Global firm creating
1,000 jobs in Negros
Banks, 250 others apply
for CyberCentre space
BY CARLA GOMEZ
Ubiquity Global Services, a business process outsourcing firm, is creating 500 jobs at the Negros First CyberCentre (NFCC) and investing more than $1 million (P44.9 million) in its Bacolod operations this year, its founder and president, Matthew Nyren, said yesterday.
Ubiquity also aims to bring its work force at the NFCC up to 1,000 by next year, Nyren said.
Nyren and Negros Occidental Gov. Alfredo Marañon Jr. signed a contract for Ubiquity’s lease of 1,200 square meters at NFCC with the option to expand, at rites held at the Governor’s Office in Bacolod City yesterday afternoon.
City bidding on
garbage hauling fails
BY CHRYSEE SAMILLANO
Metrowaste Solidwaste Management Corp. did not participate in the bidding for the garbage hauling services for Bacolod City yesterday, Bids and Awards Committee chairman Jerome Solinap said.
Solinap said Metrowaste wrote them of its plan not to join the bidding.
Only IPM Construction and Development Corp. and Enviroking Corp. joined the bidding yesterday, that was declared a failure because both companies failed to meet certain requirements based on the pass-fail criteria, he said.
Cops tag councilor in
BY GILBERT BAYORAN
A city councilor engaged in charcoal-related business, was identified by the police as the buyer of 80 sacks of charcoal, transported from Ajuy, Iloilo, to Victorias City, Negros Occidental, without proper documents.
Supt. Santiago Rapiz, Victorias City police chief, said yesterday that they confiscated 80 sacks of charcoal, transported to the bodega of Councilor Daniel Tornea, on Sunday, at the Japan Port in Brgy. 6-A, Victorias City.
The shipment lacked permit to transport and certificate of origin, as required by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources.