Ruby triggers fear,
BY CARLA GOMEZ
Residents of Lakawon Island in Cadiz City yesterday began evacuating to the mainland amid fears that Typhoon “Hagupit (local name: Ruby)” will hit northern Negros Occidental.
Cadiz Vice Mayor Samson Mirhan told the DAILY STAR the Lakawon residents evacuated on their own, no order was issued by the city government for them to do so yet.
SP okays P2.6B
BY CARLA GOMEZ
The P2.637 billion 2015 budget of the Negros Occidental provincial government was approved unanimously by the Sangguniang Panlalawigan yesterday.
The 2015 budget gives priority to food security and peace order in Negros Occidental, Vice Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson said.
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22 brgys prone to flooding,
storm surge in Dumaguete
BY JUDY F. PARTLOW
Fifteen Dumaguete City barangays near rivers and creeks, and seven other coastal barangays, were identified as priority areas in case of flooding and storm surges as the city braces for the coming strong typhoon.
Disaster Management Office head Jose Chu said a report from the City Social Welfare and Development Office, said that the barangays near the Banica and Okoy rivers that are prone to flooding are Buñao, Tinago, Calindagan, Barangay 8, Camanjac, Candauay, Mangnao, Bantayan, Cadawinonan, Poblacion 2, Tabuctubig, Batinguel, Junob, Taclobo and Bagacay, and those at risk of storm surge or huge waves are Piapi, Tinago, Calindagan, Looc, Banilad, Mangnao and Bantayan.