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Canadian Cultural Planning Expert to Conduct Cultural Mapping for the Province’s Tourism Circuit

Canadian Cultural Planning Expert to Conduct Cultural Mapping for the Province’s Tourism Circuit

Gov. Alfredo G. Marañon, Jr. (5th from right) welcomes Canadian Cultural Planning Expert, Jeffrey Evenson (4th from right) at the Capitol, yesterday, in the presence of Provincial Tourism Officer Cristine Mansinares and other tourism officers from the cities of Bacolod, Talisay and Silay. Also in photo are Aulyn Yue Sin, LGSP-LED Focal Person for Region VI and Bacolod City first lady, Josefa Puentevella. /Capitol photo

Gov. Alfredo G. Marañon, Jr. welcomed Canadian Cultural Planning Expert, Jeffrey Evenson at the Capitol, yesterday, who will be assisting the Negros Occidental tourism stakeholders in conducting a weeklong cultural mapping of cultural assets for tourism.

The province has resources that contribute to the unique environment as well as qualities that need assessment and recommendations for the development of Bacolod-Talisay-Silay tourism products.

Negros Occidental is one of the provinces under the BATCH 3 program of the Local Government Support Program-Local Economic Development (LGSP-LED), which is a cooperative program between the government of Canada and the Philippines, through the Dept. of Interior and Local Government, that aims to enable and support local government units in creating local business environment that are conducive to investments and job creation.

The team is joined by Genevieve Asselin, a representative from the Canadian Embassy, who is the Team Leader of the Tourism Circuit Development Program.

At the end of the assessment, recommendations will be discussed with key LED partners in the province and Manila from DILG, Dept. of Tourism, Heritage Society of the Philippines, and National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA), among others.

The cultural mapping activity is a component of the approved program on Mainstreaming Public-Private Initiatives in Negros Occidental. /Capitol News

La Castellana Opens Gallery

La Castellana Opens Gallery

Fifth District Board Member Alain Gatuslao (5th from left) together with La Castellana Mayor Alberto Nicor Jr. (3rd from right), Vice Mayor Felix Feria IV (4th from left), Executive Assistant Angel Verdeflor (center) and Councilors of the Municipality of La Castellana led the ribbon-cutting ceremony during the opening of the portrait gallery at the Municipal Hall, yesterday. *Capitol photo

The Municipality of La Castellana led by Mayor Alberto Nicor, Jr. and Vice Mayor Felix Feria IV together with the Sangguniang Bayan Members, Fifth District Board Member Alain Gatuslao and Executive Assistant Angel Verdeflor officially opened its gallery at the Municipal Hall, yesterday in line with the celebration of the Municipal Tourism Week.

The gallery houses the painted portraits of the past 24 mayors since 1918 and stands as a tribute to the founding fathers and officials of the town who dedicated their service for the town’s achievement.

Mayor Nicor thanked all the families of the past mayors who unveiled the portraits and received the plaque of appreciation from the municipal government.

La Castellana Opens Gallery

The portrait gallery of the past mayors of La Castellana town located at the Municipal Hall. *Capitol photo

He also mentioned that in 2018, the town will be commemorating its centennial celebration and urged the people to continue helping one another for the town’s progress.

Board Member Gatuslao said that the celebration is fitting as it brings together the past, the present and the future leaders of La Castellana.

La Castellana Opens Gallery

The portrait gallery of the past mayors of La Castellana town located at the Municipal Hall. *Capitol photo

Meanwhile Angel Verdeflor who represented Gov. Alfredo Marañon, Jr. said that the event is one way of giving recognition to the leaders of the town who in one way or another led to its development.

The portraits were painted by artists Noel Itabag, DJ San Miguel and Robert De Aro.

The gallery is also open to the public. */Capitol News

Negros Occidental Celebrates Provincial Tourism Week 2014

Negros Occidental Celebrates Provincial Tourism Week 2014

The city and municipal tourism officers of the cities and municipalities of Negros Occidental gathered for the weeklong Provincial Tourism Week Celebration 2014 at the Negros Occidental Multi-purpose Activity Center in Bacolod City, yesterday, with the theme, “Tourism and Community Development”. /Capitol photo

Negros Occidental Celebrates Provincial Tourism Week 2014

Samples of wine made from bugnay, pineapple, and duhat from Victorias City which was showcased at the activity. /Capitol photo