BIR Deputy Commissioner Jesus Clint Aranas, Bacolod Mayor Evelio Leonardia, Councilor Bartolome Orola, Vice Mayor El Cid Familiaran and Councilor Em Ang (l-r) at the opening of the 38th MassKara Festival at the Diamond Jubilee Tower last night*
President Rodrigo Duterte will be in Bacolod City on October 20 for the highlight of the MassKara Festival.
This was announced by Clint Aranas, deputy commissioner of the Legal and Inspection Group of the Bureau of Internal Revenue, who officially declared the 38 th MassKara Festival open at the Bacolod Public Plaza last night.
The opening the MassKara Festival started with a parade from the City Hall to the Bacolod Plaza of the 2016 winners of the streetdance parade and festival costume, an electric zumba, and a float bearing a giant replica of the trophy won by the city as the Top Model City of the Philippines. .
Police go on full alert
The whole force of the Bacolod City police has been placed on full alert status since Saturday, in anticipation of the MassKara Festival and the election period.
With the raising of the alert status, 100 percent of the personnel will be on duty and all official leaves are cancelled.
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More rebels to surrender in
coming months – AFP
MANILA - The Armed Forces of the Philippines yesterday said it expects more New People's Army members to give up and lay down their arms in the coming months.
The AFP made the statement following the surrender of 52 NPA rebels to government forces in September.
“The surge of NPA surrenders over the past month is a positive result of the AFP's robust and incessant combined intelligence, combat, and civil-military operations. It is also a product of the active cooperation of our stakeholders, particularly of the support given by the communities and local government units within our areas of operation,” AFP public affairs office chief, Col. Edgard Arevalo, said in a statement. .