CERESFC Man of the match BienviMarañon (left) celebrates after scoring the second goal of Ceres as Roland Muller, right, prevents Tampines Rovers from scoring with a spectacular save during the AFC CUP Group G match at the Pana-ad Stadium won by Ceres last night.*
( Andy Alvarez and Stephen Tan photos)

‘Sad day for country'
Majority of Negros solons
vote yes to death penalty


That is good, that means the prospects for the Negros Island Region are bright.”

That was the reaction of Negros Occidental Gov. Alfredo Marañon Jr. yesterday to the announcement of Local Government Secretary Ismael Suenothat the fate of the NIR would not be taken up at a Cabinet meeting yesterday, as a stronger defense for its retention is still being prepared by his office.

The longer the NIR is allowed to continue to exist, the prospects are brighter for us, Marañon said. moremoremore

Ceres thrashesTampines

Home team Ceres FC registered its biggest win against a Southeast Asian club, a 5-0 rout of Singapore's Tampines Rovers, in Group G of the 2017 AFC Cup before a packed crowd at the Pana-ad Stadium in Brgy. Mansilingan Bacolod City last night.

A strike 40 from Ian Ramsay 40 seconds after the start of the match sent the crowd to their feet and with BienvenidoMarañon and Manny Otto slotting in heir own goal for a 3-0 advantage at halftime, cheers filled the stadium.

Marañon, scored his second goal in the 64 th minute while Fernando Rodriguez completed the 5-nil scoreline in the 72 nd minute. . moremoremore


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Council of Laity gets target
signatures vs. death penalty

The signature campaign in the Diocese of Dumaguete against the restoration of the death penalty has already garnered more than its target 20,000 signatures in just two Sundays since its launching.

William Ablong, who heads the Diocesan Council of the Laity, the group that is leading the campaign, said yesterday that as of the latest count, 20,284 signatures were gathered from the parishes in 23 towns and cities in Negros Oriental and Siquijor covered by the Diocese of Dumaguete.

Ablong said he is still awaiting the signatures from the Balugo Parish in Dumaguete City, San Jose and Zamboanguita towns in Negros Oriental, and Maria, Lazi and Siquijor towns in Siquijor province.