MERGE Cement on board MV Catherine is currently being unloaded at the BREDCO port.* (PCG photo)

2 ‘assassins’ killed

Two suspected assassins of the New People’s Army died Friday night in an encounter with Army soldiers in Sitio Agpapatao, Brgy. Binobuhan, Guihulngan City, Negros Oriental.

The two alleged members of the NPA Special Partisan Unit killed in about 12 minutes of gunbattle were identified by Lt. Col. Egberto Dacoscos, 62nd Infantry Battalion commander, as Edgar Bonifacio and Randy Canumay, both residents of Sitio Kalabasa of the barangay.

Dacoscos, 62IB commander, claimed that the two slain NPA assassins were linked to the killings of civilians in Guihulngan and Canlaon cities in Negros Oriental. moremoremore

Ban on vessels legal – PLO

The Negros Occidental Provincial Legal Officer said the executive order issued by Mayor Evelio Leonardia banning vessels from China, Hong Kong and Macau from docking in Bacolod seaports to prevent the spread of the deadly Coronavirus (COVID-19) is in consonance with existing laws and a Department of Health circular.

PLO Alberto Nellas Jr. issued his opinion in response to a query of Negros Occidental Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson.

Last week Lacson said he would meet his provincial legal team to determine if a provincewide ban on the entry of vessels from China, Hong Kong and Macau is feasible in Negros Occidental. moremoremore


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Capitol, 31 LGUs to craft
investment framework

Negros Occidental and its 31 local government units will start drafting their economic development framework to make it more attractive to investors, business leader Frank Carbon said yesterday.

Carbon, chief executive officer of the Metro Bacolod Chamber of Commerce and Industry, said the provincial government, the representatives of the 31 LGUs, and the business group will meet for three days, from March 3 to 5, to prepare their investment prospectus.

He said the activity will be led by former Rep. Alfredo Benitez, provincial consultant on economic affairs, while the business group will be there to guide the localities in drafting their investment framework.