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Bacolod City, PhilippinesMonday, March 12, 2012
126,000 new BPO jobs seen
despite anti-outsourcing bill

Despite a US anti-outsourcing bill, the second largest American bank in deposits, home mortgage servicing and debit cards -- Wells Fargo and Co. -- has started to relegate some of its non-core, business support activities to the Philippines, a press release from the Trade Union Congress of the Philippines said.

“We welcome Wells Fargo’s launch of an in-house business support center in Manila, following the footsteps of JP Morgan Chase & Co. and Citigroup Inc.,” former Sen. Ernesto Herrera, TUCP president said.

“We are counting on Wells Fargo’s new center to help provide gainful employment to our college-educated, fluent English-speaking professionals, many of whom remain idle,” Herrera, former chairman of the Senate committee on labor, employment and human resources development, said.

Guv, UP president to lead
agri facility groundbreaking

University of the Philippines president Alfredo Pascual will be in Bacolod City Wednesday, to meet with Gov. Alfredo Marañon, Jr. and UP alumni in breaking ground for a P6 million-Tissue Culture Laboratory at the University of the Philippines at Los Baños College of Agriculture - Research and Training Station La Granja, La Carlota City.

This is part of the Sustainable Agri-Livestock Technology -Training and Extension program, and the facility is a collaboration between the Provincial Government of Negros Occidental, the U.P. at Los Baños and the UPLB Alumni Foundation in Negros Occidental, a press release from the organizers said.

‘FreshStart’, provincial gov’t
produce new coffee blends

FreshStart Organics has produced two organic coffee blends that are all grown under shaded trees using the raw materials of small farmers.

The project is assisted by the province of Negros Occidental, Ramon Uy Jr. - president of Organic na Negros! Organic Producers and Retailers Association, and FreshStart Owner said yesterday.

The coffee products are the Negrense Native Organic Coffee (Single Origin) and the Mt. Kanlaon Premium Blend Organic Coffee. The group is also packaging a new brand, the Hacienda ‘Estate-grown’ Organic Coffee, Uy said.

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