Four more farms are to be established this year for the farm and livestock program of the Provincial Veterinary Office under the Negros First Agenda of Gov. Alfredo Marañon Jr., Provincial Veterinarian Dr. Renante Decena said yesterday.
The four farms will be placed in the cities of Sagay and Victorias, Sta. Rosa, Murcia, and the University of the Philippines-La Granja.
He said the expansion of the farms is important because PVO wants to organize and institute breeding centers, semen processing, agri-livestock techno-demo farms, and the dairy farms.
Law assailed anew
The United Negros Drivers-Operators Center Inc. of Bacolod City has reiterated its stand to review the Oil Deregulation Law to help local drivers, UNDOC secretary-general Jessie Ortega said yesterday.
The law has provided the oil companies full authority to change its prices when favorable to them, but local drivers are left with nothing but the same fare rate, Ortega said.
If the law no longer serves its purpose, it must be revoked, he added.
The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources in Negros Occidental has overshot its annual collection target by more than P700,000 from its operations, a government press release said.
BFAR Chief Carlito Delfin said they were able to collect close to P2.3 million from a target of P1.5 million for 2010.
From the figure, P154,971 came from Commercial Fisheries Boat License, where fishing boat operators pay P3,000 for their license that is good for three years and a monthly clearance fee of P100.