Average pork prices in Negros Occidental have increased by P1.25 as of Monday compared to last month, and the highest increase, so far, recorded this year.
Renante Decena of the Provincial Veterinary Office said yesterday that pork was selling at only P185.94 per kilo last month while it is now P187.19, although the price in Bacolod City may be higher.
Decena said the increase in pork prices was triggered by the deficit of its supply in the province because of the large volume of importation of these products to Panay Island, Cebu and Manila last month.
Cattle congress set in February
Negros Occidental will host the annual National Cattle Congress in February next year, City Veterinary Officer Renante Decena, said yesterday.
About 500 to 1,000 cattle raisers are expected to join the event where new techniques on cattle-raising and other topics related to the industry will be discussed, Decena said.
He also said Edwin Sanchez, president of the Federation of Cattle Raisers of the Philippines, and its past president, Edwin Sanchez, will meet Governor Alfredo Marañon Jr. Friday on the preparations.
New SSS forms out
In its effort to streamline procedures and to make it more convenient for its members, the Social Security System has consolidated its contribution payment forms for individual payors and employers, its press release said yesterday.
Starting Sept. 1, 2014, voluntary, self-employed, OFWs and non-working spouses will be required to use the new consolidated contribution payment form, it said.
Employers will continue to use the SSS Form R5 in the payment of their employees' contributions until the current stock of the form is consumed. Employers are required to start using the new contribution payment form on 01 November 2015, it added.