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Quakes shake Kanlaon,
alert raised to level two
BY CARLA P. GOMEZ

An abrupt surge in seismic activity at Kanlaon Volcano Tuesday afternoon prompted the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology to raise its alert from Level 1 (Low Level of Unrest) to Level 2 (Moderate Level of Unrest) yesterday morning.

Kanlaon Volcano's seismic monitoring network recorded 279 deep volcanic earthquakes 3 p.m.Tuesday to 5 a.m. yesterday, and 170 more from 5 a.m. to 4 p.m. yesterday, Mari-Andylene Quintia of the PHIVOLCS La Carlota station said.

There have been no ash emissions at the volcano so far, their basis for raising the alert level were the seismic activities measured, she added. moremoremore

P85M set for
Capitol employees
BY CARLA P. GOMEZ

The Negros Occidental provincial government will release about P85 million for the 14 th month pay and P5,000 cash gift of each of its employees this week, Provincial Budget Officer Jose Percival Salado Jr.said yesterday.

Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno earlier said such amounts should be released not earlier than today, November 16.

Salado said the entire 13 th month pay of the Capitol employees was released in May , while the 14th month pay will be released this week.moremoremore

 

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Tesda's training regulations
validated to update programs

The Technical Education and Skills Development Authority is now validating its training regulations to update its programs, basing them on the needs of the emerging industries in Negros Occidental.

A consultative meeting with the representatives of various industry groups on skills needs and priorities was held yesterday at the May's Garden and Organic Restaurant in Bacolod City, as part of the formulation of the Provincial Technical Education and Skills Plan for 2017 to 2022..