Members of the Federation of Urban Poor marking the 33rd anniversary of the Edsa People Power Revolution in Bacolod City yesterday morning.*
‘Keep people power
burning vs. tyranny’
Bishop cites new attempts to rob freedom
BY CARLA P. GOMEZ
“We will keep the fire of people power burning against tyranny and bad governance. We will keep the faith for a better Philippines through the ballots in this coming election.”
That was the cry of Negrenses, mostly from the Federation of Urban Poor, whogathered at the statue of slain senator Benigno “Ninoy” Aquino at Araneta Street in Bacolod City yesterday morning, to commemorate the 33rd anniversary of the EDSA People Power revolution that toppled the Marcos dictatorship.
Cops recover P1M,
arrest 7 suspects
BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN
More than P1 million in cash was recovered by the police from seven arrested suspects, who robbed an Australian Friday last week in Escalante City, Negros Occidental.
At knife point, the seven suspects who included four minors, took more than P1 million in cash from Mark Esmonde Desraux, an Australian, police reports said.Pursuit operations by the Escalante police led to the arrest of the seven suspects, and the recovery of P1,169,100 in cash.
2019 could be another record year
for biz registration in Bacolod: Bing
Mayor Evelio “Bing” Leonardia said 2019 could be another record year in terms of business registration in Bacolod City, after the Permits and Licensing Division reported that business permits registration in January alone already reached 16,994.
This is 923 more than the 16,071 recorded in the same period last year, or an increase of six percent, Stela Rose Rayos, head of the Permits and Licensing Division, said in a press release from the city yesterday.“If this trend continues, we will have another record-breaking year. This is very encouraging and we will pursue this to the hilt. We appeal to all concerned to help us achieve this,” Leonardia stressed.