AMID KANLAON’S RESTLESSNESS: Guv asks residents to remain calm

BACOLOD City – Negros Occidental Governor Alfredo Marañon Jr. urged residents living around Mt. Kanlaon to remain calm and vigilant after the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) raised the volcano’s alert status to “Alert Level 2” last Nov 15, 2017. Marañon said volcanologists and personnel from the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office […]

MARAWI SPILLOVER – ‘Secure coastal barangays’

ILOILO City Council members asked the PNP to brief local officials on security preparations amid the possibility of a spillover of the Marawi City conflict. The council unanimously approved on June 13, 2017 a resolution authored by Councilor Joshua Alim requesting Supt. Remus Zacharias Canieso, Iloilo City Police Office (ICPO) director, “to give a briefing […]

‘Uncooperative’ landowners hamper line-clearing works

THE National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) appealed to the landowners to provide their line personnel access to their properties in order to cut and trim trees which obstruct power lines. Michelle Visera, NGCP-Western Visayas corporate communications officer said the issue with uncooperative landowners has been a nationwide problem faced by the transmission firm. […]