Provincial Veterinarian Renante Decena yesterday urged livestock raisers and breeders associations to work together in keeping their animals healthy amid the endemic diseases brought on by the El Niño phenomenon and the coming La Niña, or rainy season, in June.
The Provincial Veterinary Office has been conducting monthly medical missions in local government units around the province and among the activities during these missions are free vaccinations, distribution of medicines and vitamins, and information education campaigns on animal diseases caused by extreme climates.
Decena said that before the rainy season the immune system of the livestock should be boosted with the vaccine virus more potent than the flu virus.
Oil firms slash pump prices
MANILA -- Oil firms will reduce pump prices today.
Pilipinas Shell Petroleum Corp., Phoenix Petroleum Phils., Seaoil Philippines Inc., PTT Phils. and Flying V will cut gasoline prices by 15 centavos and diesel prices by 60 centavos per liter today.
Shell, Seaoil and Flying V will also decrease kerosene prices by 40 centavos per liter.
Flying V will implement the price changes at 12:01 a.m., today.
P30 taxi flagdown rate hit
Taxi drivers and transport groups decried the effects of the P30 flagdown rate for taxis in a rally in front of the new Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board Office in Bacolod City yesterday.
The picket-protest also accused the transport sector of discrimination because of the phasing out of public vehicles, jeepney, mini-buses and tricycles, in service for 15 years old and above. The group marched from Lizares Street to the new LTFRB office across the Bacolod City public plaza.
Diego Malacad, of the Federation of Bacolod City Tricycle Operators and Drivers Association, said the nationwide P10 taxi fare reduction has been a scourge for drivers in Bacolod since its implementation on March 19.