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Bacolod City, PhilippinesMonday, April 27, 2009
2 Negrenses named
outstanding WV farmers

Two Negrense sugar farmers will receive the Outstanding Farmers Award from the Department of Agriculture 6 during  awarding rites in Iloilo City on May 28.

The awardees are Rogelio Jereza of Hda. Baga-an, Brgy. Tabigue, E.B. Magalona and Herman Mansayon, of Brgy.  Sag-ang, La Castellana.

They are among the eight farmers and two farmers’ cooperatives who will be recognized by the annual awards program for their exemplary accomplishments in the agriculture industry.

Measures in place against
deadly swine flu: DA chief

Agriculture Secretary Arthur Yap said yesterday that steps have already been taken to prevent the swine influenza crisis from hitting the Philippines after the World Health Organization has issued a global advisory warning against the spread of the virus.

The new "multi-strain swine flu" virus has already spread in Mexico and the United States, and latest reports indicated it may have reached New Zealand.

“Although as of today, there’s no ongoing outbreak of swine flu in the Philippines," Yap said in a statement.

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