Ernesto Begot Jr. (squatting) with other Filipinos beside a burned vehicle in strife-torn Benghazi, Libya*

Return of Negrenses
from Libya hits snag


The return to the Philippines of Negrenses in strife-torn Libya, who  were set to board yesterday a vessel sent by the Philippine government to rescue overseas Filipino workers there, has been postponed.

Ernesto Begot Jr. of Barangay Bata, Bacolod City, said they were unable to board the vessel that was supposed to pick them up as they were told that the new date for its arrival at the Benghazi port in Libya is Wednesday.

We were unable to board the vessel because the port in Benghazi is closed, Begot said..moremoremore

12 injured in accident

A passenger tricycle, that was allegedly racing with another, figured in an accident Friday, that caused injuries to 10 students and two drivers, at the national highway of Brgy. Cubay, La Carlota City, Negros Occidental.

Chief Inspector Gary Alan Resuma, La Carlota police chief, said the students of the La Carlota City College and the driver, Artemio Villanueva, were brought to the Don Salvador Benedicto Memorial Hospital.

Investigations by the La Carlota police showed that Villanueva, who was driving a Kawasaki Barako 175 tricycle with the students as passengers, tried to overtake another tricycle at the Hacienda San Roque highway in the barangay.moremoremore

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The Land Transportation Office in Region 7 will hold a forum in Dumaguete City on August 15 on the new law that increases the fines and penalties for colorum vehicles and other traffic violations that took effect in June.

Urged to attend the forum organized by the LTO 7 and the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board 7, in coordination with the district offices of LTO Dumaguete and Bais, are operators of public utility buses, jeeps, vans and other vehicles for rent, presidents of federations or associations of motorcycles-for-hire, owners of fleet trucking services in the province, hotel transport services, and even school transport services.

Drivers and operators of “habal-habal” or single motorcycles for hire are also invited, Alberta Janine Lawas, chief of the LTO Bais District Office, said. moremoremore