MERGE The New People’s Army celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Communist Party of the Philippines yesterday.*

Rebel forces celebrate

The New People’s Army in Negros Island yesterday marked the 50th founding anniversary of its political wing the Communist Party of the Philippines – an occasion that it said is in memory of, and for seeking justice for the nine murdered sugar farm workers in Sagay City, Negros Occidental, two months ago.

Ka Juanito Magbanua, spokesperson of the NPA Apolinario Gatmaitan Command, who led the celebration yesterday in an undisclosed place in Negros Island, claimed that more than 3,000 spectators attended the activity.

“The revolutionary forces and people of Negros are particularly dedicating the celebration of the Party’s founding anniversary in memoriam of and in seeking justice for the nine farm workers of Sagay who were murdered in the most heinous way two months ago by armed elements of the state and the despotic landlords who rule the island,” Magbanua said in a statement furnished the media yesterday. moremoremore

NPA atrocities hit at 2 rallies

The atrocities perpetrated of the New People’s Army in Negros Island were denounced in two separate rallies held yesterday in Bacolod City and Mabinay, Negros Oriental, as the Communist Party of the Philippines marked its 50th founding anniversary.

Families and relatives of victims of NPA atrocities, and former rebels in Negros Occidental displayed placards and streamers, during the march rally around the North Capitol Road in Bacolod City, before converging at the Negros Occidental Multi-Purpose Activity Center for a program.

As claimed by their spokesperson, Ka Toto, the 2,000 participants, mostly wearing black T-shirts, came from the towns and cities of Negros Occidental, especially from Escalante City, Moises Padilla, Cauayan, Binalbagan, with the Valladolid contingent led by Mayor Enrique Miravalles. moremoremore


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1,156 residential, other construction
projects recorded in Neg. Occ. – PSA

Negros Occidental has about 1,156 residential and non-residential construction projects ongoing in the third quarter of 2018, that constitutes about 39 percent of the total constructions in Western Visayas at 2,913, that is the fifth highest among other regions in the country, records from the Philippine Statistics Authority showed.

Based on the Construction Statistics from Approved Building Permits: Third Quarter 2018 (Preliminary Results) released by PSA last week, the Philippines has a total of 42,111 construction projects approved from July to December this year, an increase of 16.7 percent from the 36,076 constructions recorded during the same quarter in 2017.

The recent record shows that Western Visayas contributed 6.9 percent of the total national record, which is the fifth highest among regions in the country.