Negros Occidental Gov. Alfredo Marañon Jr. yesterday called the 6 th Negros Island Organic Farmers Festival that ended Tuesday “very, very successful.”
He said the festival sales totaled P2 million, five times the amount generated last year.
And more importantly, the country's top chefs are impressed with the organic produce of the province and promise to come back next year, he said.
2nd Bago substation
The Central Negros Electric Cooperative Inc. launched and energized the second substation of Bago City with a 10 mega voltage ampere capacity in Brgy. Lag-asan yesterday.
Sulpicio Lagarde Jr., general manager of CENECO, said the city will now have a total of 15MVA that will provide electricity to all residents and consumers of Bago, since the 10MVA feeder in Brgy. Calumangan will be replaced with a 5MVA.
The 10MVA feeder will be transferred and used in Brgy. Sum-ag, Bacolod City, to serve residents of Brgy. Handumanan.
Hospital union files
new notice of strike
The Bacolod Our Lady of Mercy Specialty Hospital Employees Union filed a new notice of strike before the National Conciliation and Mediation Board, Friday, after the BOLMSH management refused to counter its collective bargaining agreement proposal, Roberto Villaram, workers union president said yesterday.
BOLMSH legal counsel Elnora Abaygar said they were not expecting the union to file another notice of strike since they are in the process of negotiating with them.