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Bacolod City, Philippines Friday, July 5, 2019
NEDA highlights gains in WV

The National Economic and Development Authority Region 6 underscored the economic gains of Western Visayas in its regional socio-economic report that was presented to various stakeholders in a meeting in Iloilo City this week.

Based on the report of the Philippine Statistics Authority, the region posted an economic growth of 6.1 percent in 2018, which is slightly lower compared to the previous year at 8.6 percent. The total gross regional domestic product, pegged at P372.87 billion, is higher by P21.5 billion from the previous year’s P351.38 billion.

In the meeting on July 2, Ro-Ann Bacal, director of NEDA Region 6, told the stakeholders how the regional economy fared in the previous year as it moves forward towards achieving the goals and targets set in the Western Visayas Regional Development Plan.

New Bacolod-Clark flights August

New flights between Bacolod City in Negros Occidental and Clark in Pampanga will open next month.

This was announced yesterday by Cebu Pacific officials, led by Chichi Bautista, area sales manager for the Visayas, during the Clark Trade and Tourism Session at L’Fisher Hotel in Bacolod City.

Bautista said the new air route will ease the congestion in the Manila airport, as well as open investment opportunities for the two provinces. “We believe that by opening another hub, we are not only able to establish yet another gateway, but opening new trade and tourism opportunities as well,” she said.


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