Sunday, December 5, 2010

5th Negros Organic Farmers Festival

The 5th Negros Island Organic Farmers’ Festival was held on December 2-4, 2010 in Bacolod City to celebrate the gains that the local organic food stakeholders and organizers have achieved since the festival started in 2006.

The three-day festival is considered as the first and the longest running festival of its kind in the country. It featured exhibits of organic, healthy, local and vegetarian food and eco- friendly products and technology, among others. Negros is now emerging as 'Asia's organic bowl'.

Gov. Alfredo Maranon, Jr. with NISARD Foundation Pres. Boyet Uychiat
at the opening of the festival.


The Negros Island Organic Farmers’ Festival was spearheaded by the Negros Island Sustainable Agriculture and Rural Development (NISARD) Foundation, in collaboration with the Negros Occidental provincial government and Organik na Negros! Organic Producers and Retailers Association (ONOPRA)

Fr. Joevic blessing the Viaje Negrense booth.

Viaje Negrense aims to promote agri tours in organic farms.

There are now about 500 organic farmers who had been issued certification
by the Negros Island Certification Board.



Alter Trade is one of the big producers of muscovado sugar.


Rice comes in various varieties.
The less polished it is, the healthier it is for us consumers.


Papaya at P20/kilo

Culinary students take their pick from fresh produce.

Monchito's farm produce



Honey Grace's vege-burger

eco-bags made from sacks of flour sold at P15.00 each

Very handy to bring while shopping. reusable, washable, durable.......

'mundo' variety of bananas

eggplants growing in polybags



Green bell pepper

Fresh Start Organics Marketing Manager Butch proudly displays their products.

All organic and healthy items ideal for gift items from Fresh Start Organics Store

For more info:

Saturday, November 20, 2010


My Lakbayan grade is C+!

How much of the Philippines have you visited? Find out at Lakbayan!

Created by Eugene Villar.

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Enjoy Bacolod City's Tour Packages

BACOLOD CITY TOUR
Discover Bacolod City thru its churches, museum, food and people.

Shop at the Negros Showroom, a product display and business center, declared by the Bureau of Domestic Trade Promotions as the NUMBER ONE trade house in the Philippines today.




Relive the life of an haciendero in his mansion.


Savor the authentic Bacolod’s chicken inasal for lunch.
Pasalubong centers and more……..
Tour starts at 9am until 3pm
Pick up at L’Fisher Hotel, Bacolod City
Price: P950 per pax (for a min of 9 pax)
Inclusive of:
  • Aircon transport
  • Entrance fees to all places of interest
  • Professional Tour Guiding Services
  • Tour coordination
  • Lunch
NEGROS HERITAGE TOUR
Discover Bacolod City and Negros Occ. thru its churches, museum, food and people.




Shop at the Negros Showroom, a product display and business center, declared by the Bureau of Domestic Trade Promotions as the NUMBER ONE trade house in the Philippines today.
Relive the life of an haciendero in his mansion.
Savor an authentic Ilonggo lunch amidst the grounds of an ancestral house.
Step into some of the heritage homes in Silay City.




Observe how muscovado sugar is made.








Pasalubong centers and more……..
Tour starts at 9am until 3pm
Pick up at L’Fisher Hotel, Bacolod City
Price: P1500 per pax
Inclusive of:
  • Aircon transport
  • Entrance fees to all places of interest
  • Professional Tour Guiding Services
  • Tour coordination
  • Lunch
For bookings, pls contact thru:

viajenegrense@gmail.com
call 034-4761153
034-7081462
mobile 0917 3000060

for more sights and sounds of Bacolod click this http://vimeo.com/6607229

Monday, October 25, 2010

Palmas del Mar Resort






Viaje Negrense sets out for a Palmas del Mar experience. Come with me! Let me share with you what's at Palmas del Mar.


Back in the 70's, it used to be a beach resort. Then it evolved into a shrimp farm and it was in the 1980's when it was developed into a resort. The resort is inside a residential subdivision opening up to the seaside area where one can view the sunset.





Welcome to Palmas del Mar, a Conference Resort Hotel, all in one!
This arched entrance will lead us to the lobby and restaurant.

The restaurant can sit 60 persons. It is open from 6:30am to 12mn to hotel guests and walk-in guests.
From the restaurant, you get a fantastic view of the pool and the sea, and perhaps catch the sunset.


choose your meal from a wide array of selections............
coffee served by courteous staff
a hearty Filipino breakfast of danggit
....... or longganisa!

Front Desk Clerk Rosemarie Fuentes warmly greeted us and promptly attended to our room inquiries.
This is the new wing called the Iberian Suites. Our room is at the far end of the building facing the sea.
Look at our room! It's called the Costa del Sol Suite. It has a large ante room with a sofa bed plus a pull-out. And a queen size bed in the main room. A sliding door separates the two rooms. Since it's a corner room, we get a view of the swimming pools on the left and the sea on the west side. There's a veranda where you can sit in blessed tranquility as you sip your cup of coffee or endlessly gobbling up your bag chips or lanzones, which is in season from September to October.

This garden area is where the weddings, debuts and other celebrations are held.
This is the Mediterranean Pool. It's just 4 ft deep. Ideal for a lazy swim with friends. What's so nice about this pool is when you come out of your room, you can just dip into it while your friends are just there by the lounging bed.

Who would think that you are in the middle of Bacolod City in this Mediterranean setting?

This jacuzzi is ideal for couples.

This bigger one could accommodate a small family or a group of friends.

The Cabanas

The Island Suites
This pool is exclusive to guests and members only. Thus offers tranquility and privacy to hotel guests.

The Kiddie Pool
The Island Pool

Excursionists can avail of these picnic huts. You can bring your own food and drinks. Don't forget to call for reservations. It would be hard to get a space if you will just walk-in. Dial 034-434-7971 to 72 or 433-3587 to 88. For inquiries, visit www.palmasdelmarresort.net.

Location:
Palmas del Mar
JR Torres Ave.
Bacolod City

Tel Nos. 434-7971 to 72
433-3587-88