TEMPLE The Yuan Thong Temple in Bacolod City all lighted up for the Chinese New Year celebration* ( MMacahilo photo )

Bacolod-Silay Airport
set for P20B upgrade

The Silay-Bacolod Airport in Negros Occidental is among the five regional airports in the country, up for upgrading at the cost of P20.26 billion.

It will be done through Public-Private Partnership or PPP venture, the Department of Transportation said.

The DOT isinviting prospective bidders to participate in the auction for the P20.26 billion Bacolod-Silayairport PPP project.

"Bidding is open to all interested bidders, whether local or foreign, subject to conditions for eligibility under the invitation documents, build-operate-transfer law, and other existing laws," DOT said in a notice published yesterday in a newspaper of national circulation . moremoremore

SRA hikes
‘B' sugar allocation

Sugar Regulatory Administration head Anna Rosario Paner yesterday said she has issued a new sugar order increasing the allocation for “B” or domestic sugar for crop year 2016-2017.

In Sugar Order 1 A Series of 2016-2017,Paner set the new sugar allocation at 6 percent for “A” or the US Quota Sugar and 94 percent for “B” or Domestic Sugar, an increase by 2 percent.

The domestic sugar market remains the priority market for locally produced sugar, she said. moremoremore


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Dumaguete streets crowded
with 660,184 vehicles a day

The narrow streets of Dumaguete City are “choked” with all types of vehicles, estimated at around 660,184 daily, particularly during rush hours.

A study commissioned by the Dumaguete City government to ascertain the volume of traffic in 19 areas from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on weekdays revealed which intersections appear to be busiest with the most number of vehicles traversing daily, Dems Rey Demecillo of City Hall said in a press release.

As presented to the Sangguniang Panlungsod recently, the Intersection Traffic Volume Count Summary reveals the top 10 busiest intersections of the city as Real South Road/Valencia Road where Robinson Place is located with traffic volume of 62,922 vehicles; Veterans Avenue/Aldecoa Road at Daro Brix with 47,764 vehicles passing; Veterans Ave./E.J. Blanco Drive at Provincial Nursery, 42,785; Real Street/Silliman Avenue at PNB, 41,544 (one-way); .