Edith Colmo


Negros Occidental Governor Alfredo Marañon, Jr. believes that the jury in the highest court of the land will disqualify Senator Grace Poe who is running for president come May 2016 elections.

At the presscon yesterday, March 7, 2016, Gov Marañon said, there are two basis to disqualify Poe. One is legal basis due to her nationality, and the other one is legal documents that she submitted before the COMELEC when she filed her candidacy for senator that does not jibe with the documents for her presiden-tial candidacy.

Senator JV to Media: Rise vs Crime, Corruption

As inducting officer and guest speaker at the 80th induction of officers of the Negros Press Club (NPC) over the weekend, Senator Joseph Victor Ejercito, challenged the members to rise against crimes and corruption. Having filed 145 bills and 49 resolutions in the senate, Ejercito said the media has a great role in helping society solve criminality and corruption, and push for transparent and good governance.

‘NPC Declares Negros Occ. Free Zone’

Negros Occidental is a free zone insofar as political agenda is concerned. Although just recently, the top leaders of the Nationalist People’s Coalition (NPC) declared support to presidentiable Sen. Grace Poe and her tandem Sen. Chiz Escudero for vice president, but in Negros Occidental, it was declared a free zone for the NPC members.

As reported, no less than business tycoon Educardo Danding Cojuangco, chairman of the NPC has reportedly declared Negros Occidental as free zone.

Every Public Bidding Has Crime Watch Representative: CCW

To minimize anomalous public bidding, every bidding conducted by the government entity must be witnessed by a representative from the Citizen’s Crime Watch (CCW).

Atty. Jose Malvar Villegas, Jr., grandson of national hero Gen.Miguel Malvar, as founding/chairman of Citizens Crime Watch, is intensifying the fight against crime and corruption in the government and society. With almost 100,000 members nationwide, Villegas has been fearlessly filing charges on “cases involving crime and corruption committed by government and public officials, nationwide. He urges the public to be vigilant in fighting these evils in our society.”* (EBColmo)

DSWD Warns Parents from Sexual Abuse of Kids

Parents should always ensure the safety of their children particularly on sexual abuse.

Sexual abuse among children could curtail their growth and traumatize them. This was the warning of Regional Director Rebecca Geamala of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Region 6, relative to the National Awareness Week for the Prevention of Child Sexual Abuse and Exploitation.