PAGASA Director for the Visayas, Oscar Tabada, is urging Local Government Units to prepare the community for the possible dangers that La Nina may bring.
He said plantations have the tendency to be flooded especially if they are in low-lying areas and will create extensive damage to crops.
He urged LGUs to help farmers by providing them post-harvest facilities, among others, for drying and storage of agricultural products.
Power Watch supports
bill of Benitez
Power Watch Negros is strongly supporting the bill filed by Rep. Alfredo Benitez (Neg. Occ. 3 rd District) in the 17 th Congress that seeks to put power supply contracts under close scrutiny.
House Bill No. 84 requires the Energy Regulatory Commission to conduct a transparent bidding process for power supply, amending the Sec. 45 of Republic Act 9130 or the Electric Power Industry Reform Act of 2001. The amendment is expected to decrease electricity rates.
“PWN hopes that if this bill becomes a law, it will check and put an end to the over contracted power supply contracts Electric Power Purchase Agreements,” its secretary-general Wennie Sancho said.
Best practices orientation set
The Department of Trade and Industry is inviting micro, small and medium enterprises, local government units, business owners and the academe to attend the free Orientation on the Philippine Quality Award, Phil. Quality Challenge and Sharing of Best Practices on July 12 at 8:30 a.m., at Sugarland Hotel Bacolod City.
The event organized by DTI-Competitiveness Bureau, will feature the previous recipients of PQA who will share their quality strategies, exceptional performance and experiences, DTI-Negros Occidental Director Lea Gonzales said.
PQA is a global competitiveness framework that encourages and engages public and private organizations and other stakeholders to strive and attain organizational excellence, she said.