MERGE The three-vehicle collision in front of Lolita Heights Subdivision in Barangay Mansilingan, Bacolod City claimed the life of a passenger and injured three others, yesterday*

Bacolod, Negros set
to send P7M Taal aid

Bacolod City is sending P6 million and Negros Occidental P1 million to help thousands of people who have evacuated following the eruption of Taal Volcano in Batangas.

Authorities ordered a crackdown yesterday on evacuees' daily visits to their homes in the danger zone around Taal volcano as scientists warned it could be "recharging" for a more powerful explosion.

More than 110,000 people have taken refuge in evacuation centers since Taal burst to life a week ago, but many hard-hit towns have let residents back for hours each day to fetch items, feed livestock and clean up their houses. moremoremore

Police to share rice allowance

Each of the 1,971 personnel of the Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office are being asked to share at least 50 percent of their one month rice allowance with the victims of the Taal Volcano eruption.

The personal appeal was made yesterday by Col. Romeo Baleros, Negros Occidental police director, to NOCPPO personnel during the traditional flag raising ceremony at Camp Alfredo Montelibano Sr. in Bacolod City.

Police personnel are receiving P650 in monthly rice allowance, which is equivalent to 20 kilos. moremoremore


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‘Harmonizing efforts
vs. ASF a challenge’

Negros Occidental Provincial Veterinarian Renante Decena said yesterday that it is a challenge to harmonize the efforts of the provincial government with its counterparts in Western Visayas to effectively sustain the campaign against the entry of live pigs and pork products into the province.

He said that each local government unit has initiated its own campaign to keep its locality safe from the spread of the dreaded African swine fever virus.

“We can’t harmonize our efforts because we have different approaches. Some of the LGUs lack manpower,” he said.