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Bacolod City, Philippines Monday, March 20, 2017
DENR seeking action to
stop pangolin trade

Regional director Al Orolfoof the Department of Environment and Natural Resources Negros Island Region will meet today with the officials of theNational Bureau of Investigation, Philippine Ports Authority and the Philippine Coast Guard to conduct an investigation and to strengthen measures and to strictly enforce wildlife laws.

Orolfo saidyesterday that the DENR was saddened by the discovery of 15 dead pangolins in PurokLampiro in Barangay 2, Bacolod City, Friday. He said the pangolins were in a state of decomposition, their bodies opened and without innards.

“They are dressed and supposed to be ready for processing”, he said adding that the animal is one of the most sought after for its reported medicinal value most especially among Chinese people. “We repeat to declare that these animals have no proven medicinal properties as what has been reported”, Orolfo added.

Convene MSME council, SP asks

A resolution requesting Bacolod Mayor Evelio Leonardia to convene the Bacolod Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Development Council, was approved by the Bacolod Sangguniang Panlungsod Wednesday.

The resolution authored by Councilor Em Ang said City Ordinance No. 08-14-673 or “An Ordinance Creating the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise Development Council of Bacolod City,” was passed on May 14, 2014 to stir economic development of the city.

It said Article 3 of C.O. 08-14-673 states that the city should create its own MSMED Council to be composed of the mayor as chairman, private sector representative from a duly-accredited business organization as vice chairman; the chairmen of the SP Committee on Trade and Commerce and Committee on Livelihood and Cooperatives; Association of Barangay Captains president; and three representatives from duly-accredited organizations composed of barangay, micro, small and medium enterprises as members, and Business Permit and Licensing Division and Livelihood Development Office as secretariat.

Cement firm
optimistic of PH growth

MANILA-- Thai firm Siam Cement Group is optimistic with in its business operations in the Philippines with the country's robust economic growth and construction sector, a government press release said.

SCG Philippines Country Director PhaskornBuranawit the company's projected growth for the next three years is the same with forecasted gross domestic product (GDP) growth rate at 6.0 to 7.0 percent.

In 2016, SCG Philippines' revenue grew by 10 percent to around Php 10 billion.


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