MERGE Bacolod Bishop Patricio Buzon leading the prayers for the nation in front of the San Sebastian Cathedral last night.* (Andy Alvarez photo)

‘Judiciary’s darkest day’
Sereno ouster sets a very dangerous precedent: IBP

Religious groups gathered in prayer against what they called the unconstitutional ouster of Chief Justice Ma. Lourdes Sereno, lawyers warned that a dangerous precedent had been set, while militants called on the people to resist “rising tyranny” under the Duterte regime, in Bacolod City yesterday.

This came after the Supreme Court voted 8-6 to grant the quo warranto petition filed by Solicitor General Jose Calida seeking to nullify the appointment of Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno.

Bacolod Bishop Patricio Buzon led a prayer gathering in front of the San Sebastian Cathedral in Bacolod City, while other groups also converged in prayer in front of the Bacolod Hall of Justice last night. moremoremore

Bishop victim of trolls, too

Bacolod Bishop Patricio Buzon said yesterday that he has already died a thousand times in the hands of trolls who bash him on social media.

The bishop was reacting to his having been bashed again on social media yesterday for his call on the faithful to join a prayer gathering in front of the San Sebastian Cathedral in Bacolod City last night.

He called for prayers to uphold and preserve justice in the country following the 8-6 vote in the Supreme Court to oust Chief Justice Ma. Lourdes Sereno, that was passed on by netizens on social media. moremoremore


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NFA NegOcc chief explains
buffer stock of 250 sacks

The National Food Authority-Negros Occidental clarified yesterday that the remaining 250 sacks as buffer stocks in the province are due to the high demand for cheap NFA rice, and the continuous increase in the price of commercial rice.

Provincial manager Frisco Canoy said in a statement yesterday that, last week, about 3,000 bags of rice were disposed as they saw a big demand from consumers for low-priced NFA rice in the market.

Earlier reports said that NFA-Neg. Occ. should have 3,000 bags as buffer stocks but they were told by the central office to fully sell them out.