Members of the Northern Negros Alliance against Mining and Coal yesterday condemned the ongoing magnetite and silica mining in Sagay City and the approval of the establishment of the coal fired power plant in Cadiz City.
Fr. Romeo Tagud, secretary general of the Promotion of Church People’s Response and a member of the alliance, said sacrificing the health and livelihood of the people and the destruction of the environment is against the will of God.
He said that such projects will not bring development to Negros but only destruction of the environment and health of the people.
New NFA chief to visit
Neg. Occ. rice areas
National Food Authority provincial manager ProcopioTrabajo II yesterday said he will visit the rice producing towns in Negros Occidental to find out why the agency has not been procuring much palay in the last few months.
Trabajo, as the new NFA provincial manager, however, also said not being able to procure does not mean that they have not accomplished their task.
He said it is the presence of NFA that makes the traders jack up their prices and it means they can accomplish our task of price stabilization. If the traders will give farmers higher prices for their palay, it is better for them,” he added.
Skills training slated
Twenty-five residents of Talisay City will benefit from the skills training on meat processing sponsored by Senator Pia Cayetano, Menzi Joy Rojo, food sector in-charge of Technology and Livelihood Development Center, claimed yesterday.
Rojo said the beneficiaries will be trained in making pork ham, pork tocino, pork chorizo, and pork luncheon meat on Oct. 11 at the TLDC.
She said the skills training will enable the beneficiaries to make homemade products from which they can earn additional income.