as Seniang nears WV
Pagasa lifts Signal No. 1 in south Negros
BY CARLA GOMEZ
Only Storm Signal No. 1 remained over Negros Occidental as of 11 last night after Tropical Storm "Seniang" weakened into Tropical Depression after it made landfall over Anda, Bohol.
Earlier in the day the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration had raised storm signal number two over southern Negros Occidental, while signal number one remained over the rest of the province prompting the Philippine Coast Guard to bar all sea travel to and out of the province.
As of 4 p.m. yesterday 2,957 passengers, 36 vessels and 210 vehicles carrying cargo were stranded in the different ports of Western Visayas, especially in Bacolod and Iloilo cities, the Regional Risk Reduction Management Council reported..
NegOr LMP pushes
for island region
BY CARLA GOMEZ
The League of Municipalities of the Philippines Negros Oriental Chapter has approved a resolution addressed to President Benigno Aquino manifesting their strong support for the proposal to create a One Negros Island Region.
It said the island region will be in the best interest of the people of Negros Oriental.
LMP Resolution No. 2014-11, a copy of which was furnished the DAILY STAR by Negros Oriental Chamber of Commerce and Industry president Edward Du yesterday, was signed by league secretary Hazel Ruanda Billones and attested by president Billy Bentham dela Cruz.
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Negros Oriental and 13 other areas are still under public storm warning signal number 1 even as tropical storm "Seniang" weakened into tropical depression after it made landfall over Anda, Bohol last night.
The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Service Administration, in its 11 p.m. weather bulletin, said that PSWS#1 is still hoisted over Negros Oriental and Occidental, Bohol, Cebu, Siquijor, Leyte, Southern Leyte, Camotes Island, Guimaras and Iloilo in the Visayas, and Surigao del Norte, Agusan del Norte, Misamis Oriental and Camiguin in Mindanao.