MERGE CHAMPION. Kabankalan Catholic College was the over-all winner in the Udyakan Festival streetdancing competition in Kabankalan City, Negros Occidental, yesterday.* (Ronnie Baldonado photo)

3 mayors support ML;
killings isolated – guv

The possibility that martial law may be declared in Negros Oriental by President Rodrigo got the support of three mayors in whose areas extra-judicial killings had taken place.

Ayungon Mayor Emarie “Erwin” Agustino, Guihulngan City Mayor Guido Reyes and Canlaon City Mayor Jose “Batchuk” Cardenas, in separate interviews with the media in Negros Oriental, yesterday, aired their support for martial law, if it is declared by President Duterte.

But Negros Oriental Governor Roel Degamo said yesterday that President Rodrigo Duterte would not declare martial law in his province if it was “not necessary”. moremoremore

Identify vulnerable
stations, cops told

Mobile companies in Bacolod City and Negros Occidental were directed to identify and visit vulnerable police stations, as a precautionary measure following the recent spate of killings in Negros Oriental.

Police Brig. Gen. Rene Pamuspusan, police regional director of Western Visayas, said Thursday that he had instructed the mobile companies under Police Regional Office-6 to be vigilant and conduct more intensive border control.

He also ordered them to do preventive patrols and visit vulnerable police stations so that they will be secured from harassment. moremoremore


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10-hour brownout tomorrow

Some parts of Negros Occidental will experience a 10-hour power interruption tomorrow, August 4.

Michelle Vicera, communication officer of the National Grid Corp. of the Philippines (NGCP), said the power interruption in the southern part of the province will be from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The NGCP will conduct maintenance activities along the Calumangan-San Enrique 69-kilovolt power line, she said, adding that the outage will be experienced in areas covered by the Lag-asan substation and the Negros Occidental Electric Cooperative’s Valladolid and San Enrique substations.