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It is “anti-poor”.

Thus, said the Sangguniang Panlalawigan (SP) of Negros Occidental as it unanimously passed a resolution opposing the proposed bill that would impose an excise tax of P10 per liter on sugar-sweetened beverages.

“Imposing the P10 per liter of volume capacity and increasing the rate to four percent every year thereafter on sweetened beverages, will be a big additional burden to sugarcane farmers,” Board Member Miller Serondo, author of the resolution, said.

Puregold Opens in San Carlos Today

Puregold Price Club, Inc. will open its newest branch in Carmona Street, San Carlos City, Negros Occidental, today, December 4.

This is the 6th branch in Negros Occidental with existing branches at Escalante City, Banago, Singcang-Airport Mansilingan, 888 Chinatown Town Premier in Bacolod City.

Puregold has an unmatched customer service anchored on its advocacy to provide Filipinos with their complete shopping needs and best value for their hard-earned money.

DepEd Integrates Smart Video Materials in DRR Education

“Maging Laging Handa,” a series of disaster-readiness videos developed by Smart Communications (Smart), has been distributed to public elementary schools nationwide in support of the Department of Education’s (DepEd) initiative to integrate Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) in the education curriculum.

Participants of DepEd’s Disaster Risk Reduction and Resilience in Education Forum tried their hand on puppeteering the three characters featured in the Maging Laging Handa video series developed by Smart. The preparedness videos are integrated in the DRR curriculum of elementary students.*

Orientation for Financial Literacy, Leadership, Social Entrepreneurship for OFW Families

The Social Enterprise Development Partnerships, Inc. (SEDPI) conducted an orientation session on Financial Literacy, Leadership and Social Entrepreneurship (FLSE) for the Families of Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) last December 1, 2015, at the 3rd floor MassKara Hall of the People’s House of Bacolod City.

Bacolod City Councilor Wilson Gamboa, Jr., chairman of the Sangguniang Panlungsod Committee on Livelihood and Cooperatives, welcomes the participants of the Orientation Session on Financial Literacy, Leadership and Social Entrepreneurship (FLSE) for the Families of Overseas Filipino Workers last December 1, 2015, held at the 3rd floor Masskara Hall of the People’s House of Bacolod City.*

‘Connect to People’

Negros Occidental Vice Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson yesterday said that what is important in the run-up to the 2016 elections is “to connect to people.”

“You could connect with them if you really go out, at least shake their hands and talk to them personally, “the vice governor said.

Lacson admitted that going out to the grassroots is “stressful.”

“When I decided to run I took all these into consideration and still decided to go for it, “ he said adding that “it will be busier when the campaign starts.”


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