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PWDs push for establishment of vocational rehab centers in Bicol

PWD-students at the Vocational Training Center established by Naga Mayor John G. Bongat join the “Apolinario Mabini Walk for Our Rights” during the celebration of National Disability Prevention and Rehabilitation Week in Plaza Quezon last July 23, 2017.

PWD-students at the Vocational Training Center established by Naga Mayor John G. Bongat join the “Apolinario Mabini Walk for Our Rights” during the celebration of National Disability Prevention and Rehabilitation Week in Plaza Quezon last July 23, 2017.

By Jason B. Neola

NAGA CITY — The Persons with Disability Affairs Office (PDAO) here is forging partnership with the office of Congressman Gabriel H. Bordado (3rd District, Camarines Sur) in order to expedite the establishment of a vocational rehabilitation center in his district.

The center, which will cater to children who have finished attending the Department of Education’s Special Education (SPED) program, will serve as facility for young PWDs to develop their skills and enable them to land a job and live productively despite their handicaps.

In this city, a similar entity, specifically called vocational training center, has already been established thru the efforts made by the administration of Mayor John G. Bongat. Close to a hundred young PWD individuals in the city have become beneficiaries of the project.

  • July 28th 2017
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30th Founding Anniversary, MNCCI to honor past presidents, partners

NAGA CITY — Celebrating its 30th founding anniversary, the Metro Naga Chamber of Commerce and Industry will honor its past presidents, partners, and other personalities who have helped shape and make stronger and prouder the chamber that it is now – a Hall of Fame awardee, one of the only three local business chambers that had held such honor for having been selected as outstanding local chamber of business and commerce for three consecutive years.

Incumbent president Gilbert N. Albero, under whose term the highly successful 10-year old Bicol Business Week was transformed into bigger and longer Bicol Business Month in 2015 and who chairs this year’s pearl event, said the celebration will be a simple but memorable one because it will be dedicated to past chamber leaders, living or dead, under whose leadership the chamber was able to articulate its role as the “Voice of Business” while unselfishly contributing to the enhancement of the socio-economic development of Metro Naga, in particular, and the Bicol Region, in general.

Jose B. Perez, MNCCI’s VP for Chamber Management, explained the founding anniversary should have been held last year – being the 30th year – but had to be reset for 2017 because of the typhoon that hit Bicol during that period. “We were ready for the celebration a month after our 2016 Bicol Business Month in November but had to shelve the idea because of the disastrous typhoon; instead, we concentrated our energy and resources for “Tabang Bicol” to expedite relief operations to typhoon victims in Naga and selected towns in Camarines Sur.”

Naga hosts 2 national summits for agriculturists and librarians

AGRICULTURISTS from all parts of the country came to this city last July 17 for the 5th National Congress and 2017 Philippine Agriculturists Summit at Villa Caceres Hotel here, with Sen. Cynthia Villar, chairperson of the Senate Committee on Food and Agriculture, as guest of honor and speaker.

Naga City Mayor John G. Bongat welcomed the participants who tackled during the whole day summit the theme, “Enhancing the agriculture profession towards a resilient and sustainable agriculture in the global economy.”

President Arthur R. Baria of the Philippine Association of Agriculturists, Inc. said the summit aimed to provide its members the venue to discuss issues and updates on the agriculture profession, as well as cross-cutting technologies on resilience and sustainability to increase food security, competitiveness and product safety in the light of the ASEAN regional integration.

  • July 19th 2017
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