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Gov. Keynotes PMCP
Gov. Alfredo G. Marañon, Jr. urged the participants to focus on agricultural programs and to help develop agriculture nationwide as it is the country’s potential and to support organic farming, in a keynote speech, during the opening program of the Pest Management Council of the Philippines, Inc. 42nd Anniversary and Annual Scientific Conference held at L’Fisher Hotel in Bacolod City, yesterday.
Gov. Alfredo G. Marañon, Jr. speaks before participants of the Pest Management Council of the Philippines, Inc. 42nd Anniversary and Annual Scientific Conference held at L’Fisher Hotel in Bacolod City, yesterday.*(Capitol photo)
Themed, "PMCP at 42: Saving our environment through evolving pest management strategies," the activity was co-sponsored by the City Government of Bacolod, the Provincial Government of Negros Occidental, the Municipality of San Enrique and the Department of Agriculture.
Gov. Marañon said that the demand for organic products increases by 20 percent annually because more people are becoming aware of the contents of the food that they consume and are very health conscious nowadays.
He also encouraged the participants to visit the organic market located at the back of the Capitol that sells organic food and other farm products showing the shared vision of Negros Occidental and Negros Oriental to become the "Organic Food Bowl of Asia."
The four-day conference, attended by the participants coming from the different provinces, will culminate on Friday, May 6.
The provincial government hosted a fellowship dinner at Capitol Grounds last night.
-Negros Daily Bulletin