DILG FAMILY The National Housing Authority Permanent Housing Project in Barangay Luna, Cadiz City.*
(CPG photo)

NHA distributes part
of P7.84B in houses

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.

Cadiz City residents received 300 houses and in Sagay City 350 houses were distributed. The areas where they are located will have 1,000 houses each.moremoremore

‘Nona' rains hit
parched farm lands

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.

At noon yesterday, the Coast Guard lifted the suspension of inter-island sea travel of roll-on roll-off and fastcraft vessels.moremoremore


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Fire hits house, commercial
bldg; damage at P6 million

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.

Early investigation showed initial estimated damage include P2.8 million for Ordoña's residence and P960,000 for the inn, excluding personal belongings and other items inside, Mission added. .moremoremore