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This Week in Bacolod (July 21 to 27, 2019)

News on the weather, market clearing operations, and more updates about Bacolod here!

By: Yoorekka Team | July 21, 2019
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This week’s weather will be a little better compared to last week’s heavy rainfall, which caused floods in some areas of Bacolod City. Meanwhile, another clearing operation was conducted at the Burgos Market wherein 40 illegal vendors were removed.

For the security and safety of the traveling public, the Bacolod-Silay Access Road is now being monitored by the Silay City Police, the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH), and the City Engineering District. Lastly, the Bacolod Sangguniang Panlungsod pushes City Mayor Leonardia to convene Bacolod’s tourism board.

Weather Advisory: Steadier periods of rain and thunderstorms

After the low pressure occurrence last week, the weather this week will calm down a bit. Still, be prepared for light to heavy rains at the beginning of the week. Bacolodnons will continue to hear the roar of thunderstorms from Monday until Wednesday.

The good news is that there will be an interval of sunshine and clouds by the middle of the week. With that in mind, people are still advised to get ready for downpours that may develop anytime of the day for the whole week. The temperature will range from 30 °C to 32 °C degrees [1].

Traffic News

Clearing operations in Burgos Market to address traffic

The Bacolod Traffic Authority Office (BTAO), City Legal Enforcement Unit, and Market Coordinating and Monitoring (MCMF) conducted a clearing operation in Burgos Market to maintain cleanliness and to address traffic problems [2].Through the clearing operations, 40 vendors illegally occupying the road were removed.

Ernie Pineda, the Executive Assistant and Cluster Head on Markets said that the vendors should only occupy the one-meter space from the gutter and are only allowed to sell in the area from 3:00 P.M. to 8:00 A.M. After 8:00 A.M, vendors have to clear the area so as to not affect the traffic situation in Burgos Street.

Pineda already met with market supervisors to monitor vendors who violate the regulation, especially those who are selling food and vegetables within the road. He added that part of the city’s program is to regulate the vendors at the three big public markets: Burgos Public Market, Central Market, and Libertad Market.

The regulation was implemented last March 2019 however, some illegal vendors returned after the election.

Bacolod-Silay access road on watch

It is recommended to traverse the Bacolod-Silay access road during the day because several anchor bolts of streetlights were reportedly stolen, thus making it difficult and dangerous to travel in the area after sundown [3].

The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) and City Engineering District sought help from the Silay City Police Department to keep the street safe for vehicles passing the area.

Mr. Abraham Villareal, DPWH District Engineer said that there should be immediate action to this matter to avoid accidents. He added that enforcing strict security at the area and deploy policemen to conduct regular monitoring is necessary.

Travel Update

City Council pushes Mayor to convene tourism board

The Bacolod Sangguniang Panlungsod requested Bacolod City Mayor Evelio Leonardia to convene the Tourism Board of Bacolod following City Ordinance No. 370 series of 2004 resolution [4].

The ordinance, authored by Councilor Israel Salanga, provides rules and regulations governing the establishment, operation, and maintenance of all tourism-oriented and tourism-related businesses in Bacolod City.

To promote tourism development and investments in the city, the Bacolod Sangguniang Panlungsod stated that it is necessary to convene the Tourism Board of Bacolod City to make sure that the operations of all tourism-oriented and tourism-related establishments are globally competitive.

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