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The Good and Bad Sides of Jollibee Virac

Reports say that Jollibee Foods Corporation failed to hit its target of P1-million in sales during the opening day of its Virac store. Still, the reported P740,000 total gross sales is easily the biggest ever for a local store. Too bad most of that moolah is going to Manila to the coffers of the giant fastfood corporation. This is the bad side of having Manila-owned stores like Jollibee, which gets all its raw materials from its commissary in Laguna. The most that it can do to repay Catandunganons who fork over their hard-earned money for burgers, spaghetti, fries and chicken is to at least have the Jollibee Foundation spearhead CSR projects like the Busog-Lusog-Talino feeding program for indigent kinder pupils, build a classroom here and there, and hire local students as restaurant crew under its Skills Enhancement and Education Development for Students (SEEDS) program tie-up with DOLE. On the side, local fast food establishments need not fret over the Jollibee thing; their burge…

Virac, Bato Sign Sisterhood Pact with Makati City

VIRAC, Catanduanes, Dec 11 (PIA)-- The towns of Virac and Bato here signed sisterhood agreements last November 23, 2011 at the Makati City Hall with Makati. Present during the signing of the separate memorandum of agreement (MOA) were Bato Mayor Eulogio Rodriguez and Virac Mayor Jose Alberto II with the members of their respective Sangguniang Bayan and Makati City Mayor Jejomar Binay Jr. The MOA will strengthen the friendship ties and mutual understanding of the local government units through exchanges in Science and Technology, Culture and Arts, Tourism, Planning and Urban Development, Commerce and Trade and Industry, Education and Sports Development, Environmental Protection, Public Health and Social Services, and other concerns. The said towns will also benefit from the sisterhood with regards to the expected assistance from Binay which includes donation of books and multicab, scholarship grants at the University of Makati for the indigent students, calamity assistance, trainin…

PRC Conducts Mobile Outreach Program in Catanduanes

VIRAC, Catanduanes, Dec 5 (PIA)-- The Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) conducted a Mobile Outreach Program at the provincial capitol of Catanduanes on November 25-26. It is the first time for PRC to conduct such service in Catanduanes. According to regional director, Elenita Tan of PRC, the said program aims to make it easy for applicants in the renewal of licenses, registration of new passers, and application for those who would like to take the examination on December 29. She also said that their program will continue and their agency is also considering the establishment of an extension office in the province. Repeaters, she added, will have to take the examination on January 30, 2012; while on March 11, 2012 it will be the turn for those taking the Licensure Examination for Teachers (2012). Those benefited by the program were thankful since it helped them save a lot in terms of convenience, time, money, and effort. (PIA/Catanduanes) by EA Bagadiong
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