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Tapulanga Exhibit at Negros Museum in Bacolod City

Tapulanga Exhibit at Negros Museum in Bacolod City

The Hibiscus rosa-sinensis Marilyn D. Marañon Hybrid Flower
Dr. Pablito Magdalita, plant breeder of The Crop Science Cluster Institute of Plant Breeding College of Agriculture in the University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB) named a hybrid flower after Dr. Marilyn Marañon as a tribute for her being an exceptional civic leader and one of the most outstanding women in public service in Negros Occidental.
The gumamela or Hibiscus rosa-sinensis “Marilyn D. Marañon” is an extraordinary fast grower shrub, medium in height, the flowers have lemon yellow-orange petals, white throat and dark red eye zone. The plant Hibiscus has flowers which reaches the size of 3.5 inches when it blooms during the peak of months of May to December. The breeder suggests that for growing requirements, it must be planted in a highly porous soil in an open sunny location. If grown in pots, fertilize regularly with complete fertilizer. Prune the plants once a year to encourage new growth and water every 3 days during the dry season.

Tapulanga Exhibit at Negros Museum in Bacolod City

CANVAS artist Architect Daniel Bayles (left), now a professor of ARFIEN La Consolacion College- Bacolod reminds First Lady Dr. Marilyn Marañon of her 7 successful professional children. Architect Bayles modern rendition of hybrid plant, the Hibiscus Rosa sinensis Marilyn Marañon in yellow background and finger painting in white now still on exhibition at the gallery of the Negros Museum, Bacolod City

Tapulanga Exhibit at Negros Museum in Bacolod City

Photo shows “Tapulanga Vendors” an Oil in Canvas 2x3ft painting by CANVAS artist Arthur Bayles now on exhibit at the gallery of the Negros Museum, Bacolod City

Governor Marañon Present at GSIS Stakeholders’ Dialogue

Governor Marañon Present at GSIS Stakeholders’ Dialogue

Negros Occidental Gov. Alfredo G. Marañon, Jr. (left) with GSIS chairman and former governor Daniel L. Lacson, Jr. (center) and GSIS President and General Manager Robert G. Vergara (right) during the GSIS Stakeholders’ Dialogue held at L’Fisher Hotel, yesterday.* /CAPITOLphoto

Governor Marañon Present at GSIS Stakeholders’ DialogueGovernor Marañon Present at GSIS Stakeholders’ Dialogue

Photo left shows GSIS Bacolod Manager Ma. Vilma Fuentes addressing the participants (right photo) during the Stakeholders’ Dialogue at L’Fisher Hotel, yesterday.* /CAPITOLphoto

Capitol Joins Earth Hour 2013 Campaign

The Provincial Government of Negros Occidental under the administration of Gov. Alfredo G. Marañon, Jr. enjoins provincial officials, Capitol employees and their families to take part in the Earth Hour 2013 campaign by switching off lights for one hour, from 8:30 pm to 9:30 pm, on Saturday, March 23, 2013.

The Memorandum Circular 2013-11 of Secretary Mar Roxas of the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) encourages all local government units and punong barangays to participate in the Earth Hour by switching-off majority of the lights in their homes, offices, facilities and other signages within their respective jurisdiction.

The memo further stressed that in previous years, the Earth Hour has led to the significant power saving and more importantly greater prospect for meaningful and sustained actions against climate change.

Earth Hour is a worldwide event organized by the World Wife Fund (WWF) that began in Sydney, Australia in 2007. Today, it is the world’s largest environmental event, annually uniting over 150 nations to fight climate change via its 60-minute switch-off.

Filipinos, according to the WWF, should be particularly proud as the Philippines considered by Earth Hour Global as a hero country has held the top spot since 2009.* /CAPITOLNEWS