VICE GUV Negros Occidental Reps. Juliet Ferrer, Mercedes Alvarez and Melecio Yap (l-r, seated),SAP spokesman Emilio Yulo, Bacolod Rep. Greg Gasataya and AbangLingkod Rep. Stephen Paduano (l-r, standing) in a huddle before the House committee hearing on importation and use of HFCS started in Quezon City, yesterday.*

SAP gains partial victory

MANILA -  The Sugar Alliance of the Philippines yesterday achieved a partial victory in the fight against the importation and use of high-fructose corn syrup, as the counsel of  Coca-Cola FEMSA  announced the withdrawal of their main case against Sugar Regulatory Administrator   Anna Rosario Paner, Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol and Customs Commissioner Nicanor Faeldon .

Mark Cox, counsel of Coca-Cola FEMSA, said yesterday that the copy of the withdrawal of the case was on its way to the SRA.

This came after a complaint was filed against officials of Coca-Cola FEMSA for  “outright smuggling” of P70.1 million worth of HFCS before the Bureau of Customs by the Sugar Anti-Smuggling Organization. moremoremore

NT officials set
to arrive June 15-17

Officials from the Northern Territory of Australia are arriving in Negros Occidental in June to explain how Negrenses can study in their country and eventually work there, Gov. Alfredo Marañon Jr. said yesterday.

Marañon, who led a Negros trade mission to the Northern Territory last week, said the NT education and training officials will be in Negros Occidental June 15 to 17.

Filipinos have to study and be trained in the Northern Territory in order to work there, the governor said. moremoremore


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Brigada focuses on school
safety, disaster readiness

An official of the Department of Education in the Dumaguete City Division of Schools yesterday highlighted the need to further encourage parents and other stakeholders to participate in the Brigada Eskwela 2017, which puts emphasis this year on safety and disaster preparedness in schools.

The Brigada Eskwela 2017 runs from May 15 to 20 in all public elementary and high schools across the country.

Nelson Caday, head of the Schools Governance and Operations Division of the DepEd Dumaguete Division, pointed out during a Kapihan sa PIA forum in the city that the Brigada is a collaborative effort of teachers, parents and the community for the benefit of the children. .