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8th Organic Farmers Festival Opens Today

The 8th Organic Farmers Festival opens today at the Capitol Grounds, with the theme, “Rediscovering Culture and Tradition of Food for a Sustainable Future”, hosted by the Province of Negros Occidental.

The activity will start with a thanksgiving mass at 8:30 a.m. to be held at the Negros Occidental Multi-Purpose Activity Center followed by the opening program.

Vice Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson will give the opening remarks while Board Members Victor Javellana of Negros Occ. and Georgita Martinez of Negros Oriental, both chair of the respective SP Committees on Agriculture, will share their Negros Island Experience of Organic Agriculture.

Gov. Alfredo G. Marañon, Jr. and Gov. Roel Degamo of Negros Oriental will also give their messages.

Dept. of Agriculture Region VI Director Larry Nacionales will introduce USec. Bernadette Romulo-Puyat, Undersecretary for Special Concerns of the National Organic Agriculture Board, as the keynote speaker.

There will also be a turnover of the pre and post-harvest facilities to farmer-beneficiaries identified by the Office of the Provincial Agriculturist headed by Engr. Igmedio Tabianan.

It will be followed by a simultaneous ribbon-cutting ceremony for the different exhibits and displays of organic products.

The festival is a collective effort of the Provincial Government of Negros Occidental, Department of Agriculture, ONOPRA, NISARD, Province of Negros Oriental and Negros Occ. Office of the Provincial Agriculturist in collaboration with the National Organic Agriculture Program, National Commission on Indigenous Peoples, Department of Education, The Negros Museum, Dept. of Trade and Industry, Philippines Biodiversity Conservation Foundation, Inc., Biodiversity Partnerships, GMA Network, and ABS-CBN. /Capitol News

Guv Turns-over Egg Incubator to CPA College in Murcia

Guv Turns-over Egg Incubator to CPA College in Murcia

(Left photo) Gov. Alfredo G. Marañon, Jr. (3rd from left) turns over a unit of Egg Incubator (right photo) worth P55,500 to representatives of Central Philippine Adventist College in Murcia as part of the Negros First Animal Dispersal Program of the Provincial Government under the Provincial Veterinary Office headed by Dr. Renante Decena. /Capitol photo

Guv Turns-over Egg Incubator to CPA College in Murcia

(Left photo) Gov. Alfredo G. Marañon, Jr. (3rd from left) turns over a unit of Egg Incubator (right photo) worth P55,500 to representatives of Central Philippine Adventist College in Murcia as part of the Negros First Animal Dispersal Program of the Provincial Government under the Provincial Veterinary Office headed by Dr. Renante Decena. /Capitol photo

DILG Region 6 Evaluates Negros Occidental for EXCELL Awards 2013

DILG Region 6 Evaluates Negros Occidental for EXCELL Awards 2013

Evaluators listen to the employees of the Provincial Environment Management Office as they shared their accomplishment report and best practices on Environmental Management during the evaluation of the Search for EXCELL Awards at the Capitol, yesterday. /Capitol photo

The Department of Interior and Local Government has evaluated the Provincial Government of Negros Occidental, yesterday, for the Search for Excellence in Local Governance or EXCELL Awards.

The EXCELL Awards is aimed at giving recognition to local government units that showed exemplary performance in local governance and introduced innovative programs that are sustainable. It is a strategy initiated in recognizing best managed LGUs in the region showcasing their achievements in Administrative Governance, Social Services, Economic Development, Environmental Management, and Valuing Fundamentals of Good Governance.

Gov. Alfredo G. Marañon, Jr. welcomed the EXCELL evaluators and advised the Capitol employees to do more planning for things to come in the future such as climate change.

On the current issue of climate change, particularly the damages caused by Super Typhoon Yolanda, Gov. Alfredo G. Marañon, Jr. said that it is a scientific fact that the hottest body of water is near our country, as it is located between the Pacific Ocean between Guam and the Philippines. He further added that that our country, the Philippines, a Christian nation is the first to experience the strongest typhoon in the history of earth.

Gov. Marañon also advised the Capitol employees to be an example of the change in attitude in protecting our environment, and adopt measures to mitigate the impact of climate change.

Negros Occidental has been a consistent Best Performing Province in the region and was also awarded with the Seal of Good Housekeeping. /Capitol News