Bacolod gov't kicks off
tourism week activities
The Bacolod City government is celebrating City Tourism Week that kicked off yesterday with the theme “Tourism for Sustainable Development: Fusion of Cultures,” until September 15.
City Tourism Officer Ma. Elma Gerasmo said while the event is being celebrated annually to promote the tourism attractions of the city, this year's theme highlights the fact that various Asian cultures have also found their place in this city, a press release from the city government said.
They are showcasing the specialty cuisines of several Asian countries such as Japan, Korea, Vietnam, China and Thailand in the Food Alley.
The City Tourism week started with the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the opening of Tourism Exhibits at the Bacolod City Government Center Lobby, and opening of Food Alley at the Atrium yesterday.
There will be film-showing every afternoon from 3 to 4 p.m. from Monday to Thursday at the BCGC Lobby, the press release said.
There will also be cultural presentations every afternoon, featuring Asian cultures.
On Friday, culminating activities start at 5:30 p.m. and include a Cosplay of Asian countries, parade of summer kimonos, and music and folk dances of the Philippines, Vietnam, Japan, Taiwan and India, the press release said.*
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The Department of Agrarian Reform-North recently conducted a tree-planting activity in Brgy. Balaring,Silay City.
In line with the government advocacy on Greening and Forest Rehabilitation Program, DAR personnel planted about 400 mangrove propagules in a 5-hectare mangrove forest near the coastal area of the community.
Eighty DAR employees participated in the activity led byChief Administrative Officer Evelyn Colimbo and the Environment and Natural Resources Officestaff.
The activity is an annual program of the DAR to help the government with the reforestation and preservation of coastal and upland forest.
This year, the DAR after numerous tree-planting activities in the forest areas of the province, has turned to sea for fish habitat and shelter, and shields for humans during typhoons.*
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Mayor inducts OFW officers
Mayor Evelio Leonardia inducted the officers of 10 Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) associations who are under one umbrella group called the Bacolod City OFWs Association, at a mass induction held at the Bacolod City Government Center Saturday, a press release from the Mayor's Office said.
Around 200 officers from 13 barangays - 3, 4, 6, 8, 16, 28, 31, 35, Bata, Felisa, Handumanan, Mansilingan, and Tangub took their oath.
Also at the mass oath-taking were Vice Mayor El Cid Familiaran, Executive Assistant Ernesto Pineda, head of Cluster on Sectoral Concerns; Bernard Sibay, chief of National Reintegration Center for OFWs of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE); Rizza Joy Moldes of the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) Region VI; and Glenda Aligonza of the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration.*
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