MARDI GRAS WINNERS. The Night of the Mardi Gras grand finals winners in front of the Diamond Jubilee Tower at the Bacolod Public Plaza last night were creations of designers Ricky Cordova – 5th place, Christian Joed Custodio – 4 th , Jeomel Jalea – 1 st , Ethel Donoso – 2 nd and Jude Chael – 3 rd (l-r).* ( Ronnie Baldonado photo )

Robredo arriving

Vice President Leni Robredo will lead the Bacolod launching of the Istoryang Pag-asa (INP) at the Sanctuario de La Salle of the University of St. La Salle on October 19, former Bacolod Councilor Carl Lopez said yesterday.

INP is an initiative of the Office of the Vice President to direct social conversions away from animosity toward positivity in spreading stories of hope featuring ordinary Filipinos who triumphover adversity, Lopez said.

“The world has changed tremendously in recent years, and there seems to be more negativity, division, fear and frustration, especially in social media,” Robredo also said in a letter to Brother Joaquin Severino Martinez, president and chancellor of the University of St. La Salle. moremoremore

Bulk water delivery setbacks seen

The delivery of water from the Bacolod Bulk Water Inc. to the Bacolod City Water District may face some setbacks despite the inauguration of the Ngalan water treatment plant at Injection Point 1 of the bulk water supply project yesterday in Brgy. Granada, Bacolod City.

Baciwa general manager Juliana Carbon said they have requested the Office of the Government Corporate Council to give its opinion on the proposed amendment of the contract between BBWI and Baciwa yesterday, butthere was a complain it had to act on.

Aside from their request, there are two pending cases in the National Water Resource Board involving the bulk water project. One is for the cancellation of the Ngalan water permit filed by John Sy and a petition for lease of the Ngalan River permit of Baciwa, which have not been resolved until now, she said. moremoremore


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NDF condemns ‘EJKs' in NegOr

The National Democratic Front-Negros strongly condemned the series of alleged extra-judicial killings in Guihulngan City, Negros Oriental, which it blamed to a death squad secretly organized by state security forces.

Ka Frank Fernandez, NDF-Negros spokesperson, claimed in a statement dated Oct. 9, that the systematized killings by a state-sponsored death squad claimed the lives of seven victims, majority of whom were farmers, as well as Oscar Aseldo, an employee of the Department of Education in Negros Oriental.

Fernandez also alleged that they received information that 18 more civilians as well as leaders of farmer's organizations are also being targeted for liquidation...