An official of a sugar central in Negros Occidental said that sugar prices may increase next year because of the decrease in production resulting from the dry spell caused by the El Niño phenomenon .
Sagay Central Inc. manager Primitivo Rivera said last week their production is expected to dip by at least 10 percent unless the standing crops are saved.
Rivera said not all sugar farmers can avail of the water supply from the irrigation systems and many are dependent on rain.
888 construction underway
Construction work at the 888 Chinatown square mall, phase II project, at Gatuslao Street, Bacolod City resumed Tuesday after the Department of Labor and Employment lifted the stop order it issued against it two weeks ago, DOLE Region 6 Director Ponciano Ligutom, said yesterday.
Ligutom said they re-inspected the site on Monday and found that the developer of the project, Capitol Hill Land Development Corp., has complied with the requirements set for the health and safety of workers.
DOLE had issued the work stoppage order when its team of engineers inspected the site and discovered that there were construction workers not wearing masks, had no safety harnesses, safety shoes and goggles, and hard hats, while the construction site had no safety signages, had an inadequate number of fire extinguishers, no safety officers and first aid personnel.
2-day pre-registration for
job fair starts today
The two-day pre-registration for the job fair sponsored by the Office of Bacolod Rep. Evelio Leonardia will be held today until tomorrow, from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. at the fountain area of Robinsons Place Bacolod, Moises de la Cruz, its coordinator, said yesterday.
The job fair will be on Thursday, April 9, from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. also at Robinsons Place fountain area.
The 11 agencies hiring for work abroad and are licensed by the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration are LEAD Resources Management Corp., Placewell International Services Corp., Oman-Fil International, LV Universal, YWA Human Resources, East West Placement, Al Alamia, Mori International, MMML, Victoria Services, and Career Planners.