MERGE PNP SOCO personnel gathering evidence at the crime scene in Brgy. Mabato, Ayungon, Negros Oriental.* (CTTO photo)


Bacolod mayor elected
cities’ league president

Bacolod City Mayor Evelio Leonardia was elected president of the League of Cities of the Philippines during its 68th General Assembly and Election of its National Executive Board, at the EDSA Shangri-la in Manila yesterday.

Leonardia will head the LCP for 2019 to 2022. This is the first time in the 31 year history of the LCP that a mayor of Bacolod City has been elected as its president.

Other mayors also elected were Edgardo Labella of Cebu City as national chairman; Ronnel Rivera of General Santos City as national vice-chairman; Joy Belmonte-Alimunung of Quezon City as executive VP; and Arnan Panaligan of Calapan City as secretary-general. moremoremore


4 cops tortured, executed
BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN

They were tortured and summarily executed.

These were the initial findings of the police, in the killing of four troopers of the Regional Mobile Force Battalion 7 by suspected New People’s Army rebels on Thursday in Sitio Ilaya Yamot, Brgy. Mabato, Ayungon, Negros Oriental, PBrig. Gen. Debold Sinas, regional police director of Central Visayas, said yesterday.

Sinas, who inspected the crime scene in Ayungon, Negros Oriental, yesterday said that the four police officers were captured and hogtied before executed. moremoremore

 

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Negros First Ranch expansion eyed
BY MARCHEL P. ESPINA

Negros Occidental Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson is keen on expanding the Negros First Ranch in Murcia town, Provincial Veterinarian Renante Decena said yesterday.

Lacson visited the provincial government-run facility this week and expressed his interest to develop the ranch and make it more sustainable, Decena said, adding that this is anchored on his “Abanse Negrense” development agenda.

Decena said the governor plans to establish a technological exchange building, a training facility for technological-vocational students where they can perform their practicum, on-the-job training, and related studies.