Police on heightened alert
for anti-ConAss rally today
BY CARLA GOMEZ
Bacolod Bishop Vicente Navarra yesterday reiterated his call to Negrenses to show their indignation over moves by President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo’s allies in Congress to rewrite the Constitution, by joining a rally at the Bacolod public plaza this morning.
“Aside from prayers, which are badly needed at these critical times, we have to show our very strong protest against the malicious manipulation of our sovereign will through ConAss (Constituent Assembly) that will be rammed down our throats,” Navarra said.
“God save our country,” he said.
Suspected A(H1N1) patient’s
family go on self-quarantine
BY CARLA GOMEZ
The Indian national under observation for possible Influenza A(H1N1) at the Corazon Locsin Montelibano Memorial Regional Hospital in Bacolod City no longer has fever, Dr. Joan Cerrada, coordinator for A(H1N1) cases at the CLMMRH, said yesterday.
The patient’s wife and two children who live in Bacolod City, and all those who may have come in contact with the patient have been advised to subject themselves to home quarantine and to immediately report to health officials if they develop a fever, City Health Officer Salome Biñas said yesterday.
Teenager strangled to death,
suspect implicates her mother
BY GILBERT BAYORAN
The death of a 17-year-old college student believed to have died of strangulation at her residence in Silay City, Monday, took a twist when her mother was implicated by the arrested suspect in the crime.
Police chief, Supt. Jerry Bartolome, said Arlene Subico, 17, was found dead, with bloodstains in her genitals and an injury in the head, at about 3 p.m. Monday, in Hacienda Lugway, Brgy. Balaring, Silay City.
Almost seven hours later, a suspect identified by the Silay police as Joselito Magbanua, 22, a neighbor of the victim, was arrested by the police in the hacienda.