All Set for Amlan Fiesta 2017!

We’re mid-month and we’ve got more activities prepared in the run-up to our Amlan Annual Fiesta Celebration. Up next this Friday, Nov 17 at 8pm is the Fun and Entertainment Extravaganza, a showcase of national and local talents, brought to us by Congressman Chiquiting Sagarbarria. Here are some photos during the recently concluded Presentation ofContinue reading “All Set for Amlan Fiesta 2017!”

Bring Home the Bacon, Guys!!!

In a few days, all roads will lead to the Freedom Park as the province hosts the biggest celebration of all, that of Buglasan Festival of Festivals 2017.  This year’s theme, “Transforming NegOr Into a Sustainable Ecotourism Hub by 2025” lends itself to showcasing the many natural and cultural attractions the province is endowed withContinue reading “Bring Home the Bacon, Guys!!!”

Showcasing Amlan to Global Buyers at the 28th Philippine Travel Mart

  The Philippine Tour Operators Association (PHILTOA), the official organizer of the annual Philippine Travel Mart (PTM) hosted the 28th PTM on September 1-3, 2017 at SMX Convention Center. The 28th PTM offered the best platform for bigger opportunities to exhibitors, including the Province of Negros Oriental and the Local Government Unit of Amlan inContinue reading “Showcasing Amlan to Global Buyers at the 28th Philippine Travel Mart”

Pista and Pirya – One Big Party

I just can’t in my wildest imagination think of a town or a village without a fiesta celebration.  Everyone just agrees – we love fiestas, and we love the celebration as well as the excitement and the headache that go with it.  The fiesta is the time of the year when families, friends and colleaguesContinue reading “Pista and Pirya – One Big Party”

Quality Through Progressive Accreditation System is the Way to Go

Getting out of the office and into another location is surely welcome but having to wake up at 230am to get to the seminar venue at 9am?  This is insanely burdensome for a person like me who hates the early morning grind. But I just did that to attend the Department of Tourism – RegionContinue reading “Quality Through Progressive Accreditation System is the Way to Go”

Tourism Summit Brings Stakeholders Together

The recently concluded Negros Oriental Tourism Summit hosted in Bethel Guest House, Dumaguete City last July 28, 2017 again brought together familiar faces from the local tourism industry and industry partners. Stakeholders from all sectors in the local tourism industry were well represented in the one-day meeting; representatives from the national and regional governments alsoContinue reading “Tourism Summit Brings Stakeholders Together”

Be Smart, Don’t Start

  Walking for over three kilometers from each side of the town, LGU officials, national and local offices, private sector representatives, and residents from all walks of life converged into Amlan Central Square on Friday to commemorate the anniversary of the town’s smoke-free campaign, dubbed “Wayboga.” Started back in 2009, the town created the Smoke-FeeContinue reading “Be Smart, Don’t Start”

Going Somewhere On A Bike

Biking was a kid thing for me, but I now take it seriously as a way of unchaining myself from the frenetic nature of my desk job and putting fun between my legs.   It is also a way of exploring new local places, those unbeaten paths known only to few locals who tread these tracksContinue reading “Going Somewhere On A Bike”

Before It’s Too Late

A couple of days ago, an unplanned jaunt took me and my friends up in the hills of Tambojangin, some 3.5km from the town center, to spend an afternoon at Dreamland Nature and Adventure Park’s (DNAP) Animal Kingdom. Having grown my whole life in this small town, I have come across a few of theContinue reading “Before It’s Too Late”