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Bacolod City, Philippines Wednesday, August 19, 2020
NegOcc gets 21K bags of hybrid seeds

The Department of Agriculture in Western Visayas has completed the distribution of hybrid seeds under its Rice Resiliency Project to local government units in the region, with Negros Occidental getting more than 21,000 bags.

It delivered a total of 68,234 bags of hybrid seeds to LGUs, with 30,626 bags to be distributed to 24,463 farmers.

Iloilo province received the bulk of the seed allocation at 32,579 bags, followed by Negros Occidental with 21,364, Antique with 9,675, Aklan with 2,705, Capiz with 1,470, and Guimaras with 441 bags.

Power advisory council
pushed in Negros Occ.

Consumer and labor groups in Negros Occidental are pushing for the creation of a Power Advisory and Consultative Council that will serve as an operating mechanism in every city and municipality of the province, Wennie Sancho, secretary-general of Power Watch Negros, said yesterday.

He said that representatives of PACC shall come from the workers and consumers sectors, as well as representatives from the management of electric companies and local governments.

He said issues and concerns that should be given priorities by the PACC include the workers' security of tenure and economic status in the electric company amid the pandemic, the capacity of the worker-consumer to pay their monthly electric bills due to reduced income with the implementation of the flexible working arrangement scheme.


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