The Negros Muslim community gathered in front of the Bacolod City Government Center to mark Eid al-Fitr yesterday morning* (Andy Alvarez photo)
Pa ‘on drugs’ stabs
BY SHIELA G. GELERA
A father stabbed and wounded his two sleeping daughters in Sitio Sibucao, Purok Paraiso, Barangay Banago in Bacolod City, at about 6:45 a.m. yesterday.
The wife told the authorities that the suspect had been using illegal drugs.
Muslims pray for harmony
BY CARLA P. GOMEZ
Negros Occidental officials and Muslim leaders jointly called for peace and harmony yesterday as the Islamic world celebrated Eid al-Fitr, which means “feast of breaking the fast”, to mark the end of the holy month of Ramadan.
Imam Omar Betita, head of the Al Dhikr Islamic Call and Guidance Center in Bacolod City, who was among the hundreds of Muslims who gathered in front of the Bacolod City Government Center yesterday morning to celebrate Eid al-Fitr, said they prayed for peace, not only for Negros, but for the entire world.He said they also prayed for unity in the Muslim community, stressing the need for all to live in peace and harmony.
WV inflation rate slightly up in May
BY MARCHEL P. ESPINA
The inflation rate in the Western Visayas slightly accelerated in the month of May, from 2.7 percent in the previous month to 3 percent, the Philippine Statistics Authority reported yesterday.
The average of the region, however, remained one of the lowest in the country, placing it fifth of all the 17 regions. It is also lower compared to the country’s with 3.2 percent from 3 percent in April.The uptrend, according to PSA, was primarily brought by higher annual rates posted in the heavily-weighted food and non-alcoholic beverages index at 3.4 percent; and housing, water, electricity, gas, and other fuels index at 3.3 percent.