MERGE Papal Nuncio to the Philippines Archbishop Gabriele Giordano Caccia with bishops, priests and lay missionaries at the Sugarland Hotel in Bacolod City, yesterday.* (MPE photo)


3,000 employees back
Yanson matriarch, son
BY CARLA P. GOMEZ

About 3,000 Vallacar Transit Inc. (VTI) employees gathered at the Yanson beach house in Talisay City, Negros Occidental, yesterday as a show of support for the matriarch of the family, Olivia Villaflores Yanson, and her son Leo Rey V. Yanson.

Shouting “OVY, OVY” and “LRY, LRY”, the employees, led by their union leaders said they acknowledged Leo Rey as the legitimate president of the Yanson bus conglomerate.

On Sunday the Board of Directors of VTI, Bachelor Express Inc., Rural Transit Mindanao Inc., Sugbo Transit Express Inc., and Mindanao Star Business Transit Inc. announced the appointment of Roy V. Yanson as the new president of the five companies effective immediately, in place of his younger brother Leo Rey. moremoremore


Papal Nuncio: Spread
Christian charity
BY MARCHEL P. ESPINA

The Apostolic Nuncio of the Vatican to the Philippines urged the Catholic faithful in Negros Occidental to spread the joy of the gospel.

Archbishop Gabriele Giordano Caccia was in Bacolod City yesterday for the 66th annual national assembly of the Pontifical Mission Societies-Philippines Diocesan Directors at the Sugarland Hotel. The four-day convention is hosted by the Diocese of Bacolod.

Caccia, in his homily before the bishops, priests, and lay missionaries from all over the country, emphasized that Christian charity should be “extended to all, with no distinction from race, religion, language, and culture.” moremoremore

 

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PVO gives 20 piglets for breeding
BY MARCHEL P. ESPINA

The Provincial Veterinary Office in Negros Occidental recently dispersed 20 piglets for breeding to animal raisers from Barangay Camindangan in Cauayan.

The turnover, led by the PVO District Field Unit 6, was attended by the 20 beneficiaries and barangay officials. During the activity, ear tagging and orientation on basic management practices, technical and marketing aspect of swine production, were also conducted.

PVO officials told the beneficiaries that technical assistance is available as field personnel and para-veterinarians have been assigned in the area to help them.