BACALAODIAT GETTING READY. Chinese lanterns are now up along Lacson Street in Bacolod for the BacoLaodiat Festival set February 15 to18.* ( Andy Alvarez photo )

Dangerous road closed

The Sitio Oyot, Barangay Guimbalaon road in Silay City leading to two tourist destinations has been closed since Monday as erosion caused by heavy rains has made it very dangerous to pass, Mayor Mark Golez said yesterday.

Repair will be undertaken by the Department of Public Works and Highways since it is a national road, Golez added.

Guimbalaon Barangay Captain Claro Denosta said the rain water that seeped into the soil led to the erosion of the shoulder of the road and the bottom of one lane on the side of a cliff. . .moremoremore

Bulk water firm
seeks payment

The Bacolod Bulk Water Supply Inc. is collecting from the Bacolod City Water District the amount equivalent to the bulk water it had delivered to the water utility firm for about two months.

BBWI chairman Ryan Yapkianwee said yesterday that they started to deliver 15,000 cubic meters of water a day since October last year but have not collected anything from Baciwa,pending the resolution of the issue on the delivery point.

Yapkianwee said they have sent their billing to Baciwa covering about two months. They have started to deliver what is provided in the contract but are shouldering the losses, like operational costs, electricity, manpower, etc.


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Crop damage
hits P5.1 million

Crop damage due to heavy rains and flooding rose to P5.1 million, the Office of the Provincial Agriculturist record showed yesterday.

Based on the OPA's progress report as of Jan. 17, a total of P5,054,768.33 worth of crop damage was recorded due to heavy rains and flooding from Jan. 12 to 16 from the two cities in north Negros Occidental.

Cadiz City incurred crop damage worth P2,778,600 from both rice and high value commercial crops, covering 83.435 hectares in six barangays.