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SCENIC. Giant swans floating at the Lagoon in Bacolod City, with the Negros Occidental Capitol as background, heralded the BacoLaodiat Festival that kicked off yesterday.*
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Public hearing set
on flyover projects
BY CHRYSEE SAMILLANO

A public hearing on the proposed flyover projects in Bacolod City will be conducted by the Committee on Public Works chaired by Bacolod Councilor Roberto Rojas Tuesday, Vice Mayor Jude Thaddeus Sayson said yesterday.

Rojas said the public hearing will be conducted on the resolutions proposed by Councilors Catalino Alisbo, Celia Flor and Jocelle Batapa-Sigue and the Sangguniang Panlungsod resolution passed in 2007 endorsing the flyover projects at the junction of Lacson-Burgos streets and Lacson-B.S. Aquino Drive.

Sayson said Alisbo has proposed a resolution requesting Mayor Evelio Leonardia to commission the Department of Architecture and Fine Arts of La Consolacion College to make further studies on the construction of the flyover at Lacson-Burgos streets.
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BACOLAODIAT
Nightly treats at
Chopsticks Alley
BY CHRYSEE SAMILLANO

The 4th BacoLaodiat Festival in Bacolod City opened yesterday with the blessing of the Chopsticks Alley along Narra and Tindalo Avenues at the Capitol Shopping Center by Fr. Noli Que and Fr. June Earl Salugsugan, of the Queen of Peace Parish.

Marivic Rio, event coordinator, said diners at the Chopsticks Alley will be entertained nightly by street performers like flame throwers, jugglers, and acrobats who will be dancing to the tune of the BacoLaodiat.

BacoLaodiat is derived from “Bacolod” and “laodiat,” a Fookien word meaning celebration. moremoremore

Get involved in
disaster mgm’t

GOLEZ URGES
BY CHRYSEE SAMILLANO

Presidential Spokesperson Anthony Golez said the resources and manpower in the region in terms of disaster management is not sufficient, so he is encouraging the people and non-government organizations to get involved with disaster response or any aspect of its management.

Golez, together with Presidential Assistant for Western Visayas Raul Banias, was among the resource speakers at the Collapsed Structure Search and Rescue pilot test refresher course conducted at the Bacolod City Government Center recently.

The training sponsored by the Office of the National Civil Defense and the City of Bacolod, aims at sharing the best practices of other countries to local rescue groups in terms of disaster management. It was attended by experts from Nepal, Bangladesh and Indonesia.moremoremore

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