Bacolod Mayor Evelio Leonardia yesterday appealed to all elected officials and city employees to undergo drug tests as he is willing to also have himself subjected to one.
Leonardia said he has requested City Legal Officer Joselito Bayatan to draft a memorandum requesting all elected officials and employees of the city to undergo drug tests and work together with the City Health Officer.
He said the CLO believes they can compel the employees to undergo drug testing while he can only appeal to the elected officials to subject themselves to one in order to clear Bacolod because he would like to believe that all city officials are drug-free.
Neg. Occ. Farmers trained
on climate change response
More farmers are being trained to respond to climate change in the Climate Field School conducted in several locations in Negros Occidental.
The weekly onsite field school teaches farmer-leaders to enhance their technical skills and improve their decision-making abilities on what is best for the crops in extreme weather conditions, Armando Abaño, of the Office of the Provincial Agriculturist, said yesterday.
The Climate Field School is modeled after the Farmers' Field School which guides farmers from pre-planting to post-harvesting. The program is a joint project of OPA and the Provincial Disaster Management Program Division.
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