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Lacson, PCIC sign MOA for crop insurance program

Lacson, PCIC sign MOA for crop insurance program

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Capitol photo Negros Occidental Gov. Bong Lacson and Philippine Crop Insurance Corporation (PCIC) president, Atty. Jovy Bernabe signed a Memorandum of Agreement for the additional fund transfer of P19,239,880 by the province to the PCIC for the implementation of the crop insurance project for crop year 2021 onward. The MOA signing was held at the Governor’s Office, Provincial Capitol, earlier today, and witnessed by PCIC VI Regional Manager Eva Ulie Laud and Negros Occidental Provincial Agriculturist Atty. Japhet Masculino. Masculino said that it is a big help to farmers in mitigating the harmful effects of climate change and other natural calamities such as typhoons, floods, drought, earthquake and volcanic eruption, as well as plant diseases and pest infestations. The Negros...
‘Ensure domestic sugar supply’ – Zubiri

‘Ensure domestic sugar supply’ – Zubiri

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Ronnie Baldonado photo Senator Juan Miguel Zubiri called on the Sugar Regulatory Administration to make sure that the country has enough domestic sugar supply to tide us over until the next crop year. Zubiri, in a press release, said he was “thankful” that the SRA finally saw the need to terminate the “A” sugar allocation as figures from the ground show that the targeted sugar production may not be met for this crop year. In fact, Zubiri said that he has been “harping on the A sugar issue for the last two years. I am not against it, but I have been stressing that before the A sugar program will even be considered, we must be cognizant of local supply.” The senator said this already happened a couple of years ago when he called for SRA to release the A sugar allocation to food ...
Yulo looking into UNIFED request for conversion of ‘A’ quedans to ‘B’

Yulo looking into UNIFED request for conversion of ‘A’ quedans to ‘B’

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Ronnie Baldonado photo A member of the Sugar Board is checking on the request of the United Sugar Producers Federation of the Philippines (UNIFED) for the conversion of all quedans for unshipped “A” sugar to the US market to “B” for the domestic market. “I will check if such a request has been officially been sent and received” so it can be acted on, Sugar Board Member Emilio “Dino” Yulo said Thursday, March 8. “UNIFED would like to manifest that in the event that there will be unshipped ‘A’ to the US, then we are requesting SRA to convert all ‘A’ unshipped quedans to ‘B’ with differentials to be given back to the planters,” UNIFED president Manuel Lamata said. The Board in Sugar Order 1-A issued March 29 scrapped the classification of 7 percent of the country’s sugar as “A” f...
Labor dismayed after management rejects pandemic relief allowance

Labor dismayed after management rejects pandemic relief allowance

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The secretary-general of the General Alliance of Workers Associations expressed labor’s dismay after business establishments in Western Visayas rejected their proposed P25-30 per day Pandemic Emergency Relief Allowance for workers. During the meeting with the Regional Wage Board Wednesday, April 7, Eduardo Estrella and Reynaldo Ambao, who represent management in the Regional Tripartite Wages and Productivity Board (RTWPB) Region 6, manifested their opposition on the proposal of the labor sector. Wennie Sancho, GAWA secretary-general and labor representative to the RTWPB-6, said the management representatives claimed “it is not the time to extend additional allowance because the employers are also suffering from the economic recession, business closures and can hardly keep their ...
PVO buoys up bull loan program

PVO buoys up bull loan program

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PVO photo With its ardent vision of becoming the center of cattle production in the Visayas, the Negros Occidental Provincial Veterinary Office is once again encouraging all private cattle raisers in the province to avail of its Bull Loan under the Abanse Negrense, Provincial Animal Genetic Improvement Program (PAGIP) for cattle in line with its Animal Livelihood and Food Security programs. With the recent increasing trend of cattle population in the province from 49,306 heads in 2016 to 55,000 heads in 2020 amidst the pandemic, it can be said that it is attributed to natural breeding through the Bull houses and AI Centers established by the provincial government with the joint efforts of supportive LGUs and the United Cattle Raisers Association in Negros Occidental and Visayas (UCR...
PVO extends livelihood assistance to returnees

PVO extends livelihood assistance to returnees

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PVO photo The Kapatiran Farm Workers Association or KAFAWA received livelihood assistance - 100 heads of free-range chicken - from the Provincial Government of Negros Occidental through the Provincial Veterinary Office. KAFAWA is composed of 40 members who were former RPMP/RPA-ABB members who were given orientation and seminar by PVO technical personnel on the free-range chicken production management and marketing to make the venture profitable as an alternative source of daily income to the association members to support their organization and their respective families. The group also had a chance to visit one of the provincial farms at the Provincial Livestock Breeding Center and Dairy Farm, La Carlota City, to personally get basic trainings on the different aspect of free-rang...
102 college students start internship  in Sagay City

102 college students start internship in Sagay City

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Sagay LGU photo A total of 102 college students started Monday, April 5, their 3-month internship at the various offices of the Sagay City government through the Department of Labor and Employment’s “Government Internship Program” (GIP). At an opening ceremony held at Balay Kauswagan, Mayor Alfredo Marañon said that this is an opportunity for Sagaynon students to get an experience and practice the theories they have learned in school, a press release from Sagay City said. He also advised the interns to show their utmost dedication, hardwork, and honesty as people will notice good work ethic and can recommend them to have a job after they graduate. The 102 students coming from various colleges in Sagay will be compensated for their internship for three months. They will have a ...
Shorter bank hours urged

Shorter bank hours urged

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Banks in Bacolod City are encouraged to shorten their daily operations following the surge of coronavirus cases. The Bankers’ Club of Negros Occidental Inc., in a board resolution signed on March 30, pointed out that the Bacolod City Emergency Operations Center reported a sudden spike and continued rise in the number of COVID-19 positive cases in the city since March 24. The resolution was unanimously signed by all members of the board led by its president Arthur Golez Jr of EastWest Banking Corp. “In view of the precarious situation brought about by the continued rise of COVID-19 positive cases in Bacolod City, the Bankers’ Club of Negros Occidental Inc. through its Board of Directors, encourages its member banks to shorten their banking hours from 9 am to 2 pm effective Mar...
‘Slow Food Travel’ in Western Visayas kicks off

‘Slow Food Travel’ in Western Visayas kicks off

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Ruth Torreverde, DA Anabel Villanueva (Slow Food Negros), Sandra Sycip (Bacolod Tourism), Arjay Venus (Senator Villar), Allan Daraug (DOST) Jennylind Cordero (Tourism Province), Reena Gamboa (Slow Food Negros), Emilyn Flores (DOST), May Aileen Uy, Ramon Uy Jr, Ramon Uy Sr, Councilor Archie Baribar, Jet Orbida (National Organic Board) at the Earth Market opening on Saturday* The Slow Food Community of Negros Island launched its newest project, dubbed, “Slow Food Travel: Food and Tourism for Rural Development in Western Visayas,” recently. It aims to improve the understanding on local agro-biodiversity, heritage and food system, and sustainable travel to Western Visayas, a press release from the group said. The launch happened on the first day of the Pop-Up Earth Market in Bacolod ...
Wala Usik Economy project to support local MSMEs for waste reduction

Wala Usik Economy project to support local MSMEs for waste reduction

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This week, local NGO, the Philippine Reef and Rainforest Conservation Foundation, Inc. (PRRCFI), began its social marketing campaign for "Build Your Own Wala Usik Business," a business development support program aiming to benefit qualified MSMEs (micro, small or medium enterprises) within Talisay and Bacolod City, to adopt innovations in waste reduction. “Build Your Own Wala Usik Business” will span for 6 months with innovation design, prototyping and business mentoring, with a total budget of one million pesos across all qualified MSMEs. The project is encouraging local businesses such as sari-sari stores, carinderias, cafes and restaurants, to apply the principles of Wala Usik or Circular Economyin their operations. Interested applicants must have an existing business since D...
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