MERGE Fire hit the Administrative Office at the Bacolod City Government Center yesterday.* (Bacolod City Fire Station photo)


Bishop wants road project
traversing NNNP stopped
BY CARLA P. GOMEZ

San Carlos Bishop Gerardo Alminaza is asking Department of Public Works and Highways and Department of Environment and Natural Resources officials to immediately stop a road project that will traverse the Northern Negros Natural Park (NNNP).

Alminaza, in a letter to Western Visayas DENR regional director Francisco Milla Jr. and DPWH regional director Lea Delfinado, said it has come to his attention that the Silay-Patag-Cadiz-Calatrava Road Development Project currently being implemented will pass through forested areas that constitute the Strict Protection Zone of the NNNP.

"We are afraid that your project will entail forest clearing , landscape alteration, dislocation of wildlife species, and deterioration of ecological services and benefits, among others," he said. moremoremore


Fire hits city gov’t center
BY CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO

Three fire trucks of the Bureau of Fire Protection rushed to the Bacolod City Government Center yesterday morning after receiving a call that there was smoke emanating from the Administrative Office at the third floor of the facility.

The estimated damage caused by the fire was about P50,000, based on the report submitted by Fire Officer 1 Paul Servano to the BFP.

Executive assistant Celestino Guara, cluster head on peace and order, and police matters, and head of the Public Order and Safety Office (POSO), said that some offices at the third floor of the BCGC were temporarily closed yesterday and will resume operations today. moremoremore

 

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NegOcc to supply hogs to Luzon
BY MARCHEL P. ESPINA

The provincial government of Negros Occidental and local producers signed a memorandum of understanding to supply hogs to Luzon, and the ceremony was held at the Provincial Veterinary Office in Bacolod City yesterday.

Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson, Provincial Veterinarian Renante Decena, Ric Lauron - president of the Alliance of Hog Raisers Associations of Negros Occidental, Rosendo Dela Rama Jr. - president of the Negros Occidental Hog Raisers Association, and Albert Lim, a private business entrepreneur engaged in the trading of live hogs who represented the buyer/s, signed the agreement that states the producers will supply and sell their fattened hogs on a regular and scheduled basis, with consideration to the weight and quality specified by the buyers.