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COMELEC expects
1.7M Negros voters

BY CARLA GOMEZ

The number of voters in Negros Occidental for the 2010 elections could reach 1.7 to 1.8 million, Provincial Election Supervisor Jessie Suarez said yesterday.

In the 2004 elections, Negros Occidental had 1.57 million voters but this was pruned down after  voters who failed to vote in two successive regular elections were deactivated, and the names  of  those who had double registrations or who had died were removed.

A consolidated report after a third Election Registration Board Hearing on July 20 that was completed yesterday showed that Negros Occidental’s new list already  had 1,407,542 registered voters, Suarez said.moremoremore

Probe sought on
photo of nude HS students
BY ADRIAN NEMES III

The picture of ten naked girls, believed to be high school students from Bacolod City schools, is reportedly being circulated in the city through cellular phones.

A copy was given to Negros Occidental High School principal Mario Amaca by a source he refused to identify, who said some of the girls in the photo might be their students.

He said he told their Guidance Office coordinator to scan the pictures of their students in their files to see if some of them were on the controversial photo.moremoremore

Kris praying for baby girl

Kris Aquino, the youngest daughter of the late former president Corazon Aquino, said she is not running for public office and is praying that she and her Negrense husband, James Yap, have a baby girl.

The actress-television host, in an interview over “SNN: Showbiz News Ngayon” on ABS-CBN Monday night, said she was focusing her attention on her family.

She said her “first and primary obligations” are her two children – Joshua, 13, and Baby James, 2.moremoremore

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