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This Week in Bacolod (August 18 to 24, 2019)

Need weather updates and travel news about Bacolod? Read on.

By: Yoorekka Team | August 18, 2019
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Mr. Sun will definitely show up this week but still be prepared for rains and thunderstorms. Meanwhile, to keep the sidewalks clean, Bacolod City Mayor Leonardia met with Libertad Market vendors. For Negros and Panay to connect and do business easier and faster, NEDA, DPWH, and DOF are now working hand in hand to get the project’s feasibility study into its final stage of completion. Lastly, the local government is urged to provide signage and directions to tourist destinations in the city to guide tourists. Read on for the complete details on the weather and these travel news!

Weather: Sun’s out but rains still expected

Bacolodnons now have the chance to recover from the storm that affected many areas of the city in the past two weeks. Though there’s a chance of sunlight to come out in the next few days, thunderstorms will possibly bring some rains during afternoons and evenings. If you’re planning a weekend getaway, note that it will be mainly cloudy, and morning showers and thunderstorms are expected. The forecast temperature for this week will range from 31°C to 32°C [1].

Traffic News: Market Vendors cooperate to the city’s sidewalk clearing operation

Bacolod City Mayor Evelio Leonardia met with the 380 Libertad Public Market vendors to discuss matters about removing their stalls. This is in compliance with the directive of President Rodrigo Duterte to keep obstructions from public streets [2].

The affected vendors vowed to cooperate and voluntarily remove their stalls. They will transfer inside the two-story Libertad Annex Building. The building will be equipped with an escalator and pulley for the convenience of the vendors and for the market goers.

The clearing of roads is pursuant to Memorandum Circular No. 2019-121 dated July 29, 2019. Under the memo, the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) will direct the local government officials, from the mayors to the barangay captains.

Travel Update: Panay-Guimaras-Negros Bridge feasibility study almost done

The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) reported that the feasibility study is in the final stage of completion. The presentation of the study is scheduled at the end of the year [3].

The Panay-Guimaras Bridge is a 4.8-kilometer connection between Leganes, Iloilo and Buenavista, Guimaras. Meanwhile the 12.5-kilometer Guimaras-Negros Island Bridge will start from San Lorenzo, Guimaras and end in Pulupandan, Negros Occidental.

These inter-island linkages between Panay, Guimaras, and Negros will establish an efficient thoroughfare system in Western Visayas. Through these, the transportation of goods and services will be much faster, easier, and convenient.

City Councilor urges setting up of signage for tourism

City Councilor Carlos Jose Lopez is urging the City Tourism Office to make local tourist attractions easy to through visible directions and signage to guide the tourists [4]. Through these development plans, Lopez urges the local government to promote what the city has to offer. He cites the Tourism Act of 2009, which talks about tourism as an engine of investment, employment, growth and national development.

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