Bacolod Councilor Carlos Jose Lopez has announced his plans to facilitate an eco-tourism summit in November, a trade and commerce summit in December to attract more investors to Bacolod City, and also said he had initiated talks with the Planters Bank to put up a branch in Bacolod City.
He said the bank focuses on small and medium enterprises which make up about 90 percent of the businesses in the whole Philippines.
He also said he has been working with Landbank of the Philippines director Tommy De Leon and LBP Iloilo for a financing scheme that will lend capital to micro entrepreneurs.
He said he has invited Kasangga Partylist Rep. Toedorico Jaresco to Bacolod in September to launch a project to help the marginalized sector start small businesses.
Lopez is chairman of the Bacolod Sangguniang Panlungsod Committee on Trade.
He also said he has facilitated an energy forum in Bacolod Friday.*CGS