An ordinance prescribing the calibration and sealing of dispensing pumps of liquid petroleum products retail outlets in Bacolod City, imposing fees for the registration and sealing of dispensing pumps, was passed by the Bacolod Sangguniang Panlungsod on third and final reading Wednesday.
The ordinance provides that all dispensing pumps used in the retailing of liquid petroleum products within Bacolod City must be properly calibrated every 60 days, and sealed by the treasurer or his/her authorized representative.
A dispensing pump that is not calibrated or sealed, or goes off calibration will be marked with an “out-of-order” sign and will not be used until the pump is calibrated and sealed, it said.
Alter Trade stays
strong at 24
Norma Mugar, chairman of the Board of Alter Trade, said yesterday that after the economic crisis in 1988 and the hurdles with rebel groups in 1999 and 2006, the company remains strong and continues its mission in providing fair trade and people to people trade with self sustaining efforts that benefits its partners, producers, and the consumers.
Alter Trade celebrated its 24th year yesterday and Mugar recalled how they went through tough times during the economic crisis in its early years and when rebel groups looked on them for financial support but, with the help of concerned groups and their partners, they were able survive those stages.
DOLE launches nat’l
skills registry system
The Department of Labor and Employment has launched the National Skills Registry System Program that will enable Filipino workers to register online to aid them in looking for jobs, a press release from DOLE Region 6 said.
President Benigno Aquino III underscored the importance of the DOLE’s s National Skills Registry System, which he said would help narrow down the mismatch between an individual’s skills against current job availability, a common problem experienced by new graduates.
The registry system aims to strengthen the current information of skilled workers already registered in DOLE Phil-JobNet. The registry will provide immediate basis of human resource and statistics, the press release said.