Hasten cloud seeding,
rains not enough: guv
BY CARLA GOMEZ
Negros Occidental Gov. Alfredo Marañon Jr. said he has asked the Bureau of Soils and Water Management of the Department of Agriculture to hasten cloud seeding operations to mitigate the damage already being caused by the dry spell on sugarcane and other crops in Negros Occidental.
The rains yesterday were not enough to mitigate the effects of the dry spell that has been hitting the province, he said.
Drop in RPT collection
misleading – mayor
BY CHRYSEE SAMILLANO
That was how Bacolod Mayor Monico Puentevella reacted to reports in the media that the real property tax collection in Bacolod City for January 2015 had gone down by almost 50 percent, calling it “misleading”.
The reports were based on the records of the City Treasurer’s Office that show that after the implementation of City Ordinance 08-14-700 or the New Real Property Tax Ordinance of Bacolod City, the collection for January this year compared to the same period last year was only P22.8 million compared to P44.1 million in January 2014.
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IN NEGOR, SIQUIJOR
PCG starts Holy Week
BY JUDY F. PARTLOW
The Philippine Coast Guard in Negros Oriental and Siquijor provinces is all set for the observance of Holy Week and Easter with a 10-day security plan to be implemented from March 27 to April 6.
Ensign Cecille Romero Jimenez, head of the Coast Guard Station-Dumaguete, said that starting today, they will set up public assistance centers at all ports under their coverage area.