Friday, 25 February 2011

Local tourists top arrivals in Guimaras

By Maricar M. Calubiran
The News Today
Nov. 17, 2008

Local excursionists top the list of visitors in the island-province of Guimaras numbering to more than 100,000 for the past 10 months of the year. Tourism is one of the island’s industries aside from its agriculture.
In the records provided by the Guimaras Tourism Office, the number of local excursionists posted a high record in March with 20,774 visitors. Visitors also registered high records in the months of April and May. In April, there were 14,397 visitors and 11,231 in May. The number of tourist arrivals contributed thousands of pesos in total receipts. The months of March, April and May are considered as summer months and mostly people prefer to go to resort and beaches. (Click here for the rest.)

Probe eyed on Guimaras spill reparation mess

November 18, 2008
Oct. 27, 2008

MANILA, Philippines – A congressional investigation looms on alleged government inaction over insufficient reparation for victims of a massive oil spill in Guimaras in 2006.
Online news site The News Today ( reported that House Resolution 830 filed last Oct. 8 seeks a probe into the payments by an international insurance firm.
Filing the resolution were party list Reps. Satur Ocampo and Teodoro Casiño of Bayan Muna, Luzviminda Ilagan and Liza Maza of Gabriela, and Rafael Mariano of Anakpawis. (Click here for the rest.)