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Bohol Farmers Should Not Sell Hybrid Seeds

Provincial officials warned farmers of milling or selling the government subsidized certified rice seeds intended for planting in the next season.
      Vice-Governor Julius Caesar Herrera issued the advice to 79 graduates of the Farmers Field School (FFS) in this town last week during the turn-over of several sacks of certified rice seeds PSB RC-18 variety.
      The vice-governor said that the certified rice seeds, which are substantially subsidized by the provincial government, are intended for planting and not for milling or selling.
      The vice-governor reminded the farmers to make use of what the government is providing to increase their production and income at this time of crisis.
      "What will you sow if you are going to sell these seeds," according to Herrera, who chairs the Sangguniang Panlalawigan Committee on Agriculture.
      Officer-in-charge provincial agriculturist Larry Pamugas also echoed the call to refrain from using the seeds for other purposes.

Killer Bridge in Bohol, Philippines

Human life beyond risk takes the face of a concrete infrastructure with the construction and completion of a strong bridge on a killer river in a mountainous area in Tubigon.
      Apart from the safety it provides to the uphill settlers crossing the treacherous river, the bridge presents a vital sign of life to the rural economy which movement it can hasten.
      The essential infrastructure is yet to be inaugurated, but Tubigon residents, particularly those in upland barangay Ubojan where the bridge is built, generously thanked this early Rep. Edgar Chatto.
Chatto allocated P13 million to fund the construction of Ubojan bridge to avoid a repeat of the tragedy involving three school kids who perished in a flashflood years ago.
      The victims, all children of a lowly farmer, were crossing the river on their way to Ubojan Elementary School one fateful morning when sudden, violent floodwaters flushed them to death.
      There was once a wooden bridge in the place.  It had long col…