Wednesday, April 26, 2006


More tilapia fingerlings to enter Negros Oriental waters

Metro Post
April 23-29, 2006 issue

To boost the tilapia production in the fish farms and fish pods in Negros Oriental, some 550,000 genetically enhanced tilapias for excellence (GET-EXCEL) fingerlings were turned to the province today by the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR).

The said fingerlings, which came from Clarin Freshwater Fishfarm, Caluwasan, Clarin, Bohol is the biggest dispersal done by BFAR this year.

The fingerlings will be distributed to the fish farms in East Balabag, Valencia, Tanjay City, Maslog, Sibulan and Bayawan City along with the Barangay Agricultural Development Centers (BADC’s) in the province and will be utilized by the Farmers Field School on Tilapia.

The fingerlings were turned over by Mr. Andres M. Bojos, BFAR Assitant Regional Director and Mrs. Anecita L. de la Peña, chief of the Fisheries Extension Training and Communication in BFAR-7.

Tuesday, April 18, 2006


Marathon Clinic opens

By Syril G. Repe
Sun Star Dumaguete -
April 13, 2006 issue

THE Dumaguete City Tourism Office and The Metro Dumaguete Roadrunners Club launched on April 9 their joint Marathon Clinic at Rizal Boulevard.

The clinic is patterned after the world famous Honolulu Marathon clinic in Hawaii, which trained thousands of people to run their first 42.195-kilometer marathon and founded by world-renowned cardiologist, Dr. Jack Scaff, Jr.

It aims to train runners who would attempt to complete 21-K half-marathon in November to give them the chance to participate in an activity that would improve the physical fitness of the participants.

Regular participation in the one-hour run regimen of the clinic would also serve as a preventive measure to arrest the growing incidence of lifestyle diseases like heart disease, which is now the number killer in the city.

Cecilio D. Tayko, president of the Dumaguete Roadrunners Club, said that the marathon clinic is free of charge and open to everybody interested to join. He said Mayor Agustin Perdices has issued a memorandum urging all city government employees to join the program.

Dr. Perry Mequi of Foundation University is the training consultant of the program.

The sponsors of the clinic are Ramas Uypitching Sons, Paramount Life and General Insurance, Dumaguete Muythai Association, Foundation University, and CTO among others.

Thursday, April 06, 2006


Negros Oriental receives 2 additional honors

By Adrian Sedillo
Sun Star Dumaguete -
April 6, 2006 issue

THE Provincial Government of Negros Oriental got two more honors for its agricultural programs.

Provincial veterinarian Antonio Mutia presented the two awards to Governor George Arnaiz in the presence of all provincial department heads and members of the Provincial Board.

The awards received were for Best Local Government Unit in the Implementation of the Artificial Insemination Program and the Loan Breeding Program.

The artificial insemination program has been implemented in the province for the last 20 years and has been expanded to other provinces like Negros Occidental, Cebu, Siquijor, and Zamboanga del Sur.

Mutia told Arnaiz that the provincial program has been acknowledged as the best nationwide.

The loan breeding program gives farmers the means to improve their livelihood through the livestock breeding program involving carabaos and cattle.

The Provincial Government buys the carabao and the cattle and distributes them to farmers through a loan program.

Mutia said the Department of Agriculture noted that the program's management had high collection efficiency.


Lawn chess showdown

By Syril G. Repe
Sun Star Dumaguete -
April 6, 2006 issue

NEGROS Club 64 continues its mind skills battle for the youth this summer, the April Edition for the Open Youth Lawn Chess Tournament, which will reel off on April 22 at 9:00 a.m. at the Lawn Chess Park at the Capitol Area.

Florendo Zamora, tournament director, said the club and its sponsors would award prizes to the top finishers of the tournament.

He said the summer event is part of the club's activities for the youth to engage in sports.

The club's regular patrons, Mart Olendo of Land Bank of the Philippines, Dr. Andres Junco, Jr., and Police Chief Mario Ponce de Leon will sponsor the event.

In the municipality of Valencia, Barangay South Poblacion headed by barangay captain Rene Solamillo together with SK chairman Pipo Sy will launch the 2006 Valencia Summer Inter-barangay Chessfest at the end of this month.


Oriental Negrenses await PBA showdown

By Syril G. Repe
Sun Star Dumaguete -
April 6, 2006 issue

A WARM welcome awaits the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) when it brings its act to the province of Negros Oriental on April 8 at 4:30 in the afternoon at the Lamberto Macias Sports and Cultural Center at Capitol Area.

Thousands of basketball enthusiasts in the province eagerly await the arrival of Red Bull and Talk "N" Text players who will clash in the out-of-town game, which is part of the Grand Matador Brandy-PBA Philippine Cup.

Negros Oriental Sports and Cultural Facilities Management Board Co-Chair Glynda Descuatan said the PBA game is one of the activities this summer that aims to promote tourism via sports.

Red Bull's key player Enrico Villanueva, Fiesta Conference best player, and number 14th overall pick Larry Fonancier will lead the team of Coach Yeng Guiao.

While Coach Derrick Pumarin of Talk "N" Text will depend on mean tower Asi Taulava, with the support of Jimmy Alapag and Willie Miller.


Rotarians reach out to Siquijor

By Victor L. Camion
Sun Star Dumaguete -
April 6, 2006 issue

ROTARY Clubs Zone D3 in Negros Oriental served thousands of residents in the island province of Siquijor through their free medical, dental, and legal services on April 1 and 2.

Zone D3 is composed of Rotarian members from the cities of Dumaguete, Tanjay, Bais, and Bayawan.

Lawyer Raymund Mercado, president of the Rotary Club of Dumaguete East and public relations officer of Rotary Clubs Zone D3 headed by Assistant Governor Youman Uymatiao, said the medical, dental and legal missions were held in barangays Campalanas in the town of Lazi and Candaping in Maria and Siquijor Provincial Hospital.

The medical mission included circumcision and minor surgeries.

Dr. Danny Olegario headed the medical mission, Dr. Alice Reyes the dental mission and Mercado, the legal mission.

Mercado said volunteers, including undergraduate doctors and nurses, have always been a part of the Rotary's mission to answer the call of "service above self."

Monday, April 03, 2006


Negrenses reap awards in National Trade Fair

DTI/Tammy Sevilla
Metro Post, April 2-8, 2006 issue
Two local manufacturers from Negros Oriental reaped the top three awards during the recently- concluded National Trade Fair 2006 at the SM Mega Trade Hall in Mandaluyong, Metro Manila.

The Negros Oriental Arts and Heritage (NOAH), OWNED BY Engr. and Mrs. Dodong Yee, garnered the Top Seller Award and the Top Selling Prototype Award while Orient Gifts, owned by Stella Lezama, garnered the Top Seller Award for the Fashion Accessories Sector.

Organized by the Department of Trade and Industry, the NTF is a market promotion for countryside entrepreneurs that have potential to serve both the domestic and international markets.

The other entrepreneurs from Negros Oriental which attended the NTF were the Brown Hands Industries, Babing’s Native Products and La Libertad Weaver’s Association.

The highlight of trade fair participation was the generation of cash sales and booked orders from exporters, export traders, institutional buyers and importers who visited the show. For this year Oriental Negrenses got the show’s top three awards, based on volume of cash sales and booked orders.

NOAH got two highest awards-the top seller award and top selling prototype award, and a consistent winner for four consecutive years. Orient Gifts won the top seller award in the fashion accessories sector. As a result, Region 7 won as the top selling region (on the national level), getting the highest amount of booked sales.

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