MERGE Rizal Elementary School pupils in Bacolod City gather for the first flag ceremony of the school year yesterday* (Andy Alvarez photo)

7-year-old raped, killed
Cops nab suspect

Baby, a 7-year-old Grade 2 pupil, was supposed to attend the first day of classes yesterday.

But the minor was found dead Sunday evening, with her body stuffed in a sack and thrown into a vacant lot at Zone 1 in Brgy. 6-A, Victorias City, Negros Occidental.

The victim, whose identity has been withheld, was set to mark her 8th birthday on June 6, her relatives said. moremoremore

‘90% student turnout
on first day of school’

There was an 85 to 90 percent turnout of students in Negros Occidental public schools on the first day of classes yesterday, Schools Division Superintendent Portia Mallorca said.

Mallorca said she is hoping there will be a 100 percent or even more turnout of students by the end of the week.

“We had a very successful opening of classes today. It was very peaceful and orderly,” Mallorca said. moremoremore


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Double pay tomorrow, DOLE says

MANILA - Private sector workers, who will report to duty tomorrow, June 5, will be paid twice their regular daily wages, the Department of Labor and Employment said yesterday.

In an advisory, DOLE Secretary Silvestre Bello III reminded employers the proper payment of wages on June 5, which is the observance of Eid'l Fitr, or end of Ramadan.

Employees who report to work on the regular holiday shall be paid 200 percent of their regular salary for the first eight hours (Basic wage + COLA x 200 percent).