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Bacolod floods kill 2

The heavy rains on Friday night that triggered floods in several parts of Bacolod City claimed the lives of two people, including a five-month-old baby boy.

The body of the infant, whose house was swept away in Barangay Taculing Friday night, was found by a seashell gatherer along a riverbank in Barangay 35 at around 6:20 a.m. the following day.

The baby boy and his relatives were inside their house during the heavy downpour that caused the flooding. The six adults and a five-year-old boy managed to escape, but the infant was swept away by the raging current. moremoremore

Two shot dead by
gunmen on motorcycles

Motorcycle-riding gunmen shot and killed two persons in San Carlos City and La Castellana, Negros Occidental on Saturday.

Mark Ruben Dejos, 26, succumbed to fatal gunshot wounds in the head and neck, where he was shot by two gunmen, who barged into his residence at Dos Hermanos Street in Brgy. 3, San Carlos City, the police said.

Dejos was declared dead on arrival at the San Carlos Doctor’s Hospital. The two suspects fled on a motorcycle, police investigations showed. moremoremore


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Nine NOLITC grads
pass US coder exam

Nine of the 10 graduates of the provincial government-run Negros Occidental Language and Information Technology recently passed the United States Certified Professional Coder Examination.

Ma. Cristina Orbecido, vocational school administrator, said the graduates were trained by MedStar Philippines, in partnership with NOLITC.

She said they took the examination on February 9, and the results were released on February 20.