A bidding for the firm to handle the garbage collection of Bacolod will be held this month or early next year, City Mayor Monico Puentevella said yesterday.
Puentevella said the bidding will be held because the contract between Bacolod and the Metrowaste Environment and Solid Waste Management, the firm presently handling the garbage collection of the city, ended on October 30.
Metrowaste can join the bidding if they want to, after all, they had a good performance as far as garbage collection is concerned, he also said.
Negros Occidental Governor Alfredo Marañon yesterday announced his support for the ongoing startup weekend activity being held at the University Of St. La Salle that aims to develop information and communications technology-based start-up companies in the province.
He said the province, in coordination with the Bacolod-Negros Occidental Federation for Information and Communications Technology, is spearheading the event together with the Department of Science and Technology.
Startup week-end that started yesterday and will end tomorrow is a gathering of developers, designers, marketers and product managers among others where they share ideas best practices, form entrepreneurial teams and build products, Danielle Reyes, one of the facilitators, said.
Coop day celebration today
The Bacolod City Cooperative Development Council of the City Cooperative and Livelihood Development Office will be celebrate its 15th annual Bacolod City Cooperative Day Celebration today, on the theme, “Cooperative Paves the Way for Inclusive Growth”.
There will be a mass at 7 a.m. at the Bacolod San Sebastian Cathedral to be followed by a cooperative caravan leading to the Bacolod Government Center, a press release from the city said.
Part two of the celebration will be at the Annex Building of the BGC, which will include messages from Cooperative Development Authority Regional Director Arnel Agrasada, Cooperatives chair Councilor Wilson Gamboa Jr., Vice Mayor Greg Gasataya and Mayor Monico Puentevella, the press release said.