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Bacolod City, Philippines Wednesday, September 30, 2015
APEC dialog highlighting
blue economy challenges

ILOILO CITY -- The Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation's (APEC) dialog on agriculture and food security this year underscores opportunities and challenges on the Blue Economy -- the use of the sea and its resources for economic development.

“This is probably the first time in the history of the APEC agriculture and food security discussions that the high-level policy dialogue will have a particular emphasis on the Blue Economy,” APEC Agricultural Technical Cooperation Working Group (ATCWG) Deputy Lead Shepherd Segfredo Serrano said.

Serrano, who is also the undersecretary of Department of Agriculture (DA), made the statement on the sidelines of High Level Policy Dialogue on Food Security and the Blue Economy (HLPD-FSBE) and Related Meetings here.

NFA drive on for food guardians

The National Food Authority is urging local governments to pass resolutions for food establishments to also serve half cups of rice, NFA Negros Occidental manager Procopio Trabajo II, said yesterday.

Based on reports only Bacolod City and Valladolid have so far supported the campaign, he said.

Trabajo urged the public not to waste rice that could reach up to 330,000 MT a year, or about P27 million daily or P10 billion yearly.

The NFA is encouraging everyone to support a nationwide signature campaign to be food guardians.

Havaianas offers
Soul Collection

Havaianas is once again stepping up its versatility with the Havaianas Soul Collection, a press release from the firm said.

Perfect for the free-spirited and young soul, this collection is made to bring comfort and style, it said.

Havaianas is bringing in the Origine Espadrilles, Sneakers and Ballerina in rainbow of happy colors and innovative designs preserving the brand's DNA - authenticity and simplicity, it said.

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