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Dumaguete City, PhilippinesWednesday, July 4, 2012
Negros Oriental
ButtonPNoy urged to continue DepEd feeding program
Button‘WB allots P8 billion for FMRs’
P20 million bamboo nursery to be put up in Dauin
Bayanihan caravan aids 3,368 Negrenses
ButtonNegros SMEs urged: Avail of loans without collateral
Button Leptospirosis cases triple to 1,728

PNoy urged to continue
DepEd feeding program

A Negrense congressman is urging President Benigno Aquino III to look for funds to continue the free noon feeding program of students through the Department of Education.

Rep. Pryde Henry Teves, (Neg. Or., 3rd District) said if the World Bank can extend a loan of P40 billion every year for the national government’s conditional cash transfer, there is no reason that the Aquino government cannot avail of a loan for the meal program.

He said the project was the brainchild of his grandfather, then Rep. Herminio Teves (Neg. Or., 3rd District), but was limited to the district.

‘WB allots P8 billion for FMRs’

An P8 billion World Bank-funded farm-to-market road project is in the pipeline for central Philippines, including the province of Negros Oriental, Rep. Pryde Henry Teves (Neg. Or., 3rd District), said.

Teves announced the project after his trip to America where he attended a series of meetings with officials of WB and the United States Department of Agriculture, and toured farms in Maryland and Virginia. The trip was sponsored by the Committee on Rural Development of Congress.

Dubbed as the Central Philippines Rural Development Project, WB is allotting US$200 million or P8 billion for FMRs in four regions of central Philippines.

P20 million bamboo nursery
to be put up in Dauin

The Philippine Bamboo Foundation is setting up the biggest bamboo nursery so far in the Visayas and Mindanao in Dauin, Negros Oriental, Herbie Teodoro, PBF senior project director, said in a press release.

The nursery, which is a joint collaboration with Buglas Bamboo Institute, has total investment of P20 million for the production of at least 400,000 propagules, he added.

Teodoro said there are more than 30 species of bamboo variety that thrive well in Negros Oriental, so the nursery is being established in Dauin town.

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