bago WINNER. Contingent 4 cluster composed of performers from barangays Lag-asan, Antipuluan, Malingin and Tabunan in Bago City were the winners of the Babaylan Festival streetdancing competition in Bago yesterday as part of the city's 52 nd Charter Anniversary*

Justice sought for death
of Negrense from Kuwait

Migrante and the family of a gravely ill and emaciated resident of Murcia, Negros Occidental, who died shortly after her return from Kuwait, are calling for justice.

Josie Perez Lloren, 40, who had worked in Kuwait as a domestic helper for a little more than two years, was laid to rest at the Murcia public cemetery yesterday.

“We extended our utmost condolences to her family and friends and vowed to support them in their quest for justice”,Laorence Castillo, Migrante International program coordinator, said at the funeral.  . moremoremore

Teacher killed in accident

A retired elementary school teacher died when she was hit by a motorcycle at the Mansilingan-Murcia Road, BanggaPaglaum Village, in Barangay Mansilingan, Bacolod City, at about 5 a.m. yesterday.

Salvacion Alejano, 69, of PaglaumVillage was brought to the Corazon Locsin Montelibano Memorial Regional Hospital but was declared dead on arrival, Senior Insp. Ramel Sarona, Police Station 7 chief, said.

Alejano was crossing the street to ride a jeepney when the Rusi motorcycle without plate number of Romel Maca, 29, of Barangay Buenavista in Murcia town, Negros Occidental, hit her, Sarona said. .moremoremore


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NFSW calls for hike in
farm wages, end to land conversion

The National Federation of Sugar Workers called for an increase in farm wages and benefits, and an end to land conversion as they celebrated their 47 th founding anniversary yesterday.

NFSW chair Rolando Rillo said farmers and farm workers in every hacienda are now experiencing different issues, particularly the effects of tax reform and the continuous conversion of agricultural lands that made their situations worse.

“We need to forward the demands of the farmers for justifiable and right benefits in wages and land reform,” he said...