Zubiri Gov. Alfredo Marañon Jr. welcomed the proclamation of Juan Miguel Zubiri (4 th from left), whose father is from Negros Occidental, as winning senator of the country yesterday noting that he has helped the province a lot in the past and has promised to continue doing so.*

Nurse killed, two injured;
Capitol employee nabbed

A nurse was killed, while three were injured, when the tricycle they were riding was rammed by a pick-up vehicle Wednesday night at the Rafael Salas Drive in Brgy. Balingasag, Bago City, Negros Occidental.

Supt. David Cachumbo, Bago City police chief, said yesterday that Berlin Bedayo, 25, single, a nurse assigned at the Bago City District Hospital, was killed, in the vehicular accident.

Injured were Lea Surmaco, 34; and Paula Ureta, 32, also nurses assigned in the same hospital and tricycle driver Noel Serva. .moremoremore

Lightning kills 2, five hurt

Two sugarcane farm laborers died yesterday, while five others sustained burns and wounds after they were hit by lightning in Hacienda Porter, Brgy. Andres Bonifacio, Cadiz City, Negros Occidental.

Cadiz City Vice Mayor Samson Mirhan said the laborers were harvesting sugarcane under thick clouds, when lightning struck at past 10 a.m. yesterday.

Supt. Edel Jose Manzano, Cadiz City police chief, said the victims were in an open field. .moremoremore


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Several lawyers in Negros Oriental are in favor of restoring the death penalty on heinous crimes although the Integrated Bar of the Philippines Negros Oriental Chapter has no official stand on the issue, as raised by presumptive president Rodrigo Duterte.

IBP Negros Oriental president, Cyrus Riconalla, said he believes this will deter criminals from committing heinous crimes, even as until today, the deaths of at least five lawyers in the province have remained unsolved while authorities keep on saying they have leads but they can't divulge the identities of the suspects. .moremoremore