FIRE Bacolod Mayor Evelio Leonardia (2nd from left, front row) consoles Ajericho Diloy, the father of the three children who died in a fire in Barangay Felisa, Bacolod City,as Councilor Em Ang (left) looks on.*

‘TV caused deadly fire'

Bacolod Mayor Evelio Leonardia yesterday directed the Department of Social Services and Development to extend maximum financial assistance to the family of the three children who died in the fire that razed their house in Purok Totong 4, Barangay Felisa in Bacolod City, Thursday.

The casualties were Arthur IV, 4, Ajericho, 3, and Mary Auxencia, 2, all surnamed Diloy, who sustained burns on their bodies.

Sally Abelarde, Social Welfare Officer IV, said the mayor has given the go-signal to provide the victims financial assistance. They will be provided P30,000 considering that three children were burned to death during the fire incident and their house was destroyed. moremoremore

‘Bring organic
market to tourists'

Top officials of the International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements again stressed yesterday the need for Negros farmers to value-add on their organic products and to bring them where the tourists' markets are to boost profit margins.

The IFOAM officials are in Bacolod City for the 12 th Negros Island Organic Farmers Festival, which sales as of yesterday, hit P1,081,222.86, festival chairman Edgardo Uychiat, said last night.

The 4-day festival at the provincial Capitol grounds in Bacolod City ends today. " moremoremore


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Bacolod, Mandaue bizmen
sign sisterhood agreement

The sisterhood agreement signed by the Metro Mandaue and Metro Bacolod chambers of commerce and industry will open opportunities for the manufacturing industry in Negros Occidental, an MBCCI executive said yesterday.

The agreement was signed yesterday in Mandaue City, during the Visayas-wide Investment Forum, hosted by the Metro Mandaue Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

MBCCI chief executive officer, Frank Carbon, also said the sisterhood agreement will be a sort of integration between two chambers to expand the market and open more opportunities for other industries to grow in the two cities...