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La Carlota, Silay Lin-ay bets
tie for special award on agri

The Lin-ay sg La Carlota and Lin-ay sg Silay tied for the Lin-ay sg Organik Na Negros special award from the Office of the Provincial Agriculturist of Negros Occidental and the Organik na Negros! Organic Producers and Retailers Association, Dina Genzola, OPA senior agriculturist, said yesterday.

Miss Lin-ay sg La Carlota was Maria Inez Benedicto, and Miss Lin-ay sg Silay was Riah Angelica de Ocampo.

Genzola said the candidates were asked to write an essay on how to promote organic agriculture of Negros Occidental. They were also judged on their beauty and in the question-and-answer portion of the pagaent, she also said.

Their essays were judged by ONOPRA president Ramon Uy Jr., Amri Benedicto of the Provincial Organic Agriculture Program, and Magsasaka Siyentista of OPA Ramon Peñalosa, she also said.

Benedicto and De Ocampo will be the Ambassadors of Goodwill in promoting and advocating organic agriculture, healthy lifestyle and environment, Genzola added.

Each received P5,000 in cash, gift certificates from May’s Organic Garden, and gift packs from Fresh Start Organics, Peñalosa Farm, Alter Trade Foundation, and Negros Island Sustainable Agriculture and Rural Development Foundation Inc.*LTG

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