OATH TAKING Rumirang barangay captain Antonio Medenceles (left) administers the oathtaking of re-elected Mayor Enrique Montilla III, in the presence of his wife, Irene, and eldest son, Alberto, at the Isabela municipal hall.* (Gilbert P. Bayoran photo)

Drilon at inauguration
of prov'l officials today


Senate President Franklin Drilon yesterday said Negros Occidental, is in good hands with Gov. Alfredo Marañon Jr. at its helm.

Drilon is set to join the inauguration of Marañon at the provincial Capitol in Bacolod City at 4 p.m. today.

Drilon was the topnotcher in the race for the Senate in Negros Occidental and Bacolod City in the May 9 polls.

Also expected at the inauguration today are numerous visitors from Japan, Marañon said. moremoremore

Montilla ready
for reconciliation

Re-elected Mayor Enrique Montilla III yesterday said that he is hoping for a reconciliation with the family of slain Board Member Renato Malabor, for the development and progress of Isabela town.

Montilla, who was linked and later cleared, after the death of Malabor in June last year, called on the family for a reconciliation. ”But I understand, if they are not yet ready. But I will always be open for that, for the progress of the town”, he added.

“We should unite and pursue the same direction. My intention is for the progress of Isabela. I am sure that is also their intention,” Montilla, who defeated Isabela Vice Mayor Francis Malabor, brother of the slain board member, in the town mayoral race on May 9, said. .moremoremore


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Vessel monitoring system
launching in Siaton today

Two persons died in stabbing and electrocution incidents in Ayungon town and Dumaguete City Friday, the police said.

Donnabella Sapu-an, 43, of Barangay Banban in the town was stabbed in the chest with a knife by Noel Indonilla, 57, also of the barangay at around 7 p.m., a Negros Oriental Police Provincial Office report, furnished the Daily STAR, showed.

Sapu-an was rushed to the Bindoy District Hospital but was pronounced dead on arrival by an attending physician. Responding police personnel, led by Senior Insp. Mario Academia, chief of police of Ayungon, arrested and detained the suspect, the police said.