Miscellanea: Bacolod

  • The driver who took self to the Bacolod – Silay Airport had the call sign “Ranger.”
  • He worked for a car agency called “Faith” (one of the biggest in Bacolod)
  • Every other day, self would run out of “load” for both her cell phones.
  • Her family’s hacienda is Oliva Dos.  It is also the home of 150 laborers.
  • Self’s Dear Departed Dad is remembered as being “very soft-spoken.”
  • Her dad once owned an hacienda named after her mother:  it was near Mambucal.  He sold it in 1975.
  • The Japanese officer who billeted his men at the Balay Daku during the Occupation was known as “Colonel Ota.”
  • The town of Valladolid is famous for its diwal.
  • Last year, the price of sugar was 2,500 pesos per lkg.  (This was an excellent price.  It’s nowhere near that, this year)

Quake

There was an intensity 6.0 earthquake (centered near Dumaguete) when self was on Negros.

4 a.m. or thereabouts, self couldn’t sleep, she was sitting at her laptop.  The whole island seemed to shift.  She ran to her window and looked out at the sea:  gray still, at that time.

Today, self is putting away her suitcases.  It’s a hot afternoon in Redwood City.  She brought home several copies of The Visayan Daily Star.  The one of 16 July 2011 has a small item about smaller subsequent quakes on Negros:

Quake Shakes South

An earthquake hit Sipalay City at intensity three and Hinoba-an town at intensity two at 2:49 a.m. yesterday, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology reported yesterday.

It was a 4.6-magnitude at its epicenter 62 kilometers south and 57 degrees east of Sipalay City, PHIVOLCS said.

The quake was tectonic in origin and caused by the shifting of plates in the Negros Trench that also caused tremors in southern Negros for the last five days.

Ah, self never knew of the existence of the Negros Trench, until now.

Stay tuned, dear blog readers.  Stay tuned.

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