Cops beef up security
following NPA attacks

All police stations, public safety companies, and other police units in Negros Island have been directed to beef up security and safety activities following the recent attacks of alleged members of the New People's Army ona police station and an outpost in MaddelaQuirino and Barangay Annafatan, Amulung in Cagayan, recently.

Peace talks between the Philippine government and communist insurgents broke down on Saturday after a dispute over the rebels' ordering their fighters to step up attacks.

A Police Regional Office 18 memorandumordered all units in Negros to conduct preventive and target hardening measures in all camps and vital installations. moremoremore

House probe on
water woes eyed

Bacolod Rep. Greg Gasataya said he is planning to call for a congressional inquiryon the status of the supply of water if they cannot get an honest to goodness solution to the water problem in Bacolod City.

Gasataya said he has nothing personal against the officials of the Bacolod City Water District since they were his colleagues when he was a director of the water utility firm.

However, they have been receiving numerous complaints from the consumers of Baciwa about the shortage of water supply, he said. moremoremore


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2,000 trapped as AFP,
Maute clash continues

Two thousand fearful civilians were trapped yesterday inside Marawi where troops are battling Islamist militants, authorities said, as the death toll from almost a week of fighting neared 100.

The military intensified a bombing campaign on parts of Marawi on Mindanao island, one of the biggest Muslim cities in the mainly Catholic nation, as it accused the gunmen of atrocities including murdering women and a child.

The initial fighting prompted President Rodrigo Duterte to declare martial law on Tuesday across the southern third of the Philippines to quell what he said was a fast-growing threat from terrorists linked to the Islamic State group..