September 11, 2022 – Bacolod City Mayor Albee Benitez held a dialogue with the Bacolod Filipino-Chinese Community to address concerns and cater recommendations regarding business-related matters in the city.
Permit transactions and utility consumption on water and energy were the difficulties raised during the dialogue.
The e-Governance, one of Benitez’s eight-point agenda, was emphasized during the discussion as it aims for efficiency and convenience in permit transactions. Some part of the business permit processes can be avoided and Benitez is planning on reducing it by “30 percent”.
One of the initiatives by the Benitez administration is the Bacolod Express Service Office (BESO), a satellite office found in Ayala Malls Capitol Central for one-stop government transactions.
Moreover, Benitez also updated the said community regarding his meeting with Primewater as they are troubleshooting and taking measures in resolving dirty water, one of which is through air scouring, and he is also looking into utilizing solar energy to reduce power rates and coal consumption.
The event will be one of many dialogues Benitez will pursue to continue with other community-based constituents of the city as he is “open for suggestions, proposals, and criticisms” all for the betterment of Bacolod City.
Present also in the event were Bacolod City councilors: Hon. Jude Thaddeus Sayson, Hon. Psyche Marie Sy, Hon. Vladimir Gonzalez, and Hon. Al Victor Espino.
Officials and representatives attended were from:
Negros Island, Federation of Filipino Chinese Chambers of Industry, Inc.
Bacolod Filipino Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Inc.
Southern Negros Filipino Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Inc.
Northern Negros Filipino Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Inc.
Philippine Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry-Negros Chapter
Negros Occidental Filipino Chinese Amity Club
Bacolod Filipino Chinese Junior Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Bacolod Chamber Volunteer Fire Brigade
Negros Occidental Amity Volunteer Fire Brigade
Negros Occidental Che Yong Cua Chua Association
Kang Ha Family Association Negros Occidental Chapter
Negros Occidental Lioc Kui Fraternity, Inc.
Negros Tai Guan Temple, Inc.
Tang Yu Foundation, Inc.
Panay & Negros Occidental Chapter
Philippine Liong Tek Fraternity Bacolod Chapter
Philippine Se Ho Lim Family Association
Filipino Chinese Wei Due Fraternity Negros Occidental Chapter
Negros Liat San Temple Association
Philippine Long Se Lee Family Association
Yap Fraternity, Inc. Bacolod
Bacolod Filipino Cantonese Civic Foundation
Bacolod Tay Tung High School Principal and Board of Trustees
St. John’s Institute Board of Trustees
St, John’s Institute
Bacolod Trinity Christian School Board of Trustees
Bacolod Trinity Christian School
(Source: Bacolod Public Information Office)