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DA Starts Negros Cloud Seeding Operations Here

The Department of Agriculture has started its cloud seeding operations in Negros Island Region (NIR) Sunday, Corazon Ditarro, Engineer II, Agro-Hydro-logy and Rain Stimulation Section, of the DA’s Bureau of Soil and Water, said yesterday.

Ditarro said the cloud seeding operations started Sunday which lasted one hour and 52 minutes.

“Light rains were reported in Cadiz City, Bago City while heavy rains were reported in La Carlota City,” she said.

She added that their agency has a budget of about P2 million to cover 45 hours of flying time.


Top Campaigners of Mayors Montilla & Peña Shot Dead

The campaign managers of reelectionist Isabela Mayor Enrique Montilla III and of former Pulupandan Mayor Magdaleno “Magsie” Peña, both members of Prominent Families in Negros Occidental was shot dead past 4PM yesterday in Moises Padilla town.

Magdaleno “Nonong” Grande, 54, of Moises Padilla, died on the spot when about five young men fired at him while his group was having a campaign sortie in Sitio Coyaoyao, Barangay Inolingan, in the said town.

DOLE Hosts 2016 Labor Day Job Fair

The City Government of Bacolod, through the Public Employment Services Office (PESO) and the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) will host this year’s Job Fair on May 1 at the SM City Bacolod Main Atrium from 10 am to 5 pm.

Some 65 local companies are set to offer jobseekers 4,609 vacancies while 15 overseas licensed outfits will come with 2,654 vacant positions.

Negros Occ. under ‘State of Calamity’

The Sanggunian Panlalawigan (SP) of Negros Occidental yesterday declared the province under a state of calamity due to the El Niño phenomenon.

Board Member Pedro Zayco, chairman of the SP Committee on Agriculture made the motion for the declaration of the state of calamity of the province which was unanimously seconded by all the provincial board members.