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.
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.
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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.