Fire Safety

BACOLOD CITY, Negros Occidental (PIA) - The Safety Organization of Negros Occidental (SONO) recently conducted a Fire Safety Seminar at the Sugar Workers Development Center, Bacolod City with safety practitioners, company representatives from various sectors in the province and Junior SONO members of John B. Lacson Colleges Foundation attending. Resource speaker Jessie Otañez spoke about "Fire Extinguishing techniques and Proper use of Fire Extinguishers." The activity was SONO's contribution to the observance of the Fire Prevention Month, now ongoing, earlier launched by the Bureau of Fire Protection.

FREE BREAKFAST

CEBU CITY, Cebu - McDonald's restaurants in Asia, Middle East and South Africa will celebrate National Breakfast Day on March 18 by giving away some five million McMuffins. "This will be the biggest breakfast event in the Philippines," said Meryl Timbol, PR and communications manager of Golden Arches Development Corp., McDonalds's master franchise holder in the Philippines. On March 18, she said, all McDonald's restaurants serving breakfast in the country will offer 1,000 McMuffins from 5-9 a.m. There are some 380 McDonald's restaurants in the country, 12 of which are in Cebu. "McDonald's realizes the importance of breakfast and the role it plays in the lives of our customers-seen with our 'Hooray for Today' campaign.(Phoebe Indino)

DEADLINE SET

DUMAGUETE CITY, Negros Oriental (PNA) - According to the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) in Region 7, the agency will not facilitate early release of funds from its national office for the food-for-work program for earthquake victims in Negros Oriental unless local government units (LGUs) have submitted the requirements by deadline time this Friday, March 15 The DSWD's food-for-work program is intended for LGUs in the province's first district affected by the magnitude 6.9 earthquake that hit Negros Oriental last February 6, 2012.

FACILITIES DONATED

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Cebu (PIA) - A memorandum of agreement (MOA) was inked between the Lapu-Lapu City government and Aboitiz Foundation Inc. for the construction of a two-story, six-classroom building for the Babag National High School. Lapu-Lapu Mayor Paz Radaza signed the MOA on behalf of the city while Augusto P. Carpio III, executive vice president and managing trustee signed on behalf of Aboitiz Foundation. Radaza said data from the country's National Statistic Coordination Board (NSCB) show that Lapu-Lapu City is one of two cities that have invested heavily on health care in 2009 on a per capita basis.

FASTER COLLECTIONS

ILOILO CITY, Iloilo (PIA) - The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) Regional Office No.11 in Panay has launched the mobile revenue collection officers system (MRCOS) for faster service to taxpayers. BIR-Regional Office 11 Collection Division Chief Marivic Tulio said the MRCOS is an application system providing for mobile receipting of tax payments, generation of collection reports and reconciliation of tax collections and tax returns. The system is comprised of a wireless device equipped with a general packet radio service (GPRS), an internet connection, and a handy printer allowing the printing of receipt upon payment of taxes.

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