STONE MUSEUM, MINI-ZOO RISING SOON: Former Calinog mayor Alex Centena rediscovers passion from an old hobby

Former Calinog Mayor Alex Centena, PhD

When fully developed, a trail-blazing project in Calinog, Iloilo will consist of a stone museum, mini-zoo and inland resort.

“Pwede ikaw ka parigos, mamunit o bisan maglagaw-lagaw lang,” the entrepreneur Alex Centena told HilwayNews over the weekend about his projects in Barangay Cabagiao and elsewhere in Calinog town.

The shift were not altogether abrupt. Alex Centena graduated last year as 3-term Mayor of Calinog, Iloilo.

By local standards, Centena’s hold on his political turf were quite outstanding – as town councilor, vice mayor and lastly as mayor, the elective position he held for about two decades.

Now Alex Centena, Ph.D. holder is carving out another niche in community leadership.

Long before Agriculture Secretary William Dar started advocating agri-preneurship, Alex Centena became an icon in this field.

The ALACENT brand is now involved in rice milling, piggery, layers and mobile sounds. Alex and his wife Jennifer are likewise into organic fertilizer manufacturing and operate the RAC Travellers Inn.

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