Edith Colmo

Trekkers Save Lives from Volcano’s Explosion

Local and foreign trekkers were able to save their lives when Kanlaon Volcano in Murcia, Negros Occidental spewed steam past at 9p.m. Monday, November 24.

Earlier in the day, there were trekker-environmentalists who are students from the University of Negros Occidental-Recoletos (UNO-R) and a foreign tourist Anna Hodson, a Polish economist. But they were advised by their guide upon seeing the sign of rumbling volcano while they were at the crater. So they left the area early afternoon of Monday.

SP Urges Everyone: ‘End Violence Against Women’

Giving impetus to the nationwide commemoration of the 18-day campaign to end violence against women (VAW) come Nov. 25 to December 12 themed, “END VAW, it’s our Duty: Gains and Ways Forward,” the Sangguniang Panlungsod (SP) of Bacolod City has approved in Wednesday’s session the resolution authored by Councilor Sonya Verdeflor, chair, committee on Gender and Development. The said resolution urges everyone to get involved and cooperate in the observance of the 18-Day Campaign to End Violence Against Women from November 25–December 12, 2015.

Despite Target Hit DOH Urges More Donors

Negros Occidental has reached the annual target of blood collection of 1% of the total population, but there is a need for more blood donors to ensure adequate supply.

Records of the Department of Health (DOH) Region 6 shows that for year 2014, the province through the Corazon Locsin Montelibano Memorial Regional Hospital (CLMMRH) and the Negros First Blood Center have reached its targets set by the World Health Organization (WHO). For this year, from January to October Negros Occidental is already beyond the target of 1.06%

IPs Adopt Army Commander

Major General Rey Leonardo Guerrero, commander, 3rd Infantry Division, Philippine Army, stationed in Camp Peralta, Jamindan, Capiz, was adopted by the Indigenous Peoples (IPs) by making him honorary adviser of the Panay Indigenous Peoples Organization (PIPO).