Bacolod pushes ‘Rum Festival’

Bacolod City entered into a loan agreement with the Development Bank of the Philippines to fund four flagship projects under Mayor Evelio Leonardia’s administration. The P1.7-billion loan is intended to fund the construction of a proposed coliseum, a relocation site, improvement of the city college facilities, and construction of road and bridges. FILE

BACOLOD City – Councilor Em Ang is pushing the celebration of “Rum Festival” in the city.

Ang, chairwoman of the city council committee on tourism, passed an ordinance on first reading declaring the third week of August as a celebration of the Rum Festival.

Ang noted that sugar cane has been the major produce in Bacolod City and in the province of Negros Occidental.

She said the sugar cane plantation has been the major source of employment for Negrenses.

“It is just fitting that Bacolod City Government will institute a festival to commemorate the contribution of rum in the sugar industry especially to the people of the city,” Ang said.

Rum is a distilled clear alcoholic beverage which is a byproduct of molasses production or made directly from sugar cane juice./PN


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