BISHOP Bacolod Bishop Patricio Buzon (center) leading the procession for life yesterday*
( CPG photo )

3 bishops calling for prayers,
solons' help vs. death penalty


Three bishops yesterday called for prayers against the reimposition of the death penalty and on legislators, especially those from Negros, to vote against its passage.

Bacolod Bishop Patricio Buzon, Bishop Emeritus Vicente Navarra and about 1,500 members of the clergy, lay leaders, parishioners and students joined a Prayer Rally for Life in front of the San Sebastian Cathedral in Bacolod City yesterday, after a procession around the Bacolod Public Plaza.

“Everything depends on prayer, only God can touch the hearts of men no matter how hard,” Buzon said. moremoremore

VP arriving Saturday

Vice President Leni Robredo is joining the culmination program of the 18 Day Campaign to End Violence Against Women at the Bacolod Pavillon Hotel in Bacolod City, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, lawyer Andrea Lizares Si said yesterday.

It will be the first visit of Robredo since the May polls to Negros Occidental and Bacolod City that gave her 733,887 votes against former senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” who had 162,072, or a lead of 571,815 votes.

The Awarding of Best Barangay VAW Desks of Negros Occidental will also be given during Robredo's visit Saturday. Si, one of the organizers of the event, said. moremoremore


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Mayor files MR on suspension
order of Ombudsman Visayas

Bais City Legal Officer Lloyd Jeson Elmaco denied that Mayor Mercedes Teves Goñi has been served with a suspension order since they have filed a motion for reconsideration on December 1 against the order of the Office of the Ombudsman.

Elmaco said the MR was filed on time, even if the decision of the Ombudsman was dated August 27, 2016 because they officially received the copy of the decision on Nov. 22, 2016 yet, and has 10 days within which to file the MR, which is up to December 2.

He said they have filed the MR Dec. 1, and so there is no truth to reports that the mayor has been served with the suspension order..