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Bacolod City, PhilippinesFriday, August 19, 2011
PAL to dialog with union
on outsourcing scheme

Philippine Airlines yesterday said in a press release it would invite leaders of the PAL Employees Association for a dialog to discuss the smooth and orderly implementation of the spin off program.

PAL made the announcement following the release by Malacañang of a resolution upholding the flag carrier’s prerogative to spin off its catering, groundhandling and call center reservations units.

In a statement, PAL spokesperson Cielo Villaluna said the firm’s management also plans to hold town hall meetings in the affected departments to discuss the mechanics of the spin off.

Gov’t units urged to subsidize
farmers’ crop insurance fees

The Office of the Provincial Agriculturist in Negros Occidental is encouraging local government units to subsidize the P340 farmer’s share of the Negros First Universal Crop Insurance Program, Dina Genzola, OPA senior agriculturist. said yesterday.

Genzola said farmers have to pay an P840 premium every cropping season and a sack of rice during harvest period as payment for the P500 Gov. Alfredo Marañon Jr. loaned to them for the insurance program.

If LGUs will subsidize the farmer’s share, they will be able to help small farmers in their production and encourage them to apply for crop insurance, she said.

New beauty salon
opens in Bacolod

A beauty salon for men and women that specializes in hair treatment opened recently at B.S. Aquino Drive in Bacolod City.

Stylistics Beautique managed by Ric Banzali and Thelma Dimalanta also offers the latest make-up technology, airbrush, digital perming, rebonding, nail art, foot spa, among others.

Its senior hair stylist Ernie “Little” Magay is an L’Oreal hair color expert and has over 12 years of experience. He is also the vice president of the Philippine Cosmetologist Association headed by Fanny Serrano.

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