MERGE The Granadianz group was one of the top 3 performers at the 2019 BacoLaodiat Street Dance competition.* (Ronnie Baldonado photo)

We won’t stand down
vs. NEDA: sugarmen

The sugar industry will not stand down, it will continue its fight against sugar import liberalization.

That was the reaction of its leaders yesterday to the statement of Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Ernesto Pernia that the need forimportliberalizationis a collegial standof the Economic Development Cluster (EDC) of the Cabinet to bring sugar prices down.

“We reiterate that we will not stand down and we will continue with our protest, be it in the airwaves, the papers, in the halls of Congress and even in the streets,” Sugar Board Member Emilio “Dino” Yulo III said. moremoremore

BacoLaodiat streetdance
top 3 named

Eight groups performed in the BacoLaodiat Lantern Street Dance competition at the Goldenfields Commercial Complex grounds in Bacolod City, yesterday afternoon, and the top three winners were named.

The Jojaju, Rustylian and Granadianz groups were named the top 3 winners at a program held at the Goldenfields last night, that was capped by a fireworks show.

The grand champion will be announced today.

Other competing groups were CHMSC-Alijis, Choi Force, Double J Full Force, Team Balow, and BMD. moremoremore


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Food safety summit February 20-21

The Food Safety Summit 2019, on the theme “Food Safety: A Key to Financial Success”, will be held Feb. 20-21 at Sugarland Hotel in Bacolod City, initiated by the Negrense Food Consultancy Group and the Association of Negros Producers-Foundation for Enterprise Development Inc.

Registration starts at 8 a.m. Stakeholders, key players, and experts in the food industry are invited to the conference that aims to provide local government units, tourism officers, food businesses, and the academe with information about food safety practices, including the latest innovations, national and local laws and regulations, and food-related opportunities as a means to gain business success, a press release said.

There will be a panel discussion on “How Complying with Food Safety Standards Improved My Business”, with restaurateurs Nestor Evaristo of Aboy’s, Dr. Anabel Villanueva Salacata of 26 Herb Garden, and Dr. Albert Jo of Rapha Valley Wellness and Nature Spa.