MERGE Market vendors and entrepreneurs at a prayer rally in front of the Fountain of Justice in Bacolod City, last night.*

City task force up
to fight ASF threat

The prices of pork in Negros Occidental have dropped by P5 to P10 a kilo amid the African Swine Fever (ASF) scare, Provincial Veterinarian Renante Decena confirmed yesterday.

Prices of pork products in Bacolod City have also dropped.

Mayor Evelio Leonardia has issued Executive Order 27 creating a city Task Force ASF to prevent a swine flu outbreak in Bacolod. moremoremore

Vendors protest vs. demolition

Several market vendors and small entrepreneurs gathered at the Fountain of Justice in Bacolod City last night to light candles as they staged a prayer rally to express their opposition to the repeal of City Ordinance No. 180 that will lead to the demolition of their structures.

Rudy Maligmat, spokesperson of the Bacolod City Vendors and Entrepreneurs Forum, said yesterday that they are asking the government to consider their livelihood which will be affected by the clearing operations being conducted by the city in compliance with the directive of the President to clearillegal structures or nuisance in public roads and alleys.

Maligmat said hundreds of vendors will be displaced and will go hungry, as well as suffer from poverty. moremoremore


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Tourists coming back
to Negros Occ for food

Tourists are coming back to Negros Occidental because of its food, Cristine Mansinares, provincial supervising tourism operations officer, said yesterday.

She said food is part of the heritage of the province, and the province is the sugar capital of the country.

“We’re big on desserts. The province offers sweets,” she said.