MAYORS AWARDEES. Negros Occidental Gov. Alfredo Marañon Jr. (6 th from left) with San Carlos City Vice Mayor Renato Gustilo, Sagay City Vice Mayor Narciso Javelosa Jr., Pontevedra Mayor Jose Benito Alonso, Silay City Mayor Mark Golez, Sagay City Mayor Alfredo Marañon III, Valladolid Mayor Enrique Miravalles and Vice Mayor Octavio Pagsuberon, Silay City Vice Mayor Joedith Gallego, Hinobaan Mayor Ernesto Estrao, Salvador Benedicto Mayor Marxlen dela Cruz, Bago City Mayor Nicholas Yulo, Candoni Councilor Aldrin Diego and Bago City Vice Mayor Ramon Torres (l-r) received the Seal of Good Local Governance awards f or their local government units at the Manila Hotel yesterday.* ( Richard Malihan photo )

Rebels bomb
quarry site

 Suspected New People's Army rebels swooped down on a quarry site and bombed heavy equipment Sunday night in Brgy. Orong, Kabankalan City, Negros Occidental.

Lt. Col. Antonio Tumnog, commanding officer of the 1 st   Negros Island Geographical Battalion, said yesterday that about 12 communist rebels took the cellular phones of the quarry site employees, before blowing up the back hoe heavy equipment owned by Kagawad Raquel Siguero, with an improvised explosive device.

Estimated damage was placed at P200,000, Tumnog said. . moremoremore

BCPO beefs up defense
versus terrorists' attacks

The Bacolod City Police Office is intensifying its target hardening measures against activities of communists and terrorists.

Senior Insp. Armilyn Vargas, BCPO public information officer, saidyesterday that part of the target hardening measures is a camp defense plan at their headquarters at Magsaysay Street in Bacolod and the 10 police stations in the city.

At the BCPO headquarters, an identification card system is being implemented to identify those entering the compound, Vargas said. moremoremore


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Bacolod to evaluate proposed
extension of Bredco operation

Bacolod Mayor Evelio Leonardia yesterday said he issued Executive Order No. 32 recently, creating the technical working group for the proposed extension of operation of the Bacolod Real Estate Development Corporation.

Leonardia said the TWG will evaluate and assess the proposal submitted by Bredco, and determine the effects of granting it the extension to operate and manage the port for another 25 years. It will then submit its report on its findings to him.

Bredco formally informed the City of Bacolod, through a letter dated Oct. 4 and received on Oct. 6, of its decision to exercise the option to operate and manage the port at the Bacolod reclamation area for another period of 25 years, after the expiration of the original 25-year period....