OPENING OPENING. Participants in the Agro Industrial, Cultural, and Educational Fair perform at the Bantayan Park in Bago City, Negros Occidental, yesterday.* ( Ronnie Baldonado photo )

Sea travel, classes cancelled
As Basyang approaches

The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration raised signal number one over Negros Occidental and number two over Negos Oriental as Tropical Storm Basyang approached yesterday.

The Philippine Coast Guard also cancelled all sea travel starting 2 p.m. yesterday, said Lt. Senior Grade Jimmy Oliver Vingno, Philippine Coast Guard-Bacolod Station head, and caused numerous passengers to be stranded.

Mayor Evelio Leonardia ordered the suspension of classes in all public pre-school, elementary, and high schools in Bacolod today due to "Basyang." . moremoremore

Duterte calls on officials
to fight drugs, corruption

President Rodrigo Duterte last night called on local government officials from Visayas and Mindanao to continue to work with him to put an end to corruption and drugs that ruin the country, and assured them that he will not seek an extension of his term as president with the amendment of the Constitution.

“We're all government workers. I called you because I need your toil. I'm not pleading for it. It's your duty for the country,” the president told about 200 governors and mayors, including those from Negros Occidental, at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Cebu City.

Bacolod Mayor EvelioLeonardia said the audience was very attentive as the president reiterated his goal to rid the nation of drugs and corrupt officials to make the country comfortable for all. . .moremoremore


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Bredco president eyeing port as transshipment point in PH

The president of the Bacolod Real Estate Development Corp. is eyeing to fast track the modernization of the Bredco Port to make it a transshipment point in the country.

Bredco president John Alonte said yesterday that there are development plans aligned to modernize the port, as key ports in the country, like in Manila, Batangas and Cebu, have become congested.

He said it will entail billions of pesos, and to develop the area located at the Reclamation Area of Bacolod City, they have already signed a renewal of contract to continue the development...