Seaports and ports to be inspected by Provincial Veterinary Office before Christmas begins
Due to a projected increase of domestic movements this month, Provincial Veterinary Office (PVO) deployed inspectors to the airport and to different seaports in the province to conduct inspections of outgoing animals and animal byproducts before the Christmas celebration begins. Areas to be inspected include San Carlos, Escalante, Cadiz, the Banago and Bredco ports of Bacolod, and the Bacolod-Silay Airport .
PVO also covers the monitoring of 279 meat stalls in Negros Occidental, excluding Bacolod City, to ensure the proper price, hygienic handling, and good storage of meat and meat products. They also update profiles of meat stalls and meat traders, in coordination with different local government units, to help intensify and to closely monitor movements involving live animals and byproducts to prevent diseases from crossing the province. 
Sipalay City eyed as a sustainable destination and clean tourist city
Known for its white sand beaches and crystal clear waters, Sipalay City in southern Negros Province is anticipated to be a top sustainable destination by The Department of Tourism (DOT) in Western Visayas .
City Tourism Operations Officer Jerick Lacson said in an interview that with emerging problems related to the environment, their tourism campaign is now focusing on making Sipalay. They see the city’s potential to be the next awardee of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Clean Tourist City and the Top 100 Sustainable Destinations.
The Top 100 Sustainable Destinations initiative aims to recognize tourism destinations that exerted hard work to take sustainability seriously.