The Department of Labor and Employment 6 recently rescued four Aetas, including a minor, employed as sacadas in an hacienda in Brgy. Purisima, Manapla, Negros Occidental, a press release from DOLE said.
The victims were sent back to Antique later.
With the help of the head of the National Commission on Indigenous Peoples in Negros Occidental, DOLE 6 Regional Director Ponciano Ligutom sent two inspectors of the DOLE Negros Occidental Field Office to conduct inspection on the hacienda due to reports that a group ofAtis were working as sugar migratory workers there, the press release said.
Neg. Occ. to showcase
Negros Occidental will showcase coffee origins and local coffee products in the Coffee Week celebration on March 26 to 30 through the Organik na Negros! Organic Producers and Retailers Association and FreshStart Organics, Ramon Uy Jr., ONOPRA president said.
The event will be held at the Agribusiness Development Center, Department of Agriculture, Quezon City, featuring the varieties of coffee from different regions in the Philippines, Uy said.
They will bring coffee brand names like Kanlaon, Negrense, and Hacienda that are produced by local entrepreneurs and organic farmers in the province, he said.
Solutions sought for
shortage in nursing jobs
The unemployment facing the country's nursing graduates is not the government's sole doing, a press release from Congress said.
CIBAC Rep. Sherwin Tugna says that the shortage is multi-dimensional so any solutions crafted to deal with this problem should be grounded on this reality.
Tugna said, "internal reasons", are the continued offering of the nursing course in educational institutions without regard to the external developments and the less-informed choices of students who persistently enroll in the course."