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Bacolod City, Negros Occidental, Philippines Tuesday, October 18, 2011
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Alexis Danica Drilon (center) is flanked by Allysa Marie Villarico, second runner-up and Jelliane Rose Dinorog, 1st runner-up.*

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Germans invest P2.5 billion
in power plant, eyeing more


A group of German investment advisers bringing about P2.59 billion ($60 million) in investments into the San Carlos BioPower Inc. 18-megawatt biomass plant to be built in the  San Carlos City ecozone, are looking for two other  areas in Negros Occidental to build similar plants, Jose Ma. Zabaleta, chairman of BronzeOak Philippines and SCBioPower, said last night.

Bronzeoak Philippines is the proponent of San Carlos BioPower that aims to provide sustainable power to the local grid from renewable sources of energy on completion of its San Carlos plant in late 2013.

Eighteen German investment advisers of the Thomas Lloyd Group, who are in Negros Occidental to explore areas of investment, especially in the production of renewable energy, met with top officials of the province led by Gov. Alfredo Marañon Jr. last night.moremoremore

USLS student
Miss MassKara


Cheers filled the University of St. La Salle Coliseum in Bacolod City as Alexis Danica Drilon, who aspires to be a doctor, was crowned the MassKara Queen 2011 before a jam-packed crowd.

Drilon, 20, of Homesite Subdivision, Bacolod City and a B.S. Biology student of the University of St. La Salle Bacolod, bested nine other candidates and won P80,000 in cash.

Aside from winning this year’s crown, Drilon was also named Miss Photogenic and best in festival attire, best in fantasy make-up and was chosen by on-line voters through Internet Lifestyle Bacolod blogsite.moremoremore

Salute to Bacoleños tonight

A light show and grand fireworks will mark the 1st MassKara Festival Salute to Bacolod event at the fountain area of the Bacolod City Government Center at 8 tonight.

The event, which is also a reception of the Balik-Bacolod Program, will feature a sampler of the MassKara Festival highlights.

Festival director Eli Francis Tajanlangit yesterday said “This is the festival’s way of saluting Bacolod and her sons and daughters, many of whom have gone around the world, and have come back to see their beloved city again.”moremoremore

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