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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.

‘SC Decision is Victory of the People’

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The counsel of the Diocese of Bacolod called the recent decision of the Supreme Court on the “Team Patay” controversy a “victory of the Filipino people.”

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)

NPC Polls Reset for Tomorrow

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The new officers of the Negros Press Club for 2015-2016 will be chosen during its annual election slated tomorrow January 24 starting at 1p.m. during its general assembly at the NPC Media Center in Bacolod City.

NPC President Carla Cañet said that the club’s annual activity was supposed to be held every 3rd week of January but the board of directors has decided to reset the assembly and election of officers to January 24 due to the exceptional visit of Pope Francis to the Philippines.

According to media reports, at least four members of the club are aspiring for the presidency.

WV Transport Fare Back to P7

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By Eugene Y. Adiong

The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) has ordered the slashing of 50 centavos in the minimum jeepney fare in Western Visayas bringing it down to P7.

LTFRB Chair Winston Ginez said the LTFRB approved the rollback after finding enough basis for the new minimum fare.

Ginez said, the resolution on the rollback would be released on Thursday or Friday and would take effect immediately.

Western Visayas covers the provinces of Aklan, Antique, Capiz, Iloilo, Guimaras and Negros Occidental.

22-Year-Old Nabbed for Violating RA 7610

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A 22-year-old person was arrested by Bacolod Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) Wednesday for violation of RA 7610 in Purok Malvar-Cubay, Barangay Villamonte.

Ryan Tajanlangit of the place did not resist after SPO4 Richie Antolin served him the arrest warrant issued by Judge Philadelpha Agraviador of the Regional Trial Court, Branch 43.

Tajanlangit was charged with violation of Section 5, Article 2 of RA 7610.

A bail of P80, 000 was recommended by the court for his provisional liberty.

He is detained at CIDG-Bacolod detention cell.


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