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This Week in Bacolod (December 1 to 7, 2018)

Wondering what’s up in Bacolod? Get the most recent travel news here .

By: Yoorekka Team | December 02, 2018
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A side view of the newly inaugurated Historical Mural in Burgos Street, Bacolod City

Image: El Cid M. Familiaran

This week will see pleasant weather with occasional rain showers. The sun will show up in the first half of the week while spotty showers will occur in the latter part. It is advised to bring umbrellas to keep yourselves dry while getting around the city. Tourists may also try to visit the newly inaugurated murals along Burgos Street. Said murals will become one of Bacolod’s historic places as it features many aspects of the city since the start of its cityhood. Another source of pride for the people of Bacolod City is that the council plans to pass a city ordinance to support a coal fire-free environment.

Read on to get updated on what’s happening in Bacolod this week.

Weather Advisory: Sunny with few spotty rains this week in The City of Smiles

The weather is expected to improve this week in the City of Smiles as there will be more warmer days over periods with grey skies. It is still advisable to bring umbrellas and jackets since spotty rains are expected to fall in the morning of Thursday, December 5 and Friday, December 6, with the lowest temperature expected to be 24 °C [1].

Traffic News: Traffic experiment in Ayala Street now approved

The request of the Bacolod Traffic Authority Office (BTAO) to have a traffic experiment within the Ayala Street in North and South Capitol Road is now approved by the Bacolod City Council during the regular session held on Wednesday, November 21. Said experimentation will last 60 days starting Monday, November 26 and will end in January 24, 2019 [2].

The one-way re-routing traffic scheme will affect vans to south terminal, airport, and seaport and PUJs plying the following routes: Bata-Libertad, Mandalagan-Libertad, Fortune Towne/Homesite-Central Market, Sum-ag/Alijis/Pta. Taytay/Airport Subdivision-Central Market, Banago-Libertad.

Travel Updates: Bacolod City’s Historical Mural Inaugurated

Part of the 80th charter anniversary celebration of Bacolod City is the inauguration of the Historical Mural, painted on the outer fence of the Bacolod North Cemetery at Burgos Extension Road. The ceremony was led by the Bacolod City Mayor, Evelio Leonardia.

The murals have seven meaningful frames depicting Bacolod City’s history since its cityhood in 1938 up to the present. The works of the artists were inspired by the city’s achievements for over 80 years of being the capital city of the province of Negros Occidental.

Passed Laws and Ordinances

Bacolod City Council supports coal-free environment

The City of Smiles plans to conduct a study to pass a city ordinance to achieve a coal-free environment.

In recent reports, the San Miguel Corporation will put up a coal-fired power plant at the boundary of barangays Palampas and Punao, San Carlos City, Negros Occidental.

Back in October this year, Negros Occidental Governor, Alfredo G. Marañon, Jr. wrote the Sangguniang Panlalawigan to pass an ordinance declaring Negros Occidental a coal-free, clean-energy, and environment-friendly province.

The ordinance will prohibit any coal-fired power plant to operate in any parts of the province.

Business owners in Bacolod City reminded to follow the law

In Bacolod City, there are more than 10 establishments that are subjected for closure for operating their businesses without having a permit. This was announced by the City Mayor Evelio Leonadia during a briefing with the City’s Head of Permits and Licensing Division, Stela Rose Rayos.

Mayor Leonardia gave instructions to Rayos to fine violators and implement proper sanctions. He added that owners using a fake business permit may also face a criminal liability.

As of November 13, the City Legal Office (CLO)-Enforcement Team and Permits and Licensing Division closed down two business establishments upon proving that they have been operating without business permits.

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