MERGE YOUTH DIALOG. Rotary Exchange students from Spain, Germany, Switzerland and France participated in the International Youth Week Dialog at St. John's Institute in Bacolod City where the European students are studying.* (Javi Millan photo)

Let’s plant 25,000 trees
for justice, bishop urges


The Diocese of San Carlos has launched a campaign to plant 25,000 trees in memory of the 25,000 persons killed in the war on drugs, Bishop Gerardo Alminaza said yesterday.

Alminaza has issued a pastoral letter, calling on the faithful to join in the celebration of the Season of Creation from September 1 to October 4, the Feast of St. Francis Assisi, by “growing trees for life and justice.”

We are responding to the integral ecology challenge of Pope Francis in Laudato Si and contextualizing our response to the current violent approach on the war on drugs, he said. moremoremore

Airport runway reopens

The Dumaguete Airport resumed normal operations yesterday morning after runway 09 was closed because an aircraft had tire trouble shortly after landing.

"The Philippine Airlines plane was transferred to the ramp at 11 p.m. Tuesday. Normal operations started at 6 a.m. yesterday after runway inspection and clearing," Dumaguete Airport manager Mark Diamaoden said.

The Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines said PAL flight PR2541 (Manila-Dumaguete) experienced tire failure while landing, damaging the left main gear of its rubber tires. moremoremore


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Italian bizmen eye linkages
with EU investors to NegOcc

The Italian Chamber of Commerce in the Philippines Inc. is eyeing to link Italian and other European investors to Negros Occidental for possible public-private partnerships with the provincial government for big infrastructure projects.

Metro Bacolod Chamber of Commerce and Industry Chief Executive Officer Frank Carbon said this yesterday after ICCPI Executive Director Lorens Ziller had visited the province for three days for familiarization and to look for possible projects they can pursue.

Ziller met with Gov. Alfredo Marañon Jr. at the Provincial Capitol in Bacolod City yesterday, and Carbon said ICCPI has shown interest in partnering with the province to invest in big infrastructure projects.