HOLIDAY SPIRIT. Christmas is in the air at Burgos-Gatuslao streets in Bacolod City.*
( Ronnie Baldonado photo )
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.
P85M set for
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.
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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..