RED TIDE Consumers started ordering shellfish in a restaurant at Gatuslao Street in Bacolod City after warnings against the seafood was lifted yesterday.*

Guv lifts red tide
shellfish warning

Negros Occidental Governor Alfredo Marañon Jr. lifted the public warning on harvesting, selling and consuming shellfish in the cities of Bacolod, Cadiz Silay, Victorias and EB Magalona, in a seafood safety bulletin released yesterday.

The bulletin said that, although the seawater samples collected from the coastal waters of the cities and municipality still contain they algal species that causes red tide, the shellfish samples collected contained toxins below the regulatory limit.

The seawater samples were tested by the Provincial Bio-Toxin Testing Center of the Office of the Provincial Agriculturist, and the shellfish meat samples were tested in the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Central Office. The samples were sent to BFAR last Tuesday.moremoremore

SP okays
Magsaysay flyover MOA


The Bacolod Sangguniang Panlungsod has approved a resolution authorizing acting Bacolod Mayor Greg Gasataya to enter into and sign the memorandum of agreement between the City of Bacolod and the Department of Public Works and Highways-Bridges Management Cluster-Unified Project Management Office for the construction of a flyover at Araneta Street and Magsaysay Avenue in Bacolod City.

Lea Delfinado will sign the MOA in behalf of the DPWH-BMC-UPMO represented by Estrella Villar, DPWH-Negros Island Office project director, while the city will be represented by Gasataya.

Gasataya yesterday said he wants to fast-track the process for the implementation of the flyover project. moremoremore


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OTS Dumaguete denies
‘bullet-planting' gripe

Canadian national Dale Elder and Filipina wife, Nelly Grafe, claimed they were victims of the so-called “tanim-bala” scam while checking in their baggage at the Dumaguete-Sibulan alternate airport, bound for Cebu yesterday.

Their scheduled flight on board Cebu Pacific was 2 p.m. and the bullet was discovered in their bag at 12:05 p.m., per record of the Aviation Security Group based in Sibulan Airport.

However, Elder and Grafe failed to come back, after relaying the information to the Public Attorney's Office and the National Bureau of Investigation..moremoremore