MANILA – entrepreneurs have expressed hope that the impeachment proceedings against Chief Justice Renato Corona would conclude soon, even as they maintained the trial would not affect businesses.
“The sooner (this is this concluded), the better. It will be an advantage for us because we will be back to normal activities. And too much emotions involved in the impeachment will end,” said Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry president Miguel Varela.
Varela said they remained optimistic that the trial of Corona would not disrupt businesses despite debates on his impeachment.
Neg. Occ. joining exhibition for food,
beverage in Japan
The province of Negros Occidental will join the 37th International Food and Beverage Exhibition in Tokyo, Japan on March 6 to 9, as the first and only local government unit to participate in the exhibit, Grace Horii, a consultant of the Office of the Governor, said yesterday
Horii said Gov. Alfredo Marañon, Jr., who has a strong vision of making the province as the organic capital of Asia, considers this event as a great opportunity to showcase the organic products of Negros.
The province will be represented by Robert Gasparillo, guarantee officer of Negros Island Organic Certification Services; Anna Marie Lucasan, provincial head for public affairs, and Marilyn Manuel, provincial consultant, she also said.
Probe on discount law eyed
A lawmaker has asked the House Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship Development to conduct an inquiry on how Republic Act 9994 or the "Expanded Senior Citizens Act of 2010" affects the small and medium-sized drugstores in the country, a press release from Congress said.
Rep. Teddy Casiño (Party-list, Bayan Muna), author of House Resolution 2099, urged the House body to help small and medium-sized drugstores comply with the mandated discount for senior citizens and at the same time ensure their viability as a business enterprise.
"This is an urgent matter, lest the small drug retailers, who number in thousands disappear, leaving a large vacuum in the drug and medical supply claim and leading to the loss of jobs of thousands of employees," Casiño said.