Queenie hits Cauayan,
slams into 264 houses
BY CARLA GOMEZ
Strong winds brought on by Tropical Depression Queenie slammed into 264 houses in Negros Occidental yesterday destroying 75 and damaging 189, with the bulk in Cauayan town.
Fisherman Charlie Verayo, 36, of Zone 3, Pulupandan, was injured when his boat capsized, and was brought to the Bago City Hospital at 5:15 a.m. yesterday, Provincial Social Welfare and Development Officer Liane Garcia also said.
Hundreds of Bacolod-Iloilo-Bacolod fast craft and roll-on roll-off vessel passengers were stranded as the Coast Guard cancelled inter-island travel with storm signal number one up over Iloilo, Guimaras and Southern Negros, CPO Joemar Azuelo, of the PCG Bacolod, said.
Ceneco Board sacks manager
LAGARDE TO FIGHT MOVE, FILE APPEAL
BY CHRYSEE SAMILLANO
The Board of Directors of Central Negros Electric Cooperative yesterday terminated the services of CENECO general manager Sulpicio Lagarde Jr. for loss of trust and confidence.
The Board passed a resolution to terminate Lagarde, and designated Ceneco finance manager Chuchie Destriza as acting general manager for 60 days until they can find a replacement.
Except for director Edward Gasambelo, who abstained during the voting due to personal reasons, those who voted to terminate Lagarde were Board president Arnel Lapore, vice president Mike Maravilla, secretary Paul Lizares, Robert Javellana, Zenaida Lacson, and Joyce Cuenca.
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Thousands evacuated as
Queenie swells rivers
BY JUDY F. PARTLOW & JUANCHO GALLARDE
More than 2,000 individuals were evacuated from river banks in Dumaguete City and Tayasan town as tropical depression Queenie sliced across the province yesterday, bringing heavy rains that caused flooding in many areas in Negros Oriental.
A number of persons were reported missing in various parts of the province, and authorities continue to search for them even after the storm had already passed Negros Oriental and was on its way to Palawan by mid-morning.