The Department of Trade and Industry-Negros Occidental released the suggested retail prices issued to guide consumers in the coming rainy season.
The SRP list issued by the DTI-Consumer Protection and Advocacy Bureau included prices for candles, prime commodities, basic necessities and bottled water.
Canned goods price ranges are: luncheon meat, 165 grams (P27.50-P30.55); meatloaf, 150g and 170g (P15.25-P17 and P17.90-P18.60); corned beef, 150g and 175g (P24.25-P28.50 and P31-33.25), and; beef loaf, 150g, 170g and 200g (P15.50-P18.60, P17.90-P18.60 and P24.90).
Fisherfolk get boats
Three big fishing boats were recently turned over to typhoon Yolanda- stricken fisherfolk by the Philippine Rural Reconstruction Movement-Negros in Collaboration with German humanitarian agency, The Johanniter.
Three fishing communities in Cadiz, Manapla and Sagay received the boats that will be complemented by additional livelihood trainings under the project that will promote risk-resilient livelihoods and mangrove areas management in fishing communities in Negros Occidental.
The big fishing boats will be community-managed, and the additional programs will be reinforced by funds from the local government units or from public agencies.
SSS salary loans up 19%
The Social Security System released P7.93 billion in salary loans for more than 385,000 members during the first quarter, higher by 19 percent than the P6.69 billion disbursed to some 354,000 borrowers for the same period last year, a press release from the SSS said yesterday.
SSS Assistant Vice President for Member Loans Department Boobie Angela Ocay said employees accounted for about 90 percent of salary loans both in terms of amount disbursed and number of borrowers. Nearly 342,000 employees borrowed a combined P7.33 billion over the three-month period.
She also said that they disbursed salary loans amounting to P472.67 million for nearly 33,400 voluntary members, P77.71 million for about 4,100 overseas Filipino workers, and P45.61 million for over 5,600 self-employed individuals during the first quarter.