A Negros-based company manufacturing health food products and herbal supplements under the Daily Apple brand won second place at the recent Trendy Awards at the 8th International Food Exhibition of the Department of Trade and Industry–Center for International Trade Expositions and Missions, its president, Ruby Tania Cruz, said yesterday.
The Negros company, Herbanext Laboratories Inc., won for its product dubbed “flower power” at the exhibition held at SMX Convention Center in Pasay City recently.
The Department of Trade and Industry in Negros Occidental is preparing its Diskwento Caravan to help consumers buy school supplies and basic commodities at a reduced price, Maximo Ravena, DTI consumer and welfare division chief, said yesterday.
The public can expect products sold at much lower prices than those sold in public markets and supermarkets, Ravena said.
He said participating manufacturers will be able to fulfill their corporate social responsibility in easing the burden of high rising prices, since the customers’ purchasing power is limited due to the fluctuation of prices in the world market.
sought for IT Park
Negros Occidental Gov. Alfredo Marañon Jr. is requesting the Bacolod Sangguniang Panlungsod to endorse their application with the Philippine Economic Zone Authority for the declaration of a property at the Paglaum Sports Complex in Brgy. 38, Bacolod City as an Information Technology Park.
The proposed IT Park consisting of 12,675 square meters will be known as the Negros First Cyber Park.
In his letter to Bacolod Vice Mayor Jude Thaddeus Sayson dated May 12, 2011, Marañon said that through this initiative, the provincial government with add the necessary infrastructure that the province and the city can jointly offer to potential IT-Business Process Outsourcing locators to help generate more jobs and investments.