MERGE WORK UNDERWAY. A restoration team conducts tests and research on Alfonso Ossorio’s world-renowned mural, The Last Judgment, more popularly known as The Angry Christ, at the St. Joseph the Worker Church inside the Victorias Milling Co. compound in Victorias City, Negros Occidental, yesterday.* (Ronnie Baldonado photo)

Budget airline willing
to fly to Negros: Bing
More officials join lobby for cheaper airfare

Negros Occidental and Bacolod City officials have joined the lobby for more airlines to ply the Bacolod Silay Airport-Manila route and back to lower airfare rates.

Bacolod Mayor Evelio Leonardia said yesterday that a major shareholder and official of a third airline has assured him that they will make the Bacolod-Silay Airport a priority additional destination to help ease high airfare woes of travellers.

Leonardia said he had asked Rep. Mikee Romero (1-Pacman Party-List), vice chairman of Air Asia Philippines, sometime ago for the budget airline to also fly to Negros. moremoremore

DOJ to start massacre investigation

State prosecutors will hold a preliminary investigation hearing in Negros Occidental in connection with the 2018 Sagay City massacre case.

“We might go to Bacolod City on the first week of July to hold a preliminary investigation,” Assistant State Prosecutor Ferdinand Fernandez confirmed to reporters yesterday, after noting that none of the respondents appeared on the last scheduled hearing at the Department of Justice (DOJ) in Manila this week.

Fernandez said the respondents had trouble traveling to Manila to attend the preliminary investigation. moremoremore


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Labor rejects adopted
version of anti-endo bill

The labor sector in Negros Occidental rejected the adopted version of the Security of Tenure Bill as it will still allow contractualization.

Wennie Sancho, secretary-general of the General Alliance of Workers Associations, said labor is dismayed at the adoption of the Senate version since it eliminated the need to convene for a bicameral conference committee.

The House of Representatives adopted Tuesday Senate Bill 1826 or the Security of Tenure Bill that will amend the lower house version of House Bill 6908.