Bacolod will ignite
VERSUS RH LAW, TATAD SAYS
BY CARLA GOMEZ
About 2,500 Catholics joined a mass at the San Sebastian Cathedral inBacolod Cityyesterday as the Diocese of Bacolod launched its campaign against theReproductive Health law, which is expected to go nationwide.
This is like the "Cry of Balintawak" led by the Diocese of Bacolod against the RH law, Kapatiran senatorial candidate JC de los Reyes, who was among the anti-RH law advocates who joined the launching, said.
Former Senator Francisco Tatad said the protest launched in Bacolod will have a ripple effect throughout the country as other dioceses of the Catholic Church join their crusade.
could further delay budget’
BY GILBERT BAYORAN
KABANKALAN CITY - Negros Occidental Vice Governor Genaro Alvarez Jr. yesterday said he believes that the creation of an executive-legislative committee, to address the 2013 budget impasse, may further delay its passage by the Sangguniang Panlalawigan.
“Why should we not just follow the normal flow (at the SP regular sessions) to avoid the delay?” Alvarez asked, while saying he sees no problem with the creation of an executive–legislative committee.
Alvarez also reiterated that he only acts as the presiding officer of the Sanggunian.
2 die in accidents
BY ADRIAN NEMES III
Two died in vehicular accidents in barangays Taculing and Mansilingan, Bacolod City, Saturday.
The fatalities were identified as Jake Albay, 21, of Sharina Heights Subdivision in Brgy. Taculing and Jesserel Torres, 32, of Brgy. Mailum in Bago City, Negros Occidental, by Senior Police Officer 1 Dennis Perma, chief investigator of the Traffic Management Unit.
Investigation conducted by Police Officer 2 Daniel Matias Ballesteros showed that Albay was heading south of Gonzaga Extension in Doña Juliana Heights, Brgy. Taculing, at about 12 a.m. Saturday when he lost control of his motorcycle that swerved toward the right side n of the street and hit a concrete barrier.