Binicuil CHARTER DAY. The Brgy. Biniquil booth at the Kabankalan Public Plaza is part of the 20 th anniversary celebration of the city.* ( Ronnie Baldonado photo )

40% of Bacolod brgys
still gambling affected

Thirty to 40 percent of 61 barangays in Bacolod City are still illegal gambling-affected, Senior Supt. Jack Wanky, Bacolod City Police Office acting city director, said yesterday.

However, Wankysaid the current situation of gambling in Bacolod is better compared to before when there were gambling operationsin 90 percent of the barangays.

He attributed the decrease to the series of anti-gambling operations conducted by the police. moremoremore

PAL open to joint
venture at old airport

MANILA- Philippine Airlines is open to entering into a joint venture with another firm to develop its 20-hectare old Bacolod Airport site in Barangay Sincang, Bacolod City, Jaime Bautista, PAL president and chief operating officer, said Monday night.

The remaining 17 hectares at the airport is owed by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources and the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines, Bacolod Mayor Evelio Leonardia said.

The mayor said he is pushing for the conversion of the 37-hectare property into a special economic zone to generate more jobs and economic activity in the southern part of Bacolod, with most of the developments currently happening in the northern part of the city. moremoremore


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Full military honors in burial
of 5 Guihulngan policemen

Full military honors were accorded during the burial Sunday and Monday of five of the six policemen, who died in an ambush claimed by the New People's Army rebels in Barangay Magsaysay, Guihulngan City in Negros Oriental July 21.

Senior Supt. Henry Biñas, provincial police director of Negros Oriental, yesterday said that SPO2 Nicasio Tabilon and PO2 Alvin Paul Bulandres were buried Sunday in Guihulngan City, while SPO1 Jesael Ancheta was buried on the same day in Jimalalud town, all in Negros Oriental.

The next day, the remains of SPO2 Teovic Agosto was buried in La Libertad town, while PO2 Alfredo Dunque was buried in Guihulngan City, he added. .