With the lean season for rice supply coming, prices of commercial rice in Negros Occidental increased by P2 per kilo, National Food Authority-Negros Occidental Manager Frisco Canoy said yesterday.
Canoy said that based on their recent monitoring, commercial rice prices increased due to less rice supply in the province.
223 ARBs receive CLOAs
BY MAX N. MACAHILO
The Department of Agrarian Reform-Negros Occidental distributed more than 90 hectares of land to the 223 new agrarian reform beneficiaries (ARBs) in Isabela town and Talisay City, recently.
DAR-Neg. Occ. South distributed 60 hectares to the 119 ARBs in Isabela town, comprised of the 86 farmers who divided among themselves the 42.93 hectares formerly owned by the Rodriguez-Abello Agro Commercial Corporation in Barangay Camangcamang, Isabela.
Fourteen farmers of Eduardo Javellana in Barangay Bungahin were awarded with 11.2 hectares while the remaining 13.47 hectares were distributed to 19 ARBs of the landholding formerly owned by PNB-Binalbagan in Barangay Cansalongon, also of Isabela town.