AMPALAYA ORGANIC. Products like these of the Organic Field School farmers in Manapla, Negros Occidental, will be sold at the Negros Island Organic Farmers Festival that kicks off atthe Capitol grounds in Bacolod City tomorrow .*

PAL confirms flights to
boost tourism, trade

MANILA-The flagship carrier's Bacolod to Clark in Pampanga route will decongest airport operations in Manila, and boost tourism and trade of both places.

Jaime Bautista, Philippine Airlines' president and chief operating officer, said this during a media interview at the airline's office in Pasay City, Metro Manila, yesterday.

The Bacolod-Clark route will be on a four-times-a-week operation every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday, starting December 15, Bautista confirmed. moremoremore

CA affirms
dismissal of Mabilog

MANILA -- The Court of Appeals has upheld the Office of the Ombudsman's order dismissing Iloilo City Mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog from his post over allegations of ill-gotten wealth.

The CA's Special 1st Division junked Mabilog's petition for certiorari for lack of merit in a four-page resolution dated November 3, penned by Associate Justice Ramon Paul Hernando and concurred in by Associate Justices Remedios Salazar-Fernando and ZenaidaGalapate-Laguilles. moremoremore


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P80M in rice production
loss insignificant – OPA

A total of P80 million worth of rice damagedby calamities and pests was recorded this year, but this will not significantly affect the rice sufficiency level of Negros Occidental, Provincial Agriculturist, JaphetMasculino said yesterday.

In an interview, Masculino said that this estimatecame from the recent flooding in south Negros, as well as the black and grain bug and other pests infesting the rice areas of the province.

Based on per capita income, the P80 million loss in rice production is equivalent to around 20,000 rice consumers, but this number has an insignificant impact on the rice sufficiency of the province with a population of more than 3 million, he said..