MERGE Vice President Leni Robredo with Otso Diretso senatorial candidates Chel Diokno, Erin Tañada and Samira Gutoc, former Negros Occidental governor Rafael Coscolluela, and supporters at the Negros Occidental Multi-Purpose Activity Center yesterday* (Charlie Villegas/OVP photo)


Leni backs inquiry
on Negros killings
BY CARLA P. GOMEZ

Vice President Leni Robredo yesterday supported the call of detained Senator Leila de Lima for a Senate inquiry into the killings on Negros Island.

“We need to ensure that justice is given to the victims, especially with powerful people involved,” said Robredo, who was in Bacolod with Otso Diretso senatorial candidates for the launching of the Ahon Laylayan Koalisyon-Negros chapter at the Negros Occ. Multi-Purpose Activity Center.

T he fear that more killings will happen will linger until those killed are given justice, she said. moremoremore


Slay suspect offers P2.5M reward
Mayor denies ambush link
BY MARCHEL P. ESPINA

Moises Padilla Mayor Magdaleno Peña vehemently denied that he masterminded the April 25 ambush that killed the brother and nephew of Vice Mayor Ella Garcia-Yulo.

In a press conference yesterday at the municipal hall of Pulupandan town, Peña laughed when he was pressed if he was behind the attack, saying, “That’s a silly question, do you want a silly answer?”

“I point back at them. They kill each other. They have a history of killing each other...man is a creature of habit,” the mayor said. moremoremore

 

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Capitol boosts software dev’t
BY MARCHEL P. ESPINA

The provincial government of Negros Occidental continues to boost its software development program to attract more opportunities for its homegrown talents.

Cristina Orbecido, Negros Occidental Language and Information Technology Center administrator, said yesterday that the province created a pool of qualified programmers to address the demand.

“There were locators who came here two years ago, but we did not have the supply, so they backed out. It’s a big company requiring 600 automatic programmers,” she said.