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Bacolod City, Philippines Saturday, January 12, 2019
MBCCI to help start-up
food processing firms
BY MARK L. GARCIA

The Metro Bacolod Chamber of Commerce and Industry will turnover P1.47 million worth of equipment to 10 start-up food processing firms in Negros Occidental next month, to help them become more competitive and to grow their businesses.

MBCCI Chief Executive Officer Frank Carbon said yesterday that this program is in partnership with the Technology and Livelihood Development Center of the Negros Occidental provincial government to help startups which have been in the business for about a year or two.

The equipment will be purchased within the month and will be turned over in February to food processing enterprises in various areas in Negros Occidental to help them upgrade their businesses by reducing manual labor, Carbon said.

Duterte signs ‘work from home’ bill

MANILA - President Rodrigo Duterte has signed a law institutionalizing the rights of employees in the private sector, who work from their homes.

Under the Telecommuting Act, employers are required to give online workers the same rights, protection, and compensation as their counterparts, who physically go to the office.

“It is hereby declared the policy of the State to affirm labor as a primary social economic force. To this end, it shall protect the rights of workers and promote their welfare, especially in the light of technological development that has opened up new and alternative avenues for employees to carry out their work, such as telecommuting and other flexible work arrangements,” the law reads.

 


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