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Church, city officials
condemn Yao killing

Church and government officials yesterday condemned the killing of businessman Alex Yap Yao in Barangay 5, Bacolod City, Tuesday night, and called for a speedy resolution of the case.

“We call on government to act speedily on the resolution of this case so that the perpetrators of this violence be subjected to the rule of law and be held accountable,” Bacolod Bishop Patricio Buzon said last night.

Yao, 57, was shot and killed, while his wife, Maria Theresa, 56, was injured in the left hand just as they had left a prayer meeting and boarded their Mercedes Benz inside the compound of the Our Lady of Perpetual Help Shrine (Redemptorist Church). moremoremore

Police still probing slay motive

Probers are still investigating the shooting incident that claimed the life of a businessman and wounded his wife at the compound of the Redemptorist Church at B.S. Aquino Drive in Barangay 5, Bacolod City, Tuesday.

The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency-6 has yet to validate whether slain Alex Yao, 57, was on their watchlist or not, following reports of the victim’s alleged links in illegal drugs, PDEA-6 public information officer David Garcia, said yesterday.

Yao’s wife Ma. Theresa Yao, 56, both of Barangay Villamonte in Bacolod, meanwhile, had undergone a surgery and is now recuperating at the Dr. Pablo O. Torre Memorial Hospital. moremoremore


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Techvoc scholarship MOA signed

A memorandum of agreement for a technical vocational scholarship program for Negrense students was signed by Gov. Alfredo Marañon Jr. and representatives of Dualtech Training Center Foundation Inc., together with Buglas Foundation Inc., at the Capitol in Bacolod City yesterday.

Dualtech was represented by its executive director, Jerry Webb Muhi, and registrar, Rodolfo Sta. Ana III, while Buglas Foundation Inc. was represented by its president, Ramon Felix Gonzales, a press release from Capitol said.

The initial 20 students belong to the first batch of scholars who were from the different cities and municipalities of the province; they passed the examination and interview, spearheaded by Negros Occidental Scholarship Program head Karen Dinsay and the Dualtech Training Center, before qualifying for the scholarship.