Accident Rescuers prepare to transport the bodies of the fatalities in the EB Magalona accident* (GPB photo )

4 killed, 46 injured
as 2 buses collide

A pharmacy student and three other passengers died, while 46 were injured when two Ceres Liner buses of the Vallacar Transit Inc. travelling in opposite directions, hit each other at the national highway of Brgy. Santo Niño in EB Magalona, Negros Occidental, shortly before 8 a.m. yesterday.

The two passenger buses fell on their sides, causing deaths and injuries to passengers.

Four of the passengers, who succumbed to fatal injuries in the head, died on the spot, while the 46 injured were brought to the Teresita Lopez Jalandoni Provincial Hospital in Silay City, and several other hospitals in Bacolod City.

Marañon: P25M Ayala plan for Capitol park world class

Ayala Land presented a P25 million plan for the enhancement of the Capitol Lagoon Park in Bacolod City yesterday to officials of Negros Occidental.

Work on the enhancement of the park will be done simultaneously with the construction of a hotel and mall on the 40,481-square meter provincial government property leased by Ayala along the North Capitol Road and Gatuslao Street in Bacolod City, Ayala Land Assistant Vice President, Jojo Lopez, said yesterday.

Ayala is waiting for its business permits from the Bacolod City government, and hopes to begin construction of the mall and hotel next month, he said. moremoremore


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to us: Siquijor mayor

Negros Oriental will always be a big brother to us, Mayor Meynard Asok of Maria town in Siquijor province, said, in reaction to the creation of the Negros Island Region 18, and the eventual separation of Negros from Central Visayas.

He said Siquijor is definitely saddened with the development, but he is looking at the changes in the composition of the region in a positive way. He added that since Region 7 will be minus one province, Siquijor island is hoping for a bigger share from the region in terms of budget allocations.

Siquijor was once a sub-province of Negros Oriental, and gained its independence in 1971. moremoremore