Panaad kicks off today
BY GILBERT BAYORAN
The Panaad sa Negros Festival 2014, on the theme “Organik na Negros - Rising to the Challenge of Globalization in 2015,” opens today at the Panaad Park and Stadium in Brgy. Mansilingan, Bacolod City.
The weeklong festivities will start with a thanksgiving mass at the Panaad Stadium at 8 a.m., followed by the ribbon-cutting ceremonies for the Panaad Tourism and Agri-Trade Fair and Exhibits, Daily Organik na Negros Agrifest, Department of Agriculture RFO6 Regional Agri Food Fair, Solid Waste Management Advocacy and Eco-Garden Show.
Five regions will participate in the Regional Agriculture and Food Fair that will showcase agri-fishery commodities, vegetable and other food products.
‘Fiberglass banca factory
offers endless possibilities’
BY CARLA GOMEZ
JAVIER, Leyte - A fisherman, left to care for his six young children after super-typhoon “Yolanda” killed his wife and two-day old baby boy, was the recipient of the 1,000th boat distributed by the Negrense Volunteers for Change in Palo, Leyte, Saturday.
A NVC fiberglass banca factory in Javier town, Leyte, was also blessed and inaugurated yesterday to step up the production of boats funded by donors from around the Philippines and the world, under its Peter Project 2, for fishermen victims of Yolanda. Its first factory is located in Bacolod City.
Rolando Pamplona, 44, the recipient of the 1,000th NVC banca lost his wife Luzvilita, 36, and their baby boy to the typhoon that destroyed their house and fishing boat in Barangay Cogon, Palo.
Bacolod, Isabela bets win
Lin-ay sang Negros awards
BY SHIELA GELERA
Officials of the three electric firms in Negros Occidental yesterday urged the public to join the Earth Hour 2014 by switching off their lights from 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. today.
Dan Pondevilla, general manager of the Victorias-Manapla-Cadiz Rural Electric Service Cooperative Inc., said they have been asked Local Government Units to cooperate with the initiative.
Pondevilla said they hope to reduce use of power within their service areas by at least 40 percent.