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Bacolod City, PhilippinesTuesday, December 6, 2011
DTI drawing up broader
industry development plan

MANILA – The Department of Trade and Industry said it will develop and consolidate industry roadmaps to further boost the country’s competitiveness.

“We will work towards consolidating industry roadmaps to help identify the key strategies, investment requirements, and the required policy support to increase our competitiveness and sustain economic growth,” Undersecretary for Industry Development and Trade Policy Adrian Cristobal Jr. said.

Among 142 countries, the Philippines ranked 75 in the World Economic Forum’s Global Competitiveness Report, up by 10 notches from the previous year. The WEF cited the Philippines as one of the biggest improvements in its 2011 report.

Ferry runs aground;
‘all passengers safe’

The officers and crew of SuperFerry 1 with the help of the Philippine Coast Guard completed the safe transfer of 618 passengers to Coron port after the vessel ran aground Sunday night, a press release from the firm said.

There were no reported injuries and initial dives revealed only minor scratches on the vessel’s hull.

According to the ship’s crew, SuperFerry 1 was navigating its common route when it unexpectedly beached 19 nautical miles off Coron.

Overseas job vacancies
open for security guards

The Public Employment Service Office in Bacolod City has announced overseas job vacancies for security guards and domestic helpers to work in Middle East countries and Singapore.

Moises de la Cruz, PESO manager and executive assistant to Mayor Evelio Leonardia, yesterday said East West International and Victoria International need 200 security guards for Dubai and Qatar, while Victoria International needs domestic helpers for Singapore.

De la Cruz said all applicants are asked to visit PESO for the pre-registration and filling out of the skill registry forms.

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