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It's free for all for UNA
on nat'l bets: Marañon
BY CARLA GOMEZ

Since the United Negros Alliance is a provincial party, its members are free to choose whom to support for president and other national positions in the 2010 elections, UNA president Sagay Mayor Alfredo Marañon said yesterday.

Marañon, who is UNA's gubernatorial candidate, said the members of the alliance will stay united and will support the UNA provincial slate.

But since they also belong to various political parties like the Lakas-Kampi-CMD, Nationalist People's Coalition and Liberal Party, they are free to support whomever they want for president and other national positions. moremoremore

Let's go green, beauties call
BY CARLA GOMEZ

Miss Earth contestants from 26 countries, who arrived in Negros Occidental yesterday, called for a united effort to save the world from the ravages of global warming by going green.

The 26 of the about 80 Miss Earth beauties were in the province for their pre-talent competition at L'Fisher Hotel in Bacolod City last night.

Two other batches of contestants were in Palawan and Metro Manila for their pre-talent competitions, with the final pageant night set in Boracay on Nov. 22. moremoremore

COA denies audit
on reforestation

BY CHRYSEE SAMILLANO

The Commission on Audit denied having issued any Audit Observation Report involving reforestation projects in Bacolod City .

State Auditor III Sheila Velmonte-Portal, in her Nov. 6 letter to Secretary to the Mayor Vicente Petierre III, said the reforestation was not included among their audit thrust for 2005-2006.

Petierre had written Portal on Oct. 30 inquiring about the claims of Sarah Teresa Esguerra that the city had spent P101 million for a reforestation project based on the Annual Audit Report for 2005-2006. moremoremore

Manhunt on for
caretaker of RPA chief

BY ADRIAN NEMES III

The police had launched a manhunt for the caretaker of a cock farm owned by Revolutionary Proletarian Army-Alex Boncayao Brigade commander Carapali Lualhati, who allegedly shot his neighbor at about midnight Sunday in Villa Lucasan, Brgy. Mandalagan, Bacolod City , Police Officer 3 Jose Roy Militante said yesterday.

Militante disclosed that they are also trying to establish whether the suspect, whom witnesses identified as alias “Abong”, is also a member of the RPA-ABB or not.

Militante said that alias “Abong” allegedly shot and injured Ricardo Malaga, 45, of Villa Lucasan with a .45 caliber pistol due to a misunderstanding. Malaga was rushed to Our Lady of Mercy Specialty Hospital, where he is now recuperating, while the suspect fled from the scene, he added. moremoremore

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