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This Week in Bacolod (August 11 to 17, 2019)

Know about what awaits you in Bacolod this week through this handy roundup!

By: Yoorekka Team | August 11, 2019
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Unsettled weather is still expected to continue this week. Bacolodnons are also advised to be alert and get ready for more storms coming this month. Meanwhile, the Bacolod Traffic Authority Office (BTAO) and Traffic Management Unit are working hard to keep the streets of Bacolod as clean and orderly as possible. Down south, Kabankalan City’s Mayor is pushing to fast-track the construction of the Kabankalan Airport. In terms of tourism, the Department of Tourism (DOT) expressed its support for all the accredited farms in Negros aiming to develop farm tourism. Read on to get the details!

Weather Advisory: More storms to hit land this August

During last week’s landfall of tropical storm "Hanna," many incidents and accidents occurred, especially in the Visayas province. This is only the beginning; the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) advised the public to brace themselves for more possible storms to land this August. For this week, the temperature will range from 31 °C to 33 °C [1].

Traffic News: Bacolod City road clearing operations have begun

The people of Bacolod City will be seeing clearer roads as the Bacolod Traffic Authority Office (BTAO) and Traffic Management Unit have started their clearing operations against illegally parked vehicles, trisikads, and illegal structures along B.S. Aquino Drive [2]. BTAO Head Police Supt. Luisito Acebuche said that they already removed movable structures and vehicles that have been left along the roadside from B.S. Aquino Drive to Brgy. 2.

In compliance with the order of the president during his fourth State of the Nation Address, the Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) and local government units were tasked to clear public roads from obstructions to address the issue of traffic congestion.

Market vendors are not exempted in the clearing operations. They must also comply with the order and ensure that their structures do not obstruct the passage of market-goers. If caught, these will be demolished.

Kabankalan Airport terminal and runway to be completed soon

The national government has been working hand in hand with the local government to provide convenience for the travelers going to the country’s different tourist destinations. In Kabankalan City particularly, Mayor Pedro Zayco said that they will fast track the construction of the airport’s runway and terminal.

Mayor Zayco revealed that the project’s budget is worth PhP120 million. He added that an initial 217 meters of the runway worth PhP30 million has already been concreted. He also mentioned that the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) also allocated PhP60 million for the project [3]. With the said budget, the 1.2-kilometer runway, excluding the airport terminal, will be completed.

Travel Update: Farm tourism development in Negros pushed

The Department of Tourism (DOT) has revealed that there are 15 accredited tourism farm sites in Western Visayas [4]. The following DOT-accredited farms are known for providing best farm products: Negros First Organic Technology Center (NFotec), May's Organic Garden Restaurant , Twenty Six Herb Garden, Peñalosa Farms Inc., Fresh Start Organic Inc., the Nature's Village, JKN Farm, Guerrero's Farm, Melba's Farm, Owataks Herbs Farm, Shalom Orchard Grove, Rapha Valley Place of Wellness, RMD Agri Tourism Industries and Training Center Inc., BeeWell Farmstead, and PeacePond.

Provincial Supervising Tourism Operations Officer Cristine Mansinares said that farm tourism will be more beneficial to rural areas by being providing a source of multiple streams of income. She added that by supporting farming villages, the province's objective to encourage more farmers to open their farms for tourism will be achieved.

All mentioned farms are accredited tourism sites and have passed the guidelines pursuant to the provisions of the Tourism Act of 2009 set by the DOT and are guided by the Farm Tourism Development Act of 2016 and Regional Strategic Action Plan for Farm Tourism.

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