rIVER SALES UP. Vendors of dried fish are enjoying brisk sales at the Cadiz public market during this rainy season.* ( Ronnie Baldonado photo)

‘Falcon' approaching,
brace for more rains

Hundreds of passengers were stranded as fastcraft trips out of Bacolod were cancelled yesterday morning, while sea travel from other ports of Negros Occidental were also halted amid gale warnings.

Fastcraft travel out of Bacolod resumed in the afternoon, Lt. Commander Ramil Palabrica, Coast Guard Bacolod Station chief, yesterday said.

The rough seas were brought on by tropical storm Egay, which also caused minimal flooding in some parts of Negros Occidental, and landslides. moremoremore

False hope raised
as search for 7 continues


False hope was raised yesterday when information reached Victorias City that the seven fishermen missing at sea had been found alive and were in Batayan Island.

Bimboy Claro, owner of F/B Inday Sweet, that sank Thursday between Gigantes Islands off the coast of northeastern Iloilo, and Madridejos town in Bantayan, Cebu, said the information they received proved to be false, none of the seven had been found.

Claro said the F/B Inday Sweet was toppled by big waves as it was sailing back to Victorias City. moremoremore


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Bais, Manjuyod fishermen
complain of fish kill, pollution

Hundreds of fisher folk in the coastal barangays of Manjuyod and Bais City in Negros Oriental are asking the government to investigate the reported fish kill over the weekend, that has greatly affected their source of livelihood.

In their letter-complaint addressed to Aniceto Aquino, Community Environment and Natural Resources officer based in Tiguib, Ayungon, the Alangilanan United Fisherfolks Association, headed by Segundo Kadusale, and the Alangilanan Small Fisherfolks Association, led by George Llanera, claimed that their daily fish catch had been severely reduced due to the liquid waste allegedly from milling plant Universal Robina Sugar Milling Corporation (URSUMCO) and the ethanol plant.

The complainants claimed that most of the seaweeds' culture operators in the area have stopped operating because of the fish kill. moremoremore