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Tourist arrivals down 85%

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III Tourist arrivals in Negros Occidental, excluding Bacolod City, dropped 85 percent last year than that of 2019 due to the ongoing pandemic. In 2019, there were 858,995 tourists who stayed in various accommodation facilities in

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1.7K tourism workers get P8.8M in cash aid

Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat is welcomed at the Bacolod-Silay Airport by Silay Mayor Mark Golez, Negros Occidental Gov. Eugenio Lacson, and Bacolod City Mayor Evelio Leonardia (l-r, front) yesterday* Capitol PIO photo

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Benitez thanks Leonardia for P3.5M aid

Rep. Francisco Benitez thanked Mayor Evelio Leonardia for the P3.5 million assistance that the Bacolod City government will extend to residents affected by floods in northern Negros Occidental* OCD 6 photo

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EOC: No need for moratorium on LSIs, OFWs

The Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office of Bacolod City disinfecting the luggage of locally stranded individuals and authorized persons outside residence, who arrived at the Bredco port on Saturday* City DRRMO photo

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MASS WEDDING. San Carlos City Mayor Renato Gustilo (left) officiated at the mass wedding of 19 couples in Sto. Niño, Barangay Buluangan yesterday* San Carlos City PIO photo

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FOOD DELIVERY. Samaritans use an improvised zipline to deliver the food packs prepared by a local eatery for flood-affected residents in Silay City, Negros Occidental, yesterday* Pots and Buds photo

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MAKING DO. Two residents have been using a boat and a rope to cross this river in Sitio Lemoncito, Brgy. Quintin Remo in Moises Padilla, Negros Occidental, and on Tuesday, town officials, led by Mayor Ella Celestina Garcia-Yulo, held a groundbreaking ceremony for the construction of a hanging steel footbridge in the area, under the Assistance to Municipalities project* Moises Padilla PIO photo

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REFRESHING. A view of a rainbow below the Malatan-og Falls in Salvador Benedicto, Negros Occidental, in this photo taken Sunday* Nic Ledesma/CCN photo

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CLEARING OPS. Personnel of the City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office clearing a giant tamarind tree that was uprooted by strong winds in Brgy. Taculing, Bacolod yesterday* Bacolod DRRMO photo

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Troops from the 79th Infantry Battalion help in the rescue and evacuation of residents affected by flooding in northern Negros Occidental* 79th IB photo

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