MERGE LIGHTED UP. Residents flocked to the Victorias City public plaza in Negros Occidental last night for the lighting up of their giant Christmas tree and the exhibit of replicas of iconic buildings from around the world.* (Dino Acuña photo)

Birthday celebrant
dies in road mishap

A woman, who had just celebrated her birthday, died while her partner was injured when their motorcycle figured in an accident with a jeepney and a tricycle at the intersection of Hernaez Street and Corazon Aquino Drive, in front of Police Station 6 in Barangay Taculing, Bacolod City, at about 4:08 a.m. yesterday.

Lindsay Labiga, 22, of Barangay Estefania in Bacolod, was declared dead on arrival at the Corazon Locsin Montelibano Memorial Regional Hospital, a police report said.

Her partner, Aran Aungon, 32, of Barangay Guintubhan in Isabela town, Negros Occidental, was also brought to the CLMMRH. moremoremore

Bacolod HR rally Monday

Militant groups are staging a rally to call for an end to extra judicial killings and the resumption of peace talks to mark the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, at the Bacolod Public Plaza Monday afternoon.

A march to the public plaza from the Sacred Heart Seminary in the south and the Capitol Lagoon Park in the north will begin at 1 p.m. Monday, Michael de la Concepcion, Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (Bayan)-Negros secretary general, said yesterday.

They are also calling for justice for the nine sugar workers massacred in Sagay City, for lawyer Ben Ramos who was killed in Kabankalan City, and all the victims of human rights violations, Clarizza Singson-Dagatan, Karapan Negros secretary general, said. moremoremore


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Land donated to CHMSC
for fisheries, agri research

A new area, consisting of 30,000 square meters, was donated to a state college in Binalbagan to boost its research, especially in fisheries and agriculture.

The Carmen Agricultural Development Corp. donated the land to the Carlos Hilado Memorial State College-Binalbagan, which is expected to become a research center for the College of Fisheries of the campus.

A ceremonial signing of the memorandum of agreement for the donation of the land was held yesterday at the CHMSC-Binalbagan Campus, in Binalbagan, Negros Occidental.