MERGE A resident inspects what is left of her house that was flattened by strong winds Monday in Purok Balinghoy, Barangay Busay, Bago City.*

Rains trigger landslide

Heavy rains Monday triggered another highway landslide in Salvador Benedicto, Negros Occidental, and measures are up to ensure the safety of motorists, Mayor Marxlen de la Cruz assured yesterday.

The landslide occurred in the Purok Kulasi, Barangay Kumaliskis, section of the highway where a similar landslip occurred early this month, he said.

The stone masonry slope protection and road shoulder gaveway this time on the other side of road, de la Cruz said. moremoremore

Demolition resumes today

The City Legal Office-Enforcement Team will resume today the demolition of the structures of informal settlers living on the riverbank under the Lupit Bridge in Bacolod City after the lapse of the one week moratorium requested by the Bacolod Sangguniang Panlungsod.

The SP approved a resolution last week asking the CLO to observe a one-week moratorium to give the 25 informal settlers time to work out their relocation.

City Legal Officer Joselito Bayatan yesterday said they are proceeding with the widening of the Lupit Bridge, since the area is heavily congested during peak hours in the morning and afternoon. They have to clear the area for the installation of steel beams for the expansion of the bridge. moremoremore


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8,000 bags of imported rice
distributed to stores, LGUs

The National Food Authority-Negros Occidental reported yesterday that it has already distributed to various NFA retail stores and local government units about 8,000 bags of imported rice this month, part of the 80,000 bags allocated by the central office to the province.

Provincial manager Frisco Canoy told the DAILY STAR yesterday that, so far, they have distributed 8,383 imported NFA bags from Thailand.

These include 5,000 bags from the NFA regional office in Iloilo and the 3,383 bags unloaded from the MV Unison docked at the Bacolod Real Estate Development Corp. Port in Bacolod City that carried about 200,000 bags of imported rice for Negros and Region 8.