Airport air-conditioning improves
The Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) will improve the air-conditioning in the airport after travellers flagged discomfort brought by the humidity and summer heat. As requested by Rep. Alfredo Abelardo Benitez, CAAP will add industrial fans and air coolers at the Bacolod-Silay International Airport . Tourists who will be flying in and out of the city can expect a cooler airport which will make waiting for flights more comfortable.
Tourists urged to report fixers
A ferry company is advising tourists and the public to avoid dealing with fixers to shun any inconveniences during a trip. Republic Act No. 9485 defines “fixer” as “any individual whether or not officially involved in the operation of a government office or any agency who has access to people working therein who facilitates speedy completion of transactions for pecuniary gain or any other advantage or consideration.” Tourists are urged to report incidents by providing the name of the fixer, the port area, hour, date and kind of the transaction. Fixers when caught will face a penalty of imprisonment not exceeding six years or a fine that ranges from PhP20,000 to PhP200,000.
Safer resorts and beaches
The Bacolod City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (DRRMO) previously conducted inspections of the beaches and resorts to ensure the compliance of hiring certified lifeguards in preparation for summer. The DRRMO conducted a five-day training course for lifeguards of coastal, beach, and inland resorts in Bacolod City at the VMA Center . This gives an added safety padding for tourists when visiting local resorts and beaches as well-trained lifeguards will be on duty throughout the remaining days of the summer and even on the lean months and the holidays.