MERGE WEAVING. A member of the Weavers of Negros Occidental demonstrates the art of weaving being preserved through the program “Mugna”, an umbrella project of the National Commission for Culture and the Arts.* (Ronnie Baldonado photo)


Officials laud Senate
for PH sugar support
BY CARLA P. GOMEZ

Negros Occidental officials and sugar industry leaders yesterday lauded the unanimous approval by the Senate of a resolution urging the executive department to halt its planned liberalization of the sugar industry.

Senate Majority Floor Leader Juan Miguel Zubiri, who said Senate Resolution 213 was unanimously supported by his colleagues, including those who were absent when it was passed, hopes the executive department will heed their call.

”It’s the sense of the Senate, hopefully the executive will abide by it but they are not bound by it,” Zubriri told the DAILY STAR. moremoremore


Abducted baby returned
BY SHIELA G. GELERA

The baby boy, who was abducted Monday, was returned to his mother at Police Station 1 at San Juan Street, Bacolod City, at about 10 last night.

Mary Grace Goto, 24, the mother of the 18 days old infant named William Goto, could not contain her happiness as she cradled her baby in her arms.

“After that woman took my baby away, I could not eat and sleep. All I did was prayvery hard and cry,” Mary Grace said. moremoremore

 

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Employers in Region 6 urged
to implement new wage order
BY MARCHEL P. ESPINA

A labor leader in Negros Occidental has warned employers in the Western Visayas to implement the new wage order or they will face penalties.

Wennie Sancho, labor representative to the Regional Tripartite Wages and Productivity Board-Western Visayas and secretary-general of the General Alliance of Workers Associations, said yesterday that the National Wages and Productivity Commission has already published the new wage order in a newspaper on November 11.

He added that the wage increase will take effect on November 27, or 15 days after publication.