MERGE Rescuers pull the injured out of the vehicles involved in the accident at the Bacolod-Silay Airport Access Road in Brgy. Matab-ang, Talisay City* (John Ralph Borilla photo)

Multiple crash injures 13

Thirteen persons were injured, five of them seriously, in a multiple-vehicle collision at the Bacolod-Silay Airport Access Road in Brgy. Matab-ang, Talisay City, Negros Occidental, 3:50 p.m. yesterday.

Another was killed and two others were injured in separate accidents in Negros Occidental.

T alisay police chief , Superintendent Adonis  Rosales, said a Ford Everest driven by Gian Carlo Ayalin, 19, was headed towards Bacolod City when he tried to overtake an Isuzu truck carrying scrap iron. However, Ayalin suddenly stepped on his brakes on seeing an oncoming vehicle causing the Ford Everest to spin, as it must have been travelling fast, Rosales said. moremoremore

Negros food sustainability model

MAKATI CITY – Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo Puyat yesterday stressed her department’s thrust towards creating a culture of sustainable tourism, and noted that Negros Occidental has long been a model for sustainability when it comes to food tourism.

“When it comes to tourism what is not to love about Negros? You have the best food, the most hospitable people, the best beaches, heritage’s like a no brainer,” she said.

Puyat joined Cebu Pacific, that has teamed up with the Department of Tourism, at the launching of its Juan Effect, a sustainable tourism program aimed at engaging travelers and local stakeholders to mitigate the impact of tourist arrivals on the environment, at rites held at the Makati Shangri-La here yesterday. moremoremore


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15,000 imported rice bags
yet to be unloaded – NFA


The National Food Authority-Negros Occidental has already unloaded about 65,000 imported rice from the MV Unison docked at the Bacolod Realty Development Corp. (Bredco) port in Bacolod City, and continually distributes it to various NFA retail stores across the province, Provincial Manager Frisco Canoy said.

Canoy told the DAILY STAR yesterday that in the last three weeks that the marine vessel was docked at the port, NFA already unloaded 65,000 bags and the remaining 15,000 bags may be unloaded this week, if there will be fine weather.

He said the delays in unloading the imported NFA rice is attributed to the series of rainy weather in Bacolod City and, at an average, they can only transport 2,000 to 3,000 bags to the NFA warehouse.