MERGE CHAMPION. The group of barangays Cabacungan and Manghanoy was the overall champion in the 2020 Bailes de Luces arena presentation in La Castellana, Negros Occidental, last night.* (Ronnie Baldonado photo)


IBP slams slay attempt;
Police eye land dispute
BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN

A land dispute may have triggered the assassination attempt on a lawyer in Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental, Friday, the police said yesterday.

The victim identified as Ray Moncada, 74, was hit in the back with the bullet that was fired by a gunman in front of his residence in Brgy. Daro, Dumaguete City, penetrating his abdomen, Col. Julian Entoma, officer-in-charge of the Negros Oriental Police Provincial Office, said.

Entoma said Moncada is now in stable condition. moremoremore


Body of slain 60-year-old found: PNP
BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN

The police is still establishing the identity of the suspect behind the brutal killing of a 60-year-old woman, who was discovered buried in a sugarcane field in Brgy. Tabu, Ilog, Negros Occidental, Friday.

The Ilog police yesterday identified the victim as Melba Paglumotan, 60, a widow, and a resident of Brgy. Talaban, Himamaylan City.

Initial police investigation showed that the victim succumbed to two stab wounds in her right arm, her neck was broken and a hematoma was noted on her back. moremoremore

 

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Labor leader pushes for fuel tax
suspension amid US-Iran tension
BY MARCHEL P. ESPINA

Local labor leader Wennie Sancho called on the administration of President Rodrigo Duterte to suspend the excise taxes on fuel products following the rising tension between an oil-rich Middle East country and the United States.

This came after US President Donald Trump allegedly ordered the killing of one of Iran's top commanders in an airstrike on an airport in Baghdad.

Sancho, secretary-general of the General Alliance of Workers Associations, said yesterday that the tension between the two nations could lead to higher fuel prices that could affect Filipinos, especially low-income families.