The Bacolod Sangguniang Panlungsod passed on third and final reading an ordinance amending Sections 12, 16, 17, 18, 32 and 33 of City Ordinance 323 or the Bacolod Investment Code of 2002, during its regular session yesterday.
Councilor Sonya Verdeflor, who authored the ordinance, said the additional preferred investment under Section 12 (c ) include beach and eco-tourism resorts; 12 (d) - business process outsourcing (call center) firms; 12 (f) include technical and vocational (tech-voc) schools and 12 (i) sports coliseum and cultural centers.
Verdfeflor said this ordinanceis a continuing policy of the Bacolod City Government to attract investors, both local and foreign, by maintaining and improving its investments promotions that would generate revenues for the city and employment opportunities for its people.
White corn seeds can boost
rice sufficiency bid: UP prexy
University of the Philippines president Alfredo Pascual said yesterday that the propagation of certified white corn seeds in the country will help address cereal shortage.
Pascual and Gov. Alfredo Marañon, Jr. were at the ground-breaking of the P6million collaborative project of the province, UPLB, and the UPLB-Alumni Foundation of Negros Occidental, in La Granja, La Carlota City.
Pasual said UPLB-College of Agriculture-Research and Training Center will be the Center of Excellence for Agriculture in the country and its impact will be felt, not just in Negros Occidental, but nationwide.
Officials commit to revive
glory of ‘Manokan Country’
Officials of Barangay 12 in Bacolod City and a vendors’ association have joined forces to reclaim the lost glory of Manokan Country as a tourist destination in Bacolod, a press release from the city said.
Mayor Evelio Leonardia appreciated the commitment of the leaders to once again make the Manokan Country a source of pride and honor for Bacolod.
The group told the mayor that the cleanliness, sanitation, beautification and peace and order of the Manokan Country area will be maintained on a sustained basis with the help of the City Mayor’s Office, Task Force Clean and Green, City Legal Office, the Central Market Administation Office, and the officials of Barangay 12 and MVCA.