100 CELEBRATION. A float of the Don Felix National High School marks La Castellana's 100th year as a town.* . ( Ronnie Baldonado photo )

Agaton landslides
cut off road travel

Tropical Depression Agaton triggered numerous landslides, and the highway in Calatrava, Negros Occidental, that cracked was impassable until yesterday.

The body of one of two drowning victims was also recovered yesterday.

The Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration early Tuesday morning raised Signal No. 1 over Negros Island as “Agaton” approached, causing the cancellation of sea travel. The warning was lifted Tuesday afternoon. moremoremore

Fewer NY blast
victims in Neg. Occ.

The number of New Year's eve blast victims showed signs of a continuing decline in Negros Occidental, including in the highly-urbanized Bacolod City.

There were four victims of firecracker-related incidents in Bacolod City, while 26 were recorded in the different towns and cities of Negros Occidental, police records showed.

Not a single incident of indiscriminate firing or stray bullet was reported in Negros Occidental, including Bacolod City, police spokespersons, Senior Inspector Armily Vargas and Police Inspector Charmae De Paz, reported yesterday. .moremoremore


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Bacolod business one-stop
shop ongoing until Jan. 20

The Business One-Stop-Shop of Bacolod City for the assessment and processing of business permits started yesterday and will run until January 20.

Those who pay their taxes in full will avail of 10 percent discount. If they pay after Jan. 20, the city will impose a surcharge of 25 percent, Stela Rose Rayos, head of the Permits and License Division, yesterday said.

Rayos said Mayor Evelio Leonardia has issued an executive order enjoining all the barangays to participate in the Business One-Stop-Shop last December..