Flood hits some portions of Bacolod City after heavy rains.
Traffic situation due to flood along Lacson Street (Photo courtesy of Christian Paul Villaranda Corrales)
Knee- to waist-deep floods have been reported in Bacolod City as an aftermath of the southwest monsoon rains. Affected barangays include Barangays Alijis and Taculing, where two families were evacuated from their homes because of the shoulder-deep flood in their area.
In July, the Bacolod City Disaster Risk Reduction Management named four flood-prone areas in the city: Magsaysay-Araneta Streets, Bangga Cory, Gastulao Street, and Reclamation Area. Low-lying places that are also prone to flooding include Barangays Banago, Mandalagan, and Mansilingan.
High speed internet now available at Bacolod airport
Smart Philippines has recently announced that they have deployed free Wi-Fi services at the Bacolod–Silay International Airport. Smart has provided travelers with a connection speed of 200Mbps. They have also conducted speed tests in the area. Results register a download speed of 250Mbps and an upload speed of 200Mbps.
Authorities to strictly enforce traffic regulations
No parking sign along Lacson St. (Photo courtesy of Adely Grace Tomaro)
The Bacolod Traffic Authority Office (BTAO) has begun to strictly enforce the no parking policy along Lacson and Araneta Streets. The policy is effective from 7:00 AM to 6:00 PM. Drivers who violate the No Parking Ordinance will be arrested or given a ticket. First time violators will befined withPhP400.
Water supply in Lopez Jaena-Luzuriaga Streets in Bacolod City has been found to contain coliform bacteria.
Baciwa conducts operation linis (Photo courtesy of Baciwa.gov.ph)
Supplier Bacolod City Water District (Baciwa) confirmed the presence of the bacteria which could have infiltrated some leaking pipes in the area. Repair of some 222 meters of water pipes are ongoing while Baciwa temporarily provided clean water to affected residents.
The rainy season persists in Bacolod City. (Photo by Writer)
Thunderstorms and showers are to be expected throughout the week. The minimum temperature will be at 24°C (75.2°F), while maximum temperature will be at 32°C (89.6°F). Rain is quite likely to occur throughout the week, especially on September 2 and 3 . The public is advised to bring umbrellas and raincoats. The rainy season is expected to persist due to the presence of the southwest monsoon.
MAJOR MALL SALES
Robinsons Place Bacolod will have a month-long sale. (Photo courtesy of Robinsons Malls)
Robinsons Place Bacolod joins the month-long Red Hot Sale. Shoppers can get up to 70% off on selected items from all participating stores from now until August 31. The mall will be open until midnight on August 27.
Shoppers can buy local products at the weekend bazaar in The District. ( Photo courtesy of The District North Point)
The District North Point will be having the Sari-sari Weekend event from August 27 to 28. Shoppers can enjoy looking through the bazaar of preloved items. Tourists can also enjoy local food which will be showcased at the weekend event.
Dengue cases in Negros Occidental have increased by 197% compared to 2015 statistics. The sudden increase has alarmed the Provincial Health Office (PHO). PHO Officer Ernell Tumimbang has said that the province is approaching its epidemic threshold. Bacolod City has already recorded six dengue-related deaths . Travelers are advised to take necessary precautions by using mosquito-repelling lotions, sprays, or stickers.
MAJOR AND MACRO ENTERTAINMENT
Concert ticket for the Up Dharma Down concert at the SMX Convention Center-Bacolod (Image by Writer)
Up Dharma Down is scheduled to perform on September 30, 7:00 PMat Function Hall 3 of the SMX Convention Center - Bacolod. Tickets are available at PhP500 for general admission tickets and PhP1000 for VIP tickets. The concert will be for the benefit of the reconstruction of the Colegio San Agustin gymnasium.
Artistic individuals can learn the art of calligraphy at The Business Inn. (Image courtesy of COYLIGRAPHY)
COYLIGRAPHY will be hosting a calligraphy workshop on September 2 to 3 at The Business Inn. The basic brush calligraphy workshop on September 2 will be from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM, while the pointed brush calligraphy workshop on September 3 will be from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM. The workshop fee is PhP1,60 0 for basic brush calligraphy and PhP1,900 for pointed brush calligraphy.
National Heroes’ Day
August 29 marks the celebration of National Heroes’ Day. This holiday is observed every last Monday of August. The events of that day signaled the start of the Philippine Revolution against Spanish colonizers. August 29 is thereby considered a regular holiday.
About Patricia Marie Laporno
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