CAPITOL FESTIVE. The iconic Negros Occidental Provincial Capitol in Bacolod City is all lighted up for the holidays.*


‘Majority in Visayan bloc
for extending martial law'
BY CARLA GOMEZ

The members of the Visayan bloc are expected to join the majority in the Lower Housetoday in voting in favor of President Rodrigo Duterte's request for a full-year extension of martial law in Mindanao.

Rep. Alfredo Abelardo Benitez (Neg. Occ., 3 rd District), when asked yesterday how he and the majority of the Visayan bloc will vote on the extension of mayor law, said “in favor”.

Almost all of the representatives from Mindanao support the extension of martial law for one year and we have to support their position, Rep. Stephen Paduano (Abang Lingkod partylist) of Negros Occidental also said. moremoremore

Well closures to
affect city water needs
BY CHRYSEE SAMILLANO

General manager Juliana Carbon of the Bacolod City Water District said yesterday that the water supply in Bacolod City will be affected if they stop operating their deep wells as ordered by the National Water Resources Board.

Baciwa was ordered by the NWRB to cease and desist from further appropriating/utilizing ground water from its 14 deep wells and to cause the closure and sealing of these wells within 15 days from receipt of the order.

The order dated Nov. 10, signed by executive director Sevillo David Jr., said “failure on your part to comply with this directive shall constrain the Board to initiate the appropriate administrative and/or criminal charges against you in accordance with law.” .moremoremore

 

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MBCCI seeks to decongest
major Bacolod thoroughfares

The Metro Bacolod Chamber of Commerce and Industry urged the city police office to open more alternate roads to decongest major thoroughfares in Bacolod and allow faster turnaround for jeepney drivers in the city.

MBCCI chief executive officer Frank Carbon said Monday that they met with Bacolod City Police Office chief, Francisco Ebreo, and other local police heads last week to tackle the traffic congestion problems in the main roads in the city, like Lacson and Gatuslao.

Carbon said that the congestion is due to various road diggings and the influx of private cars this holiday season..