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Sangguniang Panlalawigan of Negros Occidental approves 2015 budget

Sangguniang Panlalawigan of Negros Occidental approves 2015 budget

Gov. Alfredo G. Marañon, Jr. and Vice Gov. Eugenio Jose V. Lacson (seated 3rd and 4th from left) with the Sangguniang Panlalawigan Members namely, Helen Zafra, Johnna Ko, Renato Gustilo, Pedro Zayco, Jr., Miller Serondo, Rolando Ponsica, Renato Malabor, Raul Rivera, Victor Javellana, and Mark Cui meet at the Governor’s Office after the approval of the 2015 budget for Negros Occidental at the SP session, yesterday. /Capitol photo

NOLITC skilled workers attend orientation on Study-Work-Migrate Program to New Zealand

NOLITC skilled workers attend orientation on Study-Work-Migrate Program to New Zealand

Negrense skilled workers listen to the presentation of Cecilia F. Aquino, director of the Mac Philippines Consulting Ltd. NZ for the mechanics and qualifications of the Study-Work-Migrate Program to New Zealand. /Capitol photo

Skilled workers who availed of the services of the Negros Occidental Language and Information Technology Center (NOLITC) attended an orientation of the career opportunity presented in the Study-Work-Migrate Program to New Zealand of an authorized agency, Monday.

Cecilia F. Aquino, director of the Mac Philippines Consulting Ltd. NZ presented the mechanics and qualifications needed by skilled workers and professionals to be able to have a successful job in New Zealand.

She pointed out that New Zealand has world class education institutions and class research and development facilities and ranks third in the Global Peace Index next to Iceland and Denmark.

The orientation was held at NOLITC supervised by Dr. Ma. Cristina Orbecido, who vouched for the credibility of the said agency.

Interested applicants may inquire at NOLITC through telephone numbers 435-6092 or visit the website www.macphils.co.nz. /Capitol News

Task Force Ilahas marks and tags 231 trees; Guv condemns forest illegal activities

Task Force Ilahas marks and tags 231 trees; Guv condemns forest illegal activities

One of the standing trees scaled and marked by the team, a freshly cut in its buttress could be clearly seen and and indication of the continued timber poaching activities.* /Ilahas photo

A total of two hundred thirty one trees inside the “Wilderness Area” located at Brgy. Damutan, Hinobaan were marked and tagged with GPS Coordinates by Task Force Ilahas during its follow up operation conducted on November 19-22, 2014.

In an inventory report submitted to Gov. Alfredo G. Marañon, Jr, Company Commander Psupt. Gabriel Gutierrez reported a total of 70.66 cubic meter (29, 959.84 bdft) fallen logs and 1, 128.77 cubic meter (478, 598.48 bdft) standing trees inside the area.

Gutierrez also reported the presence of freshly-cut fallen trees and a rice field which measures approximately one hectare inside the forest.

Task Force Ilahas marks and tags 231 trees; Guv condemns forest illegal activities

Presence of rice fields and small houses inside the forest is also a contributory factor in the timber poaching activities because of the kaingin practices.* /Ilahas photo

Timber and wildlife poaching are evident according to the report. Native horn bills and parrots which lay eggs above the tree tops were taken by wildlife poachers while cutting the stems of the trees and harvesting the newly-hatched birds, the report also said.

The team destroyed nets and foot traps installed by the poachers and is set to conduct an inventory of the remaining portion of the area.

Gov. Marañon strongly condemns the act of cutting down trees and poaching of wildlife inside the area and agreed to the team’s recommendation to deputize civilian volunteers as forest guards in the area to minimize or stop forest degradation.* /Capitol News