MERGE NATURE’S PROCESS. A honeybee in the act of pollinating flowers is caught on camera by photographer Bob Lacson in his garden in Bacolod City, recently*


Justice, security sought
BY CARLA P. GOMEZ

Negros Occidental officials yesterday called for swift justice for two mayors killed this week, and are set to discuss local security measures.

“I just hope there will be a speedy resolution, it’s not good as far as the image of our country is concerned,” Negros Occidental Vice Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson said.

Mayor Antonio Halili of Tanauan City, Batangas, was shot dead during a flag-raising ceremony on Monday, and Mayor Ferdinand Bote of General Tinio, Nueva Ecija was assassinated in Cabanatuan City on Tuesday. moremoremore


Report threats, officials told
BY SHIELA G. GELERA

Local government officials are urged to immediately report any threats they receive so the police can conduct a threat assessment and provide security for them, Senior Supt. Francisco Ebreo, Bacolod City Police Office acting director, said yesterday.

Two mayors in the country have been killed on consecutive days, Monday and Tuesday, causing alarm to other government officials.

The first one was in Batangas, where Tanauan City Mayor Antonio Halili, was shot dead during the Monday flag raising ceremony in front of their city hall. A day after, in Nueva Ecija, General Tinio town mayor Ferdinand Bote was gunned down by a motorcycle-riding suspect. moremoremore

 

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NegOcc receives initial 2,000
bags of rice from Iloilo – NFA
BY JOEVEL BARTOLOME

Out of the 10,000 bags of rice that Negros Occidental will temporarily get from Iloilo, 2,000 bags arrived in Bacolod Tuesday night. “Actually, we received the 2,000 bags of rice from Iloilo last night, they were unloaded at our warehouse today,” Frisco Canoy, manager of the National Food Authority Negros Occidental, said yesterday.

Four trucks arrived from Iloilo, carrying 500 bags each.

The rice will be distributed within the province, in markets and rice outlets of the NFA, Canoy said.