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Negros

(nā`grōs), island (1990 pop. 3,182,252), 4,905 sq mi (12,704 sq km), one of the Visayan Islands, 4th largest of the Philippines, between Panay and Cebu. Although mountainous (Mt. Canloan, a volcano, rises to c.8,088 ft/2,465 m), Negros has extensive arable lowlands; they are intensively cultivated and densely populated. Negros is the sugar center of the Philippines. Two thirds of the nation's sugarcane is grown there, and sugar processing is a major industry; paper products are made from sugarcane residue. Rice, coconuts, bananas, and corn are also grown. The island has a lumber industry and copper and coal deposits.

Negros

 

an island in the central Philippines. Area, 12,700 sq km. Population (including neighboring islands), 2,300,000 (1970). The island is primarily mountainous, with a maximum elevation of 2,460 m (the Canlaon volcano). The fertile plains of the west and northwest are composed mostly of volcanic soils. The island has a subequatorial monsoonal climate. Evergreen tropical forests grow in the mountains and savannas on the plains. Sugarcane is the chief agricultural product; rice and corn are also grown. Lumber is exported, and there are deposits of copper (Sipolay) and sulfur. The cities of Bacolod and San Carlos are located on Negros.

Negros

an island of the central Philippines, one of the Visayan Islands. Capital: Bacolod. Pop.: 3 168 000 (1990 est.). Area: 12 704 sq. km (4904 sq. miles)
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'Our participation in this event will continue to boost Negros Occidental's position as a destination for tourism and investments,' Mansinares said.
Officials from the Department of Trade and Industry, Department of the Interior and Local Government, as well as the Negros Occidental Office of the Provincial Agriculturist represented the government.
With the change in operational boundaries, the 303rd IBde ceased operational control over the 15th IB, covering the sixth district of Negros Occidental.
A situacao de racismo e de discriminacao sao atentados a dignidade humana que afrontam a magnitude do Deus que se expressa nas feicoes dos negros na diaspora.
Durante os periodos sombrios da legalmente sancionada segregacao racial, da discriminacao e da opressao, homens negros de todas as classes estavam conscientes da necessidade de resistir a estes estereotipos.
Ahora, en el siglo XXI, habra que preguntarse: ?Cuantos negros y mestizos han sido graduados en las universidades de Cuba despues del triunfo de la Revolucion?
Negros Oriental has a total of five cities and 20 municipalities, each with its own particular charm, festivals and places of interest.
The entire northern part of Negros Oriental was badly hit, Governor Roel Degamo confirmed in a radio interview.
However, Ceres Negros did not stop from there as the club dropped eight more goals in the second half beginning with Tadashi Odawara's 51st minute attack.
The PNP had earlier deployed 300 Special Action Force commandos to augment local police units in anti-criminality and internal security operations in Negros Occidental and Negros Oriental.