Negros Opinion

Cane Points: Sugar and Spice

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”.

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CANDONI OFFICIALS. Gov. Alfredo Marañon, Jr. (right) administers the oath of office of the re-elected officials of the Municipality of Candoni namely, Mayor Cicero Borromeo, Vice Mayor Diomedes Magada, and councilors Rolando Gequilan, Nenita Mandaguit, Nenita Hernando, and Aldrin Diego, at the Capitol, Wednesday.*(Capitol photo by Richard Malihan)

* ‘KILL SQUAD VS. ILLEGAL DRUGS ... : 0916672...: ... kag illegal gambling? Pabor ako dira basta ang kill nga ina is meaning kill the illegal drugs and illegal gambling operations and kill the criminalities indi lang sa Bacolod but the whole of Negros! Very alarming drug and crime waves to the extent we might at times settle for summary execution! Kill squad go go go harvest the illegal drugists!