MERGE Chief Inspector Robert Mansueto, Sagay City police chief, talks to families of Sagay 9 victims, who sought the help of authorities for their protection* (Gilbert Bayoran photo)


3 former RPA men convicted
for slay of Kabankalan judge
BY CARLA P. GOMEZ

Three former members of the Revolutionary Proletarian Army were convicted yesterday for the murder of Kabankalan Judge Henry Arles six years ago and sentenced to each suffer reclusion perpetua without parole.

Judge Editha Mina Aguba of the Quezon City Regional Trial Court Branch 100, in a 37-page decision, found Alejandro Capunong, Eddie Fortunado, and Jessie Daguia guilty beyond reasonable doubt for the murder of Arles.

Arles was driving home from work when he was shot to death in Barangay Manalad, Ilog, Negros Occidental, 6:30 p.m. on April 24, 2012. moremoremore


Ex-rebels urge Duterte to probe
Negros solon supportive of NPA
BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN

The four former communist rebels implicated by the National Democratic Front-Negros as allegedly involved in the Sagay 9 massacre, surfaced yesterday and sought protection from the authorities, while strongly debunking the accusations against them.

The ex-rebels also urged President Rodrigo Duterte to investigate a congressman in northern Negros, who is allegedly supporting logistical requirements, including firearms and ammunition, of the New People’s Army.

Ka Frank Fernandez of the NDF Negros had earlier issued a statement alleging that the four former members of the communist breakaway group, the Revolutionary Proletarian Army, he identified as Vito Lutrago, Eduardo Linogon, Rexi Robles, and a certain Rako are the suspects in the murder of the nine civilians on Oct. 20 in Hacienda Nene, Brgy. Bulanon, in Sagay, Negros Occidental. moremoremore

 

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Livestock sector urged
to produce safe food
BY MARK L. GARCIA

A senior expert from the Netherlands urged livestock production stakeholders in Negros Occidental to give importance to producing safe food and focus on producers and consumers through the Skill Enhancement and Development Training on Butchery earlier this week in Sagay City.

Provincial Veterinarian, Dr. Renante Decena, said this yesterday after senior expert Jan Van Goor of the nonprofit Dutch organization, PUM, taught about 60 participants advanced butchering techniques that could improve the market value of meat sold in Negros Occidental, to boost the provincial economy.

Goor emphasized the importance of producing safe food for the table by observing good hygiene and sanitation in the work area.