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Bacolod City, PhilippinesTuesday, June 30, 2009
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DTI launching free
livelihood seminars

A free business seminar series will be held by the Department of Trade and Industry–Negros Occidental Provincial Office on July 7, at the Technology and Livelihood Development Center in Bacolod City, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., a DTI press release said.

The initiative, which is under the government’s Comprehensive Livelihood and Emergency Employment Program, will focus on how to start entrepreneurial ventures and training on quail-raising and swine-fattening.

The DTI said the program is in support of micro and small entrepreneurs, would-be entrepreneurs, Overseas Filipino Workers, displaced workers, students, and the out-of-school youth.

500 Neg. Occ. elementary pupils
to benefit from feeding program

Thirteen public elementary schools in Negros Occidental will be the identified beneficiaries of the Busog, Lusog, Talino in-school feeding program of the Jollibee Foundation, which will be launched at the Santuario de La Salle at the University of St. La Salle in Bacolod City at 10 a.m. today.

The BLT program is a 136-day free in-school feeding for some 500 elementary pupils from Grades I and II, who are below the normal standard weight for their age, organizers said.

Participating educational institutions include the R. Flores Elementary School, the R. Alunan Elementary School, the Asuncion L. Lizares Elementary School, and the Fr. Gratian Murray, AFSC Integrated School, all in Bacolod.

Group organizing coops
for waterless residents

The Negros Development Workers Society Multi-Purpose Cooperative recently conducted an on-site basic cooperative orientation and pre-membership education seminar for 31 participants in Brgy. Pahanocoy, Bacolod City, a press release from the group said.

The NDS-MPC activity, which was facilitated by Brenda Burdeos of the City Cooperative Livelihood and Development Office, took up the residents’ need for potable water.

To collectively address the problem, the residents have decided to organize themselves into a cooperative, Mario Martir, NDS-MPC vice chairperson, said in the press release..

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