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Welcome to Metro Bacolod Chamber of Commerce and Industry

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.

Biz leader: No supervening event to warrant wage hike

Wednesday, September 13, 2017
By Erwin P. Nicavera

A LOCAL business leader yesterday said there is no supervening event yet that warrants a new wage increase for workers in Western Visayas, including Negros Occidental.

Frank Carbon, regional governor of Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI) in Western Visayas and Negros Island, told SunStar Bacolod that the plan of the labor group to file a petition for wage increase cannot be done without supervening conditions.

400 porters, drivers to be tapped for anti-terror drive

Monday, July 17, 2017
By Marchel P. Espina

ABOUT 400 porters and drivers in seaport terminals in Bacolod City will be tapped to strengthen the Provincial Government’s anti-terrorism efforts.

Frank Carbon, regional governor of Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Western Visayas and Negros Island Region, said Sunday that the focus of the business sector right now is to help boost the Capitol’s anti-terrorism campaign, which is why they are collaborating with the local authorities and public officials.

Business Week kicks off

Around 17 Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises and local government units from Negros Occidental will participate in the annual Negros Business Week celebration of the Metro Bacolod Chamber of Commerce and Industry at the Robinson's Place, Bacolod City, that kicks off today.

MBCCI chief executive officer Frank Carbon said yesterday that the event now on its eight year run, aims to help the MSMEs to promote their products and services, and encourage them to level into medium and large scale enterprises.

Business as usual in NegOcc amid strike, Manila incident

Monday, June 05, 2017
By Erwin P. Nicavera

ALL establishments in Negros Occidental, especially Bacolod City, are business as usual amid the two-day transport strike led by the United Negros Drivers and Operators Center starting today, a local business leader said.

Frank Carbon, regional governor of Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Western Visayas and Negros Island Region, on Sunday, June 4, said they will not exacerbate the situation as the business sector is still reeling from the recent incident at Resorts World Manila in Pasay City.

MBCCI, Capitol to improve Negros cattle, buffalo stock


Wednesday, May 17, 2017

The Metro Bacolod Chamber of Commerce plans to firm up partnerships with the provincial government next month for improving the cattle and buffalo industry in Negros Occidental.

MBCCI chief executive officer Frank Carbon said that they will propose a Public-Private Partnerships with the province to improve the meat and milk production of local cattle and buffalos, using technology and research support from the Northern Territory of Australia.

Negros' opportunities huge

IN AUSTRALIA'S NORTHERN TERRITORY – GUV


BY CARLA GOMEZ
Monday, May 15, 2017

Gov. Alfredo Marañon Jr. said yesterday the opportunities for Negros Occidental in the Northern Territory of Australia are huge.


Negros Occidental Gov. Alfredo Marañon speaking before officials of Northern Territory Office of Asian Engagement, Trade and Investment.*

“There are a lot of opportunities for us there, it is up to us to take advantage of them,” said the governor, who led a Negros trade mission to the Northern Territory last week.

Biz group pushes for more airport transport services

Tuesday, April 11, 2017
By Erwin P. Nicavera

A BUSINESS group in Negros Occidental is pushing for more transport services that will cater to passengers from Bacolod-Silay Airport to different areas in the province and vice versa.

The proposal was presented by officials of Metro Bacolod Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MBCCI) to the regional directors of the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) and Land Transportation Office (LTO) in Region 6 during a meeting at the Bacolod Pavilion Hotel yesterday.

MBCCI to Ceneco: ‘Explain power rate hikes’

Friday, April 07, 2017
By Erwin P. Nicavera

THE Metro Bacolod Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MBCCI) asked the Central Negros Electric Cooperative (Ceneco) to explain the series of increases in the utility’s power rates.

In a letter dated April 6, MBCCI chief executive officer Frank Carbon requested Ceneco general manager Sulpicio Lagarde Jr. to inform the business group the reasons for the P1.68 per kilowatt hour (kWh) increase in generation charge.

DTI, DPWH urged to adopt interconnectivity framework


Monday, March 06, 2017
By ERWIN P. NICAVERA

THE Infrastructure Development Committee of the Negros Island Regional Development Council (NIRDC) has urged the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) and Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) to adopt its interconnectivity framework in identifying two major road networks in Negros Occidental.

The two agencies are currently in the process of identifying two priority road networks for development under the Roads Leveraging Linkages for Industry and Trade (Roll It) Program.

Frank Carbon, chair of the NIRDC Infrastructure Development Committee, said they are willing to help the DTI and DPWH in identifying the networks, which need value chain analysis and classification of industries.

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