GARBAGE POLLUTION. A man walks along the shore covered with garbage in Brgy. Singcang Airport, Bacolod City.* ( Jhon Aldrin Casinas photo )

Degamo dismissed

The Negros Occidental Sangguniang Panlalawigan unanimously approved the P3.546 billion annual budget for the province for 2018 yesterday.

The P3.5 billion covers the 2018 Annual General Fund, and the budgets of the Economic Enterprise Development Department - P66,286,717, and the Hospital Operations Department - P1,456,272,426, Board Member Salvador Escalante, SP Committee of Budget and Finance chairman, said.

The 2018 budget increased by 12.45 percent compared to the P3.154 billion 2017 budget, he added. moremoremore

TESDA prov'l head shot

The provincial director of the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority in Negros Occidental was shotsix times in Talisay City at 6:45 last night, but was declared in stable condition as of press time.

TESDA provincial director, Julius Sol OronganJamero, 45, was onboard an Isuzu Crosswind SUV, when he was shot by a lone gunman at the corner of Rafael Lacson and Magsaysay streets, Supt. Adonis Rosales, Talisay City police chief,  said.

He suffered six minor gunshot wounds - three on his buttocks, two on the left side of his body, and one on his nose, Rosales added. .moremoremore


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High blue crabs mortality
hinders commercial prod'n

ILOILO CITY – Bigger crabs eating smaller crabs is one of the many contributing reasons for the high mortality rate of blue crabs in Western Visayas, scientist Wilfredo Campos of the University of the Philippines said Wednesday.

In his research project, “Settlement Habitats of Early Stages of Blue Crabs in Northeast Panay,” Campos said the low survival rates are preventing commercial production of these marine creatures.

“They (blue crabs) can't swim like fish so when bigger ones pass by, they eat the smaller ones,” Campos said at the sidelights of the Media Brunch at Hotel del Rio here. .