A “Sugar and More” Negros Summit will be held Thursday as a proactive initiative in response to the growing challenges affecting the sugarcane industry, that, if not addressed effectively will ultimately affect the economy of Negros, former Gov. Rafael Coscolluela said yesterday.
The summit to be held at Sugarland Hotel in Bacolod City is spearheaded by the Negros Occidental Investment and Promotion Center.
The two Negros provinces need to reexamine their strategic positions in terms of economic direction in relation to the rest of the country and Southeast Asia, and to find ways to strengthen the agricultural economy while developing other avenues for more investments, growth and job creation, a briefer on the event said.
BFCCCI eyeing Taiwanese
partners for high value crops
The Bacolod-Filipino Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry is working on the possibility of partnering with Taiwanese investors on developing high-value crops (HVCs) in Negros Occidental through the program of Taiwan on “Nan Xiang Zheng Ce” or “Go South Policy.”
BFCCCI honorary president Alfredo Barcelona said Saturday that this potential venture with Taiwan will include partnerships in developing HVCs of the province, as it is one of the main commodities of the country.
“We are exploring the possibility of investing with them as they are very strong in cultivating HVCs and with this partnership, we could also create more competitive agricultural products here,” Barcelona said.
Orola: Notices issued
for vendors to vacate
Bacolod City Administrator John Orola yesterday saidthey are cleaning up the Bacolod Vendor's Plaza, the Bacolod Plaza, and the three major markets in Bacolod City in preparation for the MassKara Festival in October.
Orola said they have issued legal notices to the occupants of the Bacolod Vendor's Plaza and Jeepney Terminal in Brgy. 12,that is being occupied by more than 50 persons.
They planto enclose the area while it is being cleaned up. There will also be a re-routing of traffic and the establishment of a jeepney terminal so that when the Vendors Plaza is re-opened, the public will have available vehicles, he said.