Toppled One of the 10 squatter structures being demolished yesterday as AyalaLand is fencing the property it is leasing from the Negros Occidental provincial government for the construction of a mall.* ( CPG photo )

Ayala set to start
P5B infrastructure projects

 AyalaLand Inc. is investing about P5 billion is a hotel, mall and condominium building set to rise near the provincial Capitol in Bacolod City soon, ALI Senior Vice President Emilio   Tumbocon   said last night.

Set to be built is a mall and Seda hotel on the property ALI is leasing from the Negros Occidental provincial government, and the Amaia Steps residential condominium on land it purchased along San Juan Street, Tumbocon told the DAILY STAR.

Before the end of the year, ALI will break ground for the construction of the nine-storey Amaia Steps condo building on the 1.3- hectare property it bought from the Coscolluela family along San Juan Street, Raejie Juance, ALI project development officer, said..moremoremore

Conjoined twins die

They did not make it.

The conjoined twins, Mary and Angel Banguiran, born Wednesday with only one upper chamber to their heart and one liver, passed away at the Corazon Locsin Montelibano Memorial Regional Hospital in Bacolod City 5:58 a.m. yesterday, Dr. Marlon Tabligan, CLMMRH acting chief of hospital, said.

The cause of their death was respiratory failure secondary to perinatal asphyxia, he said. The twins had congenital heart disease, acyanothic type, a ventricular septal defect, a common atrium small pulmonary artery, and atrioventricular insufficiency, Tabligan said.moremoremore


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Army urges CHR, rights groups
to investigate death of CAFGU

 Three suspected New People's Army assassins believed to be members of the NPA Special Partisan Unit shot and killed a member of the Civilian Armed Forces Geographical Unit Thursday in Barangay Sikatuna, Guihulngan City, Negros Oriental.

The killing of CAFGU member Joel Villanosa took place almost two weeks after a barangay chairman and his wife died in an ambush, also perpetrated by the NPA in Tinayunan Hill, Guihulngan City, military records show.

Lt. Col. Paulito Idul, 11 th Infantry Battalion commander, said yesterday that Villanosa succumbed to multiple gunshot wounds.moremoremore