PVO distributing feeds to poultry farms of LGUs

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III The Provincial Veterinary Office (PVO) of Negros Occidental is distributing feeds to 24 poultry multiplier farms operated by local government units in the province as part of its input support to boost poultry productivity. Each


DTI vows aid amid halt to relax age limit

The Department of Trade and Industry assured continued support for entrepreneurs to help their businesses thrive and survive amid the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic. In a message to reporters yesterday, DTI Secretary Ramon Lopez said the IATF will “follow the


Oil price rollback this week

After three consecutive weeks of increases, oil prices will go down effective this morning. In separate advisories, Chevron, Cleanfuel, Petro Gazz, Petron, Phoenix Petroleum, PTT Philippines, Seaoil, Shell, Total, and Unioil said they will slash gasoline prices by P0.15 per


House panel okays bill on ease of paying taxes

A House of Representatives panel approved yesterday a measure codifying a bill of rights for taxpayers to encourage tax compliance and protect the welfare of taxpayers. The House Ways and Means Committee, chaired by Albay Rep. Joey Sarte Salceda, approved


Koreans top list of aliens barred from entering PH

Over 3,000 foreigners, the majority of them Koreans, have been barred from entering the country last year, the Bureau of Immigration said yesterday. BI Commissioner Jaime Morente said 3,044 aliens were denied entry in 2020 as compared to 7,700, who


Hog raisers urged to avail of free PCIC insurance

The Department of Agriculture wants backyard and commercial hog raisers to secure insurance packages so they can recover part of their investments, in case their farms got infected with animal diseases, such as the African swine fever (ASF). “As the


Gov’t eyes price cap on pork

The national government is eyeing to impose a price cap on pork amid rising food prices, Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles said yesterday. In an interview over DzBB, Nograles, chair of the Inter-Agency Task Force on Zero Hunger, said the Department


Enforce proper rice labeling, LGUs told

The Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice) is urging local government units to enforce proper and truthful labeling in rice to enable consumers to differentiate locally-produced rice from imported ones. Alice Mataia of PhilRice’s Policy Research and Advocacy project, said in


Online job fair in Feb

Job opportunities await aspiring migrant workers at an online job fair to be held next month, the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) announced Saturday. POEA chief Bernard Olalia said they had initial talks with 10 local recruitment agencies for the

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Social media faces reckoning; Trump ban forces reset

Social media giants crossed a threshold in banning US President Donald Trump and an array of his supporters – and now face a quandary on defining their efforts to remain politically neutral while promoting democracy and free speech. After the

Lessons from Tahiti

Is it true that our city government has given rein for the management of our Central, Burgos and Libertad markets to the SM group? I don’t blame them because it must be an awful task collecting rent and maintenance of

16 filmmakers tell Covid-19 stories in ECQ

Lockdowns and quarantines did not deter 16 filmmakers from Luzon, the Visayas, Mindanao, and the National Capital Region from chronicling their struggles and triumphs during the pandemic time in the way they know best – through film. ECQ: Eksena Cinema

Photo of the Day

VISIT. Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat is toured around the Art District in Bacolod City by artist Charlie Co in this photo posted by Silay Mayor Mark Golez on his FB page yesterday*

CoVac Council tackles vaccination plans

Adjustments to the newly amended national guidelines on community quarantine and preparation for the mass vaccination program were discussed during the 3rd virtual meeting of the Bacolod City Covid-19 Vaccination Council on Sunday. The virtual dialog, presided over by Mayor

Irving says he needed a pause

Kyrie Irving returned to the Brooklyn Nets on Tuesday after missing the NBA club’s past seven games, saying he “just needed a pause” due to personal issues. Irving practiced with the Nets on Tuesday and coach Steve Nash said he