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The Metro Bacolod Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MBCCI) is the pulse of business in Bacolod.
MBCCI is a member of Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI).
The Metro Bacolod Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MBCCI) is a non-stock, non-profit organization. It was incorporated in 1986 and was voted the Most Outstanding Chamber in the Visayas in 1998, 1999 and 2000. MBCCI is a member of Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI).
By furthering economic progress in Bacolod and the Province of Negros Occidental, the Chamber recognizes that ultimately all Negreses will benefit a better quality life.
July 21, 2014
More businessmen in Bacolod city are asking the city government for a reduction in their revenue code rates, Metro Bacolod Chamber of Commerce and Industry president Frank Carbon said yesterday.
Carbon said they have sought the help of Bacolod Vice Mayor Greg Gasataya and the members of the Sangguniang Panlungsod regarding the matter.
When the new revenue code took effect in 2012 during the time of then Mayor and now Bacolod lone District Representative Evelio Leonardia, he said, only the revenue code rates of the manufacturing, retailers, contractors, financial and banking institutions and hospitals were reduced.Read more
July 5, 2014
The Negros Business Week, an expo to promote micro, small and medium enterprises of Negros Occidental, will open at Robinson’s Place Bacolod 10 a.m. Monday.
The theme of the event that runs until July 13 is “Strengthening the Small Business for More and Better Jobs,” a press release from the Metro Bacolod Chamber of Commerce and Industry said.
It is one of the programs of the Negros Occidental provincial government spearheaded by the MBCCI, the press release added.Read more
Meeting with chairman Lawrence Villanueva and general manager Julie Anne B. Carbon of Bacolod City Water District (BACIWA)
MBCCI together with the Officers of the Bacolod Filipino-Chinese Chamber, Bankers Club, PhilSuCor, Association of Negros Producers and other business organizations met with the Chairman of the Board and Officers of BACIWA.
The key points and results of the meeting are:
Short-Term actions will be undertaken by BACIWA Management to ensure supply in case of power outages (brownouts) which may include:
- Purchase of power generators
- CENECO giving BACIWA a favored client treatment, meaning, as much as possible CENECO will spare BACIWA’s deep-well pumps from power outages.Read more
The Metro Bacolod Chamber of Commerce and Industry will help the Bacolod Water District arrange with the Development Bank of the Philippines so the financial institution could "take out," or pay the water P500 million loan of the utility firm with the Local Water Utilities Administration.
MBCCI president Frank Carbon said they met with BACIWA officers recently and were told by its manager, Juliana Carbon that the water district is paying at least 12.5 percent in interest to LWUA annually.
Carbon said that if DBP pays the debt of BACIWA from LWUA, the water district will pay DBP for the amount it paid at only four to five percent in interest, he said.
BACIWA had coordinated before with the DBP for a similar arrangement but LWUA had disallowed it.Read more
May 05, 2014
The Metro Bacolod Chamber of Commerce and Industry and other members of the business sector are willing to assist Central Negros Electric Cooperative to secure the approval of the Energy Regulation Commission of its P630-million system rehabilitation program, MBCCI President Frank Carbon said yesterday.
Carbon said CENECO had requested the approval from the ERC last year to improve its delivery and reduce substantially the frequent brownouts in the areas being serviced by the utility firm.
During their recent meeting, CENECO assured that there will not be an increase in power rates as the expenditure will be funded by the reinvestment fund for sustainable capital expenditures.
Carbon also said they raised a proposal with CENECO to bid their future power needs for transparency.Read more
MBCCI had a very interactive meeting with President Arnel Lapore of CENECO last April 10, 2014 at the Pavillon Hotel, Bacolod City.
The highlights of the meeting are:
Power Demand and Supply
CENECO will provide MBCCI of their area’s:
- Power demand for the remaining months of the year;
- Sources of supply (bilateral contracts and others);
- Possible supply sources to cover unplanned outages of power suppliers or expected spike in electricity demand during summer months.
- And, in case of supply shortage, the remedial measures of CENECO.
- And what to expect this summer months.