PALAPALA Perspective of the new Negros First Palapala and Food Terminal*

Capitol to start P500M projects
Includes two hotels, food terminal

Construction of four major projects of the Negros Occidental provincial government estimated to cost P500 million, of which three worth P313 million have already been bidded out, will start early next year, Provincial Engineer Ernie Mapa said yesterday.

The construction of new structures and renovation of the Negros First Palapala and Food Terminal at the corner of North Capitol Road and San Juan Street that starts January will be undertaken by DynamicBuilders and Construction Inc. that entered a bid of P114,651,446.30, Mapa said.

At the Mambukal Resort in Murcia, construction of a four-storey hotel and convention center, and renovation of the touristslodge, will also start in January, he added. moremoremore

Oca Verdeflor dies

Former Bacolod Mayor Oscar Vedeflor, 80,succumbed to septic shock, which is a complication of infection, at about 10:23 a.m. yesterday at the Dr. Pablo O. Torre Memorial Hospital in Bacolod City.

Verdeflor was mayor of Bacolod for one term from 1998 to 2001.

Bacolod Mayor Evelio Leonardia condoled with the family of the late mayor and ordered all flags at City Hall flown at half mast. moremoremore


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P1.3M in cellphones,
accessories stolen

About P1.3 million in cell phones of varied brands, cards and accessories were reported stolen by still unidentified suspects from a phone distributor in Dumaguete City yesterday morning.

The suspects ransacked the Pick and Carry store along Perdices Street in the city, and the incident was discovered by utility man Rommel Siason Dicon, 24, married, of Mampas in Valencia town, Negros Oriental, when he opened the store at about 8:21 a.m. yesterday.

Investigations showed that Dicon noticed that the rollup door was already opened and that things were scattered inside. He also noticed a vertical hole in the wall of the stockroom, measuring about 26x28 inches and a horizontal hole in the comfort room, about 30x36 inches..