A deed of usufruct will be signed today between the province of Negros Occidental and a private land owner to use the latter’s 15 hectare-lands in Sipalay City as a Provincial Satellite Sheep Breeding Center.
Dr. Renante Decena said yesterday that Gov. Alfredo Marañon Jr. Vice Gov. Genaro Alvarez, and land owner Merceditas Montilla will sign the agreement today on the use of the land in Brgy. Canturay, Sipalay City, for five years.
He said Montilla has agreed to lend the land to the province because she believes in the passion of the governor in making Negros sustainable in livestock production and food security and that she is willing to assist the province in the land pasture and development of the area.
Ayala opens more lots
Ayala Land Inc. opened the last batch of lots at the Ayala North Point in Talisay City Saturday with officials pouring in the last amount of concrete on its latest project in Negros, The District-North Point, last week.
The project is the main retail component of the company’s more than 200 hectare North Point mixed-used community development.
The ceremony was led by Ayala Land Senior Vice President and VisMin Group head Emilio Tumbocon, and Vice President and Commercial Business Group head Rowena Tomeldan, with Negros Occidental Gov. Alfredo Marañon Jr., Talisay Mayor Eric Saratan, and Vice Mayor Neil Lizares as guests of honor.
Sabor Bisaya winner: LCC
La Consolacion College-Bacolod was named overall champion in the 2nd Sabor Bisaya Culinary Competition and Food Expo over eight other schools in Bacolod City at the Bacolod Pavilion Hotel in Saturday.
LCC gained 1,090.3 points from different culinary categories and bested other participants from the University of Saint La Salle-Bacolod, University of Negros Occidental-Recoletos, West Negros University, Colegio de San Agustin-Bacolod, VMA Global College, John B. Lacson, ABE-Bacolod, and Carlos Hilado Memorial State College-Talisay, Edson Azuelo, competition director, said yesterday.
The participants were judged based on a point system where 91-99 points is gold, 81-90 points is silver, and 71-80 is bronze.