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Sugar Alliance to Back New SRA Chief

The Sugar Alliance of the Philippines (SAP) has vowed to support Hermenegildo Serafica, the newly appointed head of the Sugar Regulatory Administration (SRA).

Lawyer Emilio Yulo, spokesperson of the SAP yesterday said that while he has not yet an official confirmation of the appointment of Serafica by President Rodrigo Duterte to the SRA, “we welcome the development especially with the opening of the new milling season.”

“We hope that the appointment will enable SRA to have a fresh start,” Yulo said.

Kabisig Urges More Participants to Join Expo

Kabisig Chair Daniel Guillen is urging more government institutions in the province to join the Kabisig Philippine Government Expo and Trade Fair at Bacolod SMX on October 17 to 19.


NOLITC AWARD. The Negros Occidental Language and Information Technology Center staff led by its administrator, Ma. Cristina Orbecido, presented to Gov. Alfredo Marañon, Jr. the Outstanding TECH4ED Center-Emerging Center Category Award won by NOLITC during the 12th Knowledge Exchange Conference held in Manila, last week. The award was given by the Department of Information and Communications Technology.*(Richard Malihan /Capitol photo)

12-kilo Monitor Lizard Turned Over to Center

A 12-kilo Monitor Lizard, known in the dialect as “Bayawak” or “Halo,” was turned over Saturday afternoon to the Department of Environment and Natural Resources-Community Environment and Natural Resources Office (DENR-CENRO) Bago City Wildlife Rescue Center in Bantayan Park, Brgy. Poblacion, Bago. The turn-over was conducted by Jimmy Angelo F. Balista, Farm Manager of Charoen Porkphand Foods Philippines (CPF) Farm, Brgy. Crossing, Pulupandan, Negros Occidental, in coordination with the Local Government of Pulupandan.


The Monitor Lizard, “Bayawak” or “Halo”

Marang Festival 2017 Opens At Capitol

The Marang Festival, now on its second year, officially opened at the Provincial Capitol Grounds in Bacolod City, yesterday, with the theme, “Marang Innovations: Implication to Community Development”. It is participated in by five LGUs namely, Sagay City, Talisay City, La Carlota City, Calatrava, and La Castellana; they are selling freshly-harvested Marang fruits and other Marang-based products and delicacies such as ice cream, candies, polvoron, jam, and caramel tarts, coffee and many more.


Gov. Alfredo Marañon, Jr. (center) together with Board Member Victor Javellana and Acting Provincial Administrator Dr. Lucille Gelvolea lead in the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the opening of the 2nd Marang Festival.*(Capitol photo by Richard Malihan)