BAGO HOLIDAY CHEER. The 30-foot Christmas tree at the Bago City plaza adds to the holiday cheer of residents* ( Ronnie Baldonado photo )

‘Christmas Day killings
may scare off investors'

Mayor Evelio Leonardia yesterday signed Executive Order No. 35 creating Task Group Bantay Negosyo tasked to come up with measures to prevent similar crimes from happening, following the killing of a Chinese businessman and security guard in Bacolod City on Christmas Day.

But Leonardia said that it is the task of the police to immediately track down the man armed with an M-16 assault rifle who killed Chinese businessman Wu Changle, 26, and security guard JilbertMayang and stole P1 million from JDS Mindoro Enterprises Corp. atLocsin Street in Bacolod City Sunday.

Also shot and injured by the lone gunman were Huang Yuanlong, 31, Huang Weigiang, 23, and Zhang Xiaodong, 24, who, like Wu, are from Fujian China. moremoremore

PNP: We're facing blank wall but
leaving no stone unturned


Police probers still facing a blank wall on the identity of the suspect in the killing of a Chinese businessman and a security guard in Bacolod City on Christmas Day, vowed to   leave no stone unturned in their   investigation of the incident that has already alarmed the Chinese business community.

Chinese businessman Wu Changle and security guard Jilbert Mayang were shot and killed by a suspect who also took about P1 million in cash from JDS Mindoro Enterprises Corp. at Locsin Street in Brgy. 13, Bacolod City.

Senior Inspector Eugene Tolentino, Bacolod City Police Office Station 1 commander, yesterday said they will include the previous and present employees of Wu in their investigations of the incident. moremoremore


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435 students get scholarships

Scholarship grants were awarded to 435 high school students in Valencia, Negros Oriental, for school year 2016-2017, by the Energy Development Corporation.

EDC also awarded the winners of its pilot "Gulayan sa Paaralan". Other projects included the completion of the Cambucad-Sagbang foot bridge, the Malaunay bleachers, the Puhagan waterline system, the Balili road concreting, and the road concreting project in Barangay Dobdob.

“ These seven projects reaffirm our commitment to assist Valencia in its development efforts. The clean, renewable, sustainable geothermal energy that we provide to you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week is also here to power infinite possibilities for the people Valencia and the rest of Negros Island," Norreen Bautista, head of EDC's Community Partnerships, External Relations, and Watershed Management Group in Negros Island, said in a press release. .