2 Negrenses among
36 killed in Maguindanao
BY CARLA GOMEZ
At least 36 persons, including the wife of a Maguindanao gubernatorial bet and two reporters from Negros Occidental, taken hostage by armed men believed to be followers of the Ampatuan political clan, were massacred in the village of Masalay in Datu Abdullah Sangki town in Maguindanao yesterday afternoon.
Among those killed was Bart Maravilla, 48, of Bombo Radyo Koronadal, who is from Purok Masagana 99, Brgy. 6, Bacolod ; and Henry Araneta of DZRH Cotabato, who is from Brgy. Canmoros, Binalbagan.
Maravilla started out as a volunteer reporter for Bombo Radyo Bacolod and moved to the radio network's Koronadal station in 1998, Bombo Radyo Bacolod assistant manager Rommel Jamero said yesterday.