Lead volunteer Ruby Tanya Cruz of the Negros Farmers Weekend Market said they are happy to be given the opportunity to help farmers increase their income by providing them a venue where they can sell their products straight to consumers and at the right price.
The 1.2-hectare Negros Farmers Weekend Market at Magsaysay Avenue, Bacolod City, that marked its first anniversary Saturday, is a public education project of D.C. Cruz Trading Corp. and Herbe Foundation that teaches people to live a healthier life.
The market, that is open from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. every Saturdays, aims to give buyers a mix of farm-fresh products and services while providing a regular trading venue for local farmers.
Prov’l DTI reiterates
notice vs. ‘Nagaraya’
“Stop selling recalled Nagaraya products.”
This reiteration of an earlier warning came from Department of Trade and Industry Negros Occidental Provincial Director Rebecca Rascon who also warned erring stores of possible penalties.
Rascon said the Bureau of Food and Drugs and the DTI are working together to ensure that the recalled products are no longer sold in the market.
DOLE told to tighten grip
against illegal recruiters
With the entry of new college and university graduates to the long list of job seekers, Sen. Ferdinand Marcos Jr. yesterday urged the Department of Labor and Employment to tighten watch against illegal recruiters and fly-by-night manning and placement agencies.
“The DOLE and the national police should protect our fresh graduates from falling victims to these syndicates,” Marcos said.
Some 700,000 college/university graduates will be joining the labor force after their graduation this March, adding up to the country’s 2.96 million unemployed workers.