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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.
The Metro Bacolod Chamber of Commerce & Industry recently sponsored a seminar-workshop which focused attention on the past, present and future investments of the Province of Negros Occidental for the development of tourism in this province.
Prof. George C. Zulueta of MBCCI was the coordinator and Workshop Facilitator.
Frank Carbon, President MBCCI
The speakers were: MBCCI President Frank Carbon who discussed the “Presentation and Validation of Tourism Data’PCCI’s 5 As of Tourism; Engr. Jean Espinosa who elaborated on the “Provincial Strategic Directions” from the Provincial Planning Office; Ms. Cristine C. Mansiñares who discussed, “Convergence Road Update” where she elaborated on the present road networks and future plans of Governor Alfredo Marañon, Jr. which is directed towards enhancing tourism activities in Negros Occidental.Read more
1. A METRO BACOLOD INTEGRATED DEVELOPMENT PLAN
The creation of an integrated development plan with Bacolod’s neighboring cities and municipalities will project Metro Bacolod as a “Huge Market – High Income” investment destination. The integration of the development plans with member cities and municipalities will result in a combined, greater positive impact on our economy.
2. Improved conditions and increased income for street and sidewalk vendors. Organizing our street and sidewalk vendors into strategically-placed, organized & profitable market centers will keep our city streets and sidewalks safe and orderly. The improved buying experience in the market centers can increase the income of our vendors, as well.
3. Improved public market facilities organized, well-ventilated public markets will encourage more business and will promote the welfare of our vendors and customers.
4. Establish a trading post or ‘bagsakan’ for our local farmers. Support our local farmers by providing a marketplace for farmers’ produce. A farmers market can raise the value of our local produce to a competitive level and promote the welfare of our local farmers.
ROAD AND TRANSPORT EFFICIENCY:
5. Review and improve vehicular traffic flow
Easy access to strategic points in our city will improve market conditions and the livability of our city. For example, improved access to and from our seaports and airport will encourage visitors/tourists to visit our city, and climate-resilient pathways will ensure quick recovery when a disaster strikes.
It is also important to look after the welfare or our tricycle and trisikad drivers/passengers. Keeping them from harm’s way includes keeping them away from the main thoroughfares of our city.Read more
The 12th National Vegetable Congress and Expo to be held December 4 to 6 in Bacolod City will gather about 500 delegates from around the country.
MBCCI Chairman Frank Carbon said yesterday that the congress on the theme “Strengthening the industry through high value crops development and organic farming” will focus on the alleviation of poverty through a high value crop development program and organic farming.
A tri-partite team of Metro Bacolod Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Department of Agriculture and the Office of the Provincial Agriculturist met Tuesday on the congress that is aimed at improving the farmers’ lives in the rural area by introducing alternative crops of higher value, he said.
He said the congress will educate members on organic farming and its added value to the market.Read more
August 28, 2014
For Metro Bacolod Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MBCCI) president Frank Carbon, the realization of a Master Plan is still the prime basis in order for a city to progress and for them to achieve their long term goals.
“We have to have a Master Plan not only for Bacolod, but for Metro Bacolod,” Carbon said. In addition, he foresees the Metro to be composed of other developing cities like Silay, Talisay, Bago, Murcia and Don Salvador Benedicto as akin to Tagaytay, a summer destination for local and foreign tourists.Read more
Saturday, August 23, 2014
BY CARLA GOMEZ
The presidents of the Negros Oriental Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the Metro Bacolod Chamber of Commerce and Industry signed a resolution yesterday calling on Local Government Secretary Mar Roxas to endorse favorably the creation of a Negros Island Region.
The resolution was signed by Edward Du, NOCCI president, and Frank Carbon, MBCCI president, who presented it at the concluding plenary of the 23 rd Visayas Area Business Conference in Cebu, along with a Negros Island region position paper.Read more
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