MERGE The Bacolod City Legal Enforcement Team starts the demolition of 25 houses in a “danger zone” to give way to a bridge widening project.* (Shiela Gelera photo)

Wage hike starts today

The chairman of the Regional Tripartite Wages and Productivity Board announced yesterday that the new minimum wage rates in Western Visayas will take effect today and that strict compliance by all business establishments in the region is expected.

RTWPB chairman Johnson Cañete said that, starting today, the new minimum wage rates in Region 6 will be P295 for agricultural workers and P365 for non-agricultural workers after the board approved Wage Order No. 24 last month.

The effectivity came 15 days after the publication of the new wage order in local newspapers on June 27. moremoremore

‘Danger zone’ demolition on

The Bacolod City Legal Office-Enforcement Team started the demolition of 25 houses along the riverbank beside the Lupit Bridge, near the San Antonio Abad Church, at the boundary of barangays Singcang-Airport and 40 in Bacolod City, yesterday.

The demolition led to a verbal tussle between the more than a hundred residents and the demolition team that swooped down on the area and started destroying the houses.

There was no physical violence during the first phase of the demolition as the police and a fire truck from the Bureau of Fire Protection were on standby at the area. moremoremore


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NegOcc approves P12M
projects for hog raisers

Projects worth P12 million to create meat shops and feed milling facilities in local government unitsthat are expected to be finished within the year, were approved by the Negros Occidental provincial government for the Alliance of Hog Raisers of Negros Occidental (AHRANO) yesterday.

Provincial Veterinarian Renante Decena said yesterday that these projects aim to help the hog raisers in the province boost their production and give them new venues to market and sell their products.

He said that yesterday, Gov. Alfredo Marañon Jr. officially turned over to the members of AHRANO a P2 million check for their hog marketing and meat shop projects in the cities of Bacolod, Victorias, and Himamaylan.