Coffee table book about Negros Occidental launched

Artist Edbon Sevilleno being presented an award by the Sugar and Smiles Project Team for his excellent paintings for the book.

BACOLOD CITY - THE first coffee table book about Negros Occidental was launched publicly yesterday, Tuesday, November 30, 2021, at the Ayala Malls Capitol Central.   

Dubbed “Sugar & Smiles: The Negrense Legacy Beyond 2020,” the coffee table book is a compilation of colorful stories on various facets of life in one of the Philippines’ premier provinces.

It includes chapters written by award-winning authors about events that have shaped Negros Occidental over the past two centuries.

Illustrious Negrenses are featured in this resource book for present and future generations of Filipinos.

This heirloom collectible is the first coffee table book that captures the essence of the sweet life in Sugarlandia.

It commemorates milestone events such as the world-famous MassKara Festival and the short-lived Republic of Negros that was established by General Aniceto Lacson and General Juan Araneta exactly 123 years ago today.

The first copies of the hardbound book were presented on to Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson and Bacolod City Mayor Evelio Leonardia.

The event yesterday at the Ayala Malls Capitol Central, included an art exhibit by Negrense artist, Edbon Sevilleno, who did the majority of watercolor paintings for the book.

The book, “Sugar & Smiles: The Negrense Legacy Beyond 2020,” can be ordered online through the website : .

One of Edbon Sevilleno's paintings for the book showing the Negros Occidental Provincial Capitol.

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