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Edith Colmo

Marañon to LGUs: ‘Keep Collections in Treasurer’s Vaults on Weekends’

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For safety and security of cash in the local government units (LGUs), the collections or cash on weekends should be kept at the bolts of Treasurer’s Office.

Thus, Gov. Alfredo Marañon, Jr. instructed the local government officials particularly the treasurer’s office personnel. He said, the vault of the treasurer is stronger than anywhere else.

Marañon issued this instructions when he visited Hinobaan on Monday, after the town’s cash amounting to P472,000 was robbed by unidentified persons by forcibly breaking the steel cabinet where the money was kept.

Thousands Support Peace Covenant in Negros Occ.

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Thousands of Negrenses coming from various sectors including rebel returnees have pledged to support peace in Negros during the culmination program of the national peace consciousness month yesterday, held at NOMPAC Gym of the Province of Negros Occidental.

For non-performing seaports: Carapali to Subject PPA for Congressional Inquiry

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There are three non-performing seaports in Negros Occidental that the Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) constructed. These will be subjected to congressional inquiry, according to Abanglingkod Partylist Representative Stephen "Carapali Luwalhati" Paduano at the presscon yesterday, Monday, Sept. 29.

Paduano identified these non-performing piers as those in Pulupandan, Himamaylan City and Hinobaan, all in southern Negros Occidental.

Marañon Takes Oath as New RDC Chair

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Negros Occidental Gov. Alfredo Marañon, Jr, was installed as the new chairman of the Regional Development Council (RDC) for Western Visayas by Former Iloilo Gov. Arthur Defensor, Sr. at the Regional Office 6 of the National Economic Development Authority (NEDA).

GOVERNOR Alfredo G. Marañon, Jr. (right) takes his oath of office as the new Regional Development Council (RDC) chairman of Region 6 before Iloilo Gov. Arthur Defensor, Sr. in Iloilo City, yesterday, as Ambassador Ivo Sieber of Switzerland and Maurice Dewulf, program director of the United Nations Development Program look on./Capitol photo


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Stepping up its efforts in ameliorating the lives of workers in the sugar industry, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) Region 6 launched yesterday the training program designed for sugar workers and their dependents, at the Sugar Workers Development Center, Bacolod City.

The training is established to prepare the sugar workers for the opportunities and challenges in the Philippine market at a 5% tariff because of the ASEAN Economic Community integration in 2015. This means the locally produced sugar will have to compete with the low price of sugar from other ASEAN nations.

The training program three development areas include social infrastructure, wage employment and self-employment.

Atty. Rovel Marasigan (left), hearing officer from ERC conducts a public hearing in the matter of application for approval of the amended memorandum of agreement (MOA) and its supplemental agreement (SA) between Central Negros Electric Cooperative, Inc. and Energreen Power Development & Management Inc. (ENERGREEN), with prayer for the Issuance of Provisional Authority.*

Virgie Roa (left) and Salvador Acupan (right), Coordinators of Visayan Forum Inc-Bacolod discuss Human Trafficking, Global Facts and Figures, Profile of Trafficking Victims, I FIGHT Movement Lecture Forum held at B.S. Aquino Drive, Bacolod City yesterday.* (Jun de los Reyes/NDB photo)

DOLE Region 6 director Ponciano Ligutom explained that the social infrastructure training program is directed towards social empowerment focusing on enhancing the organizational and leadership capabilities of the workers, leaders and their respective organizations.The wage employment is geared towards technically capacitating the sugar workers to become part of the mainstream employment sector, and/or acquire the needed skills for employment in different industries.

While the self-employment training program, focuses on developing and enhancing the entrepreneurial capabilities of sugar workers and their dependents to prepare them to become competent entrepreneurs.

The trainings were identified from the outputs of the focus group discussions with field workers, small planters, mill workers and the district level planning activities.


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