BAILES DE LUCES AMBULANT. Vendors like her travel from north to south of Negros Occidental and other areas to sell herbs and cures* ( Ronnie Baldonado photo )

SRA, Negros leaders urged
to act on HFCS importation

The Kilusang Pagbabago-Negros Island Region said it strongly protests the massive importation and use of High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS) by various industrial users and food processors.

In its statement of concern dated January 6, the group said the massive importation of HFCS undermines the sugar industry, sugarcane growers and farm workers.

“We call on the Sugar Regulatory Administration to assert its role in the protection of the sugar industry, the sugarcane growers and the farmworkers by using its powers to put an end to this massive importation and ensure the fair meeting of interests of various sugar producers, sugar users and end consumers,” the statement said. moremoremore

Negros pushed
as federal state


Local Government Undersecretary Jesus Hinlo yesterday appealed for Negros Island to be made a single federal state, or be retained as an island in case it is made part of either region 6 or 7.

Hinlo said he made the appeal at the Mayor Rodrigo Roa Duterte-National Executive Coordinating Committee-People's National Movement for Federalism deliberations yesterday at the TESDA compound in Taguig City, for the design of a new Philippine constitution under a federal set-up.

MRRD-NECC-PENAMFED is helping the DILG promote federalism, he added. moremoremore


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NegOr braces for ‘Auring'

The province of Negros Oriental and its towns and cities are pre-positioning their manpower and other resources in anticipation of tropical depression Auring today.

Negros Oriental Gov. Roel Degamo will convene the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council this morning at the Capitol, Adrian Sedillo, PDRRMC executive officer, said, adding the meeting will review the preparations for the arrival of Auring and to ensure that everything is in order.

Classes for the pre-school level are automatically suspended today, he added...