Activist priest Fr. Robert Reyes, the country’s famous "running priest," will lead about 200 protesters in a 7-kilometer run in Escalante City today to mark the International Human Rights Day.
The protest-run, spearheaded by the socialist party Partido Lakas ng Masa (PLM), will also bring to the people’s attention the continuing fight for justice in Escalante where 28 cases of extra-judicial killings (EJK) have allegedly happened under the term of incumbent Mayor Melecio Yap, PLM national secretary-general Leody de Guzman said in a press conference in Bacolod Bacolod yesterday.
Criminal charges for allegedly peddling illegal drugs will be filed against a suspected pusher in Valladolid after he was busted in a raid at about 7AM, yesterday in the town.
PCInsp. Luisito G. Acebuche, Valladolid Police head with Provincial Anti-Illegal Drugs Special Operations Task Group (PAIDSOTG) PSinsp. Joemarie Occeño arrested Harder Baloya after handing a plastic sachet containing suspected shabu in exchange for P200 marked bill.
Recovered from Baloya, 36, of Brgy. Sagua Banwa were 14 sachets of suspected shabu, two disposable lighters, one cellular phone and unaccounted cash believed to be proceeds from the illegal trade.
Charges for violation of Section 5 (sale) under Republic Act (RA) 9165 or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002 are being prepared to be filed before the Provincial Prosecutor’s Office.
By CLAUDEN MAE GENANDA
The Negros Cultural Foundation, Bacolod Cultural Foundation, Inc. and Central Philippine Adventist College (CPAC) in cooperation with Bacolod City Government, Province of Negros Occidental and Office of Vice Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson will present the First Christmas Musical on December 16 to 23.
The 8-day free musical shows are aligned with both Governor Alfredo Marañon and Mayor Monico Puentevella’s vision to encourage a cultural exchange in the community and to have a gathering that will involve the larger communities of Bacolod and Negros province.
The Senate through Senator Bam Aquino is poised to conduct an inquiry in aid of legislation on the implementation of local water districts of their projects and the participation of the Local Water Utilities Administration (LWUA) in the water supply provision in the countryside to protect consumers, with the end in view of amending provisions of Presidential Decree No. 198 and other pertinent laws. Detractors insist PD 198 is an antiquated law.
Aside from this, in a resolution introduced by the senator, a nephew of President Benigno Aquino III, the resolution further declared that there is a need to inquire into the loans given by LWUA to a member of local water districts like the Bacolod City Water District (BACIWA), which was granted a loan by the LWUA in the amount of PHP537-M, and that the loan implemented years back was haphazardly implemented to the detriment and disadvantage of water consumers of Bacolod.
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By Clauden Mae Genanda
Bacolod City Mayor Monico Puentevella expressed his fulfillment in serving Bacolodnons in behalf of tiring schedules as city mayor compared to when he was congressman.
"It’s very tiring because it’s really hands-on but it’s also much more fulfilling," said Puentevella, adding that he is enjoying actual field work like what he did during the typhoon, building more projects for the city, giving bonuses for teachers and employees which he has never done while in Congress.
According to him, it’s a different experience and there’s personal fulfillment on his part.
The Office of the Ombudsman has promised to have zero backlog of cases in Bacolod City and the rest of Negros Occidental starting this month, as it expects to release the resolution of all its pending cases. This was disclosed by Ombudsman Graft Investigation Officer Evangeline Nuñal yesterday, during the celebration of both the International and National Anti-Corruption Day at the Panaad Stadium in Bacolod.
"All of our investigators were directed by Ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales to dispose all cases from 2012 and below," she said.
For his part, Gov. Alfredo Marañon Jr. challenged the private sector, especially businessmen, not to to bribe government officials so they will not be tempted to commit corrupt acts. "There’s no corrupt official, if there’s no corruptor," he stressed.
Farmers involved in a land conflict with the landowning Sola family in Kabankalan City, aired their woes and griped about government’s indifference and inaction during a press conference a few days before the commemoration of the Universal Declaration of the Human Rights, a document signed by various countries and nations the world over, including the Philippines.
It also indicated serious flaws of the government’s Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program (CARP), they indicated.
The farmers who included Mansueto Gatillas Sr., Fidel Hilaga and a woman-farmer who all related that since December 4, they have been harassed and seriously threatened by blue guards of landowner John Paul Sola. The blue guards wore uniforms but now when roving about, put on civilian clothes clearly indicating that they do not want to be identified, specifically as to what their security agency is.
Kalasag (Class 2006-02) from Bacolod City Police Office (BCPO) and Negros Occidental Provincial Police Office (NOPPO) celebrate their 7th class anniversary with various activities including mangrove planting, coastal clean-up and feeding at Purok Seawall, Brgy. Punta Tay-Tay, Bacolod City on December 8.
Participating in the said activities are personnel from BCPO led by Police Inspector Ramsey D. Barro, Deputy Police Community Relations (PCR) Branch, 4th year Criminology students from the University of Negros Occidental-Recoletos (UNO-R) and force multipliers.
Class Kalasag thought of a better way to celebrate the anniversary of their entry to the Philippine National Police (PNP) and came up with the idea of having activities which adhere to the Core Values of the PNP which are "Makadiyos", "Makatao", "Makabayan" at "Makakalikasan".
Kalasag (Class 2006-02), together with the Bacolod City Police Office (BCPO), UNO-R 4th year Criminology students, Strikers Group and other force multipliers conduct Mangrove planting activity, coastal clean-up and feeding program at Purok Seawall, Brgy. Punta Tay-tay, Bacolod City on December 8.*
PO2 Ana Rose Espolong, Class President said: "This year, we want to celebrate our class anniversary with a purpose.