The VMC Rural Electric Service Cooperative has purchased a P15-million transformer for its Victorias City sub-station to replace the old one that malfunctioned in June, its general manager, Arturo Cabrera, said yesterday.
Cabrera said the new transformer, that they purchased abroad, is already at the wharf in Manila and will be delivered to Negros Occidental this month.
He said it is expected to resolve the rotating blackouts in their service areas in Victorias, E.B. Magalona and portions of Manapla.
‘No smoking order
won’t affect tourism’
The smoking ban being implemented by Malay town, Aklan province, where Boracay island is located, will not affect tourist arrivals, Department of Tourism Region 6 Director Helen Katalbas said.
The municipal ordinance sponsored by Malay Municipal Councilor Rowen Aguirre and passed in 2009, states that it is unlawful for any person to smoke or allow smoking in public utility vehicles, government-owned vehicles, or any other means of public transport for passengers, accommodation and entertainment establishment, public building, public place or in any enclosed area.
Penalties for establishment owners who will fail to warn or advise would-be violators will range from P500 fine or a month imprisonment for first offense or and P1,500 in fines or three months imprisonment for the second offense while drivers or caught smoking will be fined P300 or a month imprisonment for the first offense, P600 or two months imprisonment for the second offense and P1,000 or three months imprisonment for the final offense.
Seminar on fertilizer
held for small farmers
A mass production phase of Organic Foliar Fertilizer training for processing and pesticides preparation was conducted by the Federation of Free Farmers with the villagers in block 71-A, LOT 5, Brgy. Vista Alegre, Bacolod City as participants recently, a press release from Mike Baylon said.
The session were held July 28, August 4 and August 10 to complete the requirement for organic practitioners with FFF provincial president Mike Baylon as resource person.
The villagers were taught how to process to major macro-nutrients, namely, nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium and two secondary macro-nutrients for micro organism and calcium phosphate by using indigenous materials which are more affordable and less expensive to small farmers, the press release said.