It was an early Christmas for some victims of super typhoon Yolanda in Cadiz and Sagay cities in Negros Occidental, yesterday.
They were the recipients of 650 typhoon resilient houses worth P188.5 million provided under the National Housing Authority Permanent Housing Project in Barangay Luna, Cadiz City, and at the boundary of barangays Old Sagay and Tabao in Sagay City.
Gov. Alfredo Marañon Jr. said he is thankful to the Lord that Typhoon Nona brought much needed rain to Negros Occidental's parched agricultural lands.
It rained all over the province, especially in southern Negros Occidental that has been affected by the dry spell brought on by the El Niño phenomenon, he said.
The governor pointed out that it has not rained in Candoni town for three months.
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Fire hits house, commercial
bldg; damage at P6 million
BY JUDY F. PARTLOW & JUANCHO GALLARDE
A fire of still undetermined origin razed a two-storey residential home and damaged another two-storey commercial building next door in Barangay Daro, Dumaguete City, yesterday morning, with initial estimated damage to property of about P6-million.
The owner of the house, Fritz Ray Ordoña, was rushed to the Silliman University Medical Center for treatment of second degree burns after she was trapped inside the compound, Fire Officer 3 Joel Mission of the Dumaguete Fire Station, said.