MERGE Teachers mourn their “chance to lead better lives” through a noise barrage and rally beside the Fountain of Justice in Bacolod City, yesterday.* (Joevel Bartolome photo)

WV inflation 7.6%
Higher than nat’l average

The average inflation rate of Western Visayas rose to 7.6 percent in September, records from the Philippine Statistics Authority showed yesterday.

Data uploaded by the PSA on their website yesterday showed that the Western Visayas inflation rate increased by 0.2 percent in September at 7.6 percent, from 7.4 percent in August.

The current record is 0.9 percent higher than the national average of 6.7 percent. moremoremore

Black Friday for teachers

Reduction of their workload, increases in their salary, and abolition of the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion Law.

This is what close to 500 teachers, clad in black to symbolize their protest and mourning, shouted for at a noise barrage held at the Fountain of Justice in, Bacolod City yesterday.

In line with the celebration of World Teachers’ Day, public school teachers and employees from all over Negros Occidental joined the National Day of Protest and Mourning headed by the Association of Concerned Teachers. moremoremore


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Construction workers hold
picket, seek reinstatement

Close to a hundred construction personnel held a picket at the Camella Homes Subdivision in Alijis, Bacolod City yesterday as they demanded for reinstatement to their jobs after they were allegedly suspended by their contractors.

Jessie Rosalejo, the foreman of the construction workers, said the picket was held to demand that their head engineers lift the one month suspension given to them.

The suspension came after he, together with the workers, went home on Tuesday after they found out that their construction equipment were not there in their makeshift storage area in one of the houses they are constructing.