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Rum culinaria, mixology
screening winners named
BY CHRYSEE SAMILLANO

The top three finalists in the first Tanduay Rum Culinaria and Mixology screening Sunday will compete at the opening of the Tanduay Rum Festival, 4 p.m. on Saturday, at the Bacolod City Government Center.

The winners, out of the six contestants in the savory category, were “Flaming Black Pig Liempo” made by Benedict del Rosario, Reviel Villapana, and Jolito Pandac of KusinAta, “Pugita” prepared by Dan Altarejos and Christian de la Cruz of Anne Bistro, and “T5 Drunkin Shrimp Stuffed Squid” of Raymond Jan Ledesma and Matthew Arthem Gelvoleo of La Consolacion College-Bacolod.

For the dessert category, the top three winners out of the five contestants were Anne Bistro’s “Piña Colada Mousse Crunch” of Dan Altarejos and Christian dela Cruz, “Deconstruction Mango Shortcake with Tanduay Flavored Beer Jelly and Rum Mousse” prepared by Jesus Samuel Solinap and John Alre Dales of LCC, and KusinAta’s “Crested Pineapple Crepe” of Benedict del Rosario, Reviel Villapana and Jolito Pandac.

For the mixology category, “La Victoria” of Kate Jaraiza Tecso of Barholics Mobile Bar Bacolod, “La Manzana Verde” of Jeffrey Tingoy from Colegio San Agustin Bacolod, “Karga Tapas” of Jasper Alvarez from Carlos Hilado Memorial State College, “Citrus Mojito” of Harry Servancia of Wild and Fresh Mobile Bar Bacolod, and “Minty Pear Mojito” of Laurence Emmanuel Conlu of Al Fresco Cafe were the winners among the seven contestants.

All the winners received cash prizes.

The judges for the culinaria were chefs Samy Nuarbe, president of Great Harvest Academy of Technical Skills Inc., Benedict John Uy of Ricado’s, Business Inn, East Bites and Planta Hotel, and Don Colmenares - owner/chef of Berbeza Bistro.

Charmaine Pahate, Eggshell Worldwide Communication managing director, said the Rum Festival is being held to showcase the primary product of Negros, which is sugarcane, adding that its byproduct is rum.

They also want to educate people that rum has many uses, and is a primary ingredient of a lot of culinary products, she said.

Pahate said that, recently, Tanduay came up with a chocolate infused with rum.

She said they will have celebrity chefs from all over the world, and food bazaar with rum-infused food, at the opening on Saturday.*

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San Carlos City Hall
implements eDTS

The San Carlos City Government has implemented the Electronic Document Tracking System as part of its system development program.

The system was installed through the Information Technology and Computer Services Office of the City Administrator’s Office.

Allan Binghay, ITCSO Information Technology Officer II, said the system has already been in use since May and has been fully operational as he added that the city could have spent P1.2 million in software alone if this were purchased from a commercial company.

Instead, he said, the city government did not spend any amount in developing the system by using only their office’s available resources.

He said the system enhances records management using a technology that improves its efficiency, especially in retrieving records and aids in tracking down movement of documents in and out of various government offices.

The eDTS is currently used by 98 percent of the City Hall offices using the Local Area Network connected to the ITCSO data centers.

He added that the Public Market and Slaughterhouse Department and City Waterworks located a few kilometers from the City Hall have their connections using the Line-of-Sight technology.

ITCSO Information Systems Analyst Felix Michael Oberes who was in-charge of the installation, said system in the different local offices also promotes paperless transactions, minimal processing of documents and transparency.

Oberes also cited that a resolution is expected to be passed shortly for the complete use of the system in all City Hall offices.

An orientation of all system users is also scheduled, he further said.

The office also conducted monitoring to ensure optimal use of the system, he said.

The ITCSO has also developed the barangay certificate issuance system and collection of monthly dues for senior citizens to simplify and mechanize the process in the barangay level transactions, Oberes also said, adding that if there is failure in payment for senior citizens monthly dues and of citation tickets issued by the Law Enforcement Team for certain violations committed by an individual applying for barangay certificate, the system will automatically generate notices, thus, ensuring effective collection.

Oberes said the ITCSO came up with this project in keeping with the commitment to make San Carlos a Smart City.*

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