Department of Labor and Employment Secretary Rosalinda Dimapilis-Baldoz yesterday encouraged Filipino workers returning from Korea under the Korean Employment Permit System to avail of the support services offered by the Korean Ministry of Labor and Employment under its Happy Return Program, a press release from DOLE said.
The Happy Return Program offers EPS workers returning to the Philippines free business and skills training such as Business Startup Training, Computer Repair, Beauty and Aesthetic Program, Basic Welding, Basic Korean Language Training, Automobile Repair, and Excavator Operation, among others, the DOLE said.
This program is for the successful reintegration of OFW’s to the country, it added.
Neg. Occ. NFA to set up
3 more buying stations
The National Food Authority in Negros Occidental is set to open three more buying stations in Valladolid town, Sipalay City, and a mobile team but this will depend on the procurement demand, NFA assistant manager Jobe Chua said yesterday.
Chua said the three stations are the MLGC-Valladolid, Gil Montilla Multipurpose Cooperative, and the mobile team.
MLGC will cater to farmers of La Castellana and other towns in Northern Negros. Gil Montilla MPC will serve farmers of Sipalay City and Hinobaan town, while the mobile team will accept truckload orders in central and southern Negros, he said.
Bacolod SP to look into
emission center operations
A resolution to inquire from the Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Environmental management Bureau, and Land Transportation Office whether the establishment of motor vehicle emission testing centers in Bacolod City does not violate R.A. 8749, was approved by the Bacolod Sangguniang Panlungsod yesterday.
Authored by Councilor Catalino Alisbo, the resolution said there are three motor vehicle emission testing centers in Bacolod City at Rizal Street in Brgy. 22, Gatuslao Street in Brgy. 11, and BREDCO in Brgy. 10, all operating with a permit from the LTO.
It said the EMB is mandated to make an inventory of emission from stationary to mobile and area sources within three years from the effectivity of the Implementing Rules and Regulations as embodied in DENR Administrative Order No. 81, approved on Nov. 7, 2000.