The “Ilonggo dad,” Erik Norman Hendrickson, with his 5-year-old son in Silay City (photo courtesy of Lorenzo Lopez Locsin)*
American shot dead
As 5-year-old son waits in vehicle
BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN & CARLA P. GOMEZ
An American was shot dead in Silay City, Negros Occidental, Tuesday evening while his 5-year-old son was waiting in his vehicle that was parked nearby.
The victim identified as Erik Norman Hendrickson, 57, of Wisconsin, United States, was declared dead on arrival at the Teresita Lopez Jalandoni Provincial Hospital in Silay City, Supt. Noel Polines, officer-in-charge of the Silay City Police Station, said yesterday.
Duterte expected Sunday
BY CARLA P. GOMEZ
President Rodrigo Duterte is tentatively scheduled to arrive in Negros Occidental on Sunday for the groundbreaking of a Philippine National Police-Armed Forces of the Philippines housing project, Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said yesterday.
There are no details yet because the visit is tentative, he said in a text message to the DAILY STAR.A DAILY STAR source said a Presidential Management Staff team met with local officials yesterday to discuss the groundbreaking rites to be held in Talisay City.
‘TRAIN effects transitory’
REFORMS VITAL TO ENSURE GROWTH - BSP
BY MARK L. GARCIA
An official from the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas said that the negative effects of the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) law would only be transitory or temporary as they assure that they are creating mitigating measures to ease its impact.
Senior director of BSP Department of Economic Research, Zeno Ronald Abenoja, on Tuesday said that TRAIN is very vital to help fund the government’s infrastructure projects under President Rodrigo Duterte’s administration.“These are transitory or temporary effects particularly in prices of key commodities due to TRAIN,” he said, adding “There are some mitigation measures to assure that those affected will not carry the burden of an increase in taxes.”