CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY CHEER. Another postcard perfect scene in front of the house of Joe Marie Sy in Bacolod City* (Andy Alvarez photo )

Baciwa chair files suit
vs. mayor, appointee
Ordered by court to show cause for TRO

Bacolod City Water District board chairman Lawrence Villanueva has filed a civil case against Mayor Monico Puentevella to prevent his appointee from sitting on the Baciwa Board by January 1.

The petition for mandamus and prohibition with prayer for issuance of temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction was filed by Villanueva against Puentevella and his appointee to the board, David Villanueva.

The petition was raffled to Bacolod RTC Branch 49 of Judge Manuel Cardinal, who issued an order for plaintiff, Lawrence Villanueva, to show cause why a TRO should be issued..moremoremore

Signal No.1 raised
over Neg. Occ.


The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) yesterday raised storm signal number one over Negros Occidental as tropical depression Seniang approached.

But Melvin Fierro Sr. of the Negros Occidental Provincial Disaster Team said Seniang could still change course and a more accurate projection on whether the province will be hit is more likely to be known today.

Tropical depression "Seniang" slightly intensified as it moved closer towards Northeastern Mindanao, PAGASA reported at 5 p.m. yesterday. moremoremore

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Negros among 23 areas
under signal number 1

Negros Oriental and Occidental are among the 23 areas in the Visayas and Mindanao that are now under public storm warning signal no. 1 as tropical depression “Seniang” slightly gained strength and continues to move closer towards northeastern Mindanao.

The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration, in its 8 o'clock bulletin last night, said that signal No. 1, or winds of 30-60 kph expected in at least 36 hours, is hoisted over Negros Oriental, Negros Occidental, Siquijor, Cebu, Bohol, Leyte, Southern Leyte, and Camotes Island in the Visayas..moremoremore