MERGE Youth protesters and members of the progressive groups and religious sector, led by Fr. Chris Gonzales (seated, left), troop to the office of Bacolod Rep. Greg Gasataya yesterday to call for the abolition of the anti-terror bill.* (Paghimutad photo)


No commercial flights
until June 15, Diaz says
BY CARLA P. GOMEZ

Commercial flights to the Bacolod Silay Airport will not resume until after June 15, Negros Occidental Provincial Administrator Rayfrando Diaz said yesterday.

But sweeper flights will continue to fly in stranded Negrense overseas Filipino workers (OFWS) and locally stranded individuals (LSIs), he said.

The Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines has agreed to the request of the provincial government to delay the resumption of commercial flights, he said. moremoremore


Protestors hit
Gasataya’s anti-terror vote
BY MARCHEL P. ESPINA

Bacolod Rep. Greg Gasataya said yesterday he voted in favor of the anti-terrorism bill, with reservations.

Gasataya said he recognizes the “intentions of the bill to protect life, liberty, and property from terrorism, to condemn terrorism as inimical and dangerous to the national security of the country and to the welfare of the people.”

He also said that terrorism is a crime against the law of nations, against humanity, and against the Filipino people. moremoremore

 

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NegOcc inflation down 3.5%
BY MARCHEL P. ESPINA

Inflation, or the rate of increase in consumer prices, in Negros Occidental dropped to 3.5 percent in May from 4.2 percent in April, the Philippine Statistics Authority reported yesterday.

Luis Gonzales, chief statistical officer of PSA-Negros Occidental, said the current headline is higher compared to the region, that stood at 2.8 percent from 3.4 percent in April.

He said the figure in the region of Western Visayas covers six provinces. “Even if some of the provinces have lower inflation rate compared to Negros Occidental, the total average of the region would be lower,” he explained.