Though I resigned three years ago as editor-in-chief of another Bacolod-based newspaper, I have stayed on the fringe of mainstream media, maintaining warm relations with friends I have met during my stint. It is one of these friends who gave me the opportunity to revive my column “Cane Points” here at Negros Daily Bulletin (NDB). Salamat gid, pre!
“Cane Points” is basically understood as ”patdan”, the sugarcane planting material. Patdan is cultivated primarily for sugar production but, with the advent of ethanol and electric power generation from sugarcane and its by-products, the cane has become a more versatile, strategic crop. In fact, alternative energy advocates refer to it as the “energy cane”.