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Sheep Contracts Review Up

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By Eugene Y. Adiong

There is a need to review the contracts entered into by both private individuals and local government units with the provincial government, Dr. Renante Decena said yesterday.

Decena said that Ordinance No. 3 series of 2012 has been passed by the Sanggunian Panlalawigan creating the Provincial Livestock Committee chaired by the Governor.

"The Committee still has to meet to discuss guidelines on payments," he pointed out.

"It is nor the work of the PVO to collect payments but by the Committee," Decena added.

Aside from the governor, the vice governor is the co- chair with members composed of the chairman of the SP Committee on Agriculture, provincial veterinarian, provincial agriculturist, provincial administrator, provincial legal officer and the provincial general services officer, Decena added.

Decena made the clarification after Vice Governor Eugenio Lacson earlier said that the Provincial Veterinarian’s Office should make an effort to collect especially from the LGUs who bought the sheeps from Capitol.

A report submitted by the PVO to Lacson showed that a total of P44, 904,500 still has to be collected from 58 LGUs that had entered into contracts for three years with the provincial government to buy sheep.

The report also showed of the P76,478,900 total cost of the sheep’s covered by a livestock contract to sell from both private and government sector, only P4,066,650 has been paid.

Of the 119 buyers, 54 were LGUs, 65 were private sector, the report added.

It also showed that, as of October October 31 of this year, there were 3,965 heads of sheep sold while there are 833 heads in Sagay Breeding Center and 443 at the Negros First Ranch or a total of 5,241 heads costing a total of P94,316,253.94.


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Bacolod City Mayor Monico Puentevella once again tackled the controversial Magsaysay-Araneta flyover project, saying that it is not an entirely new agenda and does not need a public hearing for it to commence in the development process and to ease traffic congestion.

Bacolod City Mayor Monico Puentevella presenting the final report on the feasibility study of the proposed Sugar Road that will reroute sugarcane trucks from entering the city streets.*(CMO-PIO)

"It was supposed to start, but it was denied by the previous administration," Puentevella said in his press conference at the Bacolod People’s House yesterday. Moreover, the mayor presented a copy of a Notice of Violation dated May 12, 2009 informing the contractor that their Soil Boring equipment located at Magsaysay-Araneta Street violated PD 1096, or the National Building Code Rule VIII and orders them to "stop immediately all illegal activities."

In addition, Puentevella explained that they have not received any complaint on the proposed flyover project in Magsaysay. However, the suggested flyover along Burgos-Circumferential road was negatively taken by the business sector and establishment owners along the thoroughfare, citing that should the structure be initialized, it will pose as a major block in the continuing progress to the area.

NPC-Negros on 2016 Polls, ‘Party to Conduct Consultations for Standard Bearer’

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The Nationalist People’s Coalition (NPC) in Negros Occidental will conduct a series of consultations with its local leaders to determine who will be the party’s standard bearer in 2016, a source said.

SUGARCANE TRUCKS & ROAD SAFETY. Sugarcane and cargo trucks in the midst of "urbaniously" busy commercial and business district at Lopue’s East area in Bacolod City, at the intersection of Circumferential Road and Burgos Street. It’s time for an outer circumferential road where these trucks are supposed to be passing to reach the sugar centrals.* (Arman Toga photo)

VIGILANT BACOLODNONS have reported several times, that these attractive rubber pots in the middle of Burgos Street that serve as median guides for vehicles near the Burgos-Lacson intersection are oftentimes either deliberately toppled or the plants are uprooted.* (Arman Toga photo)


SRA Holds First Visayas Muscovado Sugar Convention

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The Sugar Regulatory Administration (SRA) and other agencies – the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), the Department of Science and Technology, (DOST) Province of Negros Occidental and the Alter Trade Foundation Incorporated held the first ever Visayas Muscovado Sugar convention November 21 at the Social Hall of SRA Bacolod.

Mayor Monico O. Puentevella together with the Bacolod City Organization of Department Executives and Assistants (BACODEA), Inc. at Sipalay City during their Tour of Negros.*

Rotary Club of Bacolod Boys and Girls lead by Mayor Jezra Daye Guides, pay a courtesy call on Secretary to the Mayor Ramonito Lastima yesterday at the Ceremonial Hall of the Bacolod People’s House, in relation to their Boys & Girls Week celebration on November 24-28, 2014.* (CMO-PIO photo)

SRA La Granja Agricul-tural Research and Extension Center OIC and convention chair Ma. Florencia Logroño said there are 166 existing muscovado mills in the Visayas and additional four are up for operation.

Antique has the most muscovado mills numbering to 146, Negros Occidental has eight, Negros Oriental has six, Iloilo has five, and Capiz has one.

According to Logroño, Visayas is producing 4,279.84 to 4,500 metric tons of muscovado sugar from a total of 1,670 to 2,300 hectares of land.

In 2013, total muscovado export reached 1,829.31 metric tons that brought in some $3.1 million to the local economy.

Major export markets for Philippine muscovado sugar are USA, Japan, Italy, Germany, Switzerland, Russia, South Korea, Guam, Northern Ireland, Saudi Arabia, Australia, Canada, Taiwan, France, Saudi Peninsula, United Kingdom, Malaysia, and Dubai.

Meanwhile, Fair Living Organization (FLO) International Consultant for Indonesia, Philippines, Laos and Vietnam Hagung Hendrawan, guest speaker during the convention said that Fair Trade International is assisting 16 small cooperatives of mainly sugar farmers in the Philippines.

Muscovado trading, like most trading system, is like an hour glass where there are millions of farmers and there are millions of consumers but in the middle, there are only a few big companies bridging between producers and consumers, really small number of traders in the whole trading system.



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