AirAsia to operate in Bacolod-Silay Airport
In order to decrease the fare rates in Bacolod, the Civil Aeronautics Board (CAB) and Cabinet secretaries approved and supported the service of AirAsia in the city. Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade guaranteed Congressman Mikee Romero, also the vice chairman of AirAsia Philippines, the operation of the additional airline. Expected to serve in a month, AirAsia will give passengers more airline options and less expensive fare charges .
Stranded marine mammals in Hinigaran mishandled by locals
Three melon-headed whales were found stranded in the waters of Hinigaran, Negros Occidental . Residents and fishermen in Barangay Gargato formed a crowd and surrounded the mammals before professional rescuers arrived at the scene.
Mark de la Paz, a trainer at Negros Occidental Marine Wildlife Responders said that touching the whales can give stress and injuries to whales. The whales were examined and released back to the sea by the authorities. De la Paz took the opportunity to educate the locals on the proper way to handle stranded marine animals.
GOES calls for protection of NNNP
Ranging about 80,454.5 hectares of land, the Northern Negros Natural Park is in need of protection from environmental violators such as restaurants, cafes, resorts, and vacation houses without building and business permits. The Group of Environmental Socialists (GOES) created the “Pabukid 2019 Manifesto” which emphasized illegal structures within the area . GOES called out to concerned government agencies to take action against further deforestation.
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