The National Food Authority has began shipping rice from Negros Occidental to super typhoon Yolanda-hit Panay, Procopio Trabajo II, NFA Negros Occidental manager, said yesterday.
He said 15,000 bags of rice from Negros Occidental are being sent to augment the needs of Panay and, so far, 1,000 bags have been shipped out.
There is a long line of trucks waiting to get on roll-on-roll-off vessels to Panay, which is slowing the delivery of the rice, he said.
Transport sector pledges
‘good conduct’ manifesto
Representatives from the Land Transportation Office, Department of Labor and Employment and the transport sector signed a manifesto yesterday promoting a voluntary code of good practices at the DOLE satellite office in Bacolod City yesterday.
The manifesto aims to foster and enhance cooperation and goodwill among transport operators and drivers and for them to commit in maintaining and preserving mutual understanding between them.
It also provides standards, competence requirements and policies which must be made known to drivers prior to getting hired and policies on discipline and termination in the employment contract.
‘Startup Weekend’ scheduled
Bacolod City will host Startup Weekend Visayas, on December 6 to 8 at the University of St. La Salle in Bacolod City, Bacolod Councilor and Bacolod-Negros Occidental Federation for Information and Communications Technology executive director Jocelle Batapa-Sigue said yesterday.
This is a global event that has helped build the ideal ecosystem for the development of startups in 500 cities in the world. It is expected to bring together more than a hundred young entrepreneurs, developers, marketers and IT enthusiasts to learn the experiential way, Batapa-Sigue said.
She said they want to provide businessmen and private sector in Bacolod and Negros Occidental an avenue where they can search for bright ideas to solve their company problems and to provide efficiency to their operations, she said.