Vice Mayor Abner Jardinico takes his oath as mayor of San Enrique town in Negros Occidental before Valladolid Municipal Circuit Trial Court Judge Noel Darren Damian following the death of Mayor Mario Magno (right).*
Gov. Alfredo Marañon Jr. and supporters of Camarines Sur Rep. Leni Robredo in Negros Occidental were jubilant as Congress' final tally of election returns at past 7 last night confirmed her victory over Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos in the race for vice president.
In the final official tally Robredo won the vice presidency with 14,418,817 votes, against Marcos who had 14,155,344 votes, or a narrow lead of 262,473 votes.
The appointment by Pope Francis of Msgr. Patricio Buzon as Bishop of Bacolod , sparks hopes that his leadership will spawn, not just a renewal but a revival of the faith among our people, especially the young, Bacolod Rep. Evelio Leonardia said yesterday.
Buzon, outgoing Bishop of Kabankalan, yesterday said he expects to assume his post as head of the Diocese of Bacolod in July after the ordinations of five deacons of the Diocese of Kabankalan as new priests.
The Vatican, on Tuesday, announced the Pope's appointment of Buzon, 66, who has served as Bishop of Kabankalan for 13 years, as the new bishop of Bacolod replacing Bishop Vicente Navarra, 77, who has reached retirement age.
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IN MABINAY, TANJAY
4 killed in road mishaps
Four persons were killed in road accidents in Mabinay town and Tanjay City in Negros Oriental Thursday.
In Mabinay, driver Romeo Juperatum y Pulmones, 45, of Iloilo City, and his helper, Nicanor Sulanoy Hindap Jr., 55, died on the spot when their Fuso wing van truck turned turtle along the highway in Barangay Samac of the town, at about 3 p.m. Thursday.
The truck also hit Julius Calijan y Batayao of Barangay Samac, who died on the spot, and injured Realyn Arnaiz and Marife Libradilla, also of the barangay. The three were beside the road installing water pipes when the accident occurred, a Negros Oriental Police Provincial Office report furnished the Daily STAR showed.