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Capitol team intercepts
P14M more in GMO corn


Two more shipments of genetically modified corn worth about P14 million have been intercepted in Negros Occidental, Provincial Agriculturist Igmedio Tabianan said yesterday.

As this developed, international environment group, Greenpeace, said it is demanding that the Philippine government issue an outright nationwide ban on all genetically-modified food crops. 

Earlier two shipments – 750 tons on April 4 and 101.25 tons on April 17 – of GMO corn to Bounty Agro Ventures in Bacolod City, and on Tuesday 96 bags in Victorias owned by Pepito Vergara were also intercepted by provincial government teams and ordered shipped out of Negros Occidental.moremoremore

Lin-ay tilt set tonight

Four of the 24 Lin-ay sang Negros candidates say they would work to live up to expectations if they win, even as they face the culmination of the annual contest that will hold its finale at  the Panaad Park and Stadium in Bacolod City at 8 tonight.

Lovely Ann Sanchez of Sagay City, Isabela town’s Kristy Kate Aizpuru, Hazel Arce of Cauayan, and Ciara Mae Pirote of Himamaylan City, also say that the bonds they have formed with their fellow candidates will be what they will miss most as the pageant ends.

Sanchez, 17, an Information Technology student at the Northern Negros State College of Science and Technology, said she will treasure her moments with the 23 other girls, especially the times they spent rehearsing their presentations.moremoremore

TRO issued on
Murcia market rent


Regional Trial Court Judge George Patriarca issued a  temporary restraining order  Wednesday directing Mayor Esteban Coscolluela to desist from canceling the lease contract, closing the market blocks, and  collection of monthly rentals from  vendors in Murcia, Negros Occidental.

Reynaldo P. Depasucat, counsel of the 29 market vendors facing eviction from the market blocks they are occupying in Murcia, yesterday said his clients sought a TRO from the court, after being threatened with cancellation of their lease contracts, if they fail to pay their monthly dues, based on the new rates.moremoremore

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