MARCOSES “Marce” rains fail to deter anti-Marcos protestors at the Fountain of Justice in Bacolod City*
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Stop sacada abuse,
Antique guv appeals

Antique Gov. Rhodora Cadiao yesterday appealed to sugar planters to treat the sacadas or the migrant workers from Antique well, saying she has received reports that some of them stay in quarters not suited for human living.

Cadiao, who was in Bacolod City with her team from the provincial Social Welfare and Health offices, said she visited the sacadas from Antique who work in sugarfields in the cities of Bacolod, Talisay and Silay.

“We do not deny them to work here as they also need the livelihood, but I want them to be protected and treated well,” Cadiao said. moremore

End alliance with Marcoses

Tropical storm "Marce" did not deter protestors yesterday from staging a Black Friday rally in Bacolod City to call on President Rodrigo Duterte to end his alliance with the Marcos family.

“This protest is being staged to give notice to the Duterte administration to end its political rehabilitation of the Marcos family,” Bayan Negros secretary general Christian Tuayon said at the rally held in front of the Fountain of Justice at Araneta Street.

The Bayan-led rally joined by about 100 rain–drenched protestors wearing black T-shirts began with a march from the San Sebastian Cathedral as part of the National Day of Unity and Rage against the burial of former president Ferdinand Marcos Sr. at the LibinganngmgaBayani, Tuayon said. moremoremore


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NOCCI most outstanding
chamber in Asia Pacific

The multi-awarded Negros Oriental Chamber of Commerce and Industry won the 2016 Most Outstanding Chamber of Commerce Award in Asia Pacific Thursday during the closing ceremonies of the 30 th Confederation of Asia Pacific Chambers of Commerce and Industry, or CACCI, conference held in Taipei, Taiwan.

The CACCI international award is the most prestigious chamber award in the Asia Pacific region. NOCCI was recognized for its outstanding achievement in promoting the industrial, commercial and social wellbeing of its community, and in supporting the chamber movement in the region, Edward Du, NOCCI president, said.

Next year, the NOCCI will represent the Asia Pacific region in the World Chamber Awards competition, to be held in Sydney, Australia, Du added in a statement yesterday. .