FLOOD TAKING ACTION. National roads being expanded by the Department of Public Works and Highways in Bacolod City have drainage systems to mitigate flooding.* (Andy Alvarez photo)

Guv – Let's pray ‘Falcon'
rains spare us from harm
It could develop into
super typhoon – Caelian


Gov. Alfredo Marañon Jr. yesterday called on Negrenses to pray that the expected rains brought on by typhoon Falcon that entered the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) last night spare Negros Occidental and the rest of the country from further harm.

Falcon, which could develop into a super typhoon, will not directly hit landmass but will enhance the southwest monsoon that will induce rains in most parts of the country, including Negros Occidental, Zeaphard Gerhart Caelian, Provincial Disaster Management Program Division chief, said.

Tropical Storm “Egay” left the country yesterday morning. However, a much stronger typhoon Falcon entered the PAR at about 8 last night, he said. moremoremore

‘Egay' crop,
fisheries damage P13.3M


Rain and floods brought on by typhoon Egay destroyed P13,335,722 in palay, corn, vegetables, bananas and fisheries in 20 towns and cities of Negros Occidental, an initial report from Provincial Agriculturist Igmedio Tabianan said yesterday.

For palay, corn, vegetables and bananas, damage was at P12,485,722, covering 1,214.45 hectares and affecting 1,142 farmers in 17 towns and cities, he said.

Damage to rice was P9,990,272, corn – P850,250, vegetables – P22,680, and bananas – P1,622,520.moremoremore


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‘NegOr free of red tide'

Negros Oriental remains free of red tide, based on the latest result of a water monitoring and analysis conducted by a technical team from the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources in Region 7.

Provincial fishery officer Florencia Mepana said samples of shellfish meat were taken from the seawaters of Tangcologan, San Isidro, and Binohon in Siaton town, south Negros Oriental.

Samples of oysters and water from the nine established water stations in north and south Bais bays in Bais City were also collected, last week of June, and the results showed negative for red tide organisms. moremoremore