MERGE Presidential Adviser on Peace Process Carlito Galvez Jr. congratulates the 266 newly-graduated Community Defense Unit members, who used to be combatants of the defunct Revolutionary Proletarian Army-Alex Boncayao Brigade, now known as KAPATIRAN members.* (OPAPP photo)


Jail officer assassinated
BY SHIELA G. GELERA

He did not survived the second attempt.

A jail guard, who survived an assassination try on him seven months ago, was killed in an ambush in Purok Katipunan, Barangay Cabug in Bacolod City, at about 11:50 p.m. Friday.

Jail Officer 1 Jason Vargas, 28, of Barangay Handumanan in Bacolod was on board a white Mitsubishi Strada pickup truck when he was felled by gunshots to the head, a police report said. moremoremore


266 RPA-ABB combatants
now part of AFP, Dolina says
BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN

They used to fight against government forces, now they are part of the Armed Forces of the Philippines.

This was after the 266 former combatants of the Revolutionary Proletarian Army-Alex Boncayao Brigade in Negros and Panay completed a 45-day Community Defense Unit (CDU) training on Nov. 5 at Camp Macario Peralta in Jamindan, Capiz.

Maj. Gen. Dinoh Dolina, commander of the Army’s 3rd Infantry Division, welcomed the CDU graduates to the Armed Forces, and recognized the historic partnership forged between the national government and the KAPATIRAN, formerly known as the RPA-ABB. moremoremore

 

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Negrense cuisine part
of DOT food trip project
BY MARCHEL P. ESPINA

Negros Occidental will showcase its local cuisine in the Department of Tourism’s “Chefs’ Food Trip Project”, Cristine Mansinares, provincial supervising tourism operations officer, said yesterday.

“Chefs’ Food Trip Project” will feature some of the country’s renowned culinary destinations, showcasing its most iconic dishes and local produce, she said.

This is part of the agency’s efforts to position the Philippines in the world gastronomic scene, she said, adding that DOT has tapped three United States-based Filipino-American chefs who will discover their food roots in the country.