MERGE The vehicle Alex Diamante Tizon was driving when he was ambushed yesterday in Bayawan City, Negros Oriental.*


Councilor shot dead
BY CARLA P. GOMEZ

A Bayawan City councilor was shot dead by motorcycle riding gunmen as he was driving along the Barangay Villareal Highway in Bayawan City, Negros Oriental, 10:40 a.m. yesterday.

Killed was Alex Diamante Tizon, 66, of Barangay Villareal, Bayawan City, the Bayawan police reported.

Tizon was the former police chief of Bayawan when it was still a town, Col. Julian Entoma, Negros Oriental Police Provincial Office OIC, said. moremoremore


Investigators in slay of AWOL cop
to question 2 police officers, lawyer
BY SHIELA G. GELERA

Investigators are set to invite a lawyer and two police officers, one of whom is an active official, whose photos were printed on papers in an envelope found in thepickup truckof slain Patrolman Eric Alcosaba, in front of McDonalds East at the Circumferential Road in Barangay Villamonte, Bacolod, Saturday.

Alcosaba, 39, who had gone absent without leave, was gunned down in broad daylight by four men wearing bonnets and carrying long and short firearms.

Aside from the 19 empty shells from different firearms and those of an M-16 rifle recovered from the area of the incident, the Scene of the Crime Operatives also found an envelope containing bond paper bearing the photos of a lawyer and two police officers. moremoremore

 

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Prawn producers to help
NegOcc in ASF campaign
BY MARCHEL P. ESPINA

The Negros Occidental provincial government got a needed boost for its campaign against the spread of the African swine fever, Provincial Veterinarian Renante Decena said yesterday.

He said that the Negros Prawn Producers Cooperative has offered its laboratory to do confirmatory tests on suspected ASF cases in the province.

“We can use their facility for free, but we have to pay for the test kits,” he said. He added that the laboratory, that offers testing services, has been accredited by the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources.