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Best of Festival Dances Competition Set for Panaad sa Negros Festival

The Best of Festival Dances Competition, participated in by the 32 towns and cities, is scheduled on April 8, 2013 that marks the opening of the 20th year of the Panaad sa Negros Festival celebration.

The concept and theme of costume and performance are left to the discretion of the participants which depict the unique character of their local festival.

Winners of the competition will receive P50,000 for the first prize, P40,000 for the second prize, P30,000 for the third prize, P20,000 for the fourth prize, and P10,000 for the fifth prize.

The criteria of the competition will include the following: choreography (relevance to the theme, clarity of ideas presented and composition) – 30 percent; performance (mastery, unity and precision, skills and technique, discipline, dynamics) – 30 percent; theme/concept (depicts the unique character of the festival) – 20 percent; costume (visual impact, appropriate to the presentation) – 10 percent; music – 5 percent; and hand props – 5 percent for a total of 100 percent.

The Provincial Tourism Office will accept entries of participating LGUs until March 20, 2013.

This year’s theme is Panaad@20: Celebrating Negros as the Philippines’ Leader in Organic Agriculture. /Capitol News

EDP Division Presents Mambukal Resort Mobile App to Guv

EDP Division Presents Mambukal Resort Mobile App to Guv

Provincial Planning and Development Officer (PPDO) and Electronic Data Processing (EDP) Division- OIC Marlin Sanogal (left) with EDP staff Ken Eliserio (2nd from left) and Jan Bilbao (right) present the Mambukal Resort Mobile Brochure App for Android to Gov. Alfredo G. Marañon, Jr at the Capitol, yesterday. The new mobile app aims to promote the province’s Mambukal Resort to the global market. The new app is now available via Google Play for free and can be downloaded and installed on smartphones, tablets, and phablets that are powered by the Android OS. The project team is composed of Project Head Bjorn Aguilar, Project Manager/Designer/QA Ken Eliserio and Project Developer Jan Bilbao.* /Capitol photo

Former DOT Secretary Gabor Presents Her Book to Gov Marañon

Former DOT Secretary Gabor Presents Her Book to Gov Marañon

Former DOT Secretary Dr. Mina Gabor (center) presents her book entitled “The History of the Philippine Stamps” to Gov. Alfredo G. Marañon, Jr. during her visit to Negros Occidental, yesterday as Negros Occidental Tourism Officer Cristine Mansinares looks on. Dr. Gabor is conducting an ocular visit of the tourism sites for the upcoming Tourism Fly-Drive Caravan.* /Capitol photo