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Bacolod City, PhilippinesThursday, October 11, 2012
‘Over 3 million employed
in Western Visayas in Q2’

Around 3.042 million of the 3.27-million labor force in Western Visayas were employed during the second quarter of the year.

The region has a population of around 7.1 million based on the 2010 Census and Housing Population conducted by the National Statistics Office and 64.7 percent belong to the labor force or those whose ages are 15 years old and above.

The employment rate dropped, however, by around .07 percent compared to the 93.7 percent rate in January 2012, statistician Connie Virgula disclosed during Monday’s roundtable discussion held here as part of the National Statistics Month celebration.

Marañon hopes AyalaLand
will listen to private sector

Negros Occidental Gov. Alfredo Marañon Jr. yesterday said the campaign of the private sector for AyalaLand Inc. to continue its plan to develop the P7.7-hectare provincial government property in Bacolod City will, hopefully, convince the firm to reconsider disengaging from the project.

The private sector campaign may be working, he said.

The Commission on Audit recently approved the sale and lease of the Capitol property to ALI.

DTI conducts seminar on
consumer education

The Department of Trade and Industry in Negros Occidental yesterday conducted a consumer education seminar for consumer organizations, barangay captains, and buying public at the Bacolod City Government Center as part of the Consumer Welfare Month celebration.

MaximoRavena, DTI, Consumers Welfare and Trade Division chief, said the seminar was aimed at increasing vigilance among the consuming public, particularly those in the grassroots level.

He said fair trade laws and violations are unnoticed at the barangay level, so consumer education is very important to make people aware of their rights and to revitalize consumer organizations.

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