The members of the Barangay Council of Mansilingan in Bacolod City are requesting the city officials to consider their barangay in the plan to put up a public transport terminal outside the city for the routes Bacolod-Murcia, Bacolod-Mambukal, and Bacolod-Salvador Benedicto, and vice versa.
They also requested that the terminal be put up within the vicinity of the barangay public market to ease traffic congestion in the city proper and help create economic activities in the public market.
The barangay resolution proposed by Kagawad Rodolfo Pico Jr., and unanimously approved by members of the barangay council, was addressed to Mayor Evelio Leonardia and Councilor Dindo Ramos, chairman of the Sanggunian Committee on Transportation.
MassKara inclusive tourism
Stakeholders are rallying behind the Department of Tourism to boost “inclusive tourism” in Bacolod City and other localities in the area, in the spirit of the 37th MassKara Festival declared open by President Rodrigo Duterte recently, a press release from DOT said yesterday.
Travel and tour operators, hoteliers, restaurateurs, and community leaders joined officials of DOT, as well as local government unit officials in affirming their support for the government's “tourism-for-all” program spearheaded by Tourism Secretary Wanda Teo, it said.
During the colorful festivities, the stakeholders pledged not only to work for the benefit of the poor rural folk but to make tourism more accessible to persons with disability, handicapped, elderly and pregnant women, the press release said.
Help urged to boost IT industry
The Department of Information and Communications Technology Visayas chair Jocelle Batapa-Sigue called for collaboration to further strengthen the IT industry in Negros Occidental during the opening of the Cybercentre ICT Trade Expo and Conferences at the Negros First CyberCentre grounds in Bacolod City yesterday.
“This is the reason why we have this event and without the LGUs, NGOs, government agencies and private sectors, we cannot make Bacolod City and the province as one of the leading locations for IT and BPO industry,” Sigue said at the opening program.
She added that this is also a way of thanking the Negros Occidental provincial government under the administration of Gov. Alfredo Marañon, Jr. for the construction of the Negros First Cybercentre.