MERGE CLEAN-UP. The Bacolod Vendors’ Plaza terminal was cleared and cleaned up by city government workers yesterday*

Capitol may join palay
buying to save farmers

The Negros Occidental provincial government is looking into palay-buying options to mitigate the plight of the rice farmers of Negros Occidental reeling from the drop in prices to near below production cost.

Negros Occidental Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson said yesterday that the provincial government may provide an additional amount to the National Food Authority buying price or go into direct buying of palay itself.

The country’s farmers have been suffering from a drop in palay prices following a deluge of imported rice with the implementation of the Rice Tariffication Law. moremoremore

Cops seize P.8M in drugs

About P874,160 in drugs were seized in Bacolod City and Negros Occidental, the police said yesterday.

In Bacolod City, an estimated P574,160 worth of suspected marijuana and shabu were seized from a high-value target in Purok Saylan, Barangay 4 in Bacolod City, at about 2:30 a.m. yesterday.

Operatives of Station 3 arrested Nelson Medalla, 29, of Barangay 26 in Bacolod, Police Maj. Ruel Culanag, the station commander, said. moremoremore


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LGUs, livestock associations get
P5M in post-harvest facilities

The provincial government of Negros Occidental turned over post-harvest facilities, worth P5 million, to several local government units and livestock associations in the province yesterday.

The event, held at the provincial Capitol grounds in Bacolod City, was led by Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson and Provincial Veterinarian Renante Decena.

Lacson said it is the goal of the provincial government to adopt farm mechanization to help Negrense farmers.