The Social Security System said more than 270,000 employers with an estimated workforce of seven million would benefit from the agency’s six-month amnesty program on loan penalties, which started on January 3, SSS president and chief executive officer Emilio de Quiros Jr. said in a press release.
De Quiros said 54 percent or nearly 150,000 of the total delinquent employers, including large corporations employing thousands of workers, have offices in the National Capital Region.
Vendors told: Follow rules
Bacolod City government regulation of the “One-by-One” meter space for vendors from the gutter that used to be applied to the major markets in the city is now enforced in the various “talipapas” in the barangay level around Bacolod, a press release from the city said.
“One-on-one” means one meter from the gutter and one meter across – a square within which, the vendors may display and sell their products to the buying public, executive assistant for Markets Ernie Pineda said.
The regulation has been announced to vendors in the major markets, and is now extended to include the “talipapas” for the benefit of consumers, and vendors in the barangays, the press release said.
TLDC hikes fund
to help producers
The Technology and Livelihood Development Center of Negros Occidental increased its marketing fund to P800,000 for 2010 to assists furniture producers and gifts, toys, and house ware manufacturers in the province, TLDC accomplishment report showed.
TLDC project development officer Anna Leah Silva said the marketing fund was intended for furniture and GTH producers to be able to make quality products to entice buyers and purchase orders.
Silva said TLDC was able to help generate income from four producers amounting to P522,000. These producers were HR Furniture, Chenisa Furniture, Theo and Shine Enterprises, Calatrava Antique Furniture and Artworks, she added.