Bacolod City, Negros Occidental, Philippines Monday, April 7, 2014
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Marlon Catubig, outstanding beef cattle raiser, receives his trophy  from Agriculture Undersecretary Bernadette Romulo Puyat, Governor Alfredo Marañon Jr., Provincial Agriculturist Igmedio Tabianan and  Director Alan Alimodian of the Philippine Agricultural Institute of Technology.*
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Panaad fest sales
hit P5.542 million

As expected by its organizers, the seven-day Panaad sa Negros Festival in Brgy. Mansilingan, Bacolod City, ended as a big success, generating sales of P5,542,258 as of 6 last night

Comparative sales reports issued by the Office of the Provincial Agriculturist, Provincial Veterinary Office as and the Technology Livelihood Development Center showed an increase of 1,205,414.25 in sales at the Local Government Unit Pavilions, organic agri fair, regional agri-food fair and livestock and dairy fair this year, compared to 2013.

Provincial Planning Development Officer Maria Lina Sanogal, Panaad sa Negros executive director, said they noted that each year the celebration of the Pana-ad surpasses the previous one.moremoremore

Top agri
performers honored

Outstanding farmers, fisherfolk and livestock raisers in Negros Occidental were recognized by Governor Alfredo Marañon Jr and Agriculture Undersecretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat during the “Pasidugnong sa Panguma, Pangisda, kag Pangkasapatan 2014” at the 20th Panaad sa Negros Festival at the Panaad Park and Stadium in Brgy. Mansilingan, Bacolod City, Saturday.

Puyat said the theme of this year’s Panaad sa Negros Festival: “Organic na Negros: Rising to the challenge of globalization 2015” is a great motivation for everyone, especially in the agriculture sector, to continue moving forward especially because the Asian integration will take place next year

She said farmers, fisherfolk and livestock raisers in Negros Occidental should be inspired by the achievements of their colleagues and, hopefully, it will encourage them to be more productivity and innovative.moremoremore

Priorities of new Lin-ay:
Better health, tourism


Health and tourism are among the things Alexis Danica Drilon of Bacolod City would like to uphold as the newly-crowned Lin-ay sang Negros 2014.

Alexis Danica, also known as “Nikki” Drilon, 22, said yesterday that Negrenses need access to better health care through free medications and consultations.

She is the daughter of late Alex Drilon, who died from cardiac arrest when she was only 4 years old, and Babylin Drilon, a medical doctor.

Drilon, who writes blogs in the internet, would like to promote Negros tourism through social media.moremoremore

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