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This Week in Bacolod (November 4 to 10, 2018)

The long weekend is extended with the commemoration of Negros Day on Nov 5.

By: Yoorekka Team | November 04, 2018
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The Codcod Rice and Vegetable Terraces in San Carlos City is getting more popular.

Image: Erika Benjamin

Morning rain showers are expected in the City of Smiles this week. It is also expected that there will be a peso fare hike very soon. For travel updates, an emergency drill is set at Bacolod-Silay Airport on November 9, and the Codcod Rice and Vegetable Terraces is now getting the attention of tourists and locals. Read on to get to know more about the latest updates in Bacolod City this week.

Weather Advisory: Morning rain showers for Bacolod

After having a great weather last week, November 6 to 8 will bring morning rain showers to Bacolod. Thunderstorms are also expected on November 5 and 9. It is advisable to bring umbrellas or caps to protect yourself from the rain on the said dates. Light to moderate winds from the east to the northeast will prevail, while coastal waters will have light to moderate waves. The minimum temperature will be at 24°C (75.2°F), while the maximum temperature will be at 32°C (89.6°F0) [1].


Traffic News: Another peso fare hike on jeepney and bus fare eyed

Another peso fare hike is eyed on jeepney and bus fare by transportation groups. The said petition, however, may possibly have a delay in implementation since the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) needs to consult with other government agencies like the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA). Heads up for travelers and local commuters, since adjustments for another fare hike might be implemented soon. However, there are also chances of lowering the fare if the prices of crude in the world market will go back to normal [2].

Travel Updates

Emergency drill at Bacolod-Silay airport is set on Nov. 9

Aiming to test the airport’s capability in responding to plane crash, the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) will set an emergency exercise at the Bacolod-Silay Airport on November 9. Different agencies, sectors and groups will be part of the multi-agency emergence exercise. Also involved are airport authorities, aircraft operators, medical service units, government authorities, civil defense units, military, volunteer rescue organizations among others. During the emergency exercise, the airport runway will be closed from 8 a.m. to 12 noon [3]. Flights that are affected have been rescheduled for the emergency exercise.

Codcod in San Carlos, an emerging agri-tourism destination

Negros Occidental dubbed as the island of sweet surprises is more than just sugarcane plantations, mountain resorts, white sugar beaches, ancestral homes and delectable delicacies. Negros Occidental is also rich in farm resorts and agri-tourism destinations. One of them is the Codcod Rice and Vegetable Terraces located in San Carlos City. If you want to experience the rich agriculture of Negros Occidental, going to Codcod is worthy to consider. Going there is easy because it can be accessible by bus, jeepney, and habal-habal (motorcycle), the common mode of transportation of the locals.

Special non-working holiday on Nov. 5

November 5 is a special non-working holiday in Negros Occidental province in commemoration of the Cinco de Noviembre through Republic Act No. 6709. While commemorating the hardships of Negrenses who fought for the province’s freedom from the Hispanics, this is also a chance for an extended vacation at home or nearby beaches in Bacolod City. Make the most out of the long weekend by also participating in activities at the Provincial Capitol.

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