Executive assistant Samuel Montoyo yesterday said he is giving the barangays until today to participate in the Business One-Stop-Shop at the Bacolod Government Center, or he will file a complaint against them for disobedience before the Office of the President.
Montoyo said that, as of yesterday, 52 barangays have responded positively while there are still nine who have not participated.
His cut-off date is today because the BOSS will run until January 20, based on the ordinance, unless it will be extended by the Bacolod Sangguniang Panlungsod, which usually happens. This means he will no longer entertain complaints or appeals after the extension or deadline, he said.
P1.2M in livestock
The Provincial Veterinary Office reported livestock damage worth P1.2 million from 16 local government units of Negros Occidental due to heavy monsoon rains last week.
The PVO's damage assessment report for livestock, given to the DAILY STAR yesterday, showed that as of Jan. 15, a total of P1,179,901.52 worth of damage was recorded Jan. 12 from eight towns and eight cities of the province.
These are Salvador Benedicto, Toboso, Calatrava, San Enrique, Valladolid, Hinigaran, Pontevedra, and La Castellana towns, and the cities of Escalante, San Carlos, Sagay, Victorias, Talisay, Silay, Bago, and La Carlota.
MSME upgrade still a
priority – DTI exec
Initiatives to help more micro, small , and medium-scale enterprises to upgrade their skills and innovate will still be a priority of the Department of Trade and Industry-Negros Occidental this year, Trade and Industry specialist Rommel Amihan said Monday.
Amihan said the MSME sector is very big and has a big role in moving the economy and creating more jobs, and DTI will continue to focus on them to help them improve.
The accomplishment report of DTI-Negros Occidental showed that the agency has fully accomplished its targets in assisting MSMEs from priority industries last year.