MARKER. Workers yesterday were working on what seems to be only a replica of the historical marker of the defunct Negros Occidental Provincial Jail now located beside the 888 Premier Mall in Bacolod City and not at its original site.* ( CPG photo )
Vice gubernatorial bet Rep. Jeffrey Ferrer (Neg. Occ., 4th district) yesterday said he is joining defeated mayoral bets in Talisay and Silay cities in filing petitions before the Regional Trial Court for manual vote recounts.
Ferrer (NUP) said he is not seeking the manual recount to unseat Vice Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson (NPC) who was proclaimed the winner in the vice gubernatorial race, but to satisfy the clamor of his supporters to find out once and for all if the vote counting machines accurately counted their votes.
Bacolod Mayor MonicoPuentevella yesterday said he has not yet conceded since they are still assessing the situation now.
Any possible recount or election protest will be known on Friday pending consultations with his supporters, barangay leaders, family and those who believe that it is he who should have won the election, he said.
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One killed as gun-for-hire
suspects shoot each other
BY JUANCHO GALLARDE
A suspected gun-for-hire in Dumaguete City was killed in what was reported as a shootout between him and another gunman, who was also wounded and is recuperating at a local hospital, yesterday.
Dumaguete City acting chief of police, Supt. Jovito Atanacio, identified the victim as a certain Phalix Acabal Jr., while the other person was identified as Joven Soreño, a resident of Balono Drive in Daro.
At about 2:45 p.m. yesterday, the police received a call from concerned citizens in the area about the exchange of gun fires from both persons, which resulted to the instantaneous death of Acabal while Soreño sustained a gunshot wound in the leg. .