I received a rather lengthy, yet substantive email from friend Leo Mamicpic which I would like to treat in my blog.
I will divide his email into two general comments which he titles: "Dumaguete's image".
First Leo comments about the Sidlakang Negros, a pet tourism project of Governor Dodo Macias.
The Sidlakang Negros, in case you haven't heard is a booth-type presentation of the rich resources and culture of Negros Oriental located along E.J. Blanco Drive Piapi Dumaguete City.
By the way, the other tourism project boosted by Gov Macias, the Lake Balanan in Siaton received a black eye in terms of "image" with the death of a tourist who drowned in the lake on New Year's day.
That Lake Balanan should emphaize safety first, before pleasure.
Anyway, Leo appreciates this Sidlakan project, as well as the no-smoking policy adopted with the Sidlakan premises.
The second topic is Leo's comment about a private corporation Coca-Cola (I really don't know Coca-Cola's corporate name--Coca Cola Bottlers Philipines Corp.?--, just the trade name) painting the town red.
Let me therefore chop Leo Mamicpic's email into two.
Here is the first portion of Leo Mamicpic's email:
I can't wait to see the completion of Sidlakang Negros and enjoy walking the pathways and admiring the various art and craft from each participating Oriental Negros town.
SIDLAKANG NEGROS is a BIG BOOST to Dumaguete's Image.. BUT...."