‘No cover up, tell the truth’
BY CARLA GOMEZ
Lawyer, journalist and politician Teodoro Locsin Jr. Saturday stressed the need for media to report the truth, and to never cover up for the mistakes of those in power.
“Media should never help a president defend himself. It should publish his defense but anything more is disgusting. The President has more than enough power to defend himself even against correct criticism of his indubitable mistakes. What he can do is to start correcting those mistakes and not repeat them,” Locsin said.
Church honors 5 lawyers;
To take down famous tarp
BY CARLA GOMEZ
Bacolod Bishop Vicente Navarra, who conferred awards yesterday on the five lawyers who helped the Diocese of Bacolod win its Team Patay/Team Buhay case before the Supreme Court, said the now famous tarpaulin will be taken down today since it has accomplished its purpose.
The message of the Team Patay/Team Buhay tarpaulin that stressed the Church’s stand against the Reproductive Health Law has been sent to the people, now the challenge is on them to accept what God wants from them to defend the right of the unborn, the bishop said.
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‘1-Negros Island anti-poor’
BY RENE GENOVE
Several militant groups in Negros Oriental staged a march rally around Dumaguete City recently, objecting to the One Negros Island Region initiative, and branding the proposal “anti-poor”.
The groups belonging to the Banika-Amihan, Kaugmaon KMP, Anakbayan-Negros Oriental, and Bayan Negros Oriental also called the proposal anathema to human rights.
During the rally, placards displayed alleged that the one Negros proposal is in line with the public-private partnership program of President Benigno Aquino, resulting in the implementation of the Negros First Agenda that contributed to the rising incidents of land grabbing, militarization, illegal mining and environmental degradation.