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Guv Opens Christmas Weekend Market; Distributes Palay and Corn to Farmers

Guv Opens Christmas Weekend Market; Distributes Palay and Corn to Farmers

Gov. Alfredo G. Marañon, Jr. together with Board Member Victor Javellana and NOPPO Director Col. Milko Lirazan turned over 16 units of pump and engine set to 16 farmers’ associations during the opening of the Christmas Weekend sa Kapitolyo, yesterday.* /Capitol photo

Governor Alfedo G. Marañon, Jr. led the opening of the Christmas Weekend sa Kapitolyo and ceremonial switch-on of lights, yesterday together with Board Member Victor Javellana, 303rd IB PA Commander Col. Jon Aying, NOPPO Director PSSupt. Milko Lirazan, Provincial Department Heads and employees, other government agencies and farmers.

Guv Opens Christmas Weekend Market; Distributes Palay and Corn to Farmers

Gov. Alfredo G. Marañon, Jr. together with Board Member Victor Javellana, 303rd IB PA Commander Col. Jon Aying and NOPPO Director Col. Milko Lirazan turned over sacks of rice and corn to farmers during the opening of the Christmas Weekend sa Kapitolyo, yesterday.* /Capitol photo

The governor also distributed a total of 1,816 bags of palay worth P2,179,200 and 109 bags of corn worth P196,200 to 2,448 rice and 153 corn farmers from Candoni, Hinobaan, Sipalay, Cauayan, Ilog, Kabankalan, Himamaylan, Pontevedra, La Castellana, Salvador Benedicto, Hinigaran, Moises Padilla, Binalbagan and Bago City.

This is a quick response effort of the provincial government to address the rehabilitation of affected agri-fishery areas in the province.

Guv Opens Christmas Weekend Market; Distributes Palay and Corn to Farmers

Gov. Alfredo G. Marañon, Jr. together with Board Member Victor Javellana, 303rd IB PA Commander Col. Jon Aying, NOPPO Director Col. Milko Lirazan and Capitol department heads led the ceremonial switch-on of lights during the opening of the Christmas Weekend sa Kapitolyo, yesterday. Also in photo are the governor’s granddaughters. * /Capitol photo

Sixteen units of pumps and engine set worth P1,052,800 were also distributed to various farmers’ associations in line with the on-farm mechanization program of the provincial government through the Department of Agriculture Regional Field Unit 6.

In his message, the governor expressed his gratitude and wished everybody a joyous yuletide season.* /Capitol News

79th National Book Week Celebrated

79th National Book Week Celebrated

Negros Occidental Provincial Librarian, Dr. Joyce Deloso (extreme right) and Executive Assistant to the Governor, Ma. Carmela Valderrama (3rd from right) lead in awarding the winners of the Poster Making Contest at the Provincial Library, as part of the celebration of the 79th National Book Week, recently. Also in photo are the officers of the Association of Public Librarians-Negros Occidental, among others. /Lib photo

The Negros Occidental Provincial Library spearheaded the celebration of the 79th National Book Week, with the theme “Libraries: Promoters and Preservers of Arts and Culture” jointly organized by the Association of Public Librarians-Negros Occidental, from November 24-30, 2013.

Highlighting the event are book exhibits, poster-making contest, and visits to public libraries in the province.

Negros Occidental Provincial Librarian, Dr. Joyce Deloso, said that the National Book Week is an annual celebration organized by the Philippine Librarians Association, Inc. that intends to encourage reading and literacy among Filipinos as well as to promote public libraries in the Philippines.

Winners of the poster making contest, were awarded at the culmination of the activity, held at the Provincial Library last Friday; they are Christian Kent Casas of Doña Hortencia Salas National High School, first place, Karla Bernabe of Sagay National High School second place, Christallene Joy T. Acojedo of Julio Ledesma National High School third place, Ulyssa Kae Montiflor of La Castellana National High School, fourth place, and Yasmin Centeno of Bacolod City National High School, fifth place.

All winners received cash prizes and certificates. /Capitol News

Christmas Weekend Market Opens Today

Gov. Alfredo G. Marañon, Jr. is inviting everyone to the opening of the Christmas Weekend Market sa Kapitolyo today at the PNB Fountain Area along Lacson Street in Bacolod City.

The activity will start with a thanksgiving mass at 4:00 p.m. followed by a ceremonial ribbon cutting to formally open the event and a ceremonial switch-on of Christmas lights and decors at the Provincial Capitol and Lagoon.

Various goods such as organic products, cooked foods, beverages, seafoods, processed meat, agricultural products, accessories, delicacies, and Japanese foods, among others will be sold at the market.

Free concerts and live bands will be held at the event area as well as free film viewing of Christmas movies and some Audio Visual Presentations by the Provincial Information Office.

The garden showcase beside the Negros Occidental Multi-Purpose Activity Center is also part of the weekend activity.

The launching of the Christmas Weekend Market every Friday and Saturday of December, is in line with the continuing effort on tourism promotion under the Negros First Development Agenda of Gov. Alfredo G. Marañon, Jr. and in sharing the Christmas spirit with the public as well.* /Capitol News