MERGE Lawyer Julie Ann Bedrio and Celina Yanson (1st and 2nd from left) in a confrontation with lawyer Norman Golez (right) at the Bacolod south terminal.*


Leo Rey regains terminal,
free rides to south today
Court denies Roy TRO, Golez says
BY CARLA P. GOMEZ

Ceres Liner is offering free bus rides to southern Negros Occidental this morning and 50 percent discounts this afternoon, Leo Rey Yanson announced last night.

Leo Rey regained full control of the Ceres south terminal at Lopez Jaena Street in Bacolod City after his siblings Roy and Celina Yanson and their supporters holed up at the administration building, left the premises late yesterday afternoon, lawyer Norman Golez said.

“Ceres bus rides to the south from Bacolod to Hinoba-an, Dumaguete and Cebu from 1 a.m. to noon will be 100 percent free, and 50 percent off from noon to midnight today,” Leo Rey said. moremoremore


2 jewelry stores robbed
BY SHIELA G. GELERA

Armed suspects ransacked two jewelry stores in the Gaisano City Mall at Araneta Street in Barangay Singcang-Airport, Bacolod City, and one of them also fired a gun at about 6:45 last night.

Witnesses said the robbery took place inonly about two minutes, before one of the suspects, who were armed with long and short firearms, fired a gun near the National Bookstore, adjacent to the main entrance door, causing mall goers and personnel to panic.

Police Lt. Col. Ariel Pico, Bacolod City Police Office public information officer, said thatmall goers and staff were about to stampede but luckily they were managed and no one was hurt. moremoremore

 

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Labor group backs
inquiry on P10B rice fund
BY MARCHEL P. ESPINA

A labor group in Negros Occidental is supporting a resolution proposing an inquiry on the implementation of the law lifting the quantitative restriction on rice importation, and creating the P10 billion Rice Competitiveness Enhancement Fund (RCEF).

Wennie Sancho, secretary-general of the General Alliance of Workers Associations, said Senator Cynthia Villar’s resolution raises concern about the use of the P 10 billion annual fund meant to help farmers affected by the influx of imported rice due to the implementation of the Rice Tariffication Law.

The resolution is seeking a probe into the use of the multi-billion fund as half of it was already released in December , he said. “It was not clear whether this has been utilized. She wants to know where the funds have gone ,” he added.