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Re-elected Councilors of Silay Take Oath at Capitol

Re-elected Councilors of Silay Take Oath at Capitol

Barangay Captain Ramon Celebre of Brgy. Kapitan Ramon, Silay City administers the oath of office of re-elected Silay City councilors, Darryl F. Hinolan, Michael Thomas D. Velez, and Aileen A. Javier, yesterday, as Vice Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson and Board Member Patrick Lacson (2nd and 1st from right) look on.

Vice Governor-Elect Lacson Tours Provincial Capitol

Vice Governor-Elect Lacson Tours Provincial Capitol

On his first day of office, Negros Occidental Vice Governor-elect Eugenio Jose Lacson tours around the South Wing of the Provincial Capitol, yesterday.*

Negros Occidental Hosts 14th P4MP National Convention

Negros Occidental Hosts 14th P4MP National Convention

Gov. Alfredo G. Marañon, Jr. (right) welcomes delegates who participated in the 14th P4MP National Convention held at the Bacolod Pavillon Hotel, Bacolod City, Tuesday. /Capitol photo

Gov. Alfredo G. Marañon, Jr. welcomed about 160 delegates coming from the different provinces of the country during the opening program of the 14th P4MP National Convention held at the Bacolod Pavillon Hotel, Bacolod City, Tuesday.

P4MP stands for Pambansang Mananalon, Mag-uuma, Magbabaul, Magsasaka ng Pilipinas.

Gov. Marañon said that he is privileged to host the said convention because the flagship program of the provincial government is focused on agriculture specifically on food security and agricultural productivity.

He added that the province is now 96 percent rice sufficient and is one of the recipients of the Agri-Pinoy Rice Achievers’ Award in 2011.

He encouraged the participants to engage in organic farming, stressing that there is a big market for organic products and Negros Occidental alone cannot supply the demand for organic produce that is growing by 23 percent annually.

Present in the opening program were Dept. of Agriculture Asst. Secretary Edilberto de Luna, Agriculture Training Institute Director, Dr. Asterio Saliot, and DA Region VI Director Larry Nacionales, among others.

The convention, themed, “One Organization, One Vision: For a Food Sufficient Philippines”, will culminate today (June 27), with a side trip to the organic farm of Ramon Peñalosa in Victorias City, and in other tourist destinations of the province. /Capitol News

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