5 deaths, 1,283 dengue
cases noted in NegOr
BY JUDY F. PARTLOW
The Negros Oriental Provincial Health Office said it has recorded 1,283 dengue cases with five deaths from January 1 to September 1, or a 70 percent increase from the 384 cases with zero fatality in the same period last year.
PHO Epidemiology and Surveillance Unit records show that Dumaguete topped the list of cities and towns with a high number of dengue cases at 518, with three deaths, two of them reported last month, and another in July. Sibulan town reported one fatality in January and Bacong another in May.
Bayawan City ranked second with 152 cases, Siaton, 73; Tanjay City, 61; Bais City, 55; Sibulan, 53; Basay, 42; Dauin, 41; Sta. Catalina, 39; and Valencia, 32, the PHO report shows.
Sibulan to boost tourism
at Twin Lakes: Bartoces
Sibulan, Negros Oriental, will add more recreational activities at its premier tourist spot, the Twin Lakes Balinsasayao and Danao, to boost tourism, a government press release said.
Sibulan Mayor Marcela Grampon-Bartoces ordered the town's Tourism Planning Office to draw up programs, projects and activities for tourists at the Twin Lakes, that is among the major attractions in the province.
Some 12 kilometers west of Sibulan poblacion. and rising 300 meters above sea level, the two lakes are small, deep-crated, and separated by a mountain range that sits atop a caldera among four mountains.