brace for more rains
LANDSLIDES HIT HINOBAAN ROAD
BY CARLA GOMEZ
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.
False hope raised
as search for 7 continues
BY CARLA GOMEZ
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.
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Bais, Manjuyod fishermen
complain of fish kill, pollution
BY JUANCHO GALLARDE
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.