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Guv and First Lady with Australian Volunteers in La Castellana

Guv and First Lady with Australian Volunteers in La Castellana

Gov. Alfredo G. Marañon, Jr. and First Lady Dr. Marilyn Marañon (seated) join the 27 Australian volunteers from Southern Hills Christian College, Perth, Australia who initiated the building of a dormitory for the orphans in Brgy. Cabacungan, Municipality of La Castellana, in collaboration with the Ikthus Redeemed Community (IRC) group. /Capitol photo

Christmas Weekend Market sa Kapitolyo to Open Friday

More food and dry goods will be sold at the Christmas Weekend Market sa Kapitolyo, set to open on Friday, December 6, 2013 at the PNB Fountain Area along Lacson Street in Bacolod City.

As of yesterday, the following are the concessionaires who confirmed participation in the weekend market: Fresh Start Organics, United Fishermen Multi-purpose Cooperative, Ikaw-Ako Japan Negros Partnership for Environmental Protection Foundation, Inc., Ereñeta Foods, Ilirianan Tribal Group, Senior Cocinero, Provincial Tourism Office, Office of the Provincial Agriculturist, Technology and Livelihood Development Center, 303rd Infantry Brigade, OISCA or the Organization of Industrial, Spiritual, and Cultural Advancement, Municipality of Manapla, and Caido del Cielo, among others.

They will be selling organic vegetables, cooked foods, beverages, seafoods, processed meat, agricultural products, accessories, delicacies, and Japanese foods, among others.

A 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.

For further inquiries, contact Lucille Gelvolea or Teena Acebedo of the Office of the Provincial Agriculturist through telephone numbers 434-8324 or 709-9747. /Capitol News

Hamamatsu Overseas Tour Group Visits Negros Occidental

Hamamatsu Overseas Tour Group Visits Negros Occidental

Gov. Alfredo G. Marañon, Jr. (seated 3rd from left) welcomes the study tour group from OISCA Senior High School in Hamamatsu, Japan, during a courtesy visit at the Capitol, yesterday. /Capitol photo

Gov. Alfredo G. Marañon, Jr. welcomed the study tour group composed of 24 students from OISCA Senior High School in Hamamatsu City, Japan as they paid a courtesy visit at the Capitol, yesterday.

The tour aims to allow students to learn and increase their awareness about environmental conservation and international cooperation activities being implemented overseas, as well as to deepen their understanding of the Philippines through exposure to local people.

The group is set to visit public high schools in Negros Occidental and participate in a homestay program in Sagay City where they will also have a tree planting activity and visit to the popular Carbin Reef in the city.

It has been a major event at OISCA Senior High since the school’s establishment according to Yasutomo Suzuki, Mayor of Hamamatsu City.

It also aims to strengthen the relationship between Negros Occidental and Japan. /Capitol News