MARAWI SHOOT. This car rammed the barriers and dove into the deep excavation for the flyover under construction, and few minutes later, a tricycle also hit the same site near the fallen car at Araneta Street in Barangay Singcang-Airport, Bacolod City, at about 12:30 a.m. today*

Migz backs martial law,
says terror threat real
But opposes expansion to Visayas, Luzon

Senator Juan Miguel Zubiri said yesterday that he supports President Rodrigo Duterte's declaration of martial law because the threat that Islamist militants in Marawi would spread terror to other parts of Mindanao is real.

However, he is opposed to the expansion of the declaration of martial law to the Visayas and Luzon.

Zubiri, who was in Bacolod City, appealed to Negrenses to send help to the 200,000 suffering displaced families of Marawi in the form of food and clothes. moremoremore

RPOC supports nat'l ID system

The proposal to adopt a national identification (ID) system has been revived, in the wake of ISIS terror threats, which, according to the Philippine Army in Visayas, is clear and present.

This developed as the Regional Peace and Order Council of the Negros Island Region, on motion of Negros Occidental Provincial Planning and Development Officer Marlin Sanogal, yesterday passed a resolution adopting a national ID system, that will be endorsed to the National Peace and Order Council for appropriate action.

Sanogal, who is also the action officer of the Negros Occidental Provincial Peace and Order Council, said the adoption of national ID system is timely, in the wake of migration of people, as a result of terroristic activities of ISIS-inspired Maute terror group and Abu Sayyaf. moremoremore


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‘Turtle Island' in Neg. Or.
state-owned, DENR says

The peninsula, which is unofficially known as "Turtle Island" that straddles the political boundaries of Zamboanguita and Siaton towns in south Negros Oriental, is a state-owned land, Viernov Grefalde, acting provincial chief of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources in the province, said.

The statement was issued amid the ongoing ownership dispute between a Capitol official in his private capacity and the local government unit of Siaton, headed by Mayor Fritz Diaz.

To date, the so-called "Turtle Island", or Polo as known by locals, is still the property of the government even though the political jurisdiction has been settled previously, Grefalde said yesterday..