The Negros Occidental Electric Cooperative and the Northern Negros Electric Cooperative have decreased their rates this month.
Jonas Discaya, general manager of Noceco, said the new residential rate for this month is P8.5426 per kilowatt hour (kWh), or a decrease of P0.5139 per kWh, from P9.0565 per kWh in April.
Some 270 farmers of San Enrique town in Negros Occidental received financial assistance from the Department of Agriculture at the Provincial Capitol grounds in Bacolod City Thursday.
Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson led the turnover of the financial assistance from the DA’s Financial Subsidy for Rice Farmers.
Each farmer received P5,000 one-time cash aid to buy farm inputs and other necessities.