sahod Thousands of workers marched from Araneta Street to the Bacolod City Public Plaza to call for a wage increase and protest against unjust work hours and contractual labor.*
( Andy Alvarez photo)

Labor calls for NIR
reg'l wage board

The General Alliance of Workers Associations-Bacolod City is calling for the immediate creation of a Regional Tripartite Wages and Productivity Board for the Negros Island Region to address its petition for a wage adjustment and increase.

GAWA secretary general Wennie Sancho yesterday said the Western Visayas RTWPB also passed a resolution urging the National Wages and Productivity Commission to immediately create the NIR wage board.

They created the NIR without thinking that a RTWPB is needed, Sancho said, pointing out that the Wage Order No. 22 provision that set a one year ban on petitions for wage hikes lapses today. So the filing of a petition for a wage increase before the RTWPB is now open, he said. moremoremore

demand pay hikes

More than 2,500 workers marched to the Bacolod City Public Plaza yesterday to commemorate Labor Day and to protest the labor injustices in the country.

Regional Coordinator Alejandro Deoma of Bayan Muna Negros said they are calling for wage increases and protesting against unjust work hours and the ill-effects of contractual labor in the country.

The Labor Day rally was also to campaign for the senatorial bet Bayan Muna Rep. Neri Colmenares and other progressive groups — Anakpawis, Act Teachers Party-List, Gabriela Women's Party, Kabataan, PISTON, Migrante and Bayan Muna. moremoremore


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Police investigates shooting
at houses of 2 brgy. captains

The Philippine National Police in Bais City, Negros Oriental, is investigating two separate shooting incidents involving the houses of the barangay captains of Tamogong and Mansangaban in the city over the weekend.

Senior Supt. Harris Fama, acting director of the Negros Oriental Police Provincial Office, said it is not yet clear whether these incidents are politically motivated and in relation to the May 9 elections.

At around 2:30 a.m. yesterday, the house of Tamogong Barangay Captain Jose Antonio Bocanegra, 73, of the barangay, was fired upon by unknown suspect/s using a .45 caliber firearm, hitting the master's bedroom, a police report forwarded by Fama to the media said.moremoremore