RALLY Ceres-Negros FC beat Brisbane Roar, 3-2, last night in Queensland Sport and Athletics Stadium in Australia, to be the first Filipino football club to advance in the Playoffs of the AFC Champions League.* ( Ceres photo )


Wage hike bid filed
We can't afford it now, sugar leaders say
BY CARLA GOMEZ

The  Philippine Agricultural, Commercial, and Industrial Workers Union-Trade Union Congress of the Philippines filed a petition for wage increases in Western Visayas yesterday, after the announcement of another round of fuel rate increases today.

However, sugar industry leaders said that while they understand the position of labor, it will be difficult for them to comply with wage hikes at this time.

The PACIWU-TUCP petitionsigned by its vice president Joan Cristales was mailed to the Western Visayas Regional Tripartite Wages and Productivity Board late yesterday, the union's president,HernaniBraza, said..moremoremore

Militants denounce
slay of 20
BY GILBERT BAYORAN

The spate of killings of 20 members and leaders of progressive and militant organizations in Negros Island, allegedly perpetrated by state security forces, were condemned yesterday by the Kilusang Magbubukid sa Pilipinas and its allied organizations during a protest action at Camp Alfredo Montelibano Sr. in Bacolod City.

KMP-Negros secretary general Dolly Celedonio said that the 20 killings took place alone in 2017, the victims of which were members of KMP and the National Federation of Sugar Workers. . .moremoremore

 

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Meat prices up in NegOcc

The average price of broiler dressed chickens in Negros Occidental, including Bacolod City, increased byP5 per kilo, based on the meat price monitoring of the Provincial Veterinary Office this week.

Records showed that, as of January 22, theaverage price of broiler dressed chickens in the whole province was at P162.18 per kilo, which is P4.68 higher than the Jan. 15 price monitoring at P157.50.

The price also reached P170 per kilo inthe cities of Bacolod, Silay, and Bago, and La Castellana, Valladolid, Murcia, Moises Padilla, and Binalbagan towns..