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Bacolod City, Philippines Wednesday, October 11, 2017
DAR steps up campaign
vs. leasing, sale of land

The Department of Agrarian-South kicked off its massive campaign against the illegal sale, transfer, and lease of land awarded to agrarian reform beneficiaries (ARBs) inBago City yesterday.

The three-day campaign dubbed "KampanyaKontraAriendo" was participated in by the Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries, various government agencies under the Provincial CARP Implementing Team, local government units, and other public and private stakeholders of the 4th up to the 6 th Districts of the province.

LucreciaTaberna, provincial agrarian reform program officer of DAR-Negros Occidental 2, said the agency has intensified its campaign after receiving reports about rampant “ariendohanay” or lease of awarded lands, specifically in the south, despite prior campaigns conducted, such as posting of tarpaulins in different barangays, municipalities and cities in southern portion of province.

Vet warns of livestock
antibiotics resistance

The public is advised to be aware of the meat they are eating, as some might have antibiotic residues that contain some common microbes that could harm people, andbe eventually resistant to them.

This statement came from the Negros Occidental Provincial Veterinarian RenanteDecena yesterday, who urged local livestock raisers not to let their animals take antibiotics that are not prescribed by licensed veterinarians, as there is an emerging resistance to antibiotics they have identified from various harmful bacteria found in meat, based on their recent study.

Decena said that livestock raisers should not abuse the use of antibiotics as it endangers public health because bacteria that causes common illnesses to humans can be resistant to it.

DOLE sets
kasambahay wage review

The Department of Labor and Employment-6 will conduct a public hearing to review wages of the “kasambahay” or household service workers in the region on Oct. 23 at the Negros Sugar Workers Development Center, Cottage Road in Bacolod City.

DOLE-Western Visayas Director Johnson Cañete saidyesterdaythat the public hearing is being called to look at the situation of the kasambahay's wages and whether to increase it or not this year.

The hearing will be attended by the members of the Regional Tripartite Wages and Productivity Board of Western Visayas, representatives of local labor association, and employers.

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