KANLAON HOLIDAY SPIRIT.The Bacolod City Public Plaza was lighted up for Christmas last night.*
( Andy Alvarez photo )

Bright future ahead seen
for Neg. Occ., Pampanga

The signing of a sisterhood agreement between the provinces of Negros Occidental and Pampanga signals the start of a brighter future, their governors, Alfredo Marañon Jr.and Lilia Pineda, said.

Marañon and Pineda yesterday led the signing of the sister province relationship at the Social Hall of the Provincial Capitol Building in Bacolod City, that aims to promote and strengthen bilateral support to areas of economic enterprise; tourism, arts, culture and sports; livelihood and employment; special projects concern, environmental protection and industry, health and education as well as information and technology. moremoremore

Bacolod-Clark route
to open new markets

The Bacolod-Clark route of Philippine Airlines opens the center of Luzon's tourists market to the Visayan market, Negros Occidental Governor Alfredo Marañon Jr. said.

It will not only benefit the tourism industry, but will also help decongest air traffic at the Manila airport, Marañon, who signed yesterday a sisterhood agreement between the provinces of Negros Occidental and Pampanga, with Governor Lilia Pineda, said.

“It's a very huge market for the tourism industry”, he said, adding that people in Negros Occidental and Oriental, will no longer have to go to Manila, for their trips to central and northern Luzon provinces. .moremoremore


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NFSW: Negros farmers
eyeing conversion of sugarcane crops

Are the farmers becoming hopeless?

Conversion of crops in their agricultural lands is now becoming an idea floating over the members of farmers' organizations in Negros Occidental, as sugar prices in mill sites continue to decrease.

National Federation of Sugar Workers chair, Rolando Rillo, said they are now looking into the possibility of converting their sugarcane crops if the problems in this mono-crop industry continue. ..