MERGE The makeshift shelter where nine people were killed in Sagay City, Saturday night* (Bryan Morden photo)


9 die in massacre
Palace orders impartial probe
BY CARLA P. GOMEZ

SAGAY CITY - Nine members of the National Federation of Sugar Workers, including four women and two minors, were killed in a massacre that left them riddled with bullets in Hda. Nene, Barangay Bulanon, Sagay City, at 9:45 p.m. Saturday.

The bodies of three of the fatalities were also partially burned, while five others survived unharmed.

Malacañang yesterday condemned the killing and ordered an impartial investigation. moremoremore


Church, execs slam killing,
P.5M reward up for culprits
BY CARLA P. GOMEZ

SAGAY CITY - Negros Occidental Gov. Alfredo Marañon Jr. and his son, Sagay Mayor Alfredo Marañon III, announced yesterday a P500,000 reward for information that could lead to the identities of the perpetrators of the massacre that left nine dead in Hda. Nene, Barangay Bulanon, Sagay City, Saturday night.

“We deeply sympathize with the families of the victims and we condemn in the strongest possible terms what happened, “ Gov. Marañon said.

The Negros Occidental provincial government and Sagay City government are offering P250,000 each in reward for anyone who can provide information on those responsible for the ambush, he said. moremoremore

 

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Negros pushed as ‘Green Island’
BY MARK L. GARCIA

The vision for Negros to be developed as a “Green Island” for sustainable tourism was highlighted in one of the breakout sessions of the annual Philippine Business Conference at the Manila Hotel in Manila Friday.

Provincial Planning and Development Officer, Ma. Lina Sanogal, who represented Gov. Alfredo Marañon Jr., presented the investment potentials of Negros Occidental in the tourism industry at the breakout session of PBC&E, called Business and Investment Opportunities in Philippine Tourism, attended by representatives from various chamber of commerce and industry groups around the country, and from private firms.

Sanogal said efforts to re-develop Negros as a green island are being made as the province, together with Negros Oriental, has a rich biodiversity, a big source for renewable energy, and dubbed as an organic capital in the country.