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Global Leader Motorcycle Opens Branch in Bacolod

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KTM has found a potential market for sports motorcycle in Bacolod City as it opened a new branch with Bacolod City Mayor Monico Puentevella and chairman of Filipino-Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry Alfredo Bacelona gracing the event last Saturday.


The ribbon-cutting of the exclusive dealer of KTM motorcycle at Araneta Street, Singcang in Bacolod City. From left are Chief Marketing Manager Robert Ayn Po, Manager Bacolod Branch Gary Gargar, Alfredo Bacelona of FCCCI, Bacolod City Mayor Monico Puentevella, Councilor Jun Gamboa, and CEO Robert Po of JMB group of companies during the opening ceremony over the weekend.* (Photo by Archie Alipalo)

The Kabataang Silay Rondalla Ensemble Sojourn in Singapore

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It was a feat for Silay City and the entire Filipino nation as audience numbering around 4,000 hurled appreciation and applause to the Kabataang Silay Rondalla Ensemble (KSE) and Singapore’s Marsiling Chinese Orchestra (MCO) joint performance last May 22, 2015 in a show dubbed “Love Across the Ocean II” at the awesome Singapore Star Performing Arts Center (Star Theatre). This was the second “Love Across the Ocean” performance as the first was MCO’s collaborative perfor-mance with Indonesia’s Youth Ang-klung Orchestra.


SILAY CITY Mayor Jose L. Montelibano, Philippine Ambassador to Singapore Antonio Morales, Rondalla Master Jegger Anjao, MCO Conductor Low Cher Yong and Singaporean officials in a group photo with Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong.*

BagoSphere expands job training operations to curb youth unemployment

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Social enterprise BagoSphere is expanding its intensive and affordable job training program to key cities in the Philippines to give more high school and college graduates better opportunities to jumpstart their career in the outsourcing industry.


BagoSphere's Zhihan Lee, one of the co-founders of this social enterprise wanted to create an affordable solution to tackle youth unemployment.* (H.James G.Toga/NDB)

Cuenca is New Marapara Rotary President

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Negros farmer, agribusinessman and soil expert Luis “Boy” Cuenca, is to be the president of the Rotary Club of Bacolod Marapara for Rotary Year 2015-2016.


Outgoing president Ivan Ereñeta hands over the ceremonial Rotary medal to incoming president Boy Cuenca.*

Good Farming Practices Lead to Good Harvest

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Farmers can cope and have good harvest even in extreme weather conditions by employing good agricultural practices.

In an interview, Office of the Provincial Agriculturist (OPA) Agricultural Coordinator Armando Abaño said there are appropriate measure farmers can adopt on varying weather in planting rice, corn and vegetables.

Before new technologies came, he said, palay is planted in a 5- to 7 cm. of steady water in order to yield good harvest.