Negros Oriental joins One Visayas Expo
By Rachelle M. Nessia
Dumaguete City (27 February) -- The province of Negros Oriental is set to join the first-ever comprehensive exposition of tourism products, arts and crafts products, delicacies and specialties and cultural events to be held in the Cebu International Convention Center on March 1 to 8, 2009.
The exposition will bring together the Visayas provinces in a week-long series of exhibits and exhibitions dubbed ONE VISAYAS, said Myla Mae B. Abellana, Senior Tourism Operations Officer.
Abellana said Negros Oriental will install a tourism showcase booth in the pavilion of the provinces and special settings in the art gallery, crafts showroom and culinary basement level.
The Negros Oriental delegation to be led by Gov. Emilio C. Macias II will be composed of key provincial officials, tourism officers, artists and craftsmen and operators of tourism establishments.
Abellana said the Pakol Festival of Sta. Catalina, Buglasan 2008 Festival of Festivals champion, will perform during the exposition.
ONE VISAYAS is timed to coincide with the Creative Cities Project that will be attended by delegates from Great Britain and the ASEAN region, added Abellana. (PIA/rmn) [top]