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Bacolod Focus: The Fusion of the Sugarcane and Energy Industries

A further article from the ‘Cane Points’ series written by Butch Bacaoco. In fact this was his introductory article that appeared in the Negros Daily Bulletin. For those of you interested in Bacolod and the Philippines, I hope you find it as informative as I do. Though I resigned three years ago as editor-in-chief of another Bacolod-based newspaper, I have stayed on the fringe of mainstream media, maintaining warm relations with friends I have met during my stint. It is one of these friends who gave me the opportunity to revive my column “Cane Points” here at Negros Daily Bulletin (NDB). Salamat gid, pre! “Cane Points” is basically understood as ”patdan”, the sugarcane planting material. Patdan is cultivated primarily for sugar production but, with the…

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Slice of Pie and a Slice of Philippines Life

Today I was sat in The Pastry Shop at Bob’s at Lopues East shopping center, Bacolod. Zabrina was doing the grocery shopping. I hate shopping, always have done, and more so now as I am struggling to walk with my arthritic pain. She left me with my excellent coffee and a wonderful savory pastry – a chicken and ham pie. It was my merienda time and one of the things I just adore about the Philippines. In case you are wondering – merienda is a snack usually taken between breakfast and lunch then again between lunch and dinner. This was my afternoon merienda. The next hour turned out to be my slice of pie and slice of Philippines life. I have always been an observer…

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