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Bacolod City

Farmers, Peasants Mark 28th Mendiola Massacre

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Hundreds of militant farmers, peasants and sugar workers trooped to the Vinther monument at the Bacolod City Public Plaza to commemorate the 28th year of Mendiola Massacre and call of the farmers for land, food and rights. Militant leaders took turns to speak during the rally calling for the government to address the problems of the farmers who have remained landless and have been struggling for rights and wages.


The San Sebastian Cathedral with a short message from Pope Francis.* (Owen S. Bayog/NDB photo)


The 28th year of commemorating the Mendiola Massacre.* (Owen S. Bayog/NDB photo)


Team Buhay and Team Patay Tarp remains as Supreme Court says it is the right of the Church and a form of freedom of expression.* (Owen S. Bayog/NDB photo)

Rallyists converged from a short picket in front of the Department of Agrarian Reform Office and marched to the Bacolod City Public Plaza. Various farmers groups under Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas joined yesterday’s protest action.

Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas (KMP) says that the present Aquino regime has failed the masses and gone to extending the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program which has failed throughout the years, instead it has assured landlords to get hold of lands that are supposed to be distributed to the people who have been tilling the lands since then. KMP also made mention of the failure of the present administration to address the demands of the farmers and peasants, but instead being harassed by members of the military to give way to multi-national interests in the country leaving the farmers deprived of land, food and jobs.

Pay Parking Seen to be Implemented in Bacolod City

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After the implementation of the No parking along Araneta and Lacson Streets, the City is likely to impose pay parking at the Bacolod Public Plaza. The parking spaces at the Plaza is seen to be the area where “Pay Parking” as the primary area where it will most likely eliminate barkers and park boys at the Plaza and raise additional revenues for the City.


PAY PARKING – at the Bacolod Public Plaza will raise City revenues and eliminate barkers and park boys while giving them the option to do carwash instead. * (Owen S. Bayog/NDB photo)

Female Student Fights Back Notorious Holdup Suspects

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An 18-year-old female student fought back the three riding in tandem hold up suspects resulting to the arrest of two of them along Barangay Taculing Friday night.

Police arrested Arnold Ponedario, Alias “Agui Cuadra”, of San Mateo, Barangay Banago and Mark Deocampo, alias “Mark” of Purok Tayabas, Barangay Zone 15, Talisay City.

Their other companion who drove the motorcycle escaped.

The suspects were identified as notorious hold up suspects in the area of Police Station 2 and 4, according to police authorities.

New NPC President is Another Lady

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Dolores Epacta of the Negros Weekly wins presidency of the Negros Press Club for 2015-16.

Succeeding Carla Cañet of Sunstar Bacolod as president of the Negros Press Club (NPC), whose term expires on February 28, 2015, is another dazzling lady, Ms Dolores Epacta, editor of Negros Weekly during the club’s election on Saturday, January 24. She bested her two male opponents by a vote of 49, against Aquilino Boy Ciocon of DYAF with 35 votes and Manuel Canto, columnist of Negros Daily Bulletin who got 22 votes.

Visayan Daily Star reporter Chrysee Samillano retained her post as Vice President, garnering 70 votes as against her challenger broadcaster Alladin Salas with 28 votes.

GMA TV reporter and NPC Secretary Stephanie Azucena Tarre was re elected to her post garnering 55 votes as against challenger DYAF anchor Chito Berjit with 31 votes.

Henceboy Cestina ran unopposed with 60 votes. NPC Director Mae Singuay was elected as the new Treasurer, still unopposed with 57 votes.

Korean Survives Saving Lady Compatriots vs Bag Snatchers, Shooting

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A Korean national survived when unidentified riding-in-tandem suspects shot him about 11:50pm Saturday while trying to save his lady compatriot along 17th Lacson Street here.

Park Heesuig, 22, temporarily residing at the Filipino-Korean Dormitory along 17th Street, sustained gunshot wound on his chest from an unknown caliber of firearm in a snatching incident.

He was rushed by his companions to Riverside Medical Center for treatment.

He underwent operation of his wound, Police Station 2 head Senior Inspector Stephen Boniba said.

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