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Bacolod City, PhilippinesSaturday, November 23, 2013
13 industries driving up
local employment – DOLE

Thirteen industries have been identified by the Department of Labor and Employment and its partner as the country’s key employment generators.

These are agribusiness, construction, information technology/business process management, health and wellness; hotel, restaurant and tourism, wholesale and retail trade; banking and finance, mining, transport and logistics, manufacturing, ownership, dwellings and real estate, education, and power and utilities, a press release from DOLE said.

It also identified 237 in-demand occupations that include accountant, appraiser, cashier, checker, driver, machine operator, mechanical technician, security guard, teller, and welder.

46 complete ‘Teknoklinik’

The Teknoklinik and farmers dialog organized by the Agricultural Training Institute Region 6 under the Department of Agriculture for updates on programs that they can avail from government agencies, was attended by 246 participants from La Castellana town, Negros Occidental, Armando Abano, Provincial Food Coordinator said yesterday.

A representative from the Office of the Provincial Agriculturist discussed AgriPinoy framework, sustainable agriculture, climate change, crops technologies and fishery updates.

After the activity, 29 farmers enrolled at the Negros First Insurance program that will insure their crops from infestation and destruction cause by calamities while others were accepted as members of the Social Security System through its Alkansssya Program.

‘Some stem cell therapy groups
operating without approval’

The Department of Labor and Employment yesterday warned the public against the use of stem cell therapy for medical and aesthetic purposes, after a recent report revealed that certain SCT associations in the country have been operating without the required endorsement from the Professional Regulation Commission and the Professional Regulatory Board of Medicine.

In an inquiry made to the Securities Exchange Commission, by the PRC it found out that the Philippine Society for Stem Cell Medicine Inc. and the Philippine Stem Cell Society have falsified, if not failed, to submit such documentary requirements for  its SEC registration, a press release from DOLE said.

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