Tuesday, March 31, 2015

‘Marañon is the father of organic farming in Negros Occidental’

Puentevella and Marañon
(Watchmen Daily Journal Photo)

"We wouldn’t have the freshest, organic vegetables if it weren’t for him.”

This was stressed by Bacolod City Mayor Monico Puentevella, as he regard Negros Occidental Governor Alfredo Marañon, Jr. as the "father of organic farming" in the province.

Also, the mayor noted the effort of the governor to push for one-island region, which will unite Negros Occidental and Negros Oriental as one region.

He pointed out that the bid will also boost the organic farming industry in the island with experts from both provinces sharing ideas and innovations for crop management and improvement because of the singular connection.

The mayor said that Bacolod is doing everything to let people know about the benefits of organic vegetables and high value crops.

Let’s help each other for its progress, he added.

Meanwhile, Marañon vowed that he will support the organic farmers from Negros Oriental even if their governor is not cooperating.

Marañon made this statement during the opening of the 9th Negros Island Organic Farmers Festival at the Provincial Capitol grounds in Bacolod City, which was missed by his counterpart, Negros Oriental Governor Roel Degamo.

The Organic Festival was initiated by the two former governors - the late Joseph Marañon of Negros Occidental and George Arnaiz of Negros Oriental - in 2005.


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