Gov. Alfredo Marañon Jr. yesterday said the coal-fired power plant being planned for Cadiz City should be built as Negros Occidental needs additional power to draw investors in.
He said those protesting against the project do not know what they are talking about as new technology keeps coal power clean now.
Taiwan, Japan and the Unites States that have even stricter environment safety rules than the Philippines, have coal-fired power plants, he pointed out.
Provincial gov’t positive
about rice self-sufficiency
The Province of Negros Occidental is positive about achieving rice sufficiency by 2013 and has intensified its support services to other staple food to achieve food security, Dina Genzola, senior agriculturist, said yesterday.
The province is now 96 percent rice sufficient and agricultural technologies on staple food like corn, cassava, and other root crops are also being developed to support its livestock and poultry industry, Genzola said.
She said food security augmentation also tapped the Department of Education through the Gulayan sa Eskwelahan where schools are given planting materials and tools for their gardens.
TLDC sales dip by
The Technology and Livelihood Development Center generated last month, P47,601.65 in sales which is 1.42 percent lower than in August, its income report showed yesterday.
Menzi Joy Rojo, food sector in-charge, said August sales was P47,287.10 with most of it coming from consigned products displayed at the center.
Though there is a little decrease in sales, TLDC is expecting fluctuation in revenues because many of its customers are walk-in ones, she said. There are also times when customers will order in bulk, she added.