MERGE Bacolod Bishop Patricio Buzon reopens the structure, formerly known as the Queen of Peace Parish Church, as a school chapel* (Belle Loyola photo)


Security up for Duterte
BY SHIELA G. GELERA & CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO

The police is providing the highest level ofsecurity for the arrival of President Rodrigo Duterte in Bacolod City today with about 500 policemen to be deployed, Police Col. Henry Biñas, Bacolod City Police Office acting director, said yesterday.

Duterte is joining the Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan senatorial slate campaign rally at the football field behind the Bacolod City Government Center, thatis expected to start at about 4 p.m.

Biñas said they presented the final plan to the Presidential Security Group during a meeting yesterday and police officers will be deployed to secure the venue and nearby vicinities, and to man the traffic. moremoremore


Queen of Peace chapel opens
with hugs, reconciliation mass
BY CARLA P. GOMEZ

Bacolod Bishop Patricio Buzon opened the structure formerly known as the Queen of Peace Parish Church, at dawn rites yesterday as a school chapel of St. John’s Institute in Bacolod City.

By virtue of the Decree on the Relegation of the Queen of Peace Parish Church issued by Buzon, the existing structure had ceased to be a parish church and diocesan shrine on May 31, 2017, and was relegated to secular use.

The bishop, in a new decree issued yesterday, said the controversy that led to the church closure in 2017 has affected the SJI students, so, in consultation with the Presbyteral Council of the Diocese of Bacolod and the groups involved, he was granting its reopening as a school chapel. moremoremore

 

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Panaad sales reach P5.67M
BY MARCHEL P. ESPINA

The product sales for two days in the ongoing 26th Panaad sa Negros Festival in Panaad Park and Stadium in Bacolod City have reached P5.67 million.

Profit on the opening day, Monday, was P2.47 million while P2.04 million was generated in sales the following day.

On the second day, the local government unit (LGU) destination pavilions remained as top grosser with P920,038, followed by the eco-garden show with P296,800, food park with P260,770, food kiosks with P255,380, organic market with P153,447, and livestock and dairy fair with P151,825.