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Bacolod City, PhilippinesTuesday, January 11, 2011
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PAL seeks reversal
of DOLE judgment

Philippine Airlines said yesterday that the Department of Labor and Employment ruling favoring flight attendants is “confiscatory” as it obliges the flag carrier to share income it did not earn.

In the motion for reconsideration they filed before the DOLE, PAL was seeking a reversal of DOLE’s earlier decision which granted flight attendants hefty back salary increases and higher retirement age pay.

PAL president and COO Jaime Bautista said  raising flight attendants’ retirement age to 60 years old has no justification in law and jurisprudence and goes against industry practice worldwide.

Cassava farming
seminar slated

Representatives of Ginebra San Miguel Inc. will be in Silay City, Negros Occidental, Thursday for an Orientation Seminar on Cassava Farming Technology though the Agricultural and Fishery Council of Silay,  AFC chairperson Reynaldo Sazon said yesterday.

Sazon said they plan to go into cassava farming once they are sure of the market, with the help of the GSMI. He said they were able to see the high potentials of the crop when GMSI presented its possible uses in beer production last December.

Sazon said high yield varieties of cassava can produce 30 to 50 tons per hectare. The tonnage can be translated into high income if the production is this much, he added.

Buyers warned
vs. fake promos

The Department of Trade and Industry in Negros Occidental is warning the public to be cautious about the deceptive way of selling products through false promotions and unfair sales practices.

A female caller for an outlet at a Bacolod mall on Sunday night called the DAILY STAR office to say that its phone number was among 20 it had randomly chosen through a computerized raffle and the owner was entitled to a prize.

All the winner had to do was go to the outlet and fill out a form to claim the prize the, caller said.

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