MERGE STREETDANCE. About 35 Persons Deprived of Liberty from the Metro Bacolod District Jail-Male Dormitory Annex in Barangay Handumanan, participated in the MassKara Special Indoor Streetdance yesterday as part of 39th MassKara Festival.*


Duterte in Sagay today
BY CARLA P. GOMEZ

President Rodrigo Duterte will visit the wake of the nine massacre victims in Sagay City, Negros Occidental, today, Christopher “Bong” Go said yesterday.

Go, former Special Assistant to the President, told the DAILY STAR the president is expected in Sagay City at about noon.

The initial itinerary of the president includes a meeting with Army officials and a stop at the Sagay City Hall. moremoremore


Massacre survivors cry for justice
BY CARLA P. GOMEZ

Their 18-year wait to be given a piece of land under the government’s land reform program sadly ended in death, Rene Manlangit, a survivor of the Sagay massacre said yesterday.

Manlangit, 47, a National Federation of Sugar Workers member, survived the massacre in Hda. Nene, Brgy. Bulanon, Sagay City, Negros Occidental, because he had gone to a nearby house to charge his cellular phone.

The survivors and leaders of militant groups gathered at a press conference at the Negros Press Club Bacolod City leader to demand justice for the Sagay massacre victims. moremoremore

 

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ECC: Kin of farmers killed in Sagay
could get compensation if qualified
BY MARK L. GARCIA

The Employees Compensation Commission assured yesterday that the families of the farmers who were killed and affected by the massacre in Sagay City could avail of EC benefits if they passed the qualification set by the agency.

ECC Executive Director Stella Zipagan-Banawis, in a press conference at L’Fisher Hotel, Bacolod City yesterday, said that the affected farmers or the families of the killed farmers could avail of EC benefits from the Social Security System if they were registered at the ECC and if the incident happened in their workplace or during their work hours.

Nine sugarcane workers, including four women and two minors, were killed in a massacre that left them riddled with bullets in Hda. Nene, Barangay Bulanon, Sagay City, at 9:45 p.m. Saturday.