MERGE The Ford Everest that was peppered with bullets in Barangay Maricalum, Sipalay City, last night seriously injuring its passenger and also hitting the driver.* (RMN photo)


Ambush in Sipalay
BY CARLA P. GOMEZ

Two persons on board a brand new silver Ford Everest were ambushed at about 8 last night in Barangay Maricalum, Sipalay City, Mayor Oscar Montilla confirmed.

The passenger, who was identified only as “Rex”, was in critical condition as of press time, while the driver, Jomar Garcia, 30, of Barangay Magballo, Kabankalan City, also sustained bullet wounds, Sipalay Councilor Dionilo Bogtae said.

Bogtae joined the team that responded to a fire call and when they reached the site at about 8:15 p.m., they discovered that an ambush had occurred. moremoremore


Bredco plans to reclaim
300 ha. of foreshore land
BY CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO

The Bacolod Real Estate Development Corporation is planning to reclaim an additional 300 hectares of foreshore land in Bacolod City that is expected to draw millions of investments.

The new management of BREDCO will apply next week for a Resolution of No Objection (RONO) from the Bacolod Sangguniang Panlungsod for the endorsement of its 300-hectare reclamation development project.

Councilor Renecito Novero said yesterday that BREDCO plans to undertake the reclamation development for additional business and investments in Bacolod City. moremoremore

 

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Capitol preparing for next phase
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BY MARCHEL P. ESPINA

The provincial government of Negros Occidental is now preparing for the next phase of its diversification program to mitigate the effects of the sugar industry crisis.

The weeklong commodity investment forum, that was part of the Negros First Provincial Agri-Fisheries Development Program, held at the Provincial Capitol in Bacolod City concluded yesterday.

Rafael Coscolluela, former governor and Capitol consultant on investment, said he was upbeat as many participants signified their interest to diversify their products to various commodities like grains, high-value crops, vegetables, tropical fruits, fishery, livestock and poultry.