fLOOD An electrical post of the Central Negros Electric Cooperative fell on this vehicle beside SM City Bacolod at the reclamation area, yesterday* ( Aksyon Radyo-Bacolod photo )

P13.5B investment set
for Negros wind power

Bronzeoak Philippines is investing about P13.5 billion for a 100-megawatt (MW) wind project in the mountain areas of Negros Occidental and Oriental, its chairman, Jose Ma. Zabaleta, said yesterday.

Brozeoak, that has already invested about $.5 billion in solar and biomass power in Negros, is investing in wind power farms on 13,000 hectares in Salvador Benedicto, Calatrava and San Carlos City in Negros Occidental, and Bais City in Negros Oriental, he said.

The 13-hectare franchise area approved by the Department of Energy will not disturb the forests and the building of the wind towers will be ecologically and environmentally safe, Zabaleta said. . moremoremore

Pole falls on vehicle,
causes brownouts

An electrical post of the Central Negros Electric Cooperative fell on a vehicle at Burgos Street beside SM City Bacolod at the Reclamation Area in Bacolod City, at about 6 p.m. causing a brownout in several areas in the city yesterday.

The areas affected were under the Reclamation Feeders number 1 to 4, Ceneco announced.

A heavy downpour yesterday is believed to have caused electric post to fall on a Mitshubishi Adventure vehicle, driven by Melfie Bautista, the police said. moremoremore


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Drug surrenderees hit 7,538

The number of “drug users and pushers” in Negros Oriental, who have surrendered to the police this month at the height of relentless police operations, has reached 7,538.

The Philippine National Police in Negros Oriental showed that the latest figure was from July 1-17, a report from the Amigo Cops Negros Oriental Text Blast project said yesterday.

The surrenderees in police stations included Canlaon City with 184, or 177 users and seven pushers, Vallehermoso 176 (175/1), Guihulngan City 846 (830/16), La Libertad 316 (308/8), Jimalalud 125 (121/4), Tayasan 128 (124/4), Ayungon 251 (208/43), Bindoy 71 (65/6), Manjuyod 30 (27/3); .