lantawan RUSTIC. Lantawan in Silay City is among the scenic tourist attractions in Negros Occidental.* Anniversary*( GPB photo )

Mayor grants Bredco
25 years more for port

Bacolod Mayor EvelioLeonardia signed the memorandum of agreement between Bacolod City and the Bacolod Real Estate Development Corp.for the operation of the city port by the latter for another 25 years Monday.

The MOA will thenbe sent to the Sangguniang Panlunsgod for ratification, he said yesterday.

Leonardia said the letter of BREDCO requesting for an extension to operate the port was dated October 4, and he issued an executive order creating a Technical Working Group on October 10. So he believes it is a reasonable and appropriate time to handle this matter. . moremoremore

Zubiri ‘horrified'
by OFW's suffering

Senator Juan Miguel Zubiri yesterday decried the abuse suffered by Overseas Filipinos Workers, including a Negrense domestic helper who died shortly after her return from Kuwait.

Josie Perez Lloren, 40, of Murcia, Negros Occidental, died at a Caloocan hospital on February 9 two weeks after she had returned from Kuwait. She was buried at the Murcia public cemetery on Monday.

Migrante had facilitated the return to the Philippines and hospitalization of Lloren as she was emaciated and gravely ill, Monina Gulmatico, Migrante Negros head, said. .moremoremore


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tourism pushed

An official from a group of tourism educators in the country urged future tourism practitioners to put more passion in pushing for sustainable tourism in Western Visayas.

Xander Kim Sigua, executive director of the Tourism Educators and Movers Philippines (TEAM PH) said in an interview yesterday that there is a need to push for sustainable tourism, especially because it is one of the major economic drivers in the region.

TEAM PH organized the annual #7NEWJUANDERS2018: The Seven New and Enterprising Ways of Growing Philippine Tourism Awareness and Local Economies national summit at L'Fisher Hotel in Bacolod City...