Bing files two bills
for nat’l offices
Bacolod Rep. Evelio “Bing” Leonardia is working for the establishment of two national offices in his city.
In two bills he filed last week, Leonardia yesterday said he is calling for the establishment of Bacolod offices for the Professional Regulation Commission and Securities and Exchange Commission.
Leonardia said, a Bacolod SEC office will make it convenient for businessmen to start businesses and expand, and will benefit, not only the city, but the rest of Negros Occidental as well.
A PRC office located in the city, on the other hand, will hasten the processing of licenses for local professionals and ease the work load of the regional office.
House Bill 2361, which seeks the establishment of a Bacolod PRC notes that 40.94 percent of the total population of Western Visayas – 2.9-million out of 7.1-million – comes from Negros Occidental. A PRC Bacolod will help a great number of graduates and licensing applicants. It will also be more convenient and cheaper for people not to travel to Iloilo anymore, it noted.