DTI to businessmen: Observe fair trade laws
THEh Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) provincial office reminded business owners to abide by the fair trade laws as the agency intensified its inspection of all business establishments in the province.
DTI Provincial Director Natalia Dalaten warned owners of businesses to observe fair trade laws being enforced strictly by her office so they can avoid strict adjudication proceedings.
Last year, Dalaten said DTI Pangasinan inspected and monitored a total of 3,063 business establishments comprising of 1,799 grocery stores and supermarkets, and 1,264 hardware stores, appliances and auto supply stores.
Of the number, 18 non-compliant store owners were issued notices of violation and seven were issued show-cause orders for violations of the Accreditation Law, Business Name Law, Price Tag Law, the Standards Law and Republic Act No. 4109. (104.7 IFM Dagupan/ Jhon Caranto)
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Mangaldan boosts tobacco farming
THE Mangaldan Tobacco Growers Association received three water pumps and three multi-cultivator machines from Mangaldan local government’s Municipal Agriculture Office on January 13.
Mayor Bonafe de Vera-Parayno, who led the distribution of the water pumps, machinery and equipment, said these will help boost the tobacco industry in Mangaldan.
The water pumps will assure water to the tobacco farm lands in times of El Niño while the cultivator machines will help farmers till their farmlands. The farmers will take turns in using the water pumps and cultivator machines.(Jovelyn Domingo UdD)
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Sison farmers get ayuda from DA
SOME 1,800 farmers from Sison town belonging to the Registry System for Basic Sectors in Agriculture (RSBSA) received financial assistance on January 18 under Rice Farmer Financial Assistance (RFFA) program from the Department of Agriculture.
The payout was the result of continuous communication and cooperation between the Department of Agriculture and the Sison local government headed by Mayor Danny Uy.
The RFFA program aims to help small farmers tilling from 0.5 but not exceeding two hectares of farms so that they can have a fair chance to improve and increase their rice yields. (Marione Cancino, UdD)
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San Nicolas cattle raisers participate in anti-leg vaccination
THE Provincial Veterinary Office and the Municipal Agriculture Office (MAO) of San Nicolas town conducted an anti-blackleg vaccination as well as administration of vitamins and dewormers on cattle in Sitio Talingkapor, Brgy. Sta. Maria East.
The activity seeks to prevent the mortality of large animals due to blackleg infection, using Toxipra Plus, an inactivated vaccine against enterotoxaemia, tetanus, and blackleg, and to maintain a healthy large animal population in the municipality.
Mayor Alice Primicias-Enriquez requested full support from barangay captains and officials by assisting the vaccination team and encouraging their constituents who are cattle raisers to participate in the program. (Helen Dela Cruz, UdD)
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