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NOLITC ensures employment
for graduates of Med Trans

The provincial government of Negros Occidental yesterday inked its first memorandum of agreement with an industry partner as a technical-vocational institute (TVI) providing medical transcription services through the Negros Occidental Language and IT Center.

Gov. Alfredo Marañon Jr. and Noel John Aguilar, owner of 3John-K Scribe Experts Corporation, signed the MOA at the provincial Capitol in Bacolod City, to pioneer effort towards providing jobs to medical transcription course graduates from NOLITC, a press release from the Capitol said.

NOLITC head Ma. Cristina Basa-Orbecido, who witnessed the signing, said the Center started its MedTrans offering August 2013, and the first batch of 25 finishers will undergo a three-day on-the-job training with the 3John-K Scribe, instead of the usual two to three weeks’ exposure.

As a TVI, Orbecido said NOLITC has to establish a link with an industry partner to ensure that graduates will have job placements after training, the press release also said.

Marañon noted the high employment rate – at 76 percent – among NOLITC graduates in the voice BPO sector, and said he expects a similar tend with the MedTrans, that is the province’s first crack at the non-voice segment.

The MOA signing was also witnessed by Katherine Aguilar-Matiling and Nebo Aguilar, the press release added.*

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Capitol marks
Nat’l Statistics Month

The 24th National Statistics Month celebration was launched Monday at the Capitol Social Hall in Bacolod City, with local Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas head Job Nepomuceno as guest speaker, on the theme “Statistics that Matter to Every Filipino”, a press release from the Capitol said.

Activities to be held by the provincial government of Negros Occidental, through its Provincial Planning and Development Office, include the annual Provincial Statistical Quiz, that will be participated in by students in 21 private and public schools in the province; and the Statistical Board contest for Capitol departments and divisions, including hospitals under the provincial government.

A province-wide national statistical information campaign will also be conducted by the PPDO in the schools to increase the students’ awareness on statistics. PPDO head Ma. Lina Sanogal said the National Statistical Month is celebrated to give importance to statistics as vital in the planning and decision-making of the local and national governments, the press release also said.

It is held in coordination with the BSP, Bureau of Agricultural Statistics, Department of Interior and Local Government, and the National Statistics Office.*

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Ex-Sagay mayor
gets DOH award

Former Sagay City mayor, now Rep. Leo Rafael Cueva (Neg. Occ., 2nd District), was conferred his third “Sandugo Outstanding Local Government Executive Award” for his involvement in the promotion of the voluntary blood donation program, a press release from the city said.

The awarding was held at the 15th National Sandugo Awards for Outstanding LGEs of the Department of Health and the Philippine Red Cross at the Heritage Hotel in Manila, recently. The program is under Republic Act 7719, or the National Blood Service Act of 1994, that calls for adequate safe blood supply in the country, the press release added.*

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Capitol marks Nat’l Statistics Month
Ex-Sagay mayor gets DOH award

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