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OPA Head Chosen as Outstanding Agri Engineer

Negros Occidental Provincial Agriculturist Engr. Igmedio Tabianan was chosen as the Outstanding Agricultural Engineer for Agricultural and Rural Development by the Philippine Society of Agricultural Engineers.

Tabianan, a registered Agricultural Engineer since 1985 has pioneered the creation of Agricultural Engineering Division in the Office of the Provincial Agriculturist.

He spearheaded the implementation of Organic Agriculture Program in the province that paved the way for the province to be declared as the “Philippines Leader in Organic Agriculture”.

He also conceptualized the Negros First Universal Crop Insurance Program (NFUCIP) which was implemented in 2011 and merited a “Pamana ng Lahi” Award from the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG).

The program’s scheme was later adapted by the Philippine Crop and Insurance Corporation (PCIC).

It was also under his leadership as the Provincial Agriculturist that the province has been recognized as one of the top ten (10) largest rice producing province in the country, thereby, making the province as an Agri-Pinoy Rice Achievers Awardee in 2011.

Tabianan will be receiving the said award during the 64th Annual Convention and 11th International Agricultural Engineers Conference on April 21-25 at VSU, Baybay City in Leyte. */Capitol News

Gov. Marañon Welcomes Ibaraki Execs in Negros

Gov. Marañon Welcomes Ibaraki Execs in Negros

Gov. Alfredo G. Marañon, Jr. (3rd from right) with Kikuchi Toshiabe, Vice Chairman of Ibaraki, Prefecture Assembly, together with Okabe Hideaki, Masahiro Aoki, Sato Nobuo, Dr. Terunuma Hideya at the Governor’s Office, yesterday. /Capitol photo

Negros Occidental Gov. Alfredo G. Marañon, Jr. welcomed government officials from Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan led by Vice Chairman Kikuchi Toshiabe at the Provincial Capitol, yesterday.

They are Okabe Hideaki, Masahiro Aoki, Sato Nobuo and Dr. Terunuma Hideya. They are in the province for possible joint venture with the provincial government of Negros Occidental.

Ibaraki Prefecture is about four and a half hours travel by plane to Negros Occidental and the group has proposed to the governor for the establishment of a direct flight between the two provinces.

The group is also looking at possibilities of hiring Negrense nurses, nannies and construction workers to work in Ibaraki.

They have visited the Visayan Maritime Academy in Bacolod City, OISCA Training Center in Bago City, Mambukal Resort in Murcia, and Rice Processing Center in Bago City.

Gov. Marañon also hosted a fellowship dinner at the Nature’s Village Resort in Talisay City for the group.* /Capitol News

Vice Guv and NOSP Grantees Turn over Cash for Bohol Earthquake Victims

Vice Guv and NOSP Grantees Turn over Cash for Bohol Earthquake Victims

Vice Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson (right) and Negros Occidental Scholarship Program grantees Angelo John Palma, Iris Dawn Tabangcora, Gretchelle Traya, Cherry Mae Belarte and Raphael Victor Combate, turn over P20,000 cash to ABS-CBN Admin and Finance Officer Tess Tupas (3rd from right) for their ABS-CBN Sagip Kapamilya rehabilitation and livelihood program for earthquake victims in Bohol. The amount was raised by NOSP scholars from all over the province. Also in photo is NOSP Coordinator, Maryver Cordova (left). */Capitol photo