Labor group seeks P100 wage increase

A labor group filed yesterday a P100 emergency wage relief across-the-board increase petition with the National Wages and Productivity Commission (NWPC) office in Manila. In their petition, Defend Jobs Philippines said it is time for another salary adjustment for workers


Agri-fishery livelihood projects given

Sustainable livelihood, marketing fund assistance, and fishing paraphernalia, all worth P1,298,790, were distributed to agri-fishery organizations from several cities and municipalities of Negros Occidental yesterday. Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson led the turnover of checks and projects to the chairpersons of


Pass laws to boost food prod’n, NegOr LGUs urged

The Department of Agriculture in Negros Oriental challenged the local government units to enact ordinances that will address food-related concerns in their localities. This is to mitigate the effects of environmental conditions in food production, Sarah Perocho, agriculture program coordinating


Farmers get mushroom fruiting bags

Mayor Pedro Zayco Jr., Vice Mayor Raul Rivera, and Councilor Efren Gaspillo Sr., turned over 3,500 mushroom fruiting bags to beneficiary-farmers in Kabankalan City, Negros Occidental recently. The activity aims to start the production of mushroom in the community, a


‘Murcia’s Best Harvest’ until Feb. 28

The “Murcia’s Best Harvest” agricultural fair that has been ongoing since Feb. 8 at the town plaza covered court will run until the end of this month. “We held a soft opening on Feb. 8, after which we conducted a


PhilGuarantee expands credit support to MSMEs

The Philippine Guarantee Corp. (PhilGuarantee) has broadened its support to micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs), manufacturing, housing, agriculture, and other key sectors of the economy to help keep businesses afloat amid the coronavirus pandemic, with over P655 billion in


CLI sees biz growth amid pandemic

Banking on the strong business results in 2020 amidst the pandemic, officials of Cebu Landmasters Inc. (CLI) are optimistic of their operations post-pandemic, citing that the demand for housing remains. In a virtual launch of the mixed-use, 32-floor Masters Tower


PhilHealth payment deadline extended

State insurer Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) has announced the extension of the deadline for employers to remit their contributions for the applicable month of January until Feb. 22. In a statement, the PhilHealth said the deadline extension is in


POEA warns of bogus employees

The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration warned the public anew, particularly aspiring overseas Filipino workers, against unscrupulous individuals posing as employees of the agency. In an advisory, the POEA advised overseas job applicants to exercise extreme caution and avoid dealing with

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BCPO: 2 vintage bombs recovered from junkshop

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III Two vintage mortar bombs sold to a local junkshop will be detonated by the Bacolod City Police Explosive and Ordnance Division this week. P/Corporal Ronald Rillo, a member of the BCPO-EOD team, said in a

Fisherfolk get P200K in cash aid

San Carlos City Mayor Renato Gustilo turned over checks, worth P200,000, to two fisherfolk organizations in the city Wednesday. Aida Gando, president of the Buluangan Fisherfolk Vendors Association, and Elena Damandaman of the Caimito Marginal Fisherfolk Association, received the checks

DTI reiterates support to local cooperatives

Department of Trade and Industry Secretary Ramon Lopez reiterated the agency’s support to local cooperatives as it helps the agriculture sector and micro, small and medium enterprises survive amid the coronavirus disease 2019. At the launch of the Agricultural Cooperative

P1.3M in ‘shabu’ seized

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III Operatives of the Bacolod City Drug Enforcement Unit seized more than P1.3 million in suspected shabu in two drug buy-bust operations in barangays Tangub and Alijis, yesterday and Thursday. P/Lt. Liberty Indiape, Bacolod police spokesperson,

‘No mercenary killers in city’

Police Station 1 personnel, under the supervision of P/Maj. Ramel Sarona, regularly conduct motorcycle patrolling and visibility in downtown Bacolod*

Tacloban records 1st ASF case

A team from the Tacloban City Veterinary Office will complete the checking of all pigs within the 500-meter radius yesterday after the city logged the first African swine fever (ASF) case. City veterinarian Eunice Alcantara said the nine hogs in