This week, it seems like the rains won’t stop in Bacolod until the wet season ends. It is safer to stay indoors this week since thunderstorms will be present almost every day. Meanwhile, the Negros-Panay Bridge’s feasibility studywill be presented by the end of 2019. Meanwhile, tourism in Western Visayas will be boosted again by this soon to start flight operations of Cebu Pacific from Clark to Western Visayas and soon to open floating restaurant in Sum-ag in Bacolod City.
Weather Advisory: Daily scattered rains and thunderstorms ahead
Morning showers and afternoon thunderstorms will develop this week, so keep your rain gear handy. A wide range of cloudiness will surround the City of Smiles, and heavy downpour is expected to fall. Consider staying indoors as much as possible this rainy season to avoid road accidents. This week’s temperature will range from 30 °C to 32 °C .
Traffic News: Negros-Panay bridge analysis to be presented
As announced by Ro-Ann Bacal, Director of the National Economic and Development Authority in Western Visayas, the government will present the feasibility study of the Negros-Panay Bridge by the end of 2019. The study is done by the Department of Public Works and Highways, but the presentation of the results of the study will be done by the Chinese government .
DOT announces to expect more Clark flights for Western Visayas
Because of the travel demands in Western Visayas, the Department of Tourism (DOT) Region 6 officially announced that they will be welcoming new flights to connect Western Visayas to the northern Philippines .
Also, this coming August 9, 2019, Cebu Pacific will start operating its Clark-Bacolod and Clark-Iloilo flights and vice versa. This was announced by DOT regional director Helen Catalbas.
Catalbas also mentioned that these new flight routes will welcome more investors and more options for travelers, and it is also expected to increase the tourist arrivals in the province.
John Orola, Bacolod City Administrator, revealed that the floating restaurant is almost finished and will soon operate in the Sum-ag River, Bacolod City. He added that the Department of Tourism has included Sum-ag River as one of the candidates for the Enhanced River Program because of the upcoming opening of the floating restaurant.
The floating restaurant will have entertainment on board. It can accommodate about 30 persons and will travel from Brgy. Sum-ag all the way to Brgy. Cabug.
Orola revealed that this DOT project is estimated to cost over PhP3.4 million and is expected to become another tourist attraction in the city. Thus, a two-storey Tourism Information Center in the riverbank of Sum-ag was already established by the DOT funded by the City Planning and Development Office .
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