Coaching sessions with bizmen

Around 51 Micro and Small Entrepreneurs (MSEs) in Negros Oriental will undergo anintensive ten-week mentoring sessions with businessmen to enhance their business skills and improve their respective businesses.

The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI)-Negros Oriental recently launched this year’s mentees for its Kapatid Mentor ME (KMME) Program, an initiative of the department in partnership with the Philippine Center for Entrepreneurship (PCE)-Go Negosyo that aims to help MSEs scale up their businesses through weekly coaching with successful entrepreneurs acting as their mentors. This year, there are 26 mentees from Dumaguete City and 25 mentees from Mabinay town. (By Roi Lomotan)


Bidder wins P20M contract
By Jennifer C. Tilos

Dumaguete City Bids and Awards Committee has awarded the contract for the P20.2 million bridge traversing Banica River linking barangays Taclobo and Bagacay.

Mayor Remollo approved the BAC’s recommendation that the contract be awarded to the winning bidder: Joint Venture of Jaime B. Ching Enterprises and Supreme Mega Structure Builders Inc. being the Lowest Calculated and Responsive bid. The bridge will replace the damaged spillway at the back of Foundation University in Colon Extension, which, according to Mayor Remollo will ensure the safety of the motorists and residents even in the event of floods and heavy downpour while decongesting traffic in the downtown area.

More police sub-stations
By Jennifer C. Tilos

The Philippine National Police (PNP) has inau-gurated two additional sub-stations this week in barangays Mangnao and Buñao to further enhance the anticrime campaign in the city.

The said sub-stations are in addition to the existing police sub-station already operating in Brgy. Cadawinonan. Dumaguete City Chief of Police, Col. Gregorio Galsim, and Negros Oriental Police Provincial Office Director, Col. Raul M. Tacaca, emphasized that due to the continuous growth and development of the city, there is a need to establish additional police sub-stations in strategic locations to shorten the response time for assistance.

DOE flags illegal LPG-refilling

The Department of Energy (DOE), through its Oil Industry Management Bureau (OIMB) and Visayas Field Office (VFO), met with Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) suppliers operating in the region last June 11 in a move to further strengthen the Department’s campaign against the proliferation of illegal LPG-refilling activities, particularly LPG-refilled butane canisters.

“Butane canisters that have been refilled with LPG are prohibited primarily because they are extremely dangerous. These are fire and explosive hazards. We would like to appeal to the public, especially to our kababayans in the Visayas where this illegal activity has been rampant – don’t risk your lives and those of your children and loved ones. Do not buy these illegally refilled LPG canisters,” DOE Secretary Alfonso G. Cusi emphasized.