MERGE The bullet-riddled Nissan Patrol of Councilor Ricardo “Cano” Tan parked in front of the Dr. Pablo O. Torre Memorial Hospital in Bacolod City last night*


Tans survive ambush
City officials slam attack
BY CARLA P. GOMEZ

Bacolod City Councilor Ricardo “Cano” Tan and his wife, Nita, survived an ambush at Purok Tagaytay, Brgy. Alangilan, Bacolod City, at about 5 p.m. yesterday, that left their vehicle riddled with bullets.

The Tans, who own the Campuestohan Highland Resort in Talisay City, were on board their Nissan Patrol SUV (FGL 168) and were on their way home to Bacolod City.

Three unidentified suspects on board a small white wagon-type vehicle fired on their SUV, Senior Inspector John Christopher Masangkay, Police Station 5 chief, said last night. moremoremore


Capitol Central now open,
called catalyst for progress
BY CARLA P. GOMEZ

The Ayala Malls Capitol Central behind the provincial Capitol in Bacolod City, that officially opened to the public yesterday, will be a catalyst for progress and change in Negros Occidental, Gov. Alfredo Marañon Jr., said yesterday.

Marañon and Bacolod Mayor Evelio Leonardia, along with Ayala Land Inc. Senior Vice President Jose Emmanuel “Junie” Jalandoni and Makati Development Corp. president Rodelito “Dodo” Ocampo, merged two halves of the “Heart of Bacolod” at the opening rites to officially declare the P5.2 billion mall open.

The Capitol Central is expected to trigger more investments in Negros Occidental, the governor said. moremoremore

 

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Bago farmers get P4.2-M
in machineries from city
BY MARK L. GARCIA

To help farmers have more sources of income apart from their agricultural activities, the city government of Bago distributed machineries and equipment worth P4.2 million to various farmers associations in the area, dubbed as the rice granary of Negros Occidental.

The city is the biggest producer of rice in the province and it has more than 11,000 hectares of rice areas. To augment farmers’ incomes, the city turned over equipment to 15 farmers’ associations on Dec. 13, City Agriculturist Carlito Indencia said.

The equipment turned over included rice farm machineries like thresher, tiller, hand tractor, and rice planter, and livelihood materials like fish vending, rag making, food processing, balutmaking, salted egg making, cooking equipment, and facilities, and mushroom production.