protest Bacolod Councilors Caesar Distrito, Cano Tan and Em Ang, Bacolod Rep. Greg Gasataya, Mayor Evelio Leonardia, Vice Mayor El Cid Familiaran, Councilors Cindy Rojas, Renecito Novero, Elmer Sy and Bart Orola (l-r) with the MassKara dancers from Brgy. Granada, at the launching of the official music, logo and theme of the 2016 MassKara Festival at the Bacolod Government Center yesterday.*

‘Bacolod back on track'

Victims of Martial Law and youth groups in Negros Occidental vehemently opposed yesterday the burial of Ferdinand Marcos Sr. at the Libingan ng mga Bayani, and called for vigilance against a repeat of the tyrannical rule of the past .

They also warned against historical revisionism of the dark days of martial law.

Victims of torture, rape, unjust imprisonment and those who lost relatives to extra judicial killings during martial law that was imposed by Marcos on the country on Sept. 21, 1972, marked its 44 th anniversary with a protest in front of the Fountain of Justice at Araneta Street in Bacolod City.

SP supports mayor's
call for gun ban

The Bacolod Sangguniang Panlungsod has approved a resolution supporting the request of Mayor Evelio Leonardia to implement a gun ban in Bacolod City as a security precaution during the MassKara Festival from October 1 to 24.

Bacolod Councilor Caesar Distrito yesterday said he authored the resolution requesting for the suspension of the Permit to Carry Firearms Outside Residence effective 8 a.m. on October 1 to 8 a.m. October 24 in Bacolod City, upon the request of the mayor.

Senior Supt. Flynn Dongbo, Bacolod City Police director, had forwarded the request for the suspension of PTCFOR to the Philippine National Police Regional Office on Sept. 14. moremoremore


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‘Army, NPA ceasefire holding'

The unilateral ceasefires being observed by the Philippine Army and the communist New People's Army appear to be holding, in the absence of clashes and insurgency-related incidents, as of this time.

Col. Francisco Delfin, commander of the 303 rd Infantry Brigade, that has jurisdiction of the Negros Island, said yesterday that they have not monitored any violation almost a month after the indefinite ceasefire was declared by the government and the CPP-NPA.

But Delfin said they have monitored movements of some NPA rebels, although in small formations. But there was no consolidation of rebel forces, he added...