Lanterns BACOLAODIAT. Chinese lanterns are now glowing at the North Capitol road for the BacoLaodiat Festival in Bacolod City that will open Friday.* ( Ronnie Baldonado photo)

Simultaneous signing
of peace pacts eyed

The Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office, in tandem with the Commission on Elections, will initiate the signing of peace covenants among the candidates for the May 9 synchronized elections, Senior Supt. William Señoron, provincial police chief, said yesterday.

Señoron said the Police Regional Office 18 is proposing that the signing be held simultaneously, a week before the start of the campaign period for local and congressional candidates in Negros Occidental.

The signing of the peace covenant aims to promote a harmonious relationship among candidates and their supporters, and to get their commitment to ensure a peaceful and orderly elections on May 9 in the province.

NOCCI lauds Dumaguete
for spot in BPO world list

The Negros Oriental Chamber of Commerce and Industry congratulated the city government of Dumaguete for another global achievement in 2016.

NOCCI president Ed Du was referring to the recent announcement of Tholons, an international strategic advisory firm that Dumaguete City inched up to 93 rd spot in the company's 2016 list of top 100 business process outsourcing destinations in the world.

Before this, Dumaguete was also ranked as the number one tourist destination by travelers in Asia by, Du said in a press release yesterday. moremoremore


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Dumaguete 93rd in world's
listing of BPO destinations

Dumaguete City, the capital of Negros Oriental, ranked number 93 in the world, and Bacolod City in Negros Occidental, is up by one notch, from 86 to 85, based on the 2016 Tholons List of Business Process Outsourcing destinations.

Negros Oriental Chamber of Commerce and Industry president, Ed Du, said the Tholons 2016 Top 100 Outsourcing Destinations was released Jan. 29. He added that Dumaguete made one of the biggest leaps in a global scale, from above 100 previously to landing on the 93 rd spot this time.

Cebu City is up by one notch, from 8 th to 7 th , on the top 10, while Manila retains the 2 nd spot. .moremoremore