WINNER. Performer NoSenators Teofisto Guingona, Cynthia Villar and Sergio Osmeña III (2nd, 5th and 6th from left) with sugar leaders Francis Dela Rama,  Ma. Regina Martin, Manuel Lamata, Federico Locsin, Rafael Coscolluela, Joemarie Montinola and  Pauling Lorenzo (l-r) at the Senate yesterday*

Serge sees Senate
ok of sugarcane act soon

Senator Sergio “Serge” Osmeña III yesterday said he expects the Senate to approve the Sugarcane Industry Development Act of 2014 towards the end of October.

Osmeña conducted an interpellation of Senate Bill No. 2400 or the Sugarcane Industry Development Act of 2014reported out by Senator Cynthia Villar, chair of the Senate Committee on Agriculture and Food, at the Senate yesterday.

The questions are necessary to put on record the explanations to the provisions of the bill in case questions are asked later on, the Senator told the DAILY STAR. moremoremore

‘ABC president
could face charges’

The president of the Bacolod City Association of Barangay Captains, Noli Villarosa may face charges if a formal complaint is filed that he allegedly displayed his gun when he went to Purok Esperanza in Brgy. Tangub, Bacolod, last week.

Senior Supt. Pedrito Escarilla, Bacolod Police officer-in-charge, also said yesterday that firearms should not be displayed in public, as it is a violation of the rules and regulations of the permit to carry firearms outside residence.

Those who violate the rules, may face charges for illegal possession of firearm, Escarilla said.. moremoremore

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DOLE, VF rescue 4 workers
in human trafficking gripe

Four workers, including a minor, recruited from Dumaguete City as garment factory workers, were rescued in Manila recently, Romualdo Señeris, Visayan Forum anti-human trafficking monitoring officer, said in a government press release.

Señeres said the victims were promised work as factory workers but ended up as domestic helpers and poultry workers.

Two boys were sent to Pampanga to work in the farm feeding 6,000 chickens a day with no regular salary, and the two girls, one a minor, as house helpers in Manila. However, they managed to inform their parents in Dumaguete of their situation.moremoremore