Biyernes, Disyembre 9, 2011

Packaged Tours


Experience Bacolod city thru its sights, church & museum.

Duration:  4 hours
Schedule:  8am to 12nn/1pm to 5pm
Rate: P950 per pax

1.  Aircon vehicle throughout the tour.
2. DOT Accredited Tour Guide
3. Entrance fees to all places indicated
4. Tour coordination to all destinations.

Tour will run with a minimum of 6pax


Learn more about organic way of living.
Visit an integrated demo farm.
Observe the process of silk making and experience mulberry picking.

Duration:  4 hours
Schedule:  8am to 12nn/1pm to 5pm
Rate:  P1,050.00

1.  Aircon vehicle throughout the tour.
2. DOT Accredited Tour Guide
3. Entrance fees to all places indicated
4. Tour coordination to all destinations.
Tour will run with a minimum of 6pax


Step into the homes of the hacienderos and now tourist landmarks.
Learn about the lifestyle of the sugarcane farm owners during those times.   

Duration:  4 hours
Schedule:  8am to 12nn/1pm to 5pm
Rate:  P1,150.00

1.  Aircon vehicle throughout the tour.
2. DOT Accredited Tour Guide
3. Entrance fees to all places indicated
4. Tour coordination to all destinations.

Tour will run with a minimum of 6pax

No. 17 10th St.
Bacolod City

Tel No. 34-7081462
Mobile  0917-3000060

Martes, Nobyembre 29, 2011

Event Highlights of the 2011 Negros Organic Festival

6th Negros Island Organic Farmers Festival
December 16-20, 2011
Provincial Capitol Grounds 
Gatuslao St., Bacolod City


  • ·         Trade Fair Exhibit of certified organic products
  • ·         Organic Cookfest, an Organic Cooking Demo by Top Chefs and Restaurateurs in the country including our very
  • ·         own local chefs and restaurateurs.
  • ·         Market Matching – Chefs and Restaurateurs with Farmers and Fishermen
  • ·         Organic Cooking Competition
  • ·         Eco quizbee, Song-writing, Workshops, Party and Band (Daily events for participation by LGUs & farmers)
  • ·         Culinary & Organic Farm Tours
  • ·         Fora on sustainable organic technologies; access to markets & development funds for farmers; and health & wellness
  • ·         Sale of Artisanal, Native, Sustainable, Vegan, Eco friendly, Indigenous, Local Food and Non-Food
  • ·         products from Social Enterprise
  • ·         Exhibit of arts, crafts, paintings and more

  • ·         First and Biggest Organic Festival in the country
  • ·         More than 100 exhibitors are expected to showcase their products
  • ·         Top Chefs, Restaurateurs and Organic Farmers from all over the country gather in this annual event to celebrate Organic Food and Farming
  • ·         Feast on widest variety of certified organic produce available
  • ·         Updates on Sustainable Organic, Natural and Biodynamic Farming and Eco-Friendly Appropriate Technologies
  • ·         Locavore, Native, Artisanal, Vegan, Healthy, Sustainable Products
  • ·         Sale of Free range, Pasture-raised & Grass-fed livestock, such as cattle, pig,   lamb, goats and poultry
  • ·         Major Organic Foodie destination
  • ·         Longest running Organic Festival and considered to be one of the largest fairs of certified organic food products in the country.
  •      Organic Farm Tours by Viaje Negrense

·         VENUES:

      Events Center
      Social Hall, Provincial Capitol Bldg.
·         NOMPAC Gym
·         Trade Fair Tents


Dec. 16, 2011  Motorcade
Thanksgiving Mass
Cutting of Ribbon and Opening Program
Best Booth contest among exhibitors (including                      LGUs/ NGOs/POs)
Organic Cooking Competition
Opening of Chef’s Organic Cookfest - Chefs Ferns 
    Aracama, Ariel Manuel, J Gamboa, JP Anglo
Night Market and Events - Governor’s Night & 
Farmers Forum / Market Matching

Dec.   17, 2011     
                        Hataw Pabalhas sa Lagoon
Symposium on Organic Farming Technologies
Eco Quiz bee (High school & college level)
Chef’s Organic Cookfest - Chef Ian McKenzie, Sau
     del Rosario, Manny Torrejon
Organic Cocktail by Culinary Schools (Students of 
   Culinary Arts from La Salle-ICA) 
Song-writing contest based on the theme: “One 
 Food, One Island, One Life”
Night Market and Events (PGT Finalist, Patik-
cauayan of Himamaylan)

Dec. 18, 2011                  
                        Hataw Pabalhas sa Lagoon
 Role of LGU in the Dev't of Organic Agri in the 
 Healing with Functional Food - Dr. Robin Navarro
 Participatory Guaranty System - Ms. Rowena Buena
 Solid Waste Mgmt:  The Naga Experience - Atty. 
     Ervin Estandarte
 Slow Food Cooking - Ms. Mara Pardo de Tavera
Chef’s Organic Cookfest-Kawali Kings, Chef Gaita Fores, Chef Tom Bascon, Mr. Enting Lobaton
Trade Fair
Night Market and Events (Fire Dancers/ Bukidnon-Carol-an Band)
Organic Cocktail (Students of Culinary Art)

Dec. 19, 2011                  
                        Hataw Pabalhas sa Lagoon
Kick Off of Organic and Culinary Tours
    Health & Wellness - Dr. Albert Jo
    How to set up a Coffee Shop Business - Ms. Pacita Juan
   Product Dev & Branding Workshop - Ms. Jeannie Javelosa
Chef’s Organic Cookfest-Chef Ronnie Guance,  Ms. Marie Gonzales, Chef. Alice Ty
Trade Fair
Night Market and Events ( Eco Fashion Show)
Organic Cocktail (Students of Culinary Arts) 

Dec. 20, 2011                  Hataw Pabalhas sa Lagoon
Diversified & Integrated Farming System for Small-holder Group - Mr. Ramon Penalosa  
Organic Cookfest - Chef Robby Goco, Mr. BJ Benedicto, Ms. Mari Stelle Estrella, HRANO's
Trade Fair (Organic, Natural, Artisanal, Sustainable, Eco Friendly, Local)
Contests on: Bayo, Palupok-canyon na cauayan
Organic Cocktail (Students of Culinary Arts)
Closing Program

*Program subject to change.

Bring your family and friends!

Lunes, Nobyembre 21, 2011

6th Negros Organic Farmers Festival- Dec 16-20, 2011

The 6th Negros Island Organic Farmers’ Festival is slated on December 16 to 20, 2011 at the Provincial Capitol Grounds and Gatuslao Sts., Bacolod City with new activities and more than 100 exhibitors from various organic-oriented groups in  Negros Island and around the country.

The five-day activity will feature various events such as:

  •     Organic Cookfest, a cooking demonstration of special  menus made from organic produce by celebrity chefs, well-known restaurateurs and participants from selected culinary schools.  
  •    Fora on the latest updates in organic agriculture by internationally known experts on organic food production
  •    songwriting contest
  •    quiz bees
  •    night concerts with live bands
  •    exhibits of organic, healthy, local and vegetarian food
  •    eco-friendly products and technology
  •    agri-tourism health and wellness fair.

Exhibits will be displayed at the Organic na Negros! Market and event booths at Gatuslao St. and South Capitol Road (fronting the Negros Forest and COA office building) while symposia will be held at the Provincial Capitol Social Hall.

Started in 2006, the festival is considered the first and the longest-running festival of  its kind in the country, organizers said.  Since its inception, the festival has helped the Negros Island position itself as a major producer of organic products in the country.  

The push for organic products in Negros started gaining ground in the 1990s when several non-government organizations held small exhibits of organic products at the Bacolod downtown area.

However, it was only in 2005 when the provincial government of Negros Occidental and Negros Oriental signed a Memorandum of Agreement to join hands to promote organic agriculture and make Negros Island the “Organic Food Bowl of Asia” and formally launched the 1st Negros Island Organic Farmers Festival the following year, organizers said.

Organizers added that the annual Negros Island Organic Festival is a rare gathering of local organic farmers, producers and consumers, including chefs and restaurateurs.

This year’s organic festival will be bigger in terms of participation because organizers have invited various organic groups from other regions around the country to join in the exhibits and other activities.

This is also a parallel activity of the Provincial Veterinary Office which is going to be held on the same days on December 16 to 20 at the Provincial Capitol Grounds.

Both activities are in line with the program of food security thrust of Negros Occidental Governor Alfredo G. MaraƱon, Jr.

The governor believes that his 'Food for Peace' program will help improve the lives of Negrenses in the countryside.  This year’s festival is spearheaded by the provincial  government of Negros Occidental through the Office of the Provincial Agriculturist (OPA), in partnership with the Department of Agriculture, the Negros Island Sustainable Agriculture and Rural Development (NISARD) Foundation and the Organik na Negros! Organic Producers and Retailers Association (ONOPRA).

The 2011 organic festival is focused on providing more livelihood opportunities for small organic farmers as a means of alleviating poverty, organizers said.

Lunes, Nobyembre 14, 2011

6th Negros Organic Farmers Festival

ONOPRA is organizing the  6th Negros Organic Farmers Festival on Dec. 16-20, 2011.  Watch out for more details!