SUENO Bacolod City Mayor Evelio Leonardia with DILG Secretary Ismael Sueno (left) at the 63rd General Assembly of League of Cities of the Philippines at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Ortigas Friday.*


Duterte sets change
at first SONA today

MANILA -- “President” in, “His Excellency” out. Business attire in, formal long gowns out.

Change has indeed come to Malacañang where President Rodrigo Roa Duterte has begun underdressing the norm. Change will also be knocking at the doors of the 17th Congress as Duterte delivers his first State of the Nation Address at 4 p.m. today, a press release from Malacañang said.

From fashion to food to message and messenger, the first SONA under Duterte is keeping everyone excited and grounded, and mindful of the work ahead, a complete departure from the procession of glitz and glamor and lavishness that used to mark the ceremony in previous administrations, the press release said. moremoremore

Negros NDF
supports president
BY CARLA GOMEZ

The National Democratic Front-Negros yesterday said it supports President Rodrigo Duterte's call for renewed peace talks and his relentless campaign against illegal drugs.

“We consider President Duterte's speedy effort to continue the peace talks between the government of the Philippines and the NDF to be an advancement in the progressing peace process to address and find solution to the social roots of the raging civil war in our country,” NDF Negros spokesperson Frank Fernandez said.

He also said the revolutionary people's courts have already standing orders for all New People's Army units to arrest notorious drug lords and pushers in Negros. moremoremore

 

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3 killed in shooting incident
BY JUDY F. PARTLOW

The number of “drug users and pushers” in Negros Oriental, who have surrendered to the police this month at the height of relentless police operations, has reached 7,538.

The Philippine National Police in Negros Oriental showed that the latest figure was from July 1-17, a report from the Amigo Cops Negros Oriental Text Blast project said yesterday.

The surrenderees in police stations included Canlaon City with 184, or 177 users and seven pushers, Vallehermoso 176 (175/1), Guihulngan City 846 (830/16), La Libertad 316 (308/8), Jimalalud 125 (121/4), Tayasan 128 (124/4), Ayungon 251 (208/43), Bindoy 71 (65/6), Manjuyod 30 (27/3); .
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