MARDI GRAS The Police Regional Office-6 sent off a 4,365-strong security force gathered in front of the Bacolod City Government Center yesterday for the 38th MassKara Festival, and the visit of President Rodrigo Duterte.*


No classes, gov't work again
BY CARLA P. GOMEZ & CHRYSEE SAMILLANO

A gun ban began at 12:01 a.m. today in Bacolod City and will last until 11:59 p.m. on Monday, while cellular phone signal jamming at specific times and areasis being eyed during the highlights of this year's MassKara Festival, and the arrival of President Rodrigo Duterte in Bacolod City, this week.

The Police Regional Office-6 also sent off a 4,365-strong security force and logistics to be used in securing revelers and sites of the festivity, at ritesheld at the Bacolod City Government Center grounds in Bacolod, yesterday.

Chief Supt. Cesar Hawthorne Binag, regional director of PRO-6 and Task Force MassKarahead, said they requested the service providers of cellular phones, on a limited scale, to shut off their repeaters at certain areas, which is part of the security requirement. moremoremore

MassKara gunban starts today
BY SHIELA G. GELERA

A gun ban began at 12:01 a.m. today in Bacolod City and will last until 11:59 p.m. on Monday, while cellular phone signal jamming at specific times and areasis being eyed during the highlights of this year's MassKara Festival, and the arrival of President Rodrigo Duterte in Bacolod City, this week.

The Police Regional Office-6 also sent off a 4,365-strong security force and logistics to be used in securing revelers and sites of the festivity, at ritesheld at the Bacolod City Government Center grounds in Bacolod, yesterday.

Chief Supt. Cesar Hawthorne Binag, regional director of PRO-6 and Task Force MassKarahead, said they requested the service providers of cellular phones, on a limited scale, to shut off their repeaters at certain areas, which is part of the security requirement. moremoremore

 

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BY JUANCHO GALLARDE & JUDY F. PARTLOW

There was no transport strike in Dumaguete City and other parts of Negros Oriental yesterday, despite the national transport strike that caused the suspension of classes in public and private schools, and work in government offices.

Most if not all of the more than 500 units of multicabs, public utility jeepneys, and buses plying the routes Dumaguete to Siaton all the way to Basay in the south and Dumaguete to Bais up to Canlaon City in the north, had observed normal schedules.

NP Motor Piston provincial chairman Cirilo Collado and Dumaguete ND Motor Piston chairman Eddie Lazaro said they have actually scheduled a transport caravan starting September 20 for President Rodrigo Duterte to be aware that the transport sector is vehemently against the proposal of Department of Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade to phase out the jeepneys in Manila and other parts of the country...