Maligayang Pasko, Global Pinoy! SM Supermalls has a special nationwide treat this December for the country’s modern heroes or what we all know as the Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs).
On December 7, SM City Bacolod’s Global Pinoy Center will honor OFWs and their families through the program "Pamaskong Handog Para sa Global Pinoy." Now on its second year, Pamaskong Handog has a line-up of treats, freebies and prizes, exclusive discounts at partner stores and a heart-warming program.
From 11AM – 1PM, SM’s Cinema 4 will show the overseas-themed movie "Dubai," free to Global Pinoy Center members and BDO Kabayan Savings account holders. A Pinoy-style variety show will follow at 2PM the north wing’s Transport Hub with the promise to showcase a fun-filled program injected with games and prizes that will be memorable to the audience of OFWs, their families and friends.
Through the ongoing Kasambahay Caravan at the mall, the Social Security System (SSS) brings their services closer to the people. SSS has teamed up with SM City Bacolod to make information more available and forms easily obtained. The booth’s service is especially targeted for househelp and those who could not easily obtain social security in the past, but all questions are also catered to by the accommodating SSS staff.
SSS Kasambahay Caravan at SM City Bacolod
It’s Thanksgiving Week, an occasion to remind us of family gatherings, sharing love and celebrating over a hearty meal.
Special food deals are available at SM City Bacolod this Thanksgiving. Food tenants at the mall have something to offer, whether a freebie or a promo, so drop by your favorite restaurant or cart and check out their Thanksgiving specials. Available from November 25 to December 1.
In the US, it’s turkey, but for us Pinoys, what’s a celebration without crispy roasted pig, better known as lechon? Head on over to the SM branches of Chicken Deli and L’Kaisei and have your fill of delicious lechon. Offer available from November 25 to December 1.
The recently concluded Eighth Organic Farmers Festival hosted by the Province of Negros Occidental recorded an increase in sales by 22 percent with a revenue of P2,474,730.00 as compared to last year’s festivities, report of the Office of the Provincial Agriculturist (OPA) shows.
The revenue refers to the sales of food, food products, plants and seedlings, and machineries as well, that were sold from the first day of the festival, November 21, up to November 24.
The 8th Negros Island Organic Farmers Festival that ended yesterday has earned P2,474,000, according to a partial report of the organizers as of 12 noon yesterday.
Ramon Uy Jr., president of ONOPRA (Organik na Negros! Organic Producers and Retailers Association) said the gross sales came from food kiosks, exhibit, and garden areas.
Uy said the partial amount represented the cash sales during the four-day festival only.
It does not include yet the sales from bookings made to their producer-partners, he explained.
This year’s sales is 22 percent higher than last year’s at P2 million, he said. In 2011, the festival earned P500,000, he added.
Engr. Sulpicio Lagarde, General Manager of the Central Negros Electric Cooperative (CENECO) revealed that that power supply will be critical by 2016.
Lagarde echoed the observation of Negros Occidental Governor Alfredo Maranon Jr., that the province need to have its own power plant due to the increasing demand of power in the province.
Lagarde in an interview with reporters during the 38th Annual General Membership Assembly of CENECO held at the USLS coliseum, Saturday, Nov. 23stressed that power supply will be critical by 2016.
He said so far there is enough supply for its franchise area until 2016 but there is a need to have an independent power source in the province.
Local government units under the franchise area of Central Negros Electric Cooperative (CENECO) owe the power utility firm a total of P250 million with Bacolod City topping the list with P217 million.
But despite this, CENECO reported an net income of P23 million for 2012 during its Annual General Membership Assembly held at the USLS gym, Saturday.
The LGUs and line agencies owe CENECO a total of P350 million in dues.
Eng’r. Sulpicio Lagarde, Ceneco general manager lamented that if only the LGUs pay their account then the power utility firm need not resort to loan for its rehabilitation program.
CENECO president Atty. Arnel Lapore (left) reads the plague of appreciation for Negros Occidental governor Alfredo Maranon (center) as guest speaker during CENECO’s 38th AGMA while looking on is CENECO general manager Sulpicio Lagardo (right).*
Gov. Alfredo G. Marañon, Jr., Vice Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson together with Usec. Bernadette Romulo-Puyat, Undersecretary for Special Concerns of the National Organic Agriculture Board lead in the ribbon-cutting ceremony that marked the official opening of the 8th Organic Farmers Festival, yesterday.*(Capitol photo)
The 8th Negros Island Organic Farmers Festival that opened yesterday was bigger compared to the previous years, this time with 159 producers and retailers from both provinces showcasing their produce.
Ramon Uy Jr., president of ONOPRA (Organik na Negros! Organic Producers and Retailers Association) yesterday said this year’s festival is bigger than that of last year, which had only 85 producers and retailers exhibiting their products.
Gov. Alfredo G. Marañon, Jr. checks on the organic products displayed and sold at the exhibit area at the Capitol Grounds as part of the celebration of the four-day Organic Farmers Festival 2013 that started yesterday.*(Capitol photo)
With this year’s bigger number of participants, they hope to double their sales last year, he said.
The festival earned P2 million in 2012, or 300 percent higher than in 2011 at P500,000 gross sales, he said.
Uy said the organic festival, the biggest of its kind in Southeast Asia, has grown from a simple gathering of organic producers eight years ago.
A girl shows "cassa banana", a wild variety of banana organically produced in Bago City and sold at the 8th Organic Farmers Festival.* (Capitol photo)
Ruby C. Cruz, Committee of the Farmers Weekend Market met with suppliers last Wednesday which was held at the D.C. CRUZ Corporation office along Magsaysay Street, Bacolod City.
Ms. Ruby C. Cruz presiding over meeting with suppliers
The objective of the meeting was to rationalize participation of all suppliers in the Weekend Market. Also, to thresh out problems on the use of plastic bags as well as the location of the booths of the suppliers.
Participants in the conference
Ms. Cruz also requested the suppliers to schedule consultation and seminars so as to avoid conflicts. Also, for each corporation to be transparent about their projects involving their Corporate Social Responsibility.
She also informed the body that this Saturday, November 23, 2013 one of the major activities would be the lighting of the 18-feet Christmas tree which will be officiated over by Bacolod city Mayor Monico O. Puentevella. That this tree was made out of recycled garbage. Other items made out of recycled garbage will also be displayed.
The Board and Manage-ment of Central Negros Electric Cooperative, Inc. (CENECO) said that the residential rate for Novem-ber 2013 billing is P9.4037/kWh, or an increase of P0.4545/kWh from last month's P8.9492/kWh.
They said the increase is attributed to the following factors reflected on the figure: