The weeklong Negros Island Organic Agriculture Festival being held at the Negros Occ. Provincial Capitol grounds that opened Nov. 25 is being lauded by Sen. Francis Pangilinan and other dignitaries who attended the opening ceremony.
(Left to Right) Negros Oriental Vice Gov. Mark Edward Macias, Rep. George Arnaiz (2nd District, Negros Oriental), Negros Occidental Gov. Alfredo G. Marañon, Jr., former senator Francis Kiko Pangilinan, Usec. Bernadette Romulo-Puyat of the Dept. of Agriculture, and Andre Leu, president of IFOAM Organics International at the ribbon-cutting ceremony during the opening ceremony of the 10th Negros Island Organic Farmers Festival.* (Capitol photo by Richard Malihan)