Funding for biz enhancement


Four Negros Oriental entrepreneurs got the ap-proval of the Department of Science and Tech-nology (DOST) on their request for funding assistance for the purchase of equipment needed for the enhancement of their respective businesses.

Entrepreneurs Imelda Siñagan of EM’s Dress Shop, Hazel Lynn P. Asignar of Ninang’s Kitchen, Virgilio B. Anqui, Jr. of VL Motor Parts and Atty. Anna Pris Pareja of Rockland Farm Ltd. Company pitched their project proposals before the members of the Regional Technical Evaluation Committee (RTEC) of DOST – 7 during the RTEC en banc session held in Siquijor island recently.  The presentation of project proposals before the RTEC is one of the steps in availing DOST’s Small Enterprise Technology Upgrading Program (SETUP), an intervention to help Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) boost their production and competitiveness through different strategies which include provision of technology. (By Roi Lomotan)


SU, partners to build Business Incubation facility in Sibulan
(By Roi Lomotan)

Silliman University (SU) officials led by its Presi-dent Dr. Betty McCann together with its partners, business couple Lawyer Edilberto Bravo and Dr. Felina Bravo, officiated the groundbreaking ceremony of SU Business Incubation Facility in Sibulan town recently.

The said facility will cover 1.5 hectares of land and will be built inside the Fel & Bert Bravo Technopreneur Park in Barangay San Antonio. SU – Officer of Information and Publications Director Madeleine Quiamco said the facility will offer services to foster technological innovation and entrepreneurial talent, as well as develop innovative products and services that will contribute to economic growth and progress in the country.

“City of Gentle People” emerges as country’s sports tourism hub
(By Jennifer C. Tilos)

Dumaguete City’s laid-back charm has been one of its main selling points to both foreigner and local tourists, and the “City of Gentle People” is now shifting its gears to prepare for the 2020 Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) youth games.

No less than the Department of Education (DepEd) Secretary Leonor Magtolis-Briones announced the official selection of Dumaguete City as host in the annual ASEAN youth games in July or August 2020. This sporting event among secondary school athletes is an international tournament that involves eleven countries possibly to include delegations from New Zealand or Australia.

President Duterte makes surprise NAIA-Terminal 2 inspection
(By Presidential News Desk)

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte on June 10 made a surprise inspection at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport-Terminal 2 after hearing reports about flight delays and cancellations.

President Duterte talked to airline and NAIA officials regarding the cancellations and delays to know whether there are flight diversions and if affected passengers are given incentives to ease their inconvenience. A Philippine Airlines manager and a NAIA-Terminal 2 airport duty manager briefed the President on the flight woes and explained actions being undertaken to normalize the situation. The Chief Executive discussed how flight aberrations could be minimized and what actions could be employed by the government, particularly the Department of Transportation, to solve the problem in the long term.

PH to continue honoring alliance with US— Pres. Duterte
(By Presidential News Desk)

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte assured the United States that his government will honor the country’s alliance with the world superpower despite efforts to forge closer relations with China and Russia.

The Philippines has an enduring Mutual Defense Treaty with the US agreed in August 1951. “I’m just saying it because I like Trump and I would like to assure America that we will not do anything to hinder, hamper or whatever. We will go along with our alliances,” President Duterte said in an interview with Kingdom of Jesus Christ founder Pastor Apollo Quiboloy in his television program “Give Us This Day.”