MERGE DESTROYED. Members of the Provincial African Swine Fever Task Force burn the recovered illegally imported pork products worth P500,000 at the BREDCO port in Bacolod City, Wednesday.*

Air Asia starts flying
to Negros in October


Finally, the long wait is over.

Budget carrier AirAsia announced yesterday that direct flights from Manila to the Bacolod-Silay Airport will commence on October 27 this year, in time for the highlights of the MassKara Festival.

Ricardo Isla , AirAsia Philippines chief executive officer, said on its website yesterday that they are pleased to continue growing connectivity in the country . moremoremore

PUJs stage ‘untat biyahe’

About 50 southbound public utility jeepneys held a 2-hour “untat byahe” starting 9 a.m. yesterday to air several demands following the implementation of the 45 to 60-day traffic re-routing scheme in Bacolod City Tuesday.

Bacolod Councilor Dindo Ramos yesterday said he met with the drivers to hear their concerns. Among them are the provision of loading and unloading areas by the Bacolod Traffic Authority Office and the massive apprehension of drivers being conducted. They also want to be given time to adjust to the new traffic scheme.

However, without apprehension, there will be no discipline and without discipline, the traffic experiment will not become effective, he said. moremoremore


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Maximum clearance
An apt description of today’s troubles?


Pork prices expected to go
up amid 90-day import ban

The 90-day ban of pork imports from Luzon to keep Negros Occidental free from the dreaded African swine fever is expected to raise the prices of pork and pork products in the province, Provincial Veterinarian Renante Decena said yesterday.

Decena said the demand for local pork is expected to increase because the shipment of pork meat from Luzon has stopped.

“With the temporary ban of live pigs and pork products from Luzon, the local producers will cover the supply in the province,” he said.