KANLAON The view over Mt. KanlaonTuesday morning as captured by a PHIVOLCS IP camera.*


Negros provinces
among PH's richest

A Commission on Audit report recently submitted to President Rodrigo Duterte shows Negros Occidental ranking third and Negros Oriental fifth among the country's provincial local government units with the highest net worth for 2015.

Gov. Alfredo Marañon Jr. said yesterday “The COA report showing that Neg. Occ. has the third highest net worth after Cebu and Rizal, is indicative of theprovincial government's sound fiscal management, transparency and campaign against corruption, as well as efficient service delivery system.”

“Our sound fiscal management will have rippling effects. It will encourage the business community and other prospective investors to seriously locate their new or expanded ventures here,” he said. moremoremore

No alien spaceship, just clouds

A flying saucer–like cloud formation was spotted by residents over Mt. Kanlaon, which straddles Negros Island,on All Saints' Day.

A photo of the unusual cloud formation was also taken from a PHIVOLCS observatory Internet protocol camera in Canlaon City, Negros Oriental, between 8 to 9 a.m. on Tuesday, JayJamelo, Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology science research specialist, said yesterday.

The photo from the stationary IP camera that is attached to the Phivolcs computer network to keep a close watch of the volcano at all times, was then posted on the Phivolcs Facebook page that went viral, he said. moremoremore


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Solon vows funds for Neg. Or.
rehabilitation center project

Rep. Manuel Sagarbarria (Neg. Or., 2nd District) Tuesday assured Dumaguete Bishop Julito Cortes of millions of pesos of funding for the proposed drug rehabilitation center project initiated by the Diocese of Dumaguete.

He gave his promise to Cortes, who came to greet the solon on his 60 th birthday at the Sagarbarria residence in Barangay Calindagan, Dumaguete City.

Sagarbarria and Cortes discussed the proposed drug rehabilitation project, of which the diocese will make available 14 hectares of land in Barangay Silab, Amlan in Negros Oriental. .