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Dumaguete City, Philippines Tuesday, September 12, 2017
Negros Oriental
Button NMIS recommends closure of poultry dressing plant
Button Senate hearing slated on coop tax exemptions
Race participants collect 26.2 kilos of cigaret butts
Bamboo expo Sept. 22-24
Button PCG to start numbering of sea-operating vessels

PCG to start numbering
of sea-operating vessels

The National Meat Inspection Service in Region 7 has recommended for the closure of a poultry dressing plant in Sibulan town, Negros Oriental, for failure to comply with all the requirements.

The JLT Dressing Plant in Maslog, Sibulan, owned by Juan Larry Tan, was padlocked in 2013 on orders of the court following a family feud, but resumed operation last week, allegedly under a new owner, but without the necessary permits from concerned agencies, to include mayors' and business permits from the local government unit of Sibulan, no sanitary permits, and an environmental compliance certificate from the Department of Environment and Natural Resources where waste disposal is specified.

It started its operations years back with 4,000 heads of chicken every day until it reached a peak of 15,000 heads everyday due to the increase in the demand, but due to family squabbles, it was ordered closed by the court.

Senate hearing slated on
coop tax exemptions

The Provincial Cooperative Development Council chair, Profetiza Lim, is among those invited to attend a Senate hearing on the proposed lifting of tax exemptions of cooperatives in the country.

Lim, along with officials of the Cooperative Development Authority-registered cooperatives all over the province and the country, vehemently opposed the lifting because it will do more harm than good to small coops like farmers' cooperatives, like in Negros Oriental.

This developed as a signature campaign was spearheaded by the PCDC during the two-day Agriculture Cooperatives Forum Friday and Saturday, with participants coming from Bohol, Cebu, Siquijor, and Negros Oriental.

Race participants collect
26.2 kilos of cigaret butts

Participants of the “Amazing Butt Race” in Dumaguete City collected more than 26 kilos of cigaret butts in two hours, from downtown area to Looc, Piapi, Bantayan and back to the Quezon Park, through the airport road and Perdices Street, Saturday.

The race was held to collect as many cigaret butts as the participants can, with trophies and grocery items as prizes. Councilor Lilani Ramon, who chairs the Committee on Personnel of the Sangguniang Panlungsod and a member of the personnel selection board added cash prizes with the help of City Mayor Felipe Remollo.

From 26.27 kilograms of cigaret butts gathered, 3.03 kilos were collected by personnel from the City Engineer's Office, 2.66 kilos by the General Services Office personnel, and 1.41 kilos by the City Assessor's Office, that won third place.

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