MERGE The Negrense Volunteers for Change Tinderas Team, right after the blessing of the booths at the opening of the Negros Trade Fair yesterday morning, danced to the tune of “Dancing Queen” to usher in good spirits and fun* (CPG photo)

9,000 new jobs to open,
more investments eyed


MAKATI CITY – Thousands of new jobs are set to open in Bacolod City soon, and investments in tourism and industrial estates in Negros Occidental are being eyed.

This was disclosed yesterday by Junie Jalandoni, senior vice president and head of Ayala Malls, at the “Invest in Negros Business Forum”, hosted by the Italian Chamber of Commerce in the Philippines, for potential investors especially from the European business community, at the Dusit Thani Hotel here.

Jalandoni, who was one of the speakers at the forum, spoke on the Ayala business engagements in Negros Occidental and why they chose to invest in the province. moremoremore

NTF enjoys brisk sales
before official opening

MAKATI CITY – A day before the 33rd Negros Trade Fair could officially open yesterday at the Glorietta Activity Center here, sales already hit P1,303,755, president Christina Gaston of the Association of Negros Producers said.

And on Tuesday, not all of the 70 booths at the NTF had opened yet, she pointed out.

The figure for sales at the NTF yesterday was not available as of press time. moremoremore


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WV LGUs eyeing
food security plan

ILOILO CITY - Agriculture stakeholders from the six provinces of Western Visayas yesterday gathered for a two-day simultaneous pre-food security workshop to create their local food security plan.

The workshop is participated in by mayors, municipal and city agriculturists, planning and development officers, and agri-fishery councils, Remelyn Recoter, Agriculture regional executive director for Western Visayas, said.

“This is for local governments to come up with their food security plan for their constituents,” she said.