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Organic Village Opens at Panaad

Organic Village Opens at Panaad

Gov. Alfredo G. Marañon, Jr. checks on the organic products sold at the Organic Village in Panaad. /Capitol photo

The first-ever Organic Village located at the Panaad Park was officially opened in a ceremony led by Gov. Alfredo G. Marañon, Jr. yesterday.

According to Edna Garde of the Office of the Provincial Agriculturist, organic booths were present in the past Panaad Festival celebrations but it’s the first time that they organized the organic farmers and suppliers to be gathered in one big venue.

They have invited various farmers that featured a wide range of organic food products and cosmetics, as well as various fruits and vegetables; they have also invited poultry and hog raisers and vermi-culturists.

The organizers have also included series of forums on organic farming as well as an exposition of famous Negrense cuisine.

An awarding ceremony that will acknowledge the outstanding farmers and hog raisers in Negros Occidental is scheduled to mark the culmination of the organic village.

The said village the newest attraction at the Panaad Park for the weeklong celebration of the Panaad sa Negros Festival 2013. /Capitol News

Panaad to Showcase Negrense Products

The 20th Pana-ad sa Negros Festival will showcase local products at the Trade Fair and Exhibits on April 8-14 at the Panaad Stadium with the Technology and Livelihood Development Center (TLDC) organizing the side event.

Participating entrepreneurs will compete for two coveted titles: “Pana-ad Best Product” and the “Top Grosser Award”.

The “Pana-ad Best Product” category will be chosen among the home furnishings, home accessories and personal accessories, while specialty food products will compete for the “Best Market Potential”, “Best Innovative Product” and the “Best New Product” categories.

“This is one unique feature of our festival. Panaad serves as a vehicle even for those engaged in small businesses and home-based industries,” Gov. Alfredo Maranon said.

Special awards such as the “Design Excellence Award” will be awarded to local artist or designer belonging to the first category, while “Sabor Negrense” for the latter.

Another category is the “Top Grosser Award” which will be awarded to the group with the gross sales of P500,000.00 or more.

Consolidated sales shall include sales from gifts, toys, hard wares, specialty food, furniture and Agri-based products, explained festival executive director and PPDO chief Marlin P. Sanogal.

A cash prize of P50,000.00 will be awarded to the highest grosser, while P20,000 each will be given to the next top three, Sanogal added.* /CAPITOL NEWS

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Panaad sa Negros Festival Features Destination Pavilion and Festival Costume Exhibit

The 20th Panaad sa Negros Festival will feature LGUs Destination Pavilion and Festival Costumes in a week-long exhibit at the Panaad Park.

Special awards such as Cleanest City and Municipal Pavilion, Organic Agriculture Corner, Tourist-Friendly Pavilion and Well-Sustained Pavilion will be given out to the winning LGUs, festival executive director and Provincial Planning and Development Officer Marlin Sanogal said.

“This special event will certainly bring out the best creative ideas among participating LGUs,” Gov. Alfredo Maranon Jr. said.

Awardees of special categories will each receive a trophy and a cash prize of P10,000, Sanogal added.

Festival Costumes will be displayed at Balay Kalamay.

A cash prize of P5,000 plus trophy will be given to the LGU with the Best Festival Indigenous Costume and Best Festival Colorful Costume.* /CAPITOL NEWS

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