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This Week in Bacolod (January 19 to 25, 2020)

Bacolod shines bright as good weather dominates the week.

By: Yoorekka Team | January 19, 2020
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Pleasant weather awaits everyone in Bacolod City this week. Meanwhile, a widening project is planned for the access road linking Silay Airport and Mandalagan. In terms of Bacolod celebrations, some adjustments for the Panaad sa Negros Festival this April 2020 will be done because of the ongoing renovation of the stadium. Lastly, Bacolod City’s 15th Bacolodiat Festival will have tight security to maintain peace and order. Read on for the details.

Weather Advisory: Pleasant weather ahead

The pleasant weather this week will let you see the beauty of nature in Bacolod City. Sunny days which are expected to prevail the whole work week. However, since there is still a possibility for some shower spots to fall by Monday and Friday, make sure to bring your umbrella. The temperature this week in Bacolod will run from 30°C to 31°C [1].

Traffic News: DPWH to add Buri Road to widening project

To provide better access roads going in and out of Bacolod City, the Department of Public Works and Highways in Bacolod City will include the Honorata Manalo Road (also known as Buri Road), located in Barangay Mandalagan, Bacolod City on their road widening project [2]. As such, the DPWH together with the Engineering District are requesting for clearance from the Sangguniang Panlungsod (SP) to proceed with the procurement and implementation of this project.

District Engineer Abraham Villarreal said that since this road is linked to Bacolod-Silay Airport and Lacson Street, its importance is recognized in Bacolod City and the whole Negros Occidental province. Villarreal also mentioned the widening of the existing road with drainage and the installation of additional street lights are included in the project.

Panaad Festival anticipates venue adjustments

Due to the scheduled renovation of the Panaad Park and Stadium in Barangay Mansilingan Bacolod City, the provincial government of Negros Occidental is making adjustments for this year’s 27th Panaad sa Negros Festival [3]. Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson revealed that the province’s annual “festival of all festivals” will be held at the stage behind the grandstand instead.

Annually, the Panaad Festival is usually held every April showcasing of 32 themed pavilions of each city and municipality of the province. The stadium is the main event hall where the opening and closing ceremonies are usually held. Since November last year, the security has been tightened at the Panaad Park because of the rehabilitation efforts underway. The stadium is being renovated as it is slated to host the Palarong Pambansa (National Games) next year.

Travel Update: Police to ensure safe Bacolodiat Festival celebration

The annual Chinese New Year celebration of the City of Smiles, the 15th Bacolodiat Festival, will be held in the streets of Bacolod City this coming January 31 to February 2, 2020 [4]. To keep the event safe, City Police Office Operations Branch Chief Lester Leada and the city's police officers will step up security preparations for this year’s festival.

The Bacolod Traffic Management Authority has discussed security and traffic arrangements for the two festival sites, Lacson Street and the Bacolod Government Center grounds. They plan to deploy more than 500 policemen, which will be augmented by about 300 personnel coming from the Police Regional Office 6. The festival will adopt the security features of the MassKara Festival held in October last year.

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