The Sentrong Samahan ng Tsuper at Operators-Negrosis set to submit a position paper to the Land Transportation Franchising Regulatory Board Central Office in Manila for the immediate resolution of their petition for a provisional 50-centavo fare increase for the first five kilometers of a passenger’s travel.
SSTONE secretary general Jesse Ortega said a representative from the LTFRB central office, whose name he did not disclose, told them that the position paper is necessary before the agency en banc could decide on their petition.
Ortega said the position paper should include the effects of the non-increase of fare on the drivers and how much is the hike on the costs of the spare parts, among others.
ANP pushing for fair
trade market group
The Association of Negros Producers, through its Our Food Program and in cooperation with Sign Asia Foundation and Fair Trade International, a non-government organization based in Germany, is pushing for the establishment of Fair Trade Market Organization in Negros Occidental.
Aileen Raza, Fair Trade Project Coordinator of SAF, said that the FMO will push through, it will be the first in Southeast Asia.
Raza said that, through the FMO, it will be easier to link the farmers to the market so they could sell their high-value crops at high prices.
Guv gives farmers
P2.8 M in harvesters