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Dumaguete City, PhilippinesSaturday, January 8, 2011
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ButtonRemains of Perdices lie in state at Capitol
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Rise in prices of copra benefits farmers: PCA
BOSS boosts economy

Remains of Perdices
lie in state at Capitol


The remains of the late  Negros Oriental Gov. Agustin Perdices arrived at 3:05 p.m. yesterday on board a Philippine Airlines flight and was accorded planeside honors at the Dumaguete City Airport.

The governor’s body was met by the Philippine National Police, military, government officials, employees and the Perdices family.

From the airport, the hearse went to St. Paul University Dumaguete. He was an alumnus of SPUD.

Army recruiting soldiers

Capt. Mark Andrew Posadas, regional Army spokesman, said the army’s 3rd Infantry Division is recruiting an initial 300 candidate soldiers for year 2011 and those who have already passed the Philippine Army Aptitude Test Battery may now apply.

For those who have not yet taken the PAATB, Posadas said the Army’s Mobile Testing Team is scheduled to administer the test at the West Negros University in Bacolod City on Jan. 14, Negros Oriental State University in Guihulngan, Negros Oriental, on June 15, and Silliman University, in Dumaguete City on Jan. 16..

Rise in prices of copra
benefits farmers: PCA


Provincial Coconut Officer Brendan Trasmonte said the price of copra has risen at the start of 2011 because of the very low supply.

The price of raw or fresh copra is now at P20 to P25 per kilo, and P40 to P47 for dried and clean copra.

Trasmonte said the high price is a welcome development for coconut farmers. He said the low supply was the effect of the long dry season that was experienced in Negros Oriental last year.  He added that coconut trees usually manifest these effects five to six months after the drought.

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