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Bacolod City, PhilippinesWednesday, September 12, 2012
MBCCI to appeal ruling
on city tax code at DOJ

The president of the Metro Bacolod Chamber of Commerce and Industry Frank Carbon, said yesterday that they will file an appeal on the new tax code of Bacolod City before the office of Justice Secretary Leila de Lima after a Department of Justice hearing officer dismissed their Appeal for violation of the rule of non-forum shopping in June.

“The decision was made based on the opinion of the hearing officer so we can still appeal to the justice secretary and even to the Office of the President,” Carbon said.

He also assured their members and the Bacolod Filipino-Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industrythat they are still negotiating with the Bacolod City government for the new tax rates for 2012.

inaugurates new office

The new PHILSURIN office at Hilado Street in Bacolod City was inaugurated this week, its press release said yesterday.

Its chairman, Aurelio Valderrama, cut the ceremonial ribbon at the affair that was attended by Mill District Development Council coordinators in the province and staff of the PHILSURIN Experiment Station from Victorias.

Rev. Fr. Romeo Tumonong officiated at the blessing.

Oil price cut not enough – Ortega

The Sentrong Samahan ng Tsuper at Operators-Negros is not satisfied with the reduced oil prices of companies in the Philippines that started Monday, their secretary general Jesse Ortega said yesterday.

Ortega said the price rollback does not even reach P1, and they did not feel it at all.

He said the price reduction was only made by the oil companies to please the transport sector and to show that they are complying with the price changes in the world market.