MERGE FARM LIFE. A young boy and his friends get a ride on their way home after a day’s work in Barangay Brgy. Guimbal-on, Silay City in Negros Occidental* (Nonoy Catugas photo)


It’s ‘double murder’
vs. sugar industry

BY CARLA P. GOMEZ

 

Sugar planter and labor groups yesterday aired their opposition to the proposed conversion of “D” or world market sugar to “B” or domestic market sugar, saying it would further drive down domestic millgate prices.

They are also opposing the sale of High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS) in the domestic market.

Opposing the proposed conversion are the National Federation of Sugarcane Planters, Confederation of Sugar Producers Associations and the General Alliance of Workers Associations.moremoremore


New quake fault
lines in Negros

 

The Negros Occidental Provincial Disaster Management Program Division is reviewing its contingency plans in the light of therecent discovery by the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology of new fault lines in Negros, PDMPD head Zeaphard Gerhart Caelian said yesterday.

A fault line is a long crack in the surface of the earth. Earthquakes usually occur along fault lines, he said.

Fault lines are potential earthquake generators, Caelian added.moremoremore

 

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DAR distributes P16.3 million
in farm machineries in NegOcc
BY MARK L. GARCIA

Common service facilities, worth P16.3 million, were turned over to four agrarian reform beneficiaries cooperatives in Negros Occidental,under the Department of Agrarian Reform’s Sugar Block Farm program yesterday in Bago City.

DAR-6 director Stephen Leonidas, in an interview, said that they turned over the machineries to help the SBF implementers increase their sugarcane productivity.

The agency turned over four tractors worth P4,098,000 to the Hacienderos Agrarian Reform Cooperative of Tabunan, Bago City, Minaba Agrarian Reform Cooperative of Tampalon, Kabankalan City, Hda. Esperanza Communal ARB Association of Nagasi, La Carlota City, and Brgy. Binubuhan ARB Farmers Association of Binubuhan, Bago City.