ALL SET. The Negros Occidental Capitol building in Bacolod City is lighted up for the Christmas season.* ( Andy Alvarez photo )
Sueno's hopes high
Duterte to retain NIR
BY CARLA GOMEZ
Interior and Local Government Secretary Ismael Sueno yesterday said he has high hopes that the retention of the Negros Island Region will be approved by President Rodrigo Duterte, as it has the support of other Cabinet secretaries.
Sueno told the DAILY STAR the Cabinet was unable to take up the fate of the NIR at its meeting Monday that lasted until midnight because there were numerous matters taken up.
The Task Force Botagoy confiscated about 44 kilograms of hot meat at the Sum-ag Public Market in Bacolod City at about 10:30 a.m. yesterday while conducting regular inspection in the area.
Task Force Botagoy head Rex Juplo with the team members and executive assistant Ernesto Pineda, filed a complaint at Police Station 9 against Nancy Nacis, 42, of Purok Villa Maria, Brgy. Sum-agwho admitted selling hot meat.
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CHR team exhumes
body of girl believed beaten
BY JUANCHO GALLARDE
Medico legal experts from the Commission on Human Rights in Manila arrived yesterday in Dumaguete City to exhume the body of a 7-year-old girl, who died allegedly of a brain tumor last month, on suspicion she was allegedly mauled by her father.
Negros Oriental CHR special field investigator, Jess Cañete, said the team is led by medical legal expert, Dr. Ludivino Lagat, who was requested by the mother of the victim for an autopsy of her child.