed seems to have … Continue reading

HUNDREDS OF RESIDENTS AFFECTED BY BLAZE IN BACOLOD CITY | NEWS FROM SUGARLANDIA

Text and photos by Julius D. Mariveles BACOLOD CITY – Hundreds of residents lost their homes in a more than two-hour fire that gutted at least 100 houses according to an initial estimate of the local fire bureau. “We don’t know yet how many were destroyed or partially-damaged,” Fire Chief Insp. Bartolome Biliran told SAID … Continue reading

@THE PANAAD SA NEGROS: PHOTOWALK WITH RAYA | LITRATO: IMAGES FROM SUGARLANDIA

Text by Julius D. Mariveles and Photos by Raya Y. Rojo and Julius D. Mariveles The Panaad sa Negros Festival, called as the ‘mother of all festivals,’ was held once again in Bacolod City. First held 20 years ago under the term of then Governor Rafael Coscolluela, Panaad sa Negros showcases the festivals of the … Continue reading

KALBARYO IN LA GRANJA: PASYON NG POON AND THE NATION’S PASSION

There are no pieces of flesh flying or blood spurting from the self-inflicted wounds of penitents. There is no “Hesukristo” who is actually being nailed to the cross but the reflections during the Kalbaryo in this village 54 kilometers away from Bacolod are as sharp as nails or bamboo flogs, scourging the social ills that continue to afflict Philippine society. Continue reading

NEWS FROM SUGARLANDIA: Churchworker decries police Gestapo tactics

“They did not present any document and suddenly grabbed me and hauled me down a flight of stairs into a waiting vehicle,” Aniceta Yaun Rojo told Interaksyon.com in Cadiz City where she and several others have been charged for the death of an Army lieutenant early this year. Continue reading

TWILIGHT RUSH: A TRANSIENT’S NOTES ON LIFE IN THE LION CITY

SINGAPORE—Life is fast in this city-state of tree-lined roads, manmade hills, lakes and forests, bright neon lights, and giant outdoor television screens and signs. Dubbed as Asia’s financial capital, the central bank of the East, the global elite have their enclaves on Sentosa Island, where a seaside property can cost upwards of SG$10 million. Here, … Continue reading

ON EMILY HILL IN SINGAPORE | LITRATO: IMAGES FROM SUGARLANDIA by Julius D. Mariveles

SINGAPORE – This is not necessarily part of the country’s group of islands but am placing this post here all the same. We are in Singapore and we visited Emily Hill, a place where artists gather and had an interview with with one of Singapore’s finest and respected actor and art critic, T. Sasitharan. Sasi, … Continue reading

SURVIVING THE QUAKE, COPING WITH THE TREMORS by Julius D. Mariveles

BARANGAY BUENAVISTA, Guihulngan City, Negros Oriental – Mercedes Ordinisa was already dead when the quake struck. She was 52. She died of cancer. Her relatives scampered for safety during her wake when the Monday earthquake struck. She was left alone in their house in the sub-village of Moog, barangay Planas, the place where a landslide … Continue reading

IMPEACHING STUPIDITY | GIKAN SA SINAMAKAN by Julius D. Mariveles

DISCLOSURE: The writer was secretary general of the Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (Bayan)-Negros from 1997 to 2001. At 24, he was one of the youngest to have served in such a position in the multi-sectoral alliance. It has always been said that truth is the first casualty in war. It has always been said, too, that … Continue reading

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