A resolution reiterating the request of the Sangguniang Panlungsod to the Management Information Technology Center Services Office, through the Office of Mayor Evelio Leonardia, to implement City Ordinance No. 09-16-788, or “An ordinance providing free accessible and secured wireless internet connection in designated public places of Bacolod City and in certain offices of the city government,” was approved by the SP Wednesday.
The resolution, authored by Councilor Caesar Distrito, said City Ordinance 09-16-788 or the “Wireless Connectivity Ordinance of Bacolod City” that was approved October 14, 2016, aims to provide free, accessible, and secured wireless internet connection to the people of the city.
An official from the Department of Environment and Natural Resources urged various environmental and people’s organizations to submit a complaint letter to Malacañang regarding their opposition to the construction of a ship recycling facility in Hinobaan, Negros Occidental.
A press release from Green Alert Network-Negros Island yesterday said that Undersecretary Noel Felongco vowed to follow up the concerns raised by various organizations over the ship recycling site being eyed.
GAN, together with non-government and people’s organizations, the Save Hinobaan Movement, Kaisahan, Bayan Organization, Bro. President Emmanuel “Manny” Hilado of St. Joseph School-La Salle, and Duds Locsin of Paghiliusa sa Paghidaet, met with Felongco, Dioscoro Esteban Jr., and Erwin Timdoc of Sword-AFPSM One Negros with their provincial members and volunteers Saturday morning in Bacolod City.
Rules-based investment regime pushed
MANILA - The country’s chief economist is pushing for the establishment of rules-based investment regime and environment conducive to developing the digital economy to ensure that robust economic growth benefits most Filipinos, even amid technological change.
Socioeconomic Planning Secretary and National Economic and Development Authority director general Ernesto Pernia noted that while technology offers promising opportunities, jobs are threatened in emerging and developing countries where access to technology is unequal.