The high temperature during this summer has minimal effect on rice farmers who have decided to plant their palay seeds, Igmedio Tabianan, Negros Occidental provincial agriculturist, said yesterday.
Tabianan, who was at the ground breaking of the Negros First Rice Processing Center in Bago City , said that majority of the farmers have already harvested their produce but there are a few who planted at their own risk.
Those who decided to plant this summer have enough water supply and the Office of the Provincial Agriculturist has also provided irrigation pumps for them to facilitate the flow of water, he said.
Some banks extending hours
to accept ITR filing, BIR says
Banks tapped by the Bureau of Internal Revenue to accept payments for this year's income tax filing will be open up to 5 p.m. until April 15.
Authorized agent banks shall not refuse accepting tax payments from taxpayers who are already within their premises by the close of the extended banking hours during filing period the BIR's Bank Bulletin No. 2013-03 issued on February 7 said.
In line with the tax payment season, the banks have also agreed to have more personnel and open more counters to accommodate the taxpayers.
‘Tech-Voc contest showcases
world-class skills of Negrenses'
The Technical Education and Skills Development Authority held its annual Livelihood Skills Competition during the 20th Panaad sa Negros Festival at the Panaad Covered Court, yesterday, a press release from the Capitol said.
Now on its 13th year, TESDA continues to showcase Negrense skills through various events such as Tour Guiding, Cooking Services, T-shirt Hand Painting, Hairstyling, Sari-sari Store Services, Waiter's Relay Services and Contact Center Services, while the skills demonstration were the Fruit and Vegetable Carving, Designing by CAD-CAM, Tarpaulin Designing, Nail Art and Flairtending.
“It's more fun in Tech-Voc,” TESDA Provincial Director Lorena Yunque said in her opening remarks, pointing out that the event showcases world-class skills of Negrenses.