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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.

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.

Business group: New wage rate depresses money in circulation

Monday, March 06, 2017
By ERWIN P. NICAVERA

A LOCAL business group said the new wage rate in Western Visayas and Negros Occidental lacks "classification" thus, it depresses the local money in circulation which may pull down economic growth.

Effective March 16, Wage Order No. 23 provides P15 to P25 daily minimum wage increase for workers in the private sector.

Frank Carbon, chief executive officer of Metro Bacolod Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MBCCI), Sunday said the Regional Tripartite Wages and Productivity Board (RTWPB)-Western Visayas missed to consider another bracket or category particularly for workers in the non-agriculture, commercial, and industrial sectors.

MBCCI exec: Traffic improvements vital to business

Tuesday, February 07, 2017
By ERWIN P. NICAVERA

THERE is a need to continue improving the traffic situation in Bacolod City to allow businesses to flourish, thrive, and expand, an official of the Metro Bacolod Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MBCCI) said.

Frank Carbon, chief executive officer of MBCCI, on Monday said good traffic systems should complement peace and order as vital components of maintaining a business-enabling environment.

Envoy, businessmen eye cattle, dairy tech transfer

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Argentine Ambassador Roberto Bosch and Metro Bacolod Chamber of Commerce and Industry officials yesterday discussed possible cattle and dairy technology transfer.

Argentina is well known for its cattle and dairy industry and Negros can learn a lot from that country, MBCCI chief executive officer Frank Carbon, said.

Courtesy Visit of Ambassador Roberto Bosch - Embassy of the Argentine Republic in the Philippines

"Courtesy Visit of Ambassador Roberto Bosch - Embassy of the Argentine Republic in the Philippines" - December 6, 2016 • L'Fisher Hotel, Bacolod City

Bizmen offer help for water supply woes

BY CHRYSEE SAMILLANO
Thursday, November 17, 2016

The Metro Bacolod Chamber of Commerce and Industry isoffering to help the Bacolod City Water District find a solution to improve the current water situation in Bacolod City and cope with the growing demand.

Frank Carbon, Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry-Western Visayas regional governor and MBBCI chief executive officer, yesterday said they offered to help Baciwa convince its Board to look for funds to fast-track the improvement of its distribution system and they will help in sourcing it.

He said the bulk water supply project will not be able to solve the water problem since Baciwa still has to prepare its distribution system.

Baciwa is looking for P200 million for another supply augmentation while waiting for the bulk water project. But the officials of MBCCI suggested that Baciwa secure a P2 billion loan to fast-track the improvement of its water supply to meet the growing demand with the entry of big infrastructure development projects to the city.

Bacolod water district urged to get P2-B loan

Thursday, November 17, 2016
By ERWIN P. NICAVERA

THE Metro Bacolod Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MBCCI) urged the Bacolod City Water District (Baciwa) to increase its proposed loan to P2 billion for the improvement of its distribution systems that will complement the bulk water supply project.

Baciwa management headed by its general manager Engineer Mario Macatangay, in a meeting with the officers and members of MBCCI at the Bacolod Pavillon Hotel on Wednesday, said they plan to obtain a P200-million loan to fund its capital expenditures (Capex) next year.

Business groups identify growth center clusters

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Three emerging growth centers in the Negros Island Region are being eyed as clusters for progress and development of the Local Government Units of the region.

The Metro Bacolod Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the Negros Occidental Chamber of Commerce and Industry have identified the clusters belonging to Metro Bacolod that includethe cities ofTalisay, Silay, Bago and the towns of Murcia and Salvador Benedicto, Metro Dumaguete with its satellite LGUs of Sibulan, Bacong, Valencia, and Dauin in Negros Oriental and Metro Kabankalan which include Himamaylan, Ilog, Mabinay,Ayungon and Tayasan.

BIZMEN OPTIMISTIC OF NIR BUDGET OK

Wednesday, August 3, 2016
by Eugene Adiong

A local business leader in Negros remains optimistic that the proposed budget for the Negros Island Region (NIR) will be approved.

Frank Carbon, governor for Western Visayas and NIR of the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry, yesterday said the 2016 budgets for national agencies now in NIR is still being sourced from Regions 6 and 7.

“For 2017, separate budget for the newly-created region has been submitted. It is a budget for personnel, operating expenses, capital expenditures and others,” Carbon pointed out adding that “some of the proposed budgets are still with the regional or national offices.”

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