Stranded passengers at the Simplicio A. Palanca Seaport Terminal in Bacolod City, yesterday* (ABS-CBN photo)
Negros on red alert
Air, sea travel, classes cancelled today
BY CARLA P. GOMEZ
Negros Occidental and Bacolod City went on red alert yesterday after the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) placed 22 towns and cities under Tropical Cyclone Wind Signal No. 2, and the rest of the province under Signal No. 1.
It also placed the entire Negros Oriental under Signal No. 1.
‘City won’t hesitate to close
BY CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO
The Bacolod City government will not hesitate to enforce the closure of establishments that are not compliant with business permits and other requirements that will allow them to continue their operation in the city.
The City Legal Office implemented the closure of a hotel and two pension houses in Bacolod City Friday upon the recommendation of thePermits and Licensing Division of the Mayor's Office following a joint inspection it conducted together with the Bureau of Fire Protection, and the Office of the Building Official.Bacolod Mayor Evelio Leonardia said yesterday that after these establishments have been notified about their non-compliance with the requirements, and if they still fail to comply, they will be issued a second warning. If they still fail to comply, this will be referred to the City Legal Office for implementation.
Group to skip House inquiry today
on reso versus sugar liberalization
BY MARCHEL P. ESPINA
Members of the Save the Sugar Industry Movement will have to skip the House inquiry today on a resolution opposing the planned sugar import liberalization, its secretary-general, Wennie Sancho, said yesterday.
He said his group and the sugar workers were invited by the House Committee on Agriculture and Food to attend today’s hearing 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”.However, he said the invitation does not include accommodation and that he and the workers could not afford to go there.