Mayor Evelio Leonardia said maximum tolerance is being given to businesses in the city, especially those who are challenged to comply with permits immediately, to maintain the business-friendly environment in Bacolod and addresses the necessities of the public.
However, he also said that they will still not allow illegalities in establishing businesses, referring to the non-compliance with the occupancy permit by the Bacolod Bulk Water Inc., the bulk water supplier of the city's water district.
In a press conference yesterday, Leonardia said that this issue is very big and it affects all, especially because it involves one of the necessities of people, which is water.
NegOcc to boost
Governor Alfredo Marañon Jr. is urging the poultry integrators to cooperate with the provincial government to strengthen biosecurity measures of the province, to boost the chicken industry.
Provincial veterinarian, Dr. Renante Decena, said yesterday that during the oath-taking ceremonies of the officers of the newly-established Association of Broiler Integrators of Negros Occidental, the governor told them that he needs their help to boost the chicken industry standards of the province to keep up with globalization.
Decena said the province is eyeing to export local chickens through the establishment of AAA facilities in slaughtering and dressing chickens and the integrators' help will be significant in this move.
City Tourism Office urged to promote
DOT ‘Bring Home a Friend' program
A resolution requesting the Bacolod City Tourism Office, through officer-in-charge, Ma. Elma Gerasmo, to adopt and promote the “Bring Home a Friend” program of the Department of Tourism, was approved by the Bacolod Sangguniang Panlungsod recently.
The resolution, authored by Councilor Em Ang, said tourism is considered as a leading industry in the service sector globally, and it is viewed as a new wave of economic opportunities acting as a major job-generating sector.
The Department of Tourism recently launched the new "Bring Home A Friend” program that is timed with the onset of the traditionally long Christmas season, it said.