Bacolod has to make sure that tourists have more reason to stay longer and spend their money in the city, Dr. Robert Lim Joseph, Honorary Consul General of Latvia, said yesterday.
Joseph was the guest speaker at the Hospitality and Tourism Management Regional Summit 2013 at L’Fisher Hotel in Bacolod City.
He said Bacolod has already started to create a name for itself but there is a need to increase public awareness of its potentials for tourism and how it can benefit the local industry, to attract more investments from local and foreign investors.
Coop chairman disputes
brgy. head’s ‘bogus’ claim
The chairman of the Barangay Punta-Taytay Marginalized Fisherfolk Marketing Cooperative said their cooperative is not bogus and he is challenging Punta Taytay Barangay Captain Rufino Alcala to prove his claims.
Jessie Cris Andas was reacting to the statement of Alcala in a local paper (not the DAILY STAR) where he claimed that the city is giving P100,000 to a bogus cooperative.
Alcala also said reports are circulating that Andas will be the beneficiary of P1 million and another P600,000 for the construction of a salt bed production center.
Business training held
Managers of Public Employment Service Office and guidance counselors in Western Visayas were trained in project proposal preparation by international consultant Rodelin Malones at the Sugar Workers Development Center in Bacolod City, recently.
Ponciano Ligutom, regional director of the Department of Labor and Employment, said yesterday that the four-day training aims to equip participants with knowledge the business aspects and skills in project proposal making.
They had hands-on exercises in business planning, reporting, and critiquing using the Competency-based Economy through the Formation of Enterprises approach, he said.