MASS Mayor Evelio Leonardia (6 th from left) with Israel Salanga, Mark Steven Mayo, Councilors Bartolome Orola and Cindy Rojas, Vice Mayor El Cid Familiaran, Councilor Em Ang, Hermilo Pa-oyon, Luis Gonzalez, George Zulueta and Marlon Solidum (l-r),and the 202 couples at the mass wedding.*

Basyang still hampering
classes, sea travel today

Tropical Depression "Basyang" made landfall over Dumaguete City in Negros Oriental, and was moving towards the Sulu Sea, as of 11 last night, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration said.

However, Signal No. 1 remained over Negros Occidental and Oriental and disaster risk reduction management groups throughout the island remained on alert for flooding amid expected heavy rains.

Inter-island s ea travel will remain suspended until Signal No. 1 is lifted over Negros, the Philippine Coast Guard said. . moremoremore

P1.25M in drugs seized
in Dumaguete, Bacolod

About P1.25 million in drugs were seized in Bacolod and Dumaguetecities yesterday.

Anti-narcotics operatives arrested one of the alleged “big” drug personalities in Negros Oriental during an anti-illegal drugs operation in Barangay Daro,Dumaguete, City yesterday.

An initial police report identified the suspect as Vina Vanessa DizonBaldado, 22 , and single, who was the subject of a search warrant issued by Negros Oriental Executive Judge Gerardo Paguio Jr., that led to the raid at her house. .moremoremore


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Bredco president eyeing port as transshipment point in PH

The president of the Bacolod Real Estate Development Corp. is eyeing to fast track the modernization of the Bredco Port to make it a transshipment point in the country.

Bredco president John Alonte said yesterday that there are development plans aligned to modernize the port, as key ports in the country, like in Manila, Batangas and Cebu, have become congested.

He said it will entail billions of pesos, and to develop the area located at the Reclamation Area of Bacolod City, they have already signed a renewal of contract to continue the development...