CAPITOL TRADITION. The house of   Gerry Sy   at San Agustin Street in Bacolod City, is once against providing nightly entertainment for passers-by during the Christmas season.*
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Bishop urges prayers,
action vs. death penalty

San Carlos Bishop Gerardo Alminaza yesterday issued a call for prayer and collective mass action against the restoration of the death penalty in the Philippines.

“Thou shall not kill is as valid for the guilty as for the innocent. In resisting the threat of the restoration of the death penalty, we cannot be disunited or indifferent. On this pro-life issue let us truly unite. Come out and make a stand,” he said.

The House of Representatives justice committee yesterday approved for plenary deliberation a report containing the substitute bill on the restoration of the death penalty for heinous crimes. moremoremore

Court junks Bacolod
vote recount case
BY CHRYSEE SAMILLANO

The Regional Trial Court Branch 42 dismissed the petition for recount filed by Richard Calulut, et al, as well as the petition-in-intervention filed by former councilors Homer Bais and Alex Paglumotan, et al against the Board of Canvassers of Bacolod City.

The class suit was filed by Calulut, et al against Majarucon-Sia, LelanieLoryBojos and Gerald John Joven of the Board of Canvassers and City Treasurer Giovanni Balalilhi.

Losing Pamilya MKK candidates for councilor also filed a motion for intervention before the Regional Trial Court Branch 42 joining other petitioners in seeking a manual count or audit of the ballots cast in the May 9 elections. moremoremore

 

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NGO EXEC SAYS
Solar plants do not address
problem on base load power
BY JUDY F. PARTLOW

A key leader of Climate Reality Project Philippines has stressed that for now, solar plants cannot address the base load power problem in the Visayas region.

Jessica Wu, focal person of Climate Reality PH, admitted “we do have a big problem on base load power but you need a 24/7 (solar) power plant to power a community or an area”.

Wu shared her thoughts in reaction to the upcoming solar power plant projects in Iloilo and Negros Occidental..