bago EARLY START. Bago City in Negros Occidental lighted up its Christmas tree last night*
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Guv wants multi-agency
action vs. road mishaps

Negros Occidental Gov. Alfredo Marañon Jr. yesterday stressed the need for a multi-agency effort to prevent deadly road accidents, especially involving trucks overloaded with sugarcane.

The governor was reacting to the death of a family of four on board a Hyundai Eon that was crushed by a 10-wheeler truck loaded with sugarcane in Brgy. Atipuluan, Bago City, Negros Occidental, Thursday.

Killed were Romulo Espinosa, 59; his wife, Josephine 53; daughter Christine Espinosa Sarcia, 31; and grandson Vincent John Espinosa Sarcia, 4. moremoremore

Driver in Bago
accident faces raps

The police filed charges for reckless imprudence resulting to multiple homicide against a 10-wheeler truck driver yesterday, for the deaths of four members of a family Thursday in Brgy. Atipuluan, Bago City, Negros Occidental.

Facing charges before the Bago City Prosecutor's Office is Herman Mahometano, 58, of Brgy.Pacol, Bago City.

Investigations of the Bago City police showed that the Isuzo 10-wheeler truck loaded with sugarcane driven by Mahometano, was maneuvering a curved portion of the highway in Hacienda Remy in the barangay, when it fell on its left side. .moremoremore


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NegOcc solon notes housing
crisis in PHL, cites solutions

Rep. Alfredo Benitez (Neg. Occ., 3 rd District) said he is banking on the creation of the Department of Housing to address what he calls a “housing crisis”, that is now being experienced in the country.

Benitez, chairperson of the House Committee on Housing and Urban Development, said yesterday that he hopes it will be passed by Congress next month, as it had been proposed 27 years ago yet.

Speaking before the Real Estate Brokers Association of the Philippines national convention at L'Fisher Hotel in Bacolod City, Benitez said 57 percent of the country's population has no homes, while 27 percent cannot afford a decent house. .