A new era: Marcos Jr. signs Negros Island Region Act into law

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June 14, 2024
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By JEN BAYLON President Ferdinand Marcos, Jr. signed Republic Act 12000, or the Negros Island Region (NIR) Act, unifying Negros Occidental, Negros Oriental and Siquijor into a new administrative region. Marcos, during the ceremonial signing of the law in Malacañang Palace yesterday afternoon, said the NIR, now the 18th region in the country, aims to promote economic development and …

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Major achievement; Lacson: Marcos Jr. to sign NIR bill into law today

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June 13, 2024
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BY JEN BAYLON President Ferdinand Marcos, Jr. will sign the Negros Island Region (NIR) bill into law today, Negros Occidental Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson said. “The fact that the President will sign it into law is already an achievement for all of us,” Lacson said. He hailed the upcoming bill signing as an achievement for the Negrenses, stating …

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P104-M in losses: Kanlaon eruption affects 1,706 Negrense farmers, 118 farms

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June 12, 2024
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By JEN BAYLON The eruption of Kanlaon Volcano has resulted in agricultural losses worth P104.8 million in Negros Occidental and Negros Oriental, the Department of Agriculture’s (DA) Operations Center said. DA’s data showed that ash fall and lahar flows from Kanlaon have affected 3,947 metric tons of crops in several local government units in both Negros provinces. High-value crops suffered …

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Prepare for worst; Phivolcs: Another Kanlaon Volcano eruption ‘possible’

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June 11, 2024
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By JEN BAYLON The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) warned residents near Kanlaon Volcano to prepare for possible eruptions and potential hazards posed by the volcano. “We have to prepare, baka mag-worsen ‘yung situation,” Phivolcs Director Teresito Bacolcol said in a press briefing with Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson at the Negros Occidental Provincial Capitol yesterday …

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Minimal impact, SRA: Volcanic ash fall damage to sugarcane ‘very minimal’

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June 10, 2024
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The Sugar Regulatory Administration (SRA) said the damage caused by the eruption of Kanlaon Volcano to sugarcane fields in Negros Occidental is “very minimal.” SRA Administrator Pablo Luis Azcona, in a statement, said the rain helped neutralize the acidity of the volcanic ash. “Medyo swerte po na umuulan sa affected areas. So I think, madi-dilute …

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MORE Power supports Negros Power in preparation for operation

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June 10, 2024
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  MORE Electric and Power Corporation (MORE Power) has stepped up to support its sister company, Negros Electric and Power Corporation (Negros Power), in its preparations for the upcoming operation in Central Negros in a strategic collaboration aimed at enhancing operational efficiency and service quality. Last week, MORE Power dispatched specialized service vehicles from Iloilo …

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Contaminated sources; Lahar flow from Kanlaon pollutes rivers, triggers water shortage

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June 8, 2024
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By JEN BAYLON The lahar caused by the eruption of Kanlaon Volcano has contaminated water sources in nearby communities, Negros Occidental Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson said yesterday. Lacson said the lack of drinking water in communities affected by a lahar flow is a major concern after the contamination of bodies of water. Nearby rivers and …

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‘Stay vigilant’; Phivolcs recommends increased vigilance, readiness for lahar flows

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June 7, 2024
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By JEN BAYLON The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) urged residents near Kanlaon Volcano to be vigilant after rains triggered a lahar flow in a village on Wednesday, June 5. “Lahars can threaten communities along the middle and lower slopes with inundation, burial and wash out,” the Phivolcs said in an advisory. Phivolcs …

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Negros Power readies electrical materials, supplies for power distribution upgrade

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June 7, 2024
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Negros Electric and Power Corporation (Negros Power) has announced its strategic preparations to deliver essential electrical materials and supplies for Central Negros, signaling its readiness to become the new electric distribution utility once it gets a signal from the government. In a statement, Negros Power said that the initial stock of materials will be delivered …

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Neutralize acid levels; SRA detects increased acidity levels in sugarcane fields after Kanlaon eruption

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June 6, 2024
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  The Sugar Regulatory Administration (SRA) has detected an increased level of acidity in sugarcane fields due to the volcanic ash fall caused by the eruption of Kanlaon Volcano earlier this week. The acid test conducted at the SRA’s La Granja Agricultural Research and Extension Center in Negros Occidental’s La Carlota City on Tuesday morning, …

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