livestock Livestock at the Negros First Ranch in Murcia*

DAR dismisses Capitol
bid for CARP exclusion
We're seeking land conversion in Murcia, guv says

Department of Agrarian Reform Secretary Virgilio de los Reyes has dismissed the application of the Negros Occidental provincial government represented by Gov. Alfredo Marañon Jr. for exclusion of 147.2865 hectares it purchased in Murcia, Negros Occidental, from the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program coverage for lack of merit.

However, Marañon yesterday said the DAR order also stated that the provincial government can file an application for conversion of the land to cattle use, which he said the provincial government is set to do.

The provincial government had sought the exclusion from CARP coverage of 159.4646 hectares in Murcia on the grounds that the properties are devoted to large-cattle raising as provided under DAR Administrative Order no. 01, Series of 2004, in barangays Santa Rosa and Calandog in Murcia, Negros Occidental. moremoremore

LGUs could face raps

There are only eight local government units that have sanitary landfills, and 22 LGUs with approved 10-year Ecological Solid Waste Management (ESWM) plans in the Negros Island Region, a Department of Environment and Natural Resources official said yesterday.

There are 57 LGUs in the NIR, 32 in the Occidental side and 25 in Oriental.

The LGUs with sanitary landfills are Bacolod, Bago, Cadiz, San Carlos, Sagay and Sipalay cities in Negros Occidental, and Bayawan and Bais cities in Negros Oriental, Sophie Manuel, OIC regional director of the DENR Environment Management Bureau, said. moremoremore


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Man dies of electrocution,
2 others injured: NORPPO

A worker died of electrocution while two others were injured when the water pipe they were repairing hit the Noreco 2 service drop wire in Sitio Langao, Barangay Paniabonan in Mabinay town, Negros Oriental, Sunday.

Police said Jessie Baisac, 20, of So. Batang, Brgy. Dagbasan, Mabinay was electrocuted and died on the spot. The two other victims suffered burns are Kenlou Dalios, 33, and Nicomedes Quitay, 35, of Brgy. Paniabonan.

Initial police investigation disclosed that on June 5, at 11:30 a.m., the victims were repairing the artesian well owned by Henry Dalios located approximately four meters from the road where the service drop wire was located. While the workers were pulling out the metal water pipe from the artesian well they lost control and accidentally hit the Noreco service drop wire that caused it to spark and electrocute them. moremoremore