MERGE A coalition of Negrenses marked the 32 nd anniversary of the EDSA People Power Revolution by the symbolic “Paghimud-os (struggle)” sculpture of artist Eduardo Castrillo (right) in front of the Capitol Lagoon Park in Bacolod City yesterday* ( CPG photo )

People power kicks
off coalition vs. Cha-cha

A broad coalition of groups in Negros Occidental kicked off a campaign against charter change and the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) lawat a rally in Bacolod City yesterday afternoon to mark the 32 nd anniversary of the EDSA People Power revolution.

Former Negros Occidental governor Rafael Coscolluela and Andrea Si, convenor of TindigPilipinas - Bacolod Chapter, who were at a gathering of about 300 people clad in white and yellow in front of the Capitol Lagoon Park in Bacolod City, stressed the need to unite to preserve freedom and democracy in the country.

But Coscoluela stressed that he was not at yesterday's rally to call for the ouster of President Rodrigo Duterte, but to rally the people to be citizens involved in nation building. moremoremore

Militants warn
Duterte of ouster

Militants in Bacolod City and Negros Occidental said that the 32 nd anniversary of the EDSA People Power revolution is a reminder to President Rodrigo Duterte that the masses could also oust him as they did with the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos.

Michael dela Concepcion, Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (Bayan)-Negros secretary general, said the commemoration of EDSA People Power is a warning for Duterte that the people have the capability to oust him if he continues to rule with tyranny and dictatorship.

Bayan, together with Kilusang Mambubukid ng Pilipinas, Kilusang Mayo Uno, National Federation of Sugar Workers, Kadamay, Anakbayan, Gabriela, and United Negros Drivers Operators Center, staged a “People's March” in downtown Bacolod City Saturday. .moremoremore


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City to pay P16.5-M a month
for hauling, garbage collection

The Bacolod City government has to pay P16.5 million a month to the IPM Construction and Development Corp. if the contract for environmental and sanitary services will finally be awarded to the company that was also the lone bidder, at the opening of bids Friday at the Bacolod Government Center.

Maphilindo Polvora, chairman of the Bids and Awards Committee, said that under the existing contract with the IPMCDC that will expire on March 31, the city is paying the company P15 million a month.

If the contract for the hauling and collection of garbage for April to December will be awarded to IPM, there will be an increase of P1.5 million a month in the amount to be paid the contractor..