101 Things to Do and Enjoy in Bacolod. #101 is the Best and Totally Free!

things to do in bacolod

What are the things to do in Bacolod? First time visitors would often ask. However, most visitors go to Bacolod City only during MassKara Festival because that is what the city is famous for especially for first-time visitors. Most people do not know what to do, where to go and what to eat when they visit […]

At Peñalosa Farms, Farming is a Serious Business

Penalosa Farms Hostel

There’s more to farming than just growing crops. Farming is a business and every farmer should think like an entrepreneur if they want to succeed. This is what Ramon “Mon” Peñalosa, Jr. is advocating to farmers and would-be farmers who visit Peñalosa Farms, a sprawling 4,000 sq.m. integrated farm in Victorias City, Negros Occidental. Peñalosa […]

12th National Vegetable Congress & Expo

12th vegetable congress

The 12th National Vegetable Congress and Expo to be held December 4 to 6 in Bacolod City will gather about 500 delegates from around the country. With the theme “Strengthening the industry through high value crops development and organic farming”, the congress aims is aimed at improving the farmers’ lives in the rural area by […]

DepEd Launched Abot Alam Program in Negros Occidental

abot alam launching

The Department of Education (DepEd) launched yesterday the Abot Alam Program in the Province of Negros Occidental to gather the support and commitment of the local stakeholders. Abot-Alam is a national inter-agency convergence program targeting out of school youth (OSY) in the Philippines. DepEd Schools Division Superintendent Juliet Jeruta said that Abot-Alam Program envisions a […]

SMX Bacolod Grand Opening

A ceremonial toast for the opening of the SMX Convention Center Bacolod. From left, SMX Convention Center General Manager Dexter Deyto, SM Hotels and Conventions President Elizabeth Sy, and SMX Bacolod Manager JB Ongsingco

The opening of the SMX Convention Center Bacolod was nothing but grand. It was a preview of what SMX Bacolod can do to your events. We already had a glimpse of how SMX Bacolod can help boost Bacolod City as a MICE (meetings, incentives, conferences and exhibitions) destination during its soft opening with the MassKara […]

9th Negros Island Organic Farmers Festival a Huge Success

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The success of the 9th Negros Island Organic Farmers Festival has once again proved that Negros Island is indeed Philippines’ leader in organic agriculture. As of noontime yesterday, the 5-day festival has already posted sales of a total of P3,180,856.10 Million, already breaching the target sales of P3M. There was also a significant increase in […]

9th Negros Island Organic Farmers Festival Schedule


The 9th Negros Island Organic Farmers Festival will be held on November 19-23, 2013 with a theme “One Negros, One Green Economy”. The 5-day activity will have daily highlights of trade fairs and exhibits, cooking demos, cultural shows and live performances, organic farm tours and forums, among others. This year’s festival aims to showcase the […]

5 Reasons to Visit the Negros Island Organic Farmers Festival

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Negros Island is the Organic Capital of the Philippines. There’s no doubt about this if you consider the breakthroughs that the organic movement has made since the provincial governments of Negros Occidental and Negros Oriental, agreed to make Negros Island as the “Organic Food Bowl of Asia” in 2005.  The following year, the first Negros […]

Negros Occ. Provincial S&T Director Bags 2013 Best PSTD Award

(Center) Negros Occidental PSTD Allan Francis Dara-ug poses with (left) DOST VI Regional Director Rowen Gelonga and (right) DOST Secretary Mario Montejo.  (Photo by: Sheila Oberio)

A chemical engineer hailing from Bago City, Negros Occidental brought home the bacon as the best Provincial Science and Technology Director (PSTD) during the 2013 Outstanding PSTD Awarding Ceremony at the SMX Convention Center, Lanang, Davao City. Negros Occidental PSTD Allan Francis Dara-ug, bested two other finalists from Regions 1 and 3 in the much […]