MERGE Olivia Yanson (left) said she rushed to the Vallacar Transit Inc. north terminal in Bacolod City yesterday to prevent a takeover by her four children.* (Andy Alvarez photo)


ML looms in NegOr?
BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN

With more killings taking place in Guihulngan City, and in other areas of Negros Oriental, speculations are circulating that Martial Law may be declared to address the spate of violence that has alarmed Negrenses and the Church.

On Thursday, seven persons were killed within 24 hours, including a barangay captain, a school principal and his sister, who is connected with the Department of Education Division Office, in Guihulngan City, as well as four others, including a minor, in Siaton, Ayungon and Santa Catalina towns, all in Negros Oriental.

Troopers of the Regional Mobile Force Battalion 7 and Army soldiers, who assisted members of a rescue team, were also harassed and fired upon by about seven New People’s Army rebels, after retrieving the cadavers of Marlon and Marjon Ocampo in Sitio Tara, Brgy. San Jose, Santa Catalina, Negros Oriental, while on their way to the town police station. moremoremore


PNP, AFP sealing off boundary
BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN

The Philippine National Police is not taking any chances in the possible spill over of violence from Negros Oriental to Negros Occidental.

Col. Romeo Baleros, Negros Occidental police director, said yesterday that they are now coordinating with the Armed Forces of the Philippines to seal off all possible entry points in the province, through border control operations.

Baleros said he shared his concerns with Col. Raul Tacaca, Negros Oriental police director, during a legislative conference with other commanders in Iloilo on Thursday. moremoremore

 

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Neg Occ organic tech center
certified as farm tourism site
BY MARCHEL P. ESPINA

The Department of Tourism Region 6 has certified the provincial government-run Negros First Organic Technology Center as a farm tourism site.

Tim Ticar , Tourism Development Area coordinator of DOT 6, presented the accreditation to Gov . Eugenio Jose Lacson yesterday at the Capitol in Bacolod City.

This was after the provincial government had complied with the requirements prescribed by the agency .