BOUNTY.Fishermen haul in an abundant catch of toloy fish at the BREDCO port in Bacolod City yesterday* ( Bob Lacson photo )
DBP targets P30B
for Negros, Panay
IN LOANS TO BOOST INFRA CAMPAIGN
BY CARLA GOMEZ
The Development Bank of the Philippines hopes to triple its close to P10 billion loan portfolio in Negros and Panay to hit P30 billion by 2018, as it steps up its support for the massive infrastructure thrust of President Rodrigo Duterte, DBP president and chief executive officer Cecilia Borromeo said yesterday.
“We are very excited to have been appointed to help usher in the ‘golden age for infrastructure' in the country,” said Borromeo, who, with DBP chairman Alberto Romulo and members of the bank's board were in Bacolod City for a business roadshow at L'Fisher Hotel.
Romulo, former senator and adopted son of Bacolod City, said DBP's thrust is to provide financial services to support Duterte's aim to reduce the country's poverty level to as low as 14 percent by the end of his term.
settlers from runway'
BY CHRYSEE SAMILLANO
The airport manager of the Bacolod-Silay Airport is requesting Bacolod Councilor Noli Villarosa to order the illegal settlers he had permitted to build their houses at the runway of the old Bacolod Airport in Brgy. Singcang, Bacolod City, to immediately remove their structures.
In her letter to Villarosa dated August 23, Ma. Mecine Reyes, airport manager lll, also requested Villarosa to prohibit the illegal settlers from entering and occupying the area without proper authority from the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines.
Reyes said she received a report on August 22 from the CAAP's Security and Intelligence Service in-charge at the old Bacolod Airport that informal settlers have built structures at the edge of Runway 04 and upon verification, they alleged that they have been given permission by Villarosa.
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Noreco 1 union strike looms
BY JUANCHO GALLARDE
A strike looms at the Negros Oriental Electric Cooperative 1, based in Bindoy, Negros Oriental, following a strike vote among members of the employees' union who are also part of the Philippine Agriculture Commercial Industrial Workers Union-Trade Union Congress of the Philippines.
Tentative schedule of the strike is September 5.
Union president Marlito Amante said 15 of 18 employees holding supervisory positions in the electric cooperative voted in favor of the strike, while 87 of 97 employees who sent a letter-complaint before the National Electrification Administration also cast their ballots, with 82 in favor, four are spoiled ballots, and one not in favor.