About 220 members of the Association of Hog Raisers of Negros Occidental from the cities of Escalante and San Carlos, and the municipalities of Toboso, Don Salvador Benedicto, and Calatrava attended the First District Hog Raisers Assembly held at Balay Kauswagan in Sagay City, yesterday.
Gov. Alfredo G. Marañon, Jr. (left photo) delivers his message to participants of the First District Hog Raisers Assembly held in Sagay City, yesterday.* (Capitol photos)
Gov. Alfredo G. Marañon, Jr. lauded the organizers for their efforts in diversification. He added that although Negros Occidental contributes almost 50 percent to the country’s total sugar production and 95 percent rice sufficient, hog raising is a vital part in the provincial government’s thrusts for food security and agricultural productivity program because it provides employment opportunities and sustainable livelihood to Negrenses.
They gained widespread popularity with their dance videos on the social media site YouTube. At the various live shows, their energy and charisma is embraced by their adoring fans, and which the Bacolod fans will once more experience. The last time this all-Filipino teenage male dance group was in the City of Smiles, they brought the house down with a full-pack crowd!
Due to popular demand, SM City Bacolod brings back Ulysses, Clarence, Biboy, Owy, Oliver and Ranz of CHICSER for a show that will be one of the events of the mall’s big 3-Day Sale. Happening today, March 1, 4PM at The Event Centre, Bacolod fans are abuzz with excitement to see their idols in person once more.
GET TICKETS! For one ticket to the Chicser Mall Show, follow these steps: 1. Buy a Chicser Meal at the SM Foodcourt. Bacolod Lechon Hauz, Dan-Jo’s Steaks and Ribs, Kamay Kainan, Ocean City, Casa Ilongga and Tiktilaok have their own delicious offerings of the Chicser Meal at only P150; 2. Buy 1 Yard Cup at the Foodcourt’s Beer Station for P75;
Energy Regulatory Com-mission (ERC) Hearing Officer Jose Reyes clarified that the Central Negros Electric Cooperative, Inc. (Ceneco) appli-cation for approval of its Capital Expenditure (Capex) Program 2011 to 2013, "at the moment, has nothing to do with rate increase."
An expository hearing was conducted yesterday at the third floor of Ceneco Building for Ceneco’s application to ERC for a total of P670,979,291.66 worth of Network and Non Network Projects otherwise known as CENECO’s Capex Plan.
These includes subtrans-mission projects, substation projects, primary and secondary distribution projects, new customer connection and/or standard connection facilities requirement, rehabilitation of kWhr meters, logistics/CENECO SCADA/DAS, additional vehicles and/or replacement of old vehicles, acquisition, lot improvement and construction of new HQ building, IT projects, tools and equipment.
SM City Bacolod’s 3-Day Mallwide Sale on March 1-3 will not only have great bargains but great events, too! Antonio Duo, the Filipino brothers whose fame rose through YouTube, will be at the mall tomorrow, March 1 to kick up the action for the 3-Day Sale. Mall goers are invited to come to The Event Centre at 7PM to watch Antonio Duo sing and perform for fans.
About Antonio Duo
The Antonio Brothers, Isaiah and Andrai, are Filipino YouTube artists known for making covers of popular songs and creating original music, then posting them on their online channel. Isaiah, a top 24 finalist on TV5’s Kanta Pilipinas, does lead vocals and plays the ukulele or small guitar while Andrai sings back-up, plays the acoustic guitar, and edits the videos they make.
Sea Oil is eyeing a joint venture with sugarcane planters to set up a three-legged factory somewhere in Murcia and Bago City which will produce sugar, ethanol and electric power. This was disclosed yesterday by Enrique D. Rojas, president of the National Federation of Sugarcane Planters (NFSP) who, together with UNIFED president Manolet Lamata, Mike Hinojales and sugar mill fabricator/consultant Mike Smith, met with Sea Oil president and CEO Francis Glenn Yu and his son Sea Oil COO Stephen Yu at the Sea Oil main office in Manila last February 19.
"We are doing this for our sugarcane planters," Rojas pointed out. "This move is geared towards ensuring the sustainability of the sugarcane industry when tariff on imported sugar is slashed to only 5% by 2015 and our domestic sugar will face stiff competition from cheaper subsidized imported sugar." Lamata explained that they are eyeing a sugar mill with a capacity of 8,000 to 10,000 ton canes per day, an ethanol plant between 140,000 to 200,000 liters per day and a steam-powered generating plant which can contribute 10 mega watts to 15 mega watts to the grid.
Sugar planters met with Sea Oil top executives in Manila last February 19 to discuss setting up a factory which will produce sugar, ethanol and electric power somewhere in Murcia and Bago City. (L-R) Sugar planter Mike Hinojales, UNIFED president Manolet Lamata, Sea Oil president and CEO Francis Glenn Yu, NFSP president Enrique D. Rojas, sugar mill fabricator/consultant Mike Smith of M & J Sugar Mill Fabricators and Sea Oil COO Stephen Yu.*
A floating restaurant and cruise will soon become a tourist destination in Bacolod City once the river channel at Brgy. Cabug and Brgy. Sum-ag materializes.
The river channel is being explored to tap the tourism potential of the city, as part of the city’s tourism drive to develop man-made tourist attraction and protection of river bank environment.
City Administrator John N. Orola, Barangay Captain of Sum-ag Benjamin V. Macasa Sr., Captain Juan Manuel Malayang of Cabug and Captain Rufino Alcala of Punta Taytay are closely coordinating with the private sectors in the area.
SM Prime Holdings, Inc., the country’s largest mall operator, is in the completion stage of Phase 1 of SM City Bacolod’s expansion. The construction that started in early 2012 will soon allow the public a glimpse of its magnificent three-storey building and transport hub.
Barangay 27 is actively observing waste segregation not only to gain income from non-biodegradables,but also to maintain cleanliness and sanitation in their barangay to stop theincreasing incidence of Dengue, Brgy. Captain Obligar revealed on Wednesday.
Their wastes are properly segregated early morning with the active participation of residents aside from engaging in other incoming-generating livelihood for their families like tocino, embutido and meat loaf, she pointed out.
Obligar is thankful for the help of city officials in the development of their facilities, including those for sports and entertainment, to prevent the youngsters from the dangers of drugs and other social ills.
A well-attended gathering of stakeholders in hospitality and tourism management at a plush hotel in Bacolod City goes off to a good start in the presence of city officials and a foreign dignitary who are very competent in tourism development.
Bacolod City Mayor Evelio Leonardia, City Administrator John Orola and Republic of Latvia a.h. Consul General Robert Lim Joseph, PhD graced the opening of the Hospitality Management Regional Summit.
Senior moments are fun at SM City Bacolod! The elderly enjoyed a "Seniors Day at the Mall" recently when they were treated to a day of fun learning through the supermall’s signature "Elderpreneurship" series.
Mall manager and SM employees - volunteers of the elderly committee - assist the seniors at the activity.*
Through the SM Cares for the Elderly program, in cooperation with the Bacolod City Cooperative and Development Council, seniors learned how to make functional and decorative giveaways for any occasion that can be either be a hobby or take off into a home based business.