MERGE BIRTHDAY. Olivia Yanson (seated), matriarch of the family that owns the biggest bus company in the country, wept as her grandchildren sang the songs “Wind Beneath My Wings” and “If We Hold on Together” to her as President Rodrigo Duterte (right) looked on during her 86th birthday celebration at L’Fisher Hotel last night* (Mhel Sillador photo)


Duterte hopes Yanson
family ends differences
BY CARLA P. GOMEZ & MARCHEL P. ESPINA

President Rodrigo Duterte wished Olivia Yanson, matriarch of the family that owns the biggest bus company in the country, good health as she continues to carry out her charity work and medical missions for the poor, at her 86th birthday celebration last night.

The president also said he hopes the matriarch and her children are able to solve their family differences, and told her he will always be there for her family.

The battle for control of the family’s bus empire has put the matriarch and her two children – Ginnette and Leo Rey in one camp, and her four other offspring – Roy, Ricky, Emily and Celina on the other side. moremoremore


Drug suspect brutally killed
BY SHIELA G. GELERA

The hogtied body of a drug suspect with multiple gunshot wounds on his head and body, who was reportedly abducted in Barangay 3, Bacolod City, Wednesday night, was found at Felisa Road, near East Homes 6 in Barangay Mansilingan, Bacolod, at about 1 a.m. yesterday.

The victim was identified as Richard Tutop, 33, of Barangay 3, Maj. Carmelo Nermal, Station 7 chief, said yesterday.

A security guard found Tutop, lying face down on the pavement in a pool of blood. moremoremore

 

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Power outage
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BY MARCHEL P. ESPINA

Several consumers of the Central Negros Electric Cooperative Inc. in Bago City and Murcia town will experience power outage tomorrow for five hours, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Jose Taniongon, Ceneco general manager, said in an advisory, that a portion of Barangay Abuanan in Bago, and the whole of Barangay Damsite in Murcia will be affected by the power interruption this Saturday due to test pile driving at Damsite Bridge and the trimming of trees.

“The maintenance activities are to ensure the reliability of distribution lines to avoid further serious damages that will result in major interruptions ,” he said.