MERGE The “Kalbaryo sang Banwa” protestors in Bacolod slammed President Rodrigo Duterte yesterday.* (Andy Alvarez photo)


Coach gets 480 years
for raping 3 students

BY CARLA P. GOMEZ

 

A taekwondo trainer was found guilty of 12 counts of rape committed against three of his minor students in Bacolod City and sentenced to 480 years imprisonment yesterday.

Bacolod Regional Trial Court Branch 43 Judge Philadelfa Pagapong-Agraviador sentenced Allan Labayen Arellano to suffer the penalty of 12 counts of reclusion perpetua, which carry imprisonment of 40 years each, for rape.

He was also ordered to indemnify his three victims P225,000 for each count of rape for a total P2.7 million.moremoremore


‘Don’t party, reflect on Holy Week’
BY CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO

 

“Lent is a call to return to God and to return to life”, Bacolod Bishop Patricio Buzon said yesterday.

Buzon, Negros Occidental Gov. Alfredo Marañon Jr., Bacolod Mayor Evelio Leonardia and Vice Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson yesterday called on the faithful to reflect on the meaning of Holy Week over the holidays.

Marañon said Holy Week is not a time to party or travel to some exotic destinations, but an time “to reflect on how we can change for the better and to be more responsive Christian brothers to others.”moremoremore

 

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IN NEG. OCC.
DAR distributes 1,940 CLOAs
BY MARK L. GARCIA

Close to 2,000 agrarian reform beneficiaries in Negros Occidental received their Certificates of Land Ownership awards yesterday from the Department of Agrarian Reform.

In time for the birthday of President Rodrigo Duterte today, DAR distributed a total of 1,940 CLOAs to ARBs covering 1,823.55 hectares, the biggest land distribution, so far this year, at the Bacolod Pavillon Hotel in Bacolod City yesterday.

The ARBs came from 11 cities and 12 towns of Neg. Occ. and their newly-acquired lands came from 108 landholdings.