COLORFUL. Participants in the 13 th Pinta Lawas (Body Painting) contest in Escalante City, Negros Occidental, Tuesday* ( Ronnie Baldonado photos )
“I will not back down, I will continue to fight until the last drop of my blood.”
This was what Senior Police Officer 1 Joshua Barilesaid at a press conference held at the Negros Press Club in Bacolod City, yesterday, after confirming that he had been charged for two counts of murder in connection with the death of the brother and father of Ricky Serenio, a self-confessed bagman of the Berya Drug Group.
tax on HFCS – Albee
BY CARLA GOMEZ
Rep. Alfredo Abelardo Benitez (Neg. Occ., 3 rd District) yesterday said the Visayan bloc failed to reduce the excise tax on sugar-sweetened beverages and carbonated drinks using locally produced sugar from P10 per liter to P5, but they were able to double the amount on imported sweeteners in the House-approved comprehensive tax reform package .
Benitez, who along with the Visayan bloc congressmen, had lobbied for a P5 reduction,said it was not granted because the country's financial managers had a set amount to meet.
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IN NEGROS ORIENTAL
Family receives remains
of soldier slain in Marawi
The remains of the slain Army officer from Bais City, Negros Oriental, arrived yesterday afternoon on board a Philippine Air Force Nomad aircraft from Mindanao, and received full military honors from the Philippine Army's 79th Infantry Battalion and the 2nd Negros Island Geographical Battalion at the Dumaguete-Sibulan airport.
On hand were the parents of 2Lt. MacGlen Abuyabor, family and friends, Lloyd Elmaco, the Bais City legal officer, Dumaguete Mayor Felipe Antonio Remollo, and Bantay Bayanihan sa Kapayapaan local chapter head Marietta Jambora, among others.