MERGE A PAGASA Track of Typhoon “Tisoy”: as of last night*

Signal No.1 up in Negros
Some classes, sea travel suspended as Tisoy nears

The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) raised Tropical Cyclone Wind Signal No. 1 over 19 towns and cities in Negros Occidental yesterday as Typhoon “Tisoy” moved westward towards the Bicol peninsula.

Signal 1 calls for the automatic suspension of public and private pre-school and kindergarten classes, Department of Education guidelines state.

Frank Carbon, operator of Weesam Express, said there will be no fastcraft travel between Bacolod and Iloilo today as their vessels will have to seek shelter from the typhoon. moremoremore

Bacoleña dies in Colorado,
hubby suspect, help sought

A 27-year-old Bacoleña, who was an alleged victim of domestic violence, died in Fort Lupton, Colorado in the United States, and her mother is calling for justice and for help in the repatriation of her remains.

The victim was  Russcel Recelistino, 27, a h uman resource management graduate of La Consolacion College in Bacolod City, her mother Cely Recelistino, a former Negros Occidental provincial government cashier, said yesterday.

Russcel’s husband, Joseph Garza, was taken into police custody, her mother was informed. moremoremore


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House committee to tackle
reso vs. sugar liberalization

The House Committee on Agriculture and Food will tackle a resolution that opposes the planned sugar liberalization, in a public hearing tomorrow, Wennie Sancho, secretary-general of the Save the Sugar Industry Movement, said.

Sancho said his group was invited by the committee to attend the inquiry on House Resolution No. 412 that “expresses strong opposition to the planned liberalization or deregulation of sugar importation for the purpose of safeguarding the welfare of farmers and farm and mill workers across the country”.

It was introduced by 21 congressmen, including the seven solons from Negros Occidental: Francisco Benitez (3rd District), Juliet Ferrer (4th District), Leo Rafael Cueva (2nd District), Gerardo Valmayor Jr. (1st District), Genaro Alvarez Jr. (6th District), Ma. Lourdes Arroyo-Lesaca (5th District), and Stephen Paduano (Abang-Lingkod party-list).