Protesters marched at San Juan Street in Bacolod City yesterday, to call for the continued peace talks and to commemorate in advance the 31st anniversary of EDSA revolution, today* ( SGG photo )
Members of the transport sector will stop their trips on Monday in Bacolod City, to call for the halt on the implementation of the phasing-out of vehicles aging 15 years and above.
The United Negros Drivers and Operators Center (UNDOC), Federation of Bacolod City Drivers Associations (FEBACDA), Sentrong Samahan ng Tsuper at Operators Negros (SSTONE), Pinagkaisang Samahan ng mga Tsuper at Operator (PISTON), Kilusang Mayo Uno (KMU), and the Social Action Center are set to join the mass protest.
At a press conference at the Negros Press Club in Bacolod City yesterday, FEBACDA president Elizabeth Katalbas said the public utility vehicle modernization, which seems to have been patterned for the benefit of big transport companies, hurts small drivers and operators.
hearing next week
BY CHRYSEE SAMILLANO
A public hearing will be conducted by the Committee on Laws, Ordinances and Good Government next week at the session hall of the Bacolod Sangguniang Panlungsod to tackle the proposed creation of a new legislative district in Bacolod City.
Bacolod Rep. Greg Gasataya had earlier sought the opinion of Bacolod City officials on his proposed House Bill No. 147, or an “Act Reapportioning the Lone District of the City of Bacolod and thereby Creating a New Legislative District from such Reapportionment”.
Councilor Caesar Distrito, chairman of the SP Committee on Laws, Ordinances and Good Government, said yesterday that he will invite all sectors involved to the committee hearing, particularly the business sector, barangay officials, and department heads, and come up with a comprehensive recommendation.
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20 NegOr barangays
BY JUDY F. PARTLOW
Twenty barangays across Negros Oriental have already been declared free from the illegal drugs trade, based on parameters provided by the Dangerous Drugs Board.
Senior Supt. Henry Biñas, acting director of the Negros Oriental Police Provincial Office, said yesterday that the declaration was made by the concerned municipal or city anti-illegal drugs abuse council through a resolution.
He said a barangay is declared free from the illegal drugs trade once it has been established that there are no drug personalities, whether users or pushers, in that barangay..