38 Cyber Centre commercial spaces up for third bidding

Tuesday, March 24, 2015 - 03:02 p.m.

THERE are still 38 remaining commercial spaces at the ground floor of the Negros First Cyber Centre that are up for third bidding, Provincial Administrator Enrique Pinongan said yesterday.

However, Pinongan said there is no schedule yet for the third bidding.

NegOcc to unveil business incubation center

Friday, January 23, 2015 - 03:27 p.m.

UNIVERSITY of the Philippines (UP) System president Alfredo Pascual and Director Rowen Gelonga of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Region 6 will join Governor Alfredo Marañon in the opening of Negros Occidental’s Technology Business Incubation Center (TBIC) on January 26.

Councilor Jocelle Batapa-Sigue, executive director of Bacolod-Negros Occidental Federation for Information and Communications Technology (BNEFIT) and project proponent of the TBIC, said the facility is aimed to host local start-up companies engaged in information technology (IT) services (web design, systems and solutions), software development, game development and animation, among other IT activities.

Bacolod City up to 86th spot in Tholons 100 list

Monday, January 5, 2015 - 03:12 p.m.

BACOLOD City is now in 86th place in the 2015 Tholons International Top 100 Outsourcing Destinations list, up by seven notches from 93rd in 2014.

Mayor’s support sought to ensure city to become future host of Mice

Saturday, November 8, 2014 - 02:29 p.m.

WITH the opening of the SMX Convention Center at SM City Bacolod, hosting big events like conferences and meetings will now be possible for Bacolod City.

Thus, City Councilors Alex Paglomutan, and Jocelle Batapa-Sigue, chair of the committee on tourism, local and international cooperation, has requested Mayor Monico Puentevella for the city’s support in developing specific policy strategies that aims to develop a strong set of strategies and course of action for Bacolod to become a top destination for national meetings, incentives, conferences and exhibitions (Mice).

Selling of flowers at plaza okayed

Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 02:19 p.m.

A RESOLUTION granting concurrence to allow the selling of flowers at the Bacolod City Public Plaza for the All Saints’ Day celebration was approved by the City Council (SP) Wednesday.

SM City Bacolod unveils expansion today

Thursday, October 16, 2014 - 12:15 p.m.

SM CITY Bacolod will open today, October 16, its North Wing expansion project, which includes the SMX Convention Center.

Bacolod City Mayor Monico Puentevella said the opening of the SMX Convention Center and SM Bacolod expansion go hand in hand.

Inspection of internet café set

Wednesday, October 15, 2014 - 12:28 p.m.

THE Business and Permit Licensing Division of the Bacolod City Mayor’s Office is conducting an inspection of all internet Cafes in the city in response to the resolutions passed by the Sangguniang Panlungsod (SP).

Together with personnel from the City Legal Office, the team will check internet cafes for minors playing online games and other related activities during class hours.

Target: 46M domestic tourists in 2015

Thursday, October 2, 2014 - 12:03 p.m.

THE Association of Tourism Officers of the Philippines (ATOP) aims to draw 46 million domestic tourists in 2015 as it noted a significance growth in tourism investments in the country.

This year, an increase in foreign tourist arrivals was noted by ATOP with 2.8 million from January to July compared to last year's arrivals of 2.7 million.

Bacolod seen as hub for tourists, investors

Thursday, October 2, 2014 - 12:02 p.m.

BACOLOD City Mayor Monico Puentevella expressed optimism during the opening of the 35th MassKara Festival on Wednesday, October 1, that the city will soon become a hub of tourists and investors.

He noted that on September 16, SM Prime Holdings Inc. will open the SMX Convention Center in Bacolod, which will be the biggest convention center in Western Visayas.

Bidding for 8 vehicles for BMs slated in Oct.

Friday, September 19, 2014 - 02:49 p.m.

THE Negros Occidental Provincial Bids and Awards Committee (PBAC) is set to hold a bidding on the purchase of eight brand new vehicles for the members of the Provincial Board in October.

Megaworld eyeing Bacolod properties

Thursday, September 18, 2014 - 12:50 p.m.

NEGROS Occidental Vice Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson confirmed on Wednesday that property giant Megaworld, owned by tycoon Andrew Tan, is negotiating with Sta. Clara Estate in Bacolod City for a possible joint venture.

"But nothing has come out yet of that negotiation," Lacson said. He said that Megaworld is also talking to some land owners across Sta. Clara.

‘Bacolod emerging city for real estate’

Thursday, August 28, 2014 - 03:20 p.m.

JONES Lang La Salle (JLL) country head David Leechiu has mentioned Bacolod City as one of the emerging provincial commercial districts that is being eyed by various real estate companies and institutions.

CHO told to inspect food businesses

Wednesday, August 13, 2014 - 02:54 p.m.

THE City Council of Bacolod has passed a resolution requesting the City Health Office through Mayor Monico Puentevella to conduct sanitary inspection of all food establishments, stalls and food carts in the City of Bacolod.

Gov't has no business to be in business - MBCCI prexy

Monday, July 28, 2014 - 02:37 p.m.

FRANK Carbon, president of Metro Bacolod Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MBCCI), said the government has no business to be in business citing the proposal for re-development of the Banago port by Philippine Ports Authority (PPA).

Negros Business Week set

Saturday, July 5, 2014 - 06:31 p.m.

THE Negros Business Week spearheaded by the Metro Bacolod Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MBCCI) is set to open on July 7 at Robinsons Place Bacolod with the theme "Strengthening the Small Businesses for More and Better Jobs."

The Negros Business Week is a yearly activity every month of July sponsored by the Provincial Government of Negros Occidental to promote micro, small and medium enterprises in the province.

‘PHL shrimp industry remains dynamic’

Thursday, July 3, 2014 - 03:03 p.m.

THE shrimp industry in the Philippines remains dynamic, according to its leaders during the start of the three-day 9th National Shrimp Congress in Bacolod City on Wednesday.

The opening of the event, "Production, Health and Marketing of the Philippine Shrimps", which runs until Friday, was led by Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) Director Asis Perez, Philippine Shrimp Industry Inc. (PhilShrimp) president Roberto Gatuslao, and Congress chairman Raoul Flores.

Massive inspection of businesses launched

Friday, June 27, 2014 - 12:37 p.m.

THE Bacolod City Permits and Licensing Division led by acting head Marie Ann Biasca said they have launched a massive inspection of business establishments in the city to determine their compliance in obtaining business permits.

‘Pay up or close up,’ bizmen told

Tuesday, June 24, 2014 - 02:29 p.m.

BACOLOD City Mayor Monico Puentevella warned erring business establishment owners on Monday to secure business permit and pay their taxes within the week or else he will be constrained to close down their establishments or publish their names in the dailies.

Panasiatic to hold jobs caravan in Bacolod City

Monday, June 2, 2014 - 02:55 p.m.

PANASIATIC Call Centers site director Siony Hijara said they will start an employment caravan this week in the different barangays in Bacolod City.

Cyber Centre now a commercial zone

Wednesday, May 28, 2014 - 04:16 p.m.

THE location of the Negros First Cyber Centre in Bacolod City has been re-classified from residential to commercial zone.

The City Council has approved City Ordinance 08-14-672, amending Section 1, Article 5 of City Ordinance No.216, series of 1998 of the Comprehensive Zoning Ordinance.

OLX expands in Cebu; targets 1M new online sellers

Thursday, May 22, 2014 - 03:15 p.m.

CEBU CITY -- OLX.ph (Online Exchange), formerly Sulit.com.ph, the Philippines' leading buy and sell website, expands in Cebu City.

SRA chief allays fears on Afta in 2015

Thursday, May 1, 2014 - 03:54 p.m.

SUGAR Regulatory Administration (SRA) chief Maria Regina Bautista- Martin allayed fears of sugar industry stakeholders on the implementation of the Asean Free Trade Agreement (Afta) in 2015.

"We don't need to fear Afta in 2015. We just have to increase our production," Martin said during the Kapihan session conducted Wednesday by the Peace and Equity Foundation (PEF) at the Sugar Industry Foundation Office in Trafalgar Square, Talisay City.

NegOcc procurement depot named as top client

Wednesday, April 2, 2014 - 04:06 p.m.

THE Negros Occidental Procurement Service Depot was awarded Monday as top client by the Procurement Service (PS) after its total sales amounted to P74.53 million in 2013.

3rd District women learn soap-making

Friday, March 7, 2014 - 01:17 p.m.

THERE’S a new income-generating hobby in the 3rd District: soap-making.

Women here are taught how to make detergent powder, fabric softener and liquid dishwashing soap, using indigenous ingredients from their respective localities.

Capitol signifies interest in DOE gas station loan

Saturday, February 22, 2014 - 05:31 p.m.

NEGROS Occidental Governor Alfredo Marañon Jr. said the province is interested in the program of the Department of Energy (DOE) to provide capital through loans to those who will put up gasoline stations.

He also encouraged those who are planning to put a gasoline station to avail of the program.

Solid waste facility seen as power generation project

Friday, February 21, 2014 - 01:59 p.m.

NEGROS Occidental Third District Rep. Alfredo Benitez yesterday said the proposed P300-million solid waste disposal facility in his area can also be developed into a power generation project.

Benitez said they have already identified several options for the location of the facility either in Silay City or E.B. Magalona town.

Ceneco rates up by 98 cents per kilowatt hour

Friday, February 21, 2014 - 01:57 p.m.

CENTRAL Negros Electric Cooperative Inc. (Ceneco) general manager Sulpicio Lagarde Jr. confirmed the increase in power rates this month of P0.9783 per kilowatt hour.

Residential rate for February is P9.4429/kWh from last month’s P8.4646/kWh.

Tech startup fever spreads to Bacolod

Monday, January 6, 2014 - 06:23 p.m.

THE tech startup fever has reached Bacolod, as 45 teams with innovative ideas for web and mobile competed at the first Startup Weekend in Negros Occidental organized by the Bacolod-Negros Occidental Federation for Information and Communications Technology (BNEFIT) Inc. and supported by Kickstart Ventures Inc., a fully-owned subsidiary of Globe Telecom.

Munsterific opens Villamonte branch

Tuesday, November 19, 2013 - 02:29 a.m.

MUNSTERIFIC, a locally-owned 24-hour convenience store, has opened its latest branch in Barangay Villamonte, Bacolod City.

It is the fifth store of franchisee Andrew Valencia and his business partners.

4 suppliers bid for P22-M bulldozer

Tuesday, November 19, 2013 - 02:29 a.m.

FOUR suppliers submitted their bid documents before the Bacolod City Bids and Awards Committee (BAC) on Monday for the purchase of the crawler/bulldozer by the City Government for the use of the City Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office (CDRRMO).

City General Services Officer Jerome Solinap, BAC chairman, said the approved budget for the contract (ABC) is P22 million, which will be sourced from the budget of the CDRRMO and the City Engineer’s Office.