Full restoration of power to northern Negros Occidental may take two weeks, Victorias-Manapla-Cadiz Rural Electric Service Cooperative Inc. officer-in-charge Dan Pondevilla, said yesterday.
The power outages are caused by the destruction of the 69-kilovolt line of the National Grid Power Corporation in their service areas at the height of super typhoon Yolanda, Pondevilla said.
He said power was restored to Cadiz last night and they may bring power back to Sagay City today or tomorrow.
P51.6-M insurance released
The Department of Agriculture and the Department of Agrarian Reform has released P51.6 million from the Agricultural Insurance Program to several Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries in southern Negros Occidental, Edna Villaruel, Agrarian Reform officer 2, said yesterday.
Villaruel said the insurance program is carried out by DAR and DA through the Agrarian Production Credit Program.
It covers death, disability and accident claims, and farmers whose crops have been infested by pests or destroyed by calamities.
DTI to hold roadshow
over freight scam
The Department of Trade and Industry, through its Philippine Shippers’ Bureau, will step up its information campaign to urge overseas Filipinos to transact only with DTI-accredited Philippine sea consolidators or freight forwarders and their counterparts/ agents abroad.
DTI-Consumer Welfare and Business Regulation Group Officer-in-Charge. Victorio Mario Dimagiba said they will conduct a Roadshow on Balikbayan Boxes in countries where most complaints on the non-delivery, loss, delay, and damage or pilferage, come from.
We will directly communicate to the Filipinos abroad and advise them to be alert in using only the services of those authorized to properly transport their balikbayan boxes to the Philippines said in a press release from the DTI.