FARMERS URGED: Sell dry palay for higher price

            The Department of Agriculture-Philippine Rice Research Institute (DA-PhilRice) has encouraged farmers to sell good quality dry palay for more income amid the lower farm gate price of the grain staple.             Alice Briones-Mataia, the agricultural economist of the DA-PhilRice


P100-B investment okays eyed

            Philippine Economic Zone Authority director general Charito Plaza remains hopeful about surpassing the P100 billion investment approvals by the end of this year.             This, as the PEZA registered P72.6 billion worth of projects from January to October 2020.


Gov’t repatriates nearly 320K OFWs amid health crisis

            The government has sent home close to 320,000 returning overseas Filipino workers to their respective provinces, the Department of Labor and Employment said.             In a report to Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III, the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration said


Diesel, kerosene prices up

            Several oil firms have announced an increase in the pump prices of diesel and kerosene starting this morning.             In separate advisories, Chevron, Cleanfuel, Petro Gazz, Petron, PTT Philippines, Seaoil, Shell, and Unioil said they will hike diesel prices


Bacolod gears up for economic recovery

            The Bacolod Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises Development (BMSMED) Council convened for its first regular meeting to discuss strategic plans for the economic recovery of the City in view of the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic.             “Ninety-eight percent


BI to ease travel restrictions

            The Bureau of Immigration (BI) on Saturday said it is implementing changes in travel restrictions soon.             This, after the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID) recently expanded the coverage of foreign nationals allowed


Vigilance urged amid cyber crimes

            Vigilance among individuals and businesses alike are greatly needed now, especially since criminals continue to become more sophisticated even in the digital world.             In a virtual briefing, Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas Governor Benjamin Diokno said this necessity was


DAR to subdivide 23.6K hectares awarded to farmers in Neg. Occ.

            Some 23,626 hectares of property in Negros Occidental, covered by collective certificates of land ownership award (CCLOAs), will be subdivided into individual titles by 2021.             The lands were awarded by the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) to beneficiaries


W. Visayas trade fair earns P8.7-M in sales

            This year’s annual five-day trade fair, organized by the Department of Trade and Industry in Western Visayas, generated an initial sale of P8.7 million, despite the pandemic.             In a phone interview, DTI-6 Director Rebecca Rascon said the functionality

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At least the Americans have something to distract them from the coronavirus attack that has afflicted thousands of their people and has not yet been controlled until now, anywhere in the world. And that is their coming election that will take place in less than three months, where the incumbent is poised to run again to continue his administration that has disappointed many. From what we hear or see on TV about the election climate there, it looks as if Donald Trump has no chance of getting chosen again, but one cannot dismiss him, being the incumbent.

19.6% of CLMMRH workers affected

The COVID-19 positive staff members at the Corazon Locsin Montelibano Memorial Regional Hospital in Bacolod City are now 34, with one new case yesterday, Dr. Julius Drilon, CLMMRH chief, said.