MERGE NIGHT VIEW. The Capitol Lagoon and Park in Bacolod City all lighted up at night is a photographer’s delight.* (Nonoy Catugas photo)


Dead baby found
trapped in fish net
BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN

Two young fishermen discovered a dead infant trapped in their fishing nets Saturday in a river in Brgy. Zone 15,Talisay City, Negros Occidental.

Investigations of the Talisay City Police Station showed that the infant, with its umbilical still attached to its body, had been floating in the river when it got trapped in the fish nets of the two minor fishermen.

When it was taken out from the water, there was no more sign of life in the infant, the Talisay City Police Station said.moremoremore


City BSKE bets
to ink peace pact
BY CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO

Candidates for the May 14 barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections in Bacolod City will sign a peace covenant today at the Bacolod Arts Center for peaceful, orderly and honest elections.

Commissioner Rowena Guanzon of the Commission on Elections will be the special guest during the activity held in cooperation with the Comelec and the Philippine National Police.

Bacolod Election Officer Mavil Majarucon-Sia said yesterday that the peace covenant signing of the barangay officials will be held at 9 a.m. and that of the SK candidates at 1 p.m. moremoremore

 

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WV economy third fastest
in 2017 at 8.4%, PSA says
BY MARK L. GARCIA

The economy of Western Visayas is the third most “accelerated economies” in the country in 2017, as the region recovered about 10 percent in its Agriculture, Hunting, Forestry and Fishing sector, a press release from the Philippine Statistics Authority said.

The economy of Western Visayas registered an 8.4 percent growth in 2017, that was 2.5 percent higher compared to its 5.9 in 2016. It ranked fourth among the 17 regions next to the Cordillera Administrative Region (12.1 percent), Davao Region (10.9), and Central Luzon (9.3).

PSA also said they recorded nine regions with accelerated economies during the year and Region 6 ranked third as Central Luzon’s economy grew “in a slower pace.”