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This Week in Bacolod (March 17 to 23, 2019)

Looking for the latest news in Bacolod? Read on.

By: Yoorekka Team | March 17, 2019
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A well-lighted overpass

Sun and a few clouds will cover Bacolod at the start of the week. Meanwhile, good news for the people and students who always cross the street of Araneta, Bacolod City: the resolution to construct an overpass has been approved. Moreover, the Bacolod Sangguniang Panlungsod recently approved the first reading on the no permit, no digging ordinance for future projects inside the jurisdiction of the city. Once implemented, this ordinance shall be strictly followed by the contractors to avoid any road incidents from happening [1].

Weather Advisory: Nice weather for the coming week

Bacolod City this week will begin with dry weather following the high temperature of 33°C. But on Monday, March 18 until Tuesday, March 19, a chance of brief morning showers will pass though in some areas of the city. The middle and the rest of the week will deal with more warmer and milder temperature. Since there’s a good chance of sun coming, those who have time offs will enjoy the nice weather.

Traffic News:

Overpass project resolution on Araneta Street now approved

To avoid the students from being sideswiped by vehicles near the Negros Occidental High School (NOHS) in Bacolod City, the City Council passed a resolution authored by Councilor Wilson Gamboa Jr. to construct an overpass for pedestrians on Araneta Street. Gamboa said that the area really needs an overpass to secure the safety of the people crossing the streets, especially the students. The resolution was approved during the regular session [2].

No permit, no digging ordinance for contractors

The Bacolod Sangguniang Panlungsod approved the first reading on the ordinance authored by Bacolod Councilor Dindo Ramos. The ordinance aims to require contractors, government engineers, and other agencies to secure special permits before excavation and diggings of roads, bridges, canals, and drainage system within Bacolod City [3].

To avoid road-related incidents, Mr. Ramos said that the riding public has the right to know, be aware, or be notified when an excavation and digging of roads, bridges, canals and drainage system happens. Contractors shall also include the duration of the project to keep the people aware how long this project may affect the particular area.

In the event that the ordinance gets violated, a fine of PhP5,000 for the first month of violation shall be imposed. For the succeeding two months of violation, violators will pay another PhP5,000. If violations continue on the third month, the contractor will be blacklisted and may no longer participate in any public bidding. They will also be required to pay a fine of P5,000 and a complete stoppage of construction.

Travel Update: New seaport terminal up north of Negros rises soon

In Manapla, Negros Occidental, a new seaport terminal will soon rise. This development was initiated by private investors through the land owner, Mr. Carlito Jimena. Manapla Mayor Lourdes Escalante said that the new port will be constructed in Mr. Jimena’s 750-square meter lot located in Barangay Punta Salong in Manapla, Negros Occidental [4].

Mayor Escalante added that this project will help boost trade and commerce in the town. It will also open more economic and career opportunities for the residents. This new seaport terminal will also become an opportunity for the town to earn from the real property tax and investment shares. The new seaport will also shorten the travel time from Manapla to Ajuy in Iloilo.

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