MERGE Boxer Rogen Ladon received a warm welcome yesterday from the pupils of Lag-asan Elementary School in Bago City where he studied* (John Vincent Tupas photo)


Albee denies appeal,
says it’s Bong for guv

BY CARLA P. GOMEZ

“I am giving way to Bong”.

That was the categorical answer of Rep. Alfredo “Albee” Benitez (Neg. Occ., 3rd District) yesterday to those in Love Negros still calling for him to run for governor in 2019, instead of Vice Governor Eugenio Jose“Bong” Lacson.

A last minute appeal was made by some members for Benitez to run for governor, but nothing was agreed upon, so another meeting is set on September 23, Lacson said.

He, however, withheld the names of the Love Negros members who made the last minute appeal. moremoremore


Bago gives Ladon hero’s welcome
BY MARK L. GARCIA

A new boxing hero comes home.

Asian Games silver medalist Rogen Ladon came home to Bago City, Negros Occidental, yesterday with blue and yellow flags raised, and cheers from his fellow Bagonhons as they welcomed him in a motorcade along the major thoroughfares of the city and in the school where he started his dream as a boxer.

Mayor Nicholas Yulo said yesterday that Bago considers Ladon as a “hometown hero” after he brought pride to the city as a boxing medalist in the recent Asian Games in Indonesia. moremoremore

 

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P4M Ompong damage in NegOcc
BY MARK L. GARCIA

The offices of the Provincial Agriculturist and Provincial Veterinary recorded crop and livestock damage of close to P4 million due to typhoon Ompong, from Friday to Sunday, records showed.

Records furnished by OPA and PVO to the DAILY STAR yesterday showed damage total of P3,911,002.9, affecting seven cities and towns in Negros Occidental.

Initial OPA report showed that three cities and one town recorded crop production losses for rice at P3,790,995.10, covering 746.38 hectares of 713 farmers in 13 barangays.