MERGE The City Legal Enforcement Team demolishing structures occupying public roads in Bacolod City.*


Bacolod mom dies
in Guimaras tragedy
BY CARLA P. GOMEZ

A 40-year-old Bacolod mother of two who took videos of the sea tragedies in the Iloilo-Guimaras Strait at noon Saturday, suffered the same fate hours later.

Rose Telis of Barangay Granada, Bacolod City, and her husband, Earl Telis, 39, were on board the M /B Jenny Vince that capsized after being hit by a squall (a sudden sharp increase in wind speed) at around 3:30 p.m. Saturday.

“Earl was rescued right away but we waited many hours praying fervently for Rose’s safety. Unfortunately her body was found with several others the next day (Sunday),” her cousin in-law Hazel Thea told the DAILY STAR. moremoremore


Negros coast watch up
BY CARLA P. GOMEZ

A coast watch is up in Negros Occidental for missing persons from the Iloilo-Guimaras sea tragedy, Zeaphard Gerhart Caelian , Provincial Disaster Management Program Division chief, said yesterday.

Negros Occidental Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson, chairman of the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (PDRRMC), directed all city and town DRRMCs, located along the Negros Occidental shoreline, to conduct a coast watch for the missing persons.

Lacson in an advisory, said the Office of Civil Defense 6 has requested the PDRRMC to alert all towns and cities along the shoreline of Negros Occidental to conduct Search, Rescue and Retrieval operations and to provide response augmentation to the victims of the sea tragedy. moremoremore

 

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P18.99 million ‘Falcon’
damage in Negros Occ.
BY MARCHEL P. ESPINA

Several farmlands in Negros Occidental sustained P18.99 million in production losses due to heavy rains and flooding, brought by Tropical Depression Falcon that was enhanced by the southwest monsoon.

The final report of the Office of the Provincial Agriculturist showed that the damage from July 14 to 19 affected 1,636 farmers and 2,580 hectares of rice and corn farmlands from 61 barangays in two cities and five municipalities.

Bago City incurred the highest losses to rice crops with P6.08 million worth of damage that affected 769 hectares of farmlands and 596 farmers from 22 barangays.