Bacolod Rep. Evelio Leonardia said Saturday that he will continue to work for the installation of the Customs, Immigration and Quarantine Processing Center at the Bacolod Silay Airport so international flights could land there.
Leonardia said he hopes to be part of the House Committee on Transportation so he can lobby for the fast installation of the CIQ at the Bacolod-Silay Airport.
He said he intends to see Department of Transportation and Communication Secretary Joseph Emilip Abaya to discuss the matter. Western Visayas Tourism Council Chairman, and former City Administrator John Orola, said that once the CIQ is installed at the airport, the 17 chartered flights of Cebu Pacific from Inchon, South Korea will push through in December.
CREBA summit Friday
The National Land Use Act will be discussed by former Congressman and Governor Rodolfo Valencia of Oriental Mindoro at the Visayas Housing Summit from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday at the Bacolod Pavillon Resort Hotel and Restaurant, in Bacolod City, a press release from the Chamber of Real Estate and Builders Association Inc., said.
The Summit is sponsored by CREBA of the Visayas, and its Aklan, Capiz, Cebu, Ilo-ilo and Negros Occidental chapters.
The Visayas Housing Summit will feature the modules on land titles, housing finance and receivable financing, rules and regulations regarding housing developments and permits and licenses needed for development and marketing, the press release said.
‘No red tide in Neg. Occ.’
No red tide incidence has been reported in Negros Occidental, Ruel Almoneda, coordinator of the Provincial Coastal Fisheries Resources Management,said Saturday.
Almoneda said they tested the sea waters of Cadiz and Bacolod Cities and the towns of Pulupandan and Valladolid this month and found no presence of the harmful algae that causes shell fish poisoning.
He also said red tide is actually called the harmful algal bloom phenomenon that usually occurs during the rainy season after the long period of drought.