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Bacolod City, Philippines Monday, December 2, 2019
House committee to tackle
reso vs. sugar liberalization
BY MARCHEL P. ESPINA

The House Committee on Agriculture and Food will tackle a resolution that opposes the planned sugar liberalization, in a public hearing tomorrow, Wennie Sancho, secretary-general of the Save the Sugar Industry Movement, said.

Sancho said his group was invited by the committee to attend the inquiry on House Resolution No. 412 that “expresses strong opposition to the planned liberalization or deregulation of sugar importation for the purpose of safeguarding the welfare of farmers and farm and mill workers across the country”.

It was introduced by 21 congressmen, including the seven solons from Negros Occidental: Francisco Benitez (3rd District), Juliet Ferrer (4th District), Leo Rafael Cueva (2nd District), Gerardo Valmayor Jr. (1st District), Genaro Alvarez Jr. (6th District), Ma. Lourdes Arroyo-Lesaca (5th District), and Stephen Paduano (Abang-Lingkod party-list).

DAR strengthens ties
with police, military
BY MARCHEL P. ESPINA

The Department of Agrarian Reform is strengthening its ties with the Philippine Army and the Philippine National Police to further reinforce their collaboration.

Sheila Enciso, DAR Region 6 director, signed a memorandum of understanding with Brig. Gen. Benedict Arevalo, commander of the 303rd Infantry Brigade of the Philippine Army, and Col. Romeo Baleros, director of the Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office, at the Resorts Negrense in Bacolod City Friday.

Enciso said DAR has always recognized the vital role of its development partners in the implementation of the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program.

 


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