SSS holds back-to-back RACE Ops

The Social Security System (SSS) ordered employers to settle their contribution delinquencies during the back-to-back Run After Contribution Evaders (RACE) campaign held in Negros Oriental and Siquijor on June 15 and 16, respectively.  The SSS RACE Team headed by Senior Vice President


Higher CA deficit not a bad thing: BSP exec

The Philippines’ current account (CA) is projected to post a higher deficit in the coming years but a ranking central bank official said there are structural inflows that would offset this. In a briefing on Friday, Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas


DTI conducts Negosyo Serbisyo in San Carlos barangay

The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI)-Negros Occidental in coordination with the local government of San Carlos and Office of the Presidential Adviser on Peace, Reconciliation and Unity (OPAPRU) conducted a Negosyo Serbisyo sa Barangay on June 15. A total


Duterte adviser urges continued support for MSMEs

Presidential Adviser for Entrepreneurship and Go Negosyo founder Joey Concepcion has urged the next administration to continue the support for micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs). In a statement yesterday, Concepcion said he met with President-elect Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr.

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Truth Commission composition out June 28

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The composition of the Truth Commission tasked to look into previous transactions at the Bacolod City Hall, as demanded by the public in the spirit of transparency, is now completed, disclosed Mayor-Elect Alfredo “Albee” Benitez on

Eucharistic presence

Yesterday’s celebration used to be called the feast of Corpus Christi (the Body of Christ) and is centered on the mystery of the real presence of Jesus in the Eucharist. The feast of the Eucharist is primarily celebrated, of course,

Startups urged to look beyond profit

Brian Cu, former country head of Grab Philippines and co-founder of Zalora, has urged startups to go beyond value and profit, and find how their ventures can contribute to the betterment of society. Cu said establishing a startup just to

Hit and run

A couple of weeks ago a dashcam video of an SUV running over a mall security guard twice, first with the front tire and then its front tire, became a viral sensation. The poor mall guard was simply doing his

P49M Hinobaan abattoir approved

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The proposed construction of P49.67 million abattoir in Hinobaan, Negros Occidental, to be funded by the World Bank, has been approved by the Department of Agriculture’s Philippine Rural Development Project Support Office-Visayas Cluster. DA regional director

Barter to help market farmers’ products in Iloilo town

Barter trading will be one of the features of the June 29-July 1 Lambunao Nights Version 2.0 that will provide a venue for micro, small and medium entrepreneurs (MSMEs), government-assisted livelihood projects, farmers’ groups and other local producers to display