The significant reduction in animal production in Negros Occidental attributed to the excessive heat from the El Niño phenomenon has resulted in an increase in the prices of beef, pork, chicken and eggs this week, Provincial Veterinarian Renante Decena, said yesterday,
Monitoring conducted by the PVO in some markets in Negros Occidental, including those in Bacolod City, shows that beef prices went up from P210.31 to P210.97 per kilo, or an increase of 66 centavos while pork is now sold at P183.75 for every kilo from P182.97, or a rise of 78 centavos.
As for chicken, from P145.88 it now costs P146.72 per kilo or a rise of 84 centavos.
helps north Negros
MANAPLA - The power shortage being experienced in other areas of the country does not seem to be a problem in the nine served by the Northern Negros Electric Cooperative in Negros Occidental, its general manager, Danny Pondevilla, said yesterday.
Despite the increase by two megawatts of power demand because of intense heat, Pondevilla said there is no manual load dropping in the NONECO franchised areas.
The solar power plant operation in San Carlos City is a big help to us, he said, adding that NONECO has been prioritized in availing of such renewable energy.
Manulife, DBS ink partnership
DBS Bank Ltd and Manulife Financial Asia Limited have entered into a 15-year regional distribution agreement covering four mutually significant markets, namely Singapore, Hong Kong, China and Indonesia, a press release from the company said yesterday.
This new exclusive life banc assurance partnership will combine DBS' superior Asian banking franchise with the insurance and wealth management expertise of Manulife, a global leader with a long-term commitment to Asia, it said.
In the four markets, DBS' large and growing six million retail, wealth and SME customer base will gain access to Manulife's best-in-class suite of life and health insurance solutions, through the bank's extensive network of over 200 branches and its sales force of over 2,000 professionals, as well as via its internet and mobile banking platforms, the press release also said.