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Bacolod City, PhilippinesFriday, July 22, 2011
Over 25,000 barred
from benefits

More than 25,000 government employees belonging to the agencies suspended by the Government Service Insurance System due to non-remittance of dues cannot apply for loans and receive dividends.

GSIS president Robert Vergara yesterday said that a total of 287 member-agencies nationwide have been suspended by the state-pension fund as of the first half this year due to non-payment of premium, loan, and other compulsory contributions.

He said these agencies failed to pay a total of P2.38 billion, including interest, to GSIS, affecting 25,454 employees.

Leonardia urges businesses
to cope with developments

Bacolod Mayor Evelio Leonardia yesterday encouraged businessmen operating at the Libertad Market and its vicinity to cope with the development in Bacolod City by continuously innovating, improving and enticing their clients to continue patronizing them.

The businessmen expressed apprehension that their businesses would be affected by the transfer of the terminal to the Sambok South Terminal at Lopez Jaena-San Sebastian streets, Bacolod, during a meeting with the mayor and Vice Mayor Jude Thaddeus Sayson Wednesday at the Bacolod City Government Center.

Leonardia said he presented to them the reality in Bacolod that the “giants” or big malls have come, so they have to implement improvements in their businesses to be able to cope with the development.

youth get training

Twenty out-of-school college level students of Don Salvador Benedicto town successfully finished a career preparation training program from June 27 to July 14 for Business Process Outsourcing jobs, a government press release said.

Participants received certificates of recognition, which they can use in applying for jobs as call center agents, the press release said.

The training was conducted by Mary Tolentino of Client First, a leading name in recruitment with global clients like Teleperformance, Stream Global, Accenture and Aegis People Support.

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