DILG FAMILY The vessel MV St. Michael the Archangel stranded at the BREDCO Port last night*
(Andy Alvarez photo)

‘Nona' halts sea travel,
Marañon prays for rain

Rough seas brought on by Typhoon Nona caused hundreds of passengers, trucks loaded with cargo and vessels to be stranded in Negros Occidental yesterday, Lt. Commander Ramil Palabrica, Coast Guard Bacolod Station chief, said.

Negros Occidental Gov. Alfredo Marañon said he is hoping that the typhoon will bring rains to the parched El Niño-hit farmlands lands of the province.

Nona has a radius of 300 kilometers and Negros Occidental is in the periphery, he said..moremoremore

SP grants Greg
authority to sign checks

The Bacolod Sangguniang Panlungsod passed an ordinance on first, second and final reading authorizing acting Bacolod Mayor Greg Gasataya to be a signatory in all checks drawn by the city to answer its obligations in his remaining 60 days as acting mayor.

The ordinance was passed during a special session that lasted almost two hours yesterday.

However, for the seventh time, they still failed again to act on the request of Gasataya to authorize acting City Administrator Goldwyn Nifras to be a co-signatory of checks issued by the city.moremoremore


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NegOr second most visited
by local tourists, DOT says

Negros Oriental placed second to Cebu for the most visited provinces among local tourists with 384,809, from January to September 2015, the Department of Tourism Region 7 said.

Cebu had the largest share of both local and international tourists with 1,172, 219 million for domestic visitors, accounting for 65 percent, and 1,140,136 million for foreign arrivals, or equivalent to over 80 percent.

Bohol was third among provinces visited by local tourists with 225,344, and Siquijor with 26,358.moremoremore