MERGE Provincial Comelec supervisor Salud Milagros Villanueva, Provincial Police OIC director Col. Romeo Baleros, and Interior and Local Government Provincial Director Carmelo Orbista led the Unity Walk Saturday*

‘Enablers of EJKs
will still pay in full’

Negrense senatorial aspirant Rep. Gary Alejano (Magdalo Partylist) said yesterday that the withdrawal of the Philippines from the International Criminal Court will not save enablers of extra judicial killings from charges, and will have long term consequences on the country.

The Philippine government moved to quit after the body launched a preliminary examination in 2018 of President Rodrigo Duterte’s drug crackdown that has been blamed for the killing of thousands and drawn international censure.

“It’s unfortunate... for while he’ll be made accountable for it, we will all be affected by its consequences... I continue to pray for him and for our country and won’t lose hope,” San Carlos Bishop Gerardo Alminaza said yesterday. moremoremore

Narco list may be a distraction

Senator Risa Hontiveros, who was in Negros Occidental yesterday, said that the narco-list released Thursday by President Rodrigo Duterte might be used to distract Filipinos from other urgent and important issues the country is facing.

“From the start I have always questioned: What is the quality of case work that has gone into that narco-list? Where did the data come from? Are these validated by our law enforcement agencies? Imagine the Philippine National Police at a certain point, stated that they did not know where the President got the data,” Hontiveros said.

She said there are other urgent and important issues that the Filipinos are facing and the narco-list might be used to distract the people. moremoremore


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Farmers urged to join
Negros Weekend Market

The Negros Farmers Weekend Market is encouraging more vendors to join them as trading venue for their products.

The market, located at a 1.2-hectare property in Magsaysay Avenue in Bacolod City, is home to various agricultural products and food in Negros Island. It celebrated its sixth anniversary on Saturday.

Ruby Cruz, its market organizer, said the market - a mix of naturally-farm and conventionally-farm products - is not succeeding in their goal to encourage more farmers to join the community .