Puregold is opening its forth branch at 888 China Square Mall in Bacolod City in October in time for the MassKara Festival, Antonio De los Santos, Puregold Price Club Inc. vice president for operations, said at the opening of its Mansilingan branch yesterday.
Puregold Mansilingan is their third branch in Bacolod City and their fourth in Negros Occidental. They have about 240 stores all over the country, he said
De los Santos said Puregold Mansilingan has two floors and is as big as the previous stores they had opened in Bacolod. This is a one stop shop for Bacoleños, he said.
P8.4B in rice
BY PEACE S. FLORES
Help our farmers by being Rice-ponsible and going back to agriculture, Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice) science research specialist Ev Angeles yesterday urged Negrenses, especially the youth, as she discussed the relevance of farming to a modern society.
Angeles, of PhilRice Nueva Ecija, conducted a Knowledge Sharing and Learning Session with students, faculty and media representatives on the PhilRice “Be Rice-ponsible” campaign to stimulate interest among young people to become the next generation of agriculturists and farmers at PhilRice Negros in Murcia.
From the current population of about 90 to 100 million Filipinos, this number will increase to about 190 million Filipinos by 2015, she said.
Free trade info session set
BY PEACE S. FLORES
The Department of Trade and Industry in Negros Occidental will conduct an information session on Doing Business in Free Trade Areas (DBFTA) for the local business sector at Sugarland Hotel in Bacolod City on August 4.
The DTI Export Marketing Bureau (EMB) program aims to raise awareness on opportunities and benefits under the European Union Generalized Scheme of Preferences Plus (EU-GSP+) that determines key merchandise exports to the European Union, a DTI press release said.
DTI senior trade and industry development specialist Romel Amihan said that these key export products include animal-based and vegetable-based fats and oils, prepared foodstuff, textiles and garments, footwear, headwear, umbrellas and chemical products.