Photo by Andy Alvarez
Albert Pimentel and Gov. Alfredo Marañon Jr. cut the ribbon at the Ubiquity opening,  as officials of the firm Sagar Rajgopal, Matt Nyren and Ray Iglesias, Bacolod Mayor Monico Puentevella, Board Member Rolando Ponsica and councilors Wilson Gamboa Jr., Em Ang, Carl Lopez, Archie Baribar and Jocelle Batapa Sigue look on*

First BPO firm opens
at Negros CyberCentre
P7.5M monthly payroll expected: Marañon

Finally the   Negros First CyberCentre in Bacolod City is coming alive after a long delay in its completion, with the opening of its first business process outsourcing firm locator Saturday.

The office of Ubiquity Global Services on the second floor of  the  CyberCentre was blessed and opened Saturday.

Negros Occidental Gov. Alfredo Marañon  Jr. said  the deployment of  500 call center agents  by Ubiquity at the CyberCentre  will mean a P7.5 million monthly payroll that will circulate in  Negros Occidental. moremoremore

Project Free to
boost local work force

Governor Alfredo Marañon Jr. said  Saturday that teaching is not only a noble profession but is vital in the country's quest for economic development, hence the need for quality education.

Quality education to the underprivileged  is the greatest social equalizer, he said.

 This is important as the country is now on  the threshold of economic growth, Marañon said, when  he paid tribute to teachers at  the celebration of the National Teachers' Month at the University of St. La Salle Coliseum. moremoremore

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Valencia eyeing m’cycle
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Drivers of motorcycles locally called “habal-habal”will serve as tourist guides of local and foreign tourists visiting the destinations in Valencia town, Negros Oriental, a government press release said.

The “habal-habals” are used for public transportation in areas with narrow roads, steep and rough terrain.It can carry two or more passengers, or sometimes sacks of rice, big baskets of vegetables, groceries or poultry products.

Valencia tourism officer designate Elsie Dagoy said the use habal-habal drivers as tourist guides aims to boost the tourism potential of the town. She said most of Valencia’s attractions, like the Casaroro Falls, are located in areas difficult for other vehicles to reachmoremoremore