The P600 million Magikland theme park being built in Silay City, Negros Occidental, will be open to the public by October 2018 in time for the MassKara Festival, Reynaldo Bantug, Aton Land and Leisure president, said yesterday.
They are currently applying for the declaration of their 17-hectare property, where the 4.80 hectare theme park will be located, as a Tourism Enterprise Zone, said Bantug, who spoke at an Industry Forum at the SMX Convention Center in Bacolod City.
Horizontal work is underway at the theme park site where roads, drainage systems and the foundation for the rides are currently being built, and the vertical work that will include the construction of buildings will begin when the weather clears, he added.
‘AI to take away work'
An official from the Information Technology and Business Process Association of the Philippines said Artificial Intelligence through robots will take away small jobs from the IT and BPO industry.
In his lecture during the Training for Better Access to Job Opportunities (TraBAJO) Industry Forum at the SMX Convention Centerin Bacolod City yesterday,Alvin Juban, director of IBPAP said that AI technology is already advanced, and this makesit more efficient than humans.
“If we don't upscale, these AIs will take away small IT-BPO jobs,” he said.
Manapla farmers get CLOAs
The Department of Agrarian Reform-North installed 61 new farmer beneficiaries in Brgy. Tortosa, Manapla yesterday.
Installed and given Certificates of Land Titles were the beneficiaries ofthe Guin-olayan Agrarian Reform Cooperative. The land was formerly owned by the management of Guin-olayan Farm Corporation.
As part of the package, the group also received credit support from the Agrarian Production Credit Program worth P3.7 million to finance their first operation. In the memorandum signed with the DAR, the group will collectively farm and manage the acquired 61.4 hectares of sugarcane land.