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Camille Lou Libron, center, with her cousins Gigi Aldea and Maritess Relota, right, whom she had told about her grief over the death of Michael Jackson*

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Negros stewardess
dies in Yemen crash


The flight stewardess from Negros Occidental, who died in the Yemenia Airways Flight 626 crash in the Indian Ocean while en route to the Comoros Islands Tuesday, was a big fan of Michael Jackson and was grief-stricken when he died last week.

The plane that was flying from Yemen's capital Sanaa came down in bad weather with 153 on board. Only a 12-year-old girl survived.

The Negrense fatality, Camille Lou Libron, 26, single, of Calatrava town, had dreamed of meeting the King of Pop some day, her aunt, Teresita Oebanda, who teaches at the Calatrava Central School, told the DAILY STAR.moremoremore

Children  of Cory
put trust in God


Calls for prayers for Former President Corazon Aquino continued in Negros Occidental yesterday as she battles against colon cancer, surrounded by her family.

“The country's icon of democracy is fighting the hardest battle of her life," her spokeswoman Deedee Siytangco said.

The 76-year-old Aquino, who led the Philippines from 1986 to 1992 after the fall of Ferdinand Marcos Former, has decided to forgo further chemotherapy or any other medical treatment, her spokeswoman said.

Ferry officer slain, one injured

Two motorcycle-riding men shot dead the boarding officer of the WG&A Supperferry and seriously injured their claims specialist at about 9:30 p.m. Wednesday in front of the Bacolod Pavillon.

Police Station 1 chief, Senior Insp. Luisito Acebuche, identified the fatality as Joseph Randolph Clavel, 25, of Brgy. Palaka, Valladolid, Negros Occidental, who succumbed to multiple gunshot wounds while being treated at the Corazon Locsin Montelibano Memorial Regional Hospital.

His companion, Wilson Lim, 42, of Brgy. Mansilingan, Bacolod City, sustained two gunshot wounds on his back and is now recuperating at the Pablo O. Torre Memorial Hospital.moremoremore

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