DOLPHIN A rescue response team evaluates the dolphin that was stranded at the coast of Barangay Tabao Proper in Valladolid, Negros Occidental, yesterday* ( Glib Lirazan photo)


Candoni, Talisay losers
file protests at Comelec

BY CARLA GOMEZ

Losing candidates in Talisay City and Candoni town have filed election protests.

Eduard Padious, lawyer of Talisay mayoral candidate, Sheila Saratan, said they filed an election protest before the Commission on Elections in Manila yesterday.

They are seeking a manual recount of all election returns in Talisay City, he said.

Niel Lizares (Independent) was proclaimed the winning mayoral candidate of Talisay after garnering 28,440 votes or a lead 7,321 votes over Saratan (LP) who had 21,119 votes. moremoremore

Sayson may lodge
complaint at HRET
BY CHRYSEE SAMILLANO

Pamilya MKK congressional candidate Jude Thaddeus Sayson yesterday said he may file a complaint before the House of Representatives Electoral Tribunal regarding the result of the May 9 election.

Sayson said he is now collating their records because it appears that there were some discrepancies and that he has until June 15 to file a complaint.

He said he does not know if Bacolod Mayor Monico Puentevella filed an election protest before the Commission on Elections in Manila. moremoremore

 

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Incoming mayor offering
bounties to kill criminals

The incoming mayor of Cebu City said yesterday he was offering bounties to police to kill criminals, deepening concerns of extrajudicial deaths under the rule of president-elect Rodrigo Duterte.

Mayor Tomas Osmeña said he would pay policemen P50,000 ($1,060) for each criminal they kill and P5,000 for each one they wound.

“If you kill a criminal in the line of duty, (you'll be rewarded), no questions asked. I'm there to assist the police, not to prosecute them," Osmeña told AFP by telephone..moremoremore