The scene at the freak accident that resulted in the death of one and the injury of four others at the Circumferential Road in Barangay Alijis, Bacolod City, yesterday*
Duterte should focus
on economy: Ejercito
BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN
Senator Joseph Victor Ejercito yesterday expressed concern over the rising inflation rate that has already reached 6.7 percent, and said President Rodrigo Duterte should now be “hands on” in the economic aspect of the country.
Ejercito who is chairperson of the Senate Committee on Urban Planning, Housing and Resettlement, said the president has left to his economic managers the management of the Philippine economy, while focusing on his campaign against illegal drugs and corruption.
‘Opening sugar price good start’
BY CARLA P. GOMEZ
The starting millgate price of sugar for Crop Year 2018-2019 was at P1,600 per Lkg yesterday that clearly shows that there is no need for direct importation of sugar to drive down retail prices, Sugar Board Member Emilio “Dino” Yulo said.
The P1,600 per Lkg millgate price at Sagay Central Inc. in Sagay City, Negros Occidental, that began milling late last week is a good start – it is P400 less than the price at the close of last crop year and P300 higher than the starting price in 2017, Yulo said.The P1,600 per Lkg millgate price will mean that, when refined, it will be more or less P2,100 per Lkg, with an expected retail price to consumers in the mid P50s per kilo, he added.
P62.67M in dev’t projects
inaugurated in Neg. Occ.
BY MARK L. GARCIA
Two World Bank-funded projects in central Negros, worth P62.67 million, that were inaugurated yesterday are eyed to enhance the hog production in the province and create easier access for the farmers in the upland area, director Remelyn Recoter of the Department of Agriculture-6 said yesterday.
The Philippine Rural Development Project and Negros Occidental provincial government officials broke ground for the P14 million Negros Swine Integrated Enterprise in Brgy. Robles, La Castellana town, and the P48 million farm-to-market road connecting Brgy. Zamora and Gomez in Pontevedra town, as part of the development projects pushed in the province.Recoter, who is also the director for PRDP Project Support Office Visayas Cluster, told the DAILY STAR that this is only one of the many projects being implemented in Negros, including micro-enterprises, farm-to-market roads, and bridges.