Enough Rice


ILOILO CITY, Iloilo (PNA) - The National Food Authority (NFA) has buffer stock good for 68 days based on Iloilo City and province's residents' consumption. NFA Iloilo Asst. Manager Jose Pacificador said the city's residents' daily rice consumption is 21,080 bags and current inventory shows NFA Iloilo has some 1.4 million bags of rice, including rice traders' stocks, with households and in the NFA warehouse here. "We have sufficient rice right now," Pacificador assured. "No need to worry."

BIKE ACTIVITY

DUMAGUETE CITY, Negros Oriental (PIA) - The Diocesan Electoral Board (DEB) here will hold "Bike for Champ" on Feb. 16, an event aimed at raising the level of awareness and broadening of voters and candidates' efforts for clean, honest and peaceful elections on May 13. The bike route starts from the Silliman University Football Field and on to Aldecoa Drive passing Hibbard Avenue and Perdices Street to Calindagan Road, on to Lamberto Macias Road and ending at Robinsons Place for an ecumenical prayer rally.

APARK PROGRAM

CEBU CITY, Cebu (PNA) - Cebu-based Aboitiz Group has reported that as of 2012, it has planted 640,000 tree seedlings around the country under the Aboitiz Passion for Reforest and Agroforest to Keep (APARK) Program. Of total tree seedlings planted, 65,000 were planted during the Aboitiz Group's annual tree-planting activity participated in by some 3,000 volunteers from different business units in 11 areas in the country in one day. Trees planted in 2012 brought the Aboitiz Group's tree inventory to about 2.68 million, a press statement said. The group expects to reach APARK's goal of planting three million seedlings this year, two years ahead of its 2015 target schedule.

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