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Bacolod City, PhilippinesSaturday, August 4, 2012
‘Rains keeping prices,
of fishes, veggies high'

Prices of marine fishes are still high while those of vegetables increased slightly due to unfavorable weather for fishing and a slight decrease in supply in the market, a Bureau of Agricultural Statistics report showed yesterday.

Compared to the prices BAS released on Wednesday, prices of vegetables like carrots, potato, onion leaves, and eggplant increased per kilogram from P5 to P10 while Baguio beans have the highest increase of P30, the report showed.

Prices of marine fishes per kilogram also posted notable increase that range from P20 to P40 with the P60/kg Mat-an fish now costing P100/kg, from P50/kg Marot now sells at P90, and Gingaw P210/kg against its previous price at P190/kg.

Rice buffer stock enough
for 46 days, NFA assures

The buffer stock of rice at the National Food Authority in Negros Occidental is 1,049,823 bags that are sufficient to sustain consumption for 46 days, Cynthia Luz Chua, senior grains operations officer of NFA, said yesterday.

The stocks are computed, based on the daily rice consumption of the province, which is 22,000 bags per day, Chua said.

The number shows that 198,054 bags of rice are stored at the NFA warehouses, 608,718 bags in the commercial sector, and 248,051 bags from the household sector, she added.

Bacolod barangays to hold
listing of jobseekers: DOLE

About 40 barangay officials of Bacolod City vowed to help implement the government's campaign on employment during the National Skills Registry System Performance Assessment Exercise held last week, a press release from the Department of Labor and Employment said.

DOLE Negros Occidental head Ma. Victoria Mondragon said that local government units, including the barangays, have a very significant role in facilitating employment opportunities under the Phil-Jobnet, the government's web-based registry of job and skills.

The skills registry system allows jobseekers to be listed and become a market of pooled occupation immediately available to employers once they post their list of job openings in the Phil-Jobnet.

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