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Bacolod City, PhilippinesThursday, January 12, 2012
Neg. Occ. Entrepreneurs
to get P4.4M from DOST

The Department of Science and Technology in Negros Occidental will turn over P4,432,188 to four beneficiaries of theSmall Enterprises Technology Upgrading Program today and tomorrow, Glady Tomulto, science research specialist, said yesterday.

The beneficiaries are Produce Ur Own Organic Corporation, Vito Prints and Pieces, and Crisvil Enterprises all in Bacolod City and Hinigaranon Home Made Delicacies in Hinigaran.

Tomulto said PURO Organic Corporation will receive P1,826,000 to purchase vacuum fryer from upgrading its production facility for organically-grown vegetables and fruits processing while the Hinigaranon Home Made Delicacies will receive P1,285,000 for its cookie depositor machine.

CENECO meets stakeholders
on power concerns

Central Negros Electric Cooperative Inc. representatives held a coordination meeting with officials of Bacolod, Silay, Talisay, and Bago cities, and the towns of Don Salvador Benedicto and Murcia Tuesday, on their power concerns, a CENECO press release said.

Topics on the power supply needs like the load growth and the cost of power, electrical application concerns, and the energization of some unenergized sitios/puroks were discussed in the meeting, the press release said.

CENECO vice president and Silay City director Michael Maravilla led the CENECO Area Managers, representatives from the LGUs, and the business sector, represented by Metro Bacolod Chamber of Commerce and Industry President Frank Carbon.

16 finish SIFI training for
BPO employment

The Sugar Industry Foundation Inc. recently held a three-week Call Center Job Readiness Training to develop potential call center agents from the sugar farms, a SIFI press release said.

Sixteen sugar worker dependents were screened and chosen to avail of the free training.

The modules included: English Proficiency and Communication Skills; Computer Literacy; and Personality Development and Interview Training, the press release said.