Negros Occidental received P9.8 million in livelihood assistance projects in the first half of this year from the Department of Labor and Employment, its Regional Director Ponciano Ligutom, said yesterday.
Ligutom said that, out of 37 livelihood and assistance projects with a total cost of P17.5 million, 23 were given to Negros Occidental especially in the Bottom up Budgeting, or the BuB projects, of Himamaylan and Bago Cities as well as the towns of Murcia and Calatrava.
He said these livelihood assistance projects in Negros Occidental have benefited 1,575 unemployed and informal sector workers, marginalized fishermen and farmers, parents of child laborers, indigenous people and out-of-school youths.
mixed oil rates
Oil companies announced yesterday mixed price adjustment effective today, which follows through last week’s rollback on gasoline products.
This week’s movement on pump will include a price rollback on gasoline products worth P0.35 per liter and increases of P0.25 per liter on kerosene.
The uniform adjustments will be implemented by oil Petron Corp at 6 a.m. as well as Shell Pilipinas and Chevron Philipines at 12.01 am.
The National Conciliation and Mediation Board-Regional Branch 6 will hold an awarding ceremony for the 2013 Best Practices Awards and the Signing of Memorandum of Agreement to be held at Amigo Terrace Hotel, Iloilo City Thursday, its press release said.
The honorary awards are for: 2013 Outstanding Labor-Management Councils/Committees for Industrial Peace (organized and unorganized categories), Best Enterprise-Based Dispute Resolution Practices and Outstanding Accredited Voluntary Arbitrator.
The awards were carried out by the (NCMB) with the Philippine League of Labor-Management Cooperation Practitioners, Inc., the national association of Labor-Management practitioners in the country (for the Outstanding LMC awards) and the Tripartite Voluntary Arbitration Advisory Council (for the Best Enterprise-Based Dispute Resolution Practices and Outstanding AVAs), the press release said.