BY CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO
The Bacolod City Consultant for Trade, Tourism and Investment has invited the Organization for the Development and Advancement of Negros in Japan (ODAN-J) and Japan-Negros Friendship Association (JNFA) to conduct a business opportunity survey and research in the City of Bacolod and the Province of Negros Occidental from October 18 to 31.
John Orola Jr. has recommended the upcoming visit of the groups from Japan to Bacolod City Mayor Evelio Leonardia. They are set to meet with the mayor during the conduct of their business opportunity and survey in the city.
“With my invitation to JNFA and ODAN-J, we could explore areas of opportunities between Japan and the City of Bacolod and the Province of Negros Occidental that can help stimulate the economic recovery and growth of both the city and the province especially during this time of pandemic,” Orola said.
Representatives from JNFA and ODAN-J will be provided with the necessary documents required by the Philippine government prior to their flight to Bacolod City due to the COVID-19 travel restrictions, he added.
The members of the group from Japan who are expected to arrive include Eleanor Fukuda, director, Japan-Negros Friendship Association/ODAN-J; Daisuke Mori, director, Japan-Negros Friendship Association; Ayako Mori, Representative, SJ LLC, and Judie Alvaran, chairman, Organization for the Development and Advancement of Negros in Japan.
Orola was a former congressman of Bacolod City, as well as former Tourism Attaché of Philippine Embassy in Japan, Korea and USA.*