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Bacolod City, Philippines Friday, May 22, 2020
Capitol eyeing to generate jobs
BY MARCHEL P. ESPINA

Negros Occidental Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson said the provincial government is eyeing to come up with a program that could generate jobs for the Negrenses.

During the provincial government’s small group consultation with the business sector last week, industry leaders have asked how the government can help stimulate the economy, he said.

The national government is preparing for this, the governor said, adding that agencies have programs that offer lending assistance to micro, small and medium enterprises.

DTI: Supply of basic
necessities still sufficient in WV
BY MARCHEL P. ESPINA

The Department of Trade and Industry in Western Visayas said the supply of basic necessities and prime commodities is “generally sufficient” in the region.

However, DTI Region 6 reported yesterday that there are some brands of instant noodles that are not available in some municipalities of Iloilo province. DTI also said it continues to monitor the price control compliance of business establishments in the region amid the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic.

The DTI report said retailers in the region are compliant with the price freeze and consumers also complied with the anti-hoarding and anti-panic buying policies.

 


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