‘PANGINHAS’. This farmer walks kilometers away from the shore after working on a farm to gather nylon shells and earn extra income of P65 for every kilo in Brgy. Balaring, Silay City, Negros Occidental.* (Nonoy Catugas photo)
Silay father, daughter
brutally killed, burned
BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN
A 63-year-old farmer and his 8-year-old daughter were set on fire after being brutally killed by still unidentified suspects in their residence in Hacienda Pula, Brgy. Kapitan Ramon, Silay City, Negros Occidental, the police reported yesterday.
Killed were Antonio Padua and his daughter, Rhea Ann, 8, who succumbed to multiple stab and hack wounds, Supt. Noel Polines, Silay City police chief said.
Army profiling candidates
BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN
The Philippine Army is now in the process of profiling candidates for various positions in the May 14 barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections, in the wake of reports that some of them may have links to the New People’s Army.
Capt. Emil Charlie Jaudian, acting Civil Military Operations officer of the 303rd Infantry Brigade, yesterday said they are expected to complete the profiling of candidates before the campaign period starts a week before May 14 polls.Negros Occidental Elections Supervisor Jessie Suarez yesterday also called for increased police and Army visibility if necessary in Toboso, Calatrava, Moises Padilla and Isabela towns where recent killings have occurred, some reportedly perpetuated by the NPA.
Five groups oppose construction
of $300-M ship recycling facility
BY MARK L. GARCIA
Five militant groups in Negros Occidental presented their position papers to oppose the building of a $300 million ship recycling facility in Hinoba-an town, south of the province yesterday, in line with the Earth Day celebration during the weekend.
Defend Patrimony-South Negros, together with the Provincial Consultative Body of the Magsasaka at Siyentipiko para sa Pag-unlad ng Agrikultura, Kilusang Mambubukid ng Pilipinas, Green Alert Network-Negros Island, Bagong Alyansang Makabayan, and the Save Hinobaan Movement, presented their position papers yesterday to the media and said they plan to submit them to the Office of the President and the Department of Environment and Natural Resources central office.Jimwell Cañedo, chair of Defend Patrimony, said yesterday that the provincial government has been ignoring their sentiments about this project, adding that it has different negative impacts on the people and the environment.