The National Food Authority (NFA) in Antique launches its aggressive palay-buying spree by solely purchasing local farmers’ produce to fill the government’s buffer stocks. DA-WESTERN VISAYAS

NFA buying binge to boosts palay reserves in Antique

SAN JOSE, Antique – The National Food Authority (NFA) in this province is now engaged in aggressive palay-buying spree with the start of the harvest...
Public markets in Kalibo, Aklan is the center of trade and commerce in the town, catering to both local and foreign tourists. Vice mayor Cynthia Dela Cruz pushes for the rehabilitation of these markets to strengthen link between urban consumers and rural producers. THELONERIDER.COM

Kalibo public market rehab pushed

KALIBO, Aklan – Vice mayor Cynthia Dela Cruz is pushing to hasten the proposed rehabilitation of the town’s main public market.
STILL SAFE. A vendor at the Iloilo Terminal Market inspects the meat and pork he is selling. They are safe, he insists. The deadly African swine fever virus has reached the country. IAN PAUL CORDERO/PN

Aklan enforces stricter rules to prevent ASF entry

KALIBO, Aklan – Authorities here sustained its heighten security and quarantine measures to prevent the entry of animal diseases in airports and seaports of the province.  
Malandog River rehabilitation project in San Jose de Buenavista is one of the infrastructure projects that needs supply of sand and gravel. In line with this, the Antique provincial government lifted the moratorium on the issuance of quarry permits on Aug. 29. ANNABEL CONSUELO PETINGLAY/PNA

Antique lifts moratorium on quarry permits

SAN JOSE, Antique – The Antique provincial government lifted a moratorium on the issuance of quarry permits to prevent delay on some government infrastructure...
Barangay Tangub was hailed as the champion of last year’s MassKara Festival Street and Arena Dance Competition. PTV NEWS

14 Bacolod barangays to join MassKara dance competition

BACOLOD City – A total of 14 barangays in this city are expected to participate in this year’s MassKara Festival Street and Arena Dance...
The Negros Occidental provincial government distributes post-harvest facilities to 13 groups of recipients with the assistance of the Provincial Veterinary Office. PIO NEGROS OCCIDENTAL

NegOcc gives post-harvest facilities to hog raisers, LGUs

BACOLOD City – The Negros Occidental provincial government distributed post-harvest facilities – of around P5-million – to 13 groups of recipients with the assistance...

Aklan’s Investment and Trade Center ‘nearly complete’

KALIBO, Aklan – The Aklan provincial government said the Investment and Trade Center, which hopes to lure more investors in the province, is nearly...

NegOcc dengue deaths rise to 49

BACOLOD City – The Provincial Health Office (PHO) has reported a total of 49 dengue deaths in Negros Occidental from Jan. 1 to Aug....
The town of Toboso in Negros Occidental recently declared members of the Communist Party of the Philippines and its armed wing New People’s Army as persona non-grata. Lieutenant Colonel Emelito Thaddeus Logan, commanding officer of 79th Infantry Battalion, said terrorist group destroy peace and development of the communities in tshe province. PH.VLTRENDS.COM

Capiz-based NPA member surrenders

ILOILO City –A suspected member of the New People’s Army (NPA) has voluntarily surrendered to government troops in Barangay Supanga, Calinog, Iloilo.

Tapaz’s No. 3 most wanted person falls

ROXAS City – He was listed as the No. 3 most wanted person in the municipal police station of Tapaz, Capiz.

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