Edith Colmo

Puregold Opens New Branch, Employs 200 Bacolodnons

The 4th branch in Bacolod City and 5th in Negros Occidental, Puregold Price Club Inc has opened another branch at 888 Chinatown Square along Gatuslao Street, employing 200 Bacolod residents. The opening over the weekend was graced by the presence of Bacolod City Mayor Monico O. Puentevella, Councilor Wilson Gamboa Jr, and Puregold Vice President for Operations Antonio De Los Santos and several business tycoons in town.

PUREGOLD 888 Chinatown Square branch opens: Gracing the opening are Bacolod City Mayor Monico O. Puentevella (3rd from left) and Puregold Price Club, Inc. Vice President for Operations Antonio De Los Santos, (5th). Joining them are Puregold Regional Manager James Balingit, Jr. (1st); Councilor Wilson Gamboa, Jr., Rev. Fr. Ireneo Gordoncillo, Mr. William Ongsingco, (6th), mall owner and 888 Chinatown mall Manager Rex Ramos. The new branch is located at Gatuslao Street. But shoppers can also take the San Juan Street or the Gatuslao Street entrances.*

Child Labor Free Barangays, Oil Depots, Maritime School in WV

The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) Region 6 has conferred the two oil depots of Petron Corporation, and John B. Lacson Foundation Mari-time University (JBLFMU)-Molo, Inc. as Child Labor Free establishments (CLFE).

This was known during the Regional Career Advocacy and Employment Congress held in Bacolod City recently.

Army Recognizes Role of Media in Army’s Transformation Roadmap

Towards a world class army, the Army Transformation Roadmap (ATR) of the Philippine Army (PA) envisions that it will be the pride of the nation and loved by the people. This was revealed during the 2-day ATR seminar conducted by the 3rd Infantry Division at Iloilo Grand Hotel which culminated Saturday, October 10, and was participated by reporters and broadcasters from various media establishments in the provinces of Panay and Negros Islands.

CREBA to Address Housing Backlog

The Chamber of Real Estate and Builders’ Association Inc. (CREBA) is in pursuit of providing solution to the 5.5 million national housing backlog, which reportedly threatens to snowball to 6.5 million by 2030, if supplies fail to cope with the consistent rising demand due to population increase and other factors. This was learned during the press conference with CREBA officials led by its national chairman Charlie Gorayeb.

Bacolod City Mayor Monico Puentevella and First Lady Josefa Puentevella, together with CREBA National President Noel Toti Cariño, Negros Occidental CREBA President Remy Suatengco, CREBA Director Dennis Jalbuena and Convention Chairman Florante Ofrecio cut the ribbon to officially open the 24th Annual Convention of the Chamber of Real Estate and Builders’ Association, Incorporated at the SMX Convention Center yesterday.* (CMO-PIO photo)

Felixian School Saves Coeds

The closure of Don Felix Montinola Memorial College in March 2015, in Victorias, Negros Occidental moved its alumni all over the world to respond immediately to the plea of students and parents to open a school for them. Thus, the Felixian Academy was organized and absorbed the students so they will not drop from school. Classes started on time at the opening of school year 2015-2016 for first year to fourth year levels.

Edna Winna Hernandez (2nd from right), head of Felixian Academy, briefs Elizabeth Jocson (3rd from right), the operation of computer classes of the school considering that Grande Computer Outreach & Training Center is now linked with the school for the hardware servicing classes. Looking on are (left to rigth), Raylan Mondragon of Grande, School Principal; Ma. Theresa Nacionales, and Perla Claro (far right).* (Edith B. Colmo)


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