SJI The St. John Institute's Queen of Peace Church (Hua Ming) in Bacolod City – is it now at peace?* ( Tristan Golez photo )

SJI, Diocese ending
‘relationship' May 31

A statement will be read after the 51 st anniversary mass of the St. John Institute's Queen of Peace Church (Hua Ming) in Bacolod City this morning to announce the peaceful disengagement of the Diocese of Bacolod and SJI relationship on May 31, a source said yesterday.

The source said the statement was drafted in consultation with Fil-Sino leaders after an April 28 meeting between the Diocese and the SJI Board of Trustees where Bacolod Bishop Patricio Buzon decided the Diocese will withdraw its ministry from the church.

The media was informed that the bishop will hold a press conference on the SJI issue tomorrow morning. .moremoremore

Court denies Coke
MR in HFCS case

The Quezon City Regional Trial Court has denied Coca-Cola's motion for reconsideration to its earlier ruling denying a Temporary Restraining Order on SugarOrder No. 3 that grants the Sugar Regulatory Administration authority to regulateimported high fructose corn syrup.

But Quezon City RTC Branch 98 Judge Marilou Runes-Tamang said the hearing on the propriety of issuing a writ of preliminary injunction and eventually of a permanent injunction, as well as the principal case stands as scheduled.

The judge also denied the motion for reconsideration of sugar groups to her initial denial of their motion to intervene in the case. moremoremore


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P11M in shabu seized at jail

The Bureau of Jail Management and Penology in Barangay Bajumpandan, Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental, intercepted about one kilo of suspected shabu with an estimated Dangerous Drugs Board value of P11 million Sunday.

Newly assumed jail warden Police Chief Inspector PrizelArevaloyesterday said two jailguards became suspicious when the two suspects insisted on deliveringabout 30 young coconuts, to an inmate with the initials “JC” while a mass was ongoing.

The suspected shabu was discreetly placed inside the young coconuts delivered to the city jail by the suspects pretending to be peddling them..