The National Food Authority will release 2,000 bags of rice to its retail outlets in Negros Occidental next week, NFA provincial manager Marianito Bejemino said yesterday.
The NFA rice to be released will sell at P27 per kilo, he said.
Union members urged to settle
conflict over Maricalum ‘scraps’
BY MARK L. GARCIA
An official from the Department of Labor and Employment Western Visayas urged the three factions of the National Mines and Allied Workers Union (NAMAWU) Local 103 to settle among themselves the issue on the distribution of the unused mining materials in the defunct Maricalum Mining Corporation in Sipalay City, Negros Occidental.
DOLE-6 arbiter Dax Villaruel said yesterday that despite having the agency mediate among them regarding the issue, the factions themselves should settle it as it has been ongoingfor years now.
The three factions are the groups of Abraham Javier, Arnel Araneta, and Melecio Libo-on that, together with Villaruel, held a conference yesterday at the DOLE-Neg. Occ. compound in Bacolod City.