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Santi stops thousands
of travelers in Bacolod


SHIP FAILS
TO SAIL OUT

BY ADRIAN NEMES

About 1,911 passengers of the St. Joseph the Worker sea vessel bound for Manila and other parts of Luzon were stranded yesterday at the Banago wharf in Bacolod due to bad weather brought by typhoon “Santi”.

Philippine Coast Guard-Bacolod Assistant Station Commander Senior Chief Petty Officer Victor Polvora said that, of this number, 52 were children, 77 were infants and the rest were adults. The management of Negros Navigation took care of the food and the passenger’s billeting, he added.
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‘Save biofuel industry,
up tariff to 20%’
BY CARLA GOMEZ

Dengue fever hit 1,850 persons and killed 28 in Negros Occidental and Bacolod City from January to the first week of October this year, health officials reported yesterday.

Nineteen persons died from dengue in seven cities and three towns in Negros Occidental from January to Oct. 3, or an increase of 57 percent from 11 deaths during the same period last year, Provincial Health Officer Luisa Efren said yesterday.

In Bacolod City, 970 dengue cases were reported with nine deaths as of the first week of October, City Health Officer Salome Biñas said yesterday.
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PAL FLIGHTS CANCELLED
BY CARLA GOMEZ

Passengers bound for Manila on two flights were unable to leave Bacolod last night as Philippine Airlines cancelled their departures to prevent their aircraft from encountering typhoon Santi that is expected to hit Metro Manila early this morning.

Cancelled were Bacolod-Manila PAL PR 136 set to leave at 7:05 p.m. with 109 passengers and PR 160 with 80 passengers that was to depart at 8:25 p.m., PAL Bacolod manager Fernando Bermejo said yesterday.moremoremore

SP ratifies P250M loan pact;
opposing groups stage rallies

BY CHRYSEE SAMILLANO

Supporters of both Mayor Evelio Leonardia and Bacolod Rep. Monico Puentevella jeered at each other in front of the Bacolod City Government Center, while the Bacolod Sangguniang Panlungsod ratified the P250-million loan agreement between the city and Philippine Veterans Bank for the acquisition of a relocation site during a special session yesterday.

While supporters of Puentevella held placards outside the government center that read “Leonardia: Mayor Pala Utang”, supporters of Leonardia pulled out a huge colored tarpaulin that read “Save Bacolod: No to Plunder King, No To Jumper King.”moremoremore

 

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Traffic rerouting in city to start
BY ADRIAN NEMES

A minor rerouting will be implemented by the Bacolod Traffic Authority that will be observed starting tomorrow until Monday during the observance of the All Saints and Souls days, Senior Insp. Levy Pangue said yesterday.

Pangue said a “one-way system” will be imposed from the junction of Burgos Street, Circumferential Road to Burgos-Scala streets, from the junction of Scala Street and C.L. Montelibano Drive, and from Bangga Roselawn, Bata to Riverside Street.

Pangue also said that vehicles coming from Sta. Fe, Granada, Alangilan and San Dionesio must turn right to Scala Street going to C.L. Montelibano drive, while vehicles from Fortune town must turn right to C.L. Montelibano drive going to Homesite..moremoremore

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