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Dumaguete City, Philippines Wednesday, September 30, 2015
Negros Oriental
Button Lawyer shot dead after attending case hearing
Button 4 ex-rebels get cash, livelihood assistance
BM Teves, Sojor vying for congressman in 3rd district
Coop opens office in mall in Dumaguete  

Lawyer shot dead after
attending case hearing

A lawyer was shot dead in broad daylight yesterday morning after attending a court hearing in Bayawan City, Negros Oriental.

Senior Supt. Dionardo Carlos, officer in charge of the Negros Oriental Police Provincial Office, said Ramon Elesteria, was on his way to his car when he was shot at close range twice in the chest, and in the head while he was already on the ground, by a lone gunman who fled after the shooting.

He said Elesteria, who retired as head of the Public Attorney's Office, was in Bayawan City yesterday as counsel for an accused in a drug case hearing. He was seen conversing with another lawyer on his way out of the Regional Trial Court Branch 63, presided over by Judge Ananson Jayme, and was shot before reaching his car.

4 ex-rebels get cash,
livelihood assistance

Four former members of the New People's Army in Negros Oriental received cash assistance of P65,000 each from the government, through the Comprehensive Livelihood Integrated Program.

The rebel returnees, two females and two males, whose identities are withheld for security reasons, received their individual checks during a simple ceremony Monday at the governor's office at the Capitol in Dumaguete City.

Governor Roel Degamo led the awarding of the checks, with Army officials led by Lt. Col. Harold Pascua, commander of the 79th Infantry Battalion and Lt. Col. John Oliver Gabun, executive officer of the 302nd Infantry Brigade, Provincial Social Welfare Officer Alice Legarde and Department of Interior and Local Government provincial head Dennis Quiñones.

BM Teves, Sojor vying for
congressman in 3rd district

It will be a fight between the incumbent president of the Liga ng mga Barangay in Negros Oriental, Board Member Arnie Teves, and former president of the Negros Oriental State University, Henry Sojor, for congressman of the third congressional district of the province.

Sojor was officially endorsed by Gov. Roel Degamo as the candidate of Partido NegOrense in the 3 rd District, along with mayoralty candidate Ching Alabastro and vice mayoralty bet, Councilor Inday Tizon. Vying for board members are Toto Diao, former Valencia mayor Enrique Gonzales and incumbent Zamboanguita Mayor Kit Mark Adanza.

Sojor accepted the challenge, especially with the backing of former congressman Herminio Teves, who had earlier signified his intention to make a comeback against his grandchild, Rep. Pryde Henry Teves, but due to old age, has decided to look for his replacement.

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