HARVESTER A demonstration in Tabunan, Bago City on how a rice harvester can harvest one hectare of palay in one and a half hour.* ( CPG photo )


Rice bumper crop seen
but price watch urged
BY CARLA GOMEZ

Negros Occidental is expecting a rice bumper crop this year, and will further hasten its thrust towards achieving 100 percent rice self-sufficiency by stepping up farm mechanization, Provincial Agriculturist Japhet Masculino said yesterday.

Masculino assured that the reported National Food Authority shortage of rice stock will not affect Negros Occidental's supply.

Negros Occidental has a lot of rice supply now with the ongoing harvests, he said, pointing out that the big stock in the hands of the millers and farmers in the province. moremoremore

‘Teacher shortage for
polls only in Bacolod'
BY CARLA GOMEZ

The shortage of public school teachers willing to serve in the synchronized Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan Elections on May 14 is only in Bacolod City, there is no problem in the rest of Negros Occidental, Provincial Elections Supervisor Jessie Suarez said yesterday.

In fact, Comelec offices in some towns and cities already have complete lists of members for their Electoral Boards and Barangay Boards of Canvassers for the May 14 polls, Suarez said.

Bacolod Election Officer Mavil Majarucon-Sia said Bacolod needs 2,538 teachers to serve as members of the Electoral Boards and Barangay Boards of Canvassers, but so far, only 50 percent of that number have signed up for poll duty. .moremoremore

 

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Bacolod RDO tops collection in
Negros with P5.890 billion

The Revenue District Office of Bacolod has the highest tax collectionamong the RDOs in Negros Island, including Siquijor, with P5.890 billion in 2017, records from the Bureau of Internal Revenue showed.

Based on the records provided yesterday, Revenue Regional Office 12 where Negros and Siquijor belong, has a total tax collection of P11,219,664,179.35, with Bacolod accounting for almost half of it, or 52 percent of the total collection, with P5,890,418,370.55.

The regional collection of taxes last year was about eight percent, or P812,138,228,51 higher, compared to 2016, which was P10,407,525,950.84....