MERGE PICTURE PERFECT. An airplane lands at the Bacolod-Silay Airport at sunset after passing the acacia trees in the Montinola farm in Silay City.* (Nic Led‎esma photo)


Assassins kill bizman
in PNP drug watchlist
BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN

A businessman included in the police drug watch list was shot and killed Thursday by motorcycle riding suspects in Brgy. Paraiso, Sagay City, Negros Occidental.

Police Maj. Antonio Benitez, Sagay City police officer-in-charge, said yesterday that they are looking into illegal drugs and conflict over shares in property as among the possible motives for the killing of Christian Añalucas, 36.

Añalucas, son of former Sagay City Councilor Samson Añalucas, was standing in front of his commercial establishment being constructed in Brgy. Paraiso, Sagay City, when the unidentified gunman disembarked from a motorcycle, and shot him several times, police investigation showed. moremoremore


19 from Neg. Occ. schools
pass 2018 Bar examinations
BY CARLA P. GOMEZ

Nineteen graduates from two universities in Bacolod City were among the1,800 who successfully passed the November 2018Bar examinations, results released by the Supreme Court yesterday showed.

The 13 University of Saint La Salle Bar passers are Johnnil Fatima B. Acero, Mariz Adraneda, Kim L. Andaya, Anthony Isidro N. Bayawa IV, Carla Ann M. Dela Peña, Ciro P. dela Cruz, Joelle Erika E. Fernando, Jose Luis B. Guatelara, Mary Jovilyn M. Mauricio, Patrick Jason C. Palma, Czarina Letecia E. Rubica, Joshua William D. Su and Charisse A. Tomaro.

The USLS College of Law dean, Rosanne Juliana Rojas Gonzaga, said the passing average for their first takers was 40 percent, which is higher than the national passing average of the 2018 Bar Examinations that was at 22.07 percent. moremoremore

 

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Guv takes pride in Neg Occ
as tourism, investment hub
BY MARCHEL P. ESPINA

Negros Occidental Governor Alfredo Marañon Jr. took pride in promoting his beloved province during the two-day Regional Australia-Asia Chamber Forum in Darwin, Australia.

The governor, who led the Negrense delegation, was one of the keynote speakers on the second day of the forum that was attended by businessmen and representatives from chambers of commerce in Australia and across the Asian region, like Cambodia, China, Guam, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Timor Leste, and Vietnam.

In his speech, Marañon highlighted the attractiveness of Negros Occidental as a tourism and investment destination. He also emphasized that one of the key exports of the province is its highly trainable skilled workforce, noting a significant growth of the young population in the country and the province.