FLAG The Philippine flag flies at half-mast in front of the Negros Occidental Capitol in honor of Negrense soldiers killed in the Marawi siege.* ( Gilbert Bayoran photo )

Negros pol on Maute list?

Top military and police officials in Negros Island Region are clueless about the so-called report of the Department of National Defense, that listed 230 individuals – including incumbent and former politicians ‒ who are supporting or financing the Maute terrorist group, that includes a name similar to that of a politician in Negros Occidental.

Admitting that he was not aware of it, Maj. Gen. Jon Aying, commander of the 3rd Infantry Division, said yesterday that he will verify it with the DND.

Senior Supt. Rodolfo Castil, acting provincial police director of Negros Occidental, admitted that he only knew about it through newspaper reports. moremoremore

SP okays P1M for Marawi

Internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Marawi City are getting P1 million in financial assistance from the provincial government of Negros Occidental.

This was after the Sangguniang Panlalawigan of Negros Occidental yesterday endorsed the request of Governor Alfredo Marañon Jr.for the passage of a resolution approving a P1 million financial assistance to be granted to the victims of Marawi City siege in Lanao del Sur.

After its approval by the SP, Board Member Pedro Zayco yesterday said that Marañon and the Provincial Treasurer have already been given authority to release the amount for the Marawi IDPs. moremoremore


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NegOr ready to give
P5M aid to Marawi – Degamo

Negros Oriental Governor Roel Degamo said the provincial government will give P5 million in financial assistance to war-torn Marawi City once it is declared under a state of calamity.

Capitol has funds for such purpose, however, it cannot be released due to certain government requirements, such as Marawi City being declared under a state of calamity, Degamo told reporters Monday after the 119th Independence Day celebration in Dumaguete City.

The Philippine Information Agency reported on June 3 that the city government of Marawi has approved Resolution No. 60, placing the city under a state of calamity and citing the massive damage caused by the current terrorist attacks.