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‘Bulk Water Supply Project Nearing Completion’

The first bulk water supply project that will boost the capacity and capability of the Bacolod City Water District (BACIWA) to better serve its concessionaires, is in full swing and nearing completion.

PHOTOS BELOW show the current status of some of the bulk water supply project’s facilities put in place as part of the commitment of the Bacolod Bulk Water Project, Inc. consortium to be able to boost the supply of the Bacolod City Water District, which will mean better water delivery services to thousands of Bacolod residents.* (PR photos)

Project Engr. Joey Pastorel of the Bacolod Bulk Water, Inc. (BBWI) said several engineering works were already put in place as BBWI even expects to complete the project sooner than expected.

Zubiri, Ejercito Vow Support on HFCS, Excise Tax Issues

Senators Juan Miguel 'Migz' Zubiri and JV Ejercito assured sugar industry stakeholders that they will solidly stand behind the sugar industry on the issues of high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) and the proposed P10 per liter excise tax on sugar sweetened beverages.

Pepsi-Cola executives hosted a dinner for the Sugar Alliance of the Philippines and Senator Migz Zubiri at Ipar’s Restaurant in Cebu City last Wednesday. Present were planters federations presidents Enrique D. Rojas (NFSP), Manuel Lamata III (Unifed), Francis de la Rama (Confed), Danilo Abelita (Panayfed) and Cornelio Toreja (Luzonfed). Also present were SRA chief Anna Rosario Paner and Board Members Hermie Serafica and Atty. Roland Beltran.*

DA: Momentary Sacrifice Amidst Bird Flu Scare

Agriculture Undersecretary for Special Concerns Ranibai Dilangalen in a press conference said there has to be a sacrifice for now in terms of movement of poultry products in and out of Luzon.

“With regards to the movement of the poultry products in the country, we have to sacrifice for now so as not to spread the bird flu into Visayas and Mindanao. Hopefully, we can contain the virus,” Dilangalen said.

According to Dilangalen, the situation is just momentary and that the Agriculture Department is trying to take control of the situation in San Luis, Pampanga.