THE NEGROS CHRONICLE  

The Negros Chronicle is a weekly publication published in Negros Oriental province, Philippines, vigilantly featuring the latest news updates around Dumaguete City and Negros Oriental since 1973.
 
 
   JANUARY 29, 2012 EDITION
  Banica squatters here they come (again)!
Dozens of families, whose homes were swept away by the rampaging flood waters along the Banica River last December 17, 2011, have returned and erected modest shelters in the same spots where they almost lost their lives.

 
 


   
HEADLINE  
   
 
NOWHERE (YET) TO GO

Apparently, they have nowhere else to go as of yet. Thus, defying the firm resolve of the city mayor, dozens of families, whose homes were swept away by the rampaging flood waters along the Banica River last December 17, 2011, have returned and erected modest shelters in the same spots where they almost lost their lives.

In the wake of the unprecedented calamity caused by Typhoon Sendong, Dumaguete City Mayor Chiquiting Sagarbarria publicly announced anew that he will initially relocate 473 families, forcibly if needed, who reside along the increasingly dangerous Banica River to safer grounds.

Concerned barangay captains were reportedly asked to find suitable temporary relocation sites within their areas of jurisdiction to accommodate the affected families while the City Government and the National Housing Authority shall complete the construction of 1,000 houses in a permanent relocation site in Banilad.
 
   

 
   


     
   
FRONT PAGE TOP OF THE WEEK
 
 
 
 
 


   
CRITICAL REPORTING  
   
 
by: ELY P. DEJARESCO

The provincial tourism officials got a tongue lashing from Rep. Pryde Henry Teves Friday night before the members of the Negros Dive Association for not coming up with a tourism road map for Negros Oriental, thus our province missed at least P100-million in tourism program funding from the NEDA last year.

This year, still no tourism road map from the provincial tourism. This is unbelievable with all the glamorous people in that Sidlakan village neighbor of ours! Rep Teves demanded a tourism road map finished in three weeks and the good lady tourism boss obliged. Let's see.
 
   
 

       
NEWS
 
 
 
 
   


   
EDITORIAL  
   
 
There is a report that, indeed, an earth dam up somewhere in the Apolong or Maite creeks in Valencia, which are supposed to be the source of water in the Banica and Okoy rivers plus the others in Amlan, San Jose and Tanjay, have collapsed due to the fury of Typhoon Sendong last December 17.

Proof of these are the massive rockslides (see photos) taken by the governor's office in response to persistent citizens' report that, indeed, a natural earth dam which used to hold voluminous rain water up there through the years, up in the mountains of Valencia, where Mt. Talinis slopes down, has or have, finally caved-in because of the pressures of the too heavy downpour of Sendong.
 
   
   


         
OPINION
 
 
 
 
   


         
FAITH  
  “Nation will not take up sword against nation,
nor will they train for war anymore.” Isaiah 2:4c

 
   


   
 
   


 

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