AYING Army chief Lt. Gen. Eduardo Año ( right) turns over the 3ID command saber from Maj. Gen Harold Cabreros to Brig. Gen. Jon Aying, in a ceremony held at Camp Macario Peralta in Jamindan, Capiz, yesterday.* .

NIR on red alert
‘Marce' halts sea travel, classes

The Regional Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council placed Negros Island Region under red alert status yesterday, as tropical depression "Marce" approached, Ma. Aletha Nogra, NIR Office of Civil Defense chief of plans and programs, said.

Nogra said the RDRRMC convened after the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration yesterday hoisted tropical cyclone warning Signal No. 1 over Negros Occidental and Oriental.

But Dave Cuajao,of the Provincial Disaster Management Team, said Marce made landfall in Surigao del Norte late yesterday, weakening it. Marce is expected to hit Negros Occidental early today, but only heavy rainfall is expected, he added. moremoremore

Be solution, Bato tells
Negros police


PNP chief Director General Ronald dela Rosa yesterday rallied Negros Island Region policemen to helphim solve the problems besetting the police organization, andshould not add to them.

Dela Rosa noted that NIR is among the regions in the country with drug problems.

“Be good out there. Help us, instead, of adding to the problem,” dela Rosa said in an interview with BomboRadyo. moremoremore


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Sto. Niño, scores stranded
in Neg. Or. due to ‘Marce'

The pilgrim image of the Sto. Niño (Child Jesus) was stranded in Dumaguete yesterday, and several Charter Day activities of the city were cancelled, as Negros Oriental got ready for typhoon Marce, which is expected to cut across the province and other parts of the Visayas today.

Scores of people were stranded due to the cancellation of sea travel to and from Dumaguete City and other points of Negros Oriental. Many of them were hoping to be able to attend the Charter Day and fiesta celebration of Dumaguete City yesterday and today, respectively.

Also stranded in Dumaguete is the pilgrim image of the Sto. Niño (Child Jesus) which was en route to Cebu from Dipolog City, Msgr. Julius Perpetuo Heruela said .