The Negros Occidental National Food Authority recently received P1,567,200 for the completion of the 10,000 bags of certified seed distribution under the Rapid Seed Supply Financing Project.
Jobe Chua, NFA assistant provincial manager said the budget is intended for the remaining 1,306 bags of certified seeds allocated for the Sept. 16, 2010 to March 15, 2011 cropping season and will be dispersed to different cities and towns in the province.
This is part of the extension phase for the dry cropping season, he said. Another 7,500 bags of certified seeds will be distributed for April to September planting target until December 2011, Chua added.
‘Hot meat’ sold at
The Task Force Botagoy of the Bacolod City government seized more than 90 kilos of pork without proper branding and inspection certificates from the city abattoir from a vendor selling in front of the Sugarland Hotel and the Sugar Regulatory Administration building yesterday.
City Veterinary officer-in-charge Rex Juplo said the meat was confiscated around 3:15 p.m. from the red multicab of Primo Sescia, who also has a stall in Tangub Market.
No charges were filed against Sescia but he was warned not to sell “hot meat” again as it is illegal and unsafe for consumers, Juplo said.
DAR sectoral reps elected
The Negros Occidental Department of Agrarian Reform recently elected and inducted a new set of sectoral representatives for the Provincial Agrarian Reform Coordinating Committee for 2011-2014.
The sectoral groups are farmer’s organization, agricultural cooperative, non-government organization, landowner (principal crop), landowner (other crops), farmers/farm workers (principal crop), farmers/ farm workers (other crops), and cultural community group.
Their respective representatives are Pascual Victoriano, Mario Tapion, Joel Alapar, Wilfredo Alob, Marilou Villanueva, Luisito Gatunggay, Sr., Panfilo Trinidad, and Bienvenido Acse.