MERGE Militants brought “coffins” and burned an effigy of President Rodrigo Duterte at the Bacolod City Public Plaza, yesterday* (SGG photo)

SC reinstates eight
sacked employees

Eight sacked employees of Bacolod City were ordered reinstated yesterday by Mayor Evelio Leonardia after the Supreme Court dismissed with finality the petition for review filed at the Office of the Ombudsman-Cebu in the case involving the procurement of P50 million furniture and fixtures for the Bacolod City Government Center in 2008.

The Ombudsman filed the petition assailing the Sept. 6, 2017 decision and Nov. 28, 2017 resolution of the Court of Appeals in Cebu City after it denied the petition for failure to sufficiently show that the appellate court committed any reversible error in the challenged decision and resolution as to warrant the exercise by the SC of its discretionary appellate jurisdiction.

City Legal Officer Joselito Bayatan said they received Thursday the resolution of the Supreme Court that affirmed the decision of the Court of Appeals on July 27. moremoremore

Rallyists torch Duterte
effigy, carry coffins

About 2,000 protesters brought nine “coffins”each with names of the Sagay 9 victims and burned an effigy of President Rodrigo Duterte to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, at the Bacolod City public plaza, yesterday.

Members of the Karapatan Negros, Bagong Alyansang Makabayan and their allied groups, marched from the South Capitol Road, while their other contingents came from Lizares Street and converged at the Bacolod.

Among their callswere for justice to be served to the Sagay 9 victims, slain lawyer Benjamin Ramos of the National Union of People’s Lawyers, and all victims of human rights violations. moremoremore


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Mayor notes increasing
demand for blue crabs

The 3rd Ugyonan Seafood Festival on Dec. 8 and 9 was “very successful”, with the cooperation of Saraviahanons, Mayor Marvin Malacon said yesterday.

Malacon, who started the festival in 2016, said that more and more Negrenses patronized the seafood products of EB Magalona, especially the blue crabs.

Guests enjoyed the “eat all you can” of blue crabs, shrimps, crab meat, and squid, at P350 per person.