Robredo Bacolod Rep. Evelio Leonardia, Bishop Vicente Navarra, Rep. Ceasar Distrito, Nena De Leon and Rep. Leni Robredo (l-r) at the Bishop's House in Bacolod City, yesterday*

Negros officials, groups back
Robredo vice presidential bid
Situation favorable for her, bishop says

Government officials who crossed party lines, the clergy, students, and civil society gave Camarines Sur Rep. Leni Robredo a rousing welcome in Negros Occidental yesterday on her first sortie outside Metro Manila since she declared her bid for the vice presidency.

Bacolod Bishop Vicente Navarra, on whom Robredo paid a courtesy call on at the bishop's house in Bacolod, said, ”I think the scenario is favorable for her as can be gleaned by the sentiments of the people.”

“I just wish her all the best in her campaign and for the people of the Philippine to be able to judge for themselves, with the grace of God, in order that we will have the leader that we deserve,” he said.moremoremore

Bing supporting LP tandem;
Monico remains undecided

Rep. Evelio Leonardia, Bacolod chairman of the Nationalist People's Coalition, yesterday said that he is supporting the candidacy of Camarines Sur Rep. Leni Robredo for vice president and Liberal Party standard bearer Mar Roxas.

Leonardia was among those present at Robredo's proclamation at Club Filipino Monday.

Bacolod Mayor Monico Puentevella, meanwhile, said yesterday that he is an independent candidate and has not yet decided which political party to join in the 2016 local and national elections.moremoremore


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Lawyers, judges join rally,
slam ‘culture of impunity'

Some 300 judges, prosecutors, lawyers and law students staged a protest march and indignation rally in Dumaguete City yesterday to call for the swift resolution of the murder of lawyer Ramon Eduardo Elesteria a week ago today.

The protest action was spearheaded by the Integrated Bar of the Philippines-Negros Oriental chapter, headed by its president, Cyrus Riconalla, and was joined by law students of Silliman University, Foundation University, and the Negros Oriental State University.

The activity started with a march beginning from the Hall of Justice in Piapi and ending at the Ninoy Aquino Freedom Park stage, where the indignation rally was held.moremoremore