The Negros First CyberCentre, that will benefit 20,000 direct and indirect employees, is targeted to begin operations in April next year, Gov. Alfredo Marañon Jr., said yesterday.
The CyberCentre is already 85 percent completed, Marañon said, adding that the delay in the completion of its second phase was caused by the slow approval of its loan by the Monetary Board of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas.
Meanwhile, m ore than a hundred Negros Occidental Language and Information Technology graduates participated in the year-end summit held at the Paglaum Sports Complex in Bacolod City yesterday.
The Department of Labor and Employment in Negros Occidental hired 133 survivors of super typhoon Yolanda from the cities of Cadiz and Sagay under its Emergency Employment Program, DOLE Provincial Director Ma. Victoria Mondragon said yesterday.
Mondragon said the “new hires” will help clean up the debris left by the typhoon in their areas, repair school facilities, and declog canals.
After 15 days, they will receive their salaries and will be replaced by the second batch composed by 336 typhoon survivors, also from Cadiz and Sagay, she said.
‘Imported 450K bags of
rice to boost stocks'
An initial shipment of 450,000 bags or 22,500 metric tons of rice from Vietnam was received by the National Food Authority yesterday at its Manila Harbor Center warehouse in Tondo, Manila.
The stocks form part of the 500,000 MT that was awarded to Vietnam on a government-to-government tender in November to boost the agency's buffer stock which was depleted due to the substantial supply requirements needed for relief operations in the hard-hit areas of Typhoon ‘Yolanda'.
NFA spokesperson Rex Estoperez said 120,000 MT arrived in the country this month through the ports of Manila, Cagayan De Oro City, General Santos City, Iloilo and Cebu.