MERGE WINNER. Tribu Sicablun Kwatro was the over-all champion in the 46th Dinagsa Festival street dancing competition of Cadiz City in Negros Occidental, Saturday* (Ronnie Baldonado photo)


Indecent acts scored,
Cadiz eyes filing raps
BY SHIELA G. GELERA

Three persons, who performed indecent acts during the 46th Dinagsa Festival celebration Saturday, could be declared persona non grata in Cadiz City, Negros Occidental.

“If the law allows, I will do it so it will not be repeated and it will serve as a lesson for future violators,” Cadiz Mayor Salvador Escalante, said yesterday.

Netizens slammed three persons, believed to be members of the LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer) community, whose photos and videos posted on social media showed them displaying their private parts while dancing around a pole and a tree during the festival. moremoremore


Guanzon pushes for reforms
in country’s electoral system
BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN

Comelec Commissioner Rowena Guanzon is pushing for advanced voting for marginalized sectors of society and mobile app voting for overseas workers, in connection with the May 2022 elections.

Guanzon on Saturday said she will propose to the Comelec En Banc to allow Persons with Disability and Deprived of Liberties, senior citizens, Indigenous People and pregnant women to vote first during the elections, which she admitted may require the passage of a law, for its approval.

But Guanzon said she is optimistic that it will be passed by the Comelec en banc within two weeks, after which the proposal will be forwarded to Senator Imee Marcos, who chairs the Senate committee on electoral reforms, and to the House of Representatives. moremoremore

 

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‘Address plight of sugar workers’
BY MARCHEL P. ESPINA

A labor leader in Negros Occidental has called on government officials to also address the plight of the workers, and not just oppose the sugar import liberalization as proposed by the country’s economic managers.

Wennie Sancho, secretary-general of the General Alliance of Workers Associations and lead convenor of the Save the Sugar Industry Movement, said the workers had been in the frontline of this battle to save the sugar industry.

“If the proposal will not push through and everything is restored to normalcy, the government and the planters should also capacitate the workers. They should give better compensation and benefits,” he said.