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Security guard killed,
2 injured in gunbattle

BY GILBERT BAYORAN

The agrarian reform conflict in Brgy. Tabunan, Bago City, Negros Occidental, turned from bad to worse as “blue guards” of two security agencies hired by a landowner and farmers contesting a disputed property, engaged in a brief gunbattle yesterday morning, which resulted in the death of one and the injury of two others.

Supt. Melchor Coronel, Bago police chief, yesterday said Yolly Rasonado, 31, employed by Standstill Security Agency, died, after he sustained a gunshot wound on his nose bridge.

Rey Catague, of the same security agency, and Richard Abdon, of the Rockland Security Agency, were also injured in the gunbattle, Coronel said. moremoremore

Bishop asks bank to
hold P250M loan

BY CHRYSEE SAMILLANO

Bacolod Bishop Vicente Navarra has asked the president of the Philippine Veterans Bank to hold in abeyance any action on the proposed P250 million loan of the Bacolod City government with PVB for the purchase of a relocation site.

The Bacolod Sanguniang Panlungsod had ratified the loan agreement between the city and PVB in October 2009.

In his letter to PVB president Ricardo Balbido dated Dec. 11, Navarra said they are asking for his intervention. moremoremore

Qualified bidder for
landfill named

BY CHRYSEE SAMILLANO

The bidding for the construction of the P33 million sanitary landfill project in Barangay Felisa, Bacolod City , was completed yesterday with A.L. Salazar Construction as the qualified bidder, Bids and Awards chairman Goldwyn Nifras said yesterday.

Nifras said A.L. Salazar in a joint venture with Woodfields Corp. offered a bid amount of P32.8 million.

The other interested bidders who were present during the pre-bid conference yesterday did not appear except for the representative of M.G. Salazar, engineer Orlando Sorbito, he said. moremoremore

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