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The bodies of CAFGU members Mariano Arca Jr. and Dennis Espanola lie in front of the bank with their stolen loot in a sack, while rob suspect Ricky Billones (right photo) is led by Supt. Edgardo Ordaniel (right) after his surrender.*

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Cops recover P12M
from bank robbers

BY GILBERT BAYORAN

The police recovered P12 million in cash taken Tuesday night by five bank robbers, three of them militiamen, from the Rizal Commercial Banking Corp. in Hinigaran, Negros Occidental.

Senior Supt. Manuel Felix, provincial police director of Negros Occidental, yesterday said two of the five suspected bank robbers who were killed in an alleged shoot-out with Hinigaran policemen, turned out to be militiamen assigned at the Cansalongan detachment in Isabela,Negros Occidental.

They were identified as CAFGU members Dennis Espanola and Mariano Arca Jr.moremoremore

Aquino declares
presidential bid

MANILA – Senator Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III called yesterday for another round of Philippines people power as he announced he would run for president to continue the work of his famed mother who overthrew dictator Ferdinand Marcos.

Vowing to fight against corruption that pervades the impoverished Southeast Asian nation, Aquino said he would be a leader for all sectors of society and not just the rich.

"I will be there because of the people, I will stay there because of the people and hopefully I will be true to my word to serve the people," Aquino, 49, told a crowd of cheering supporters as he declared his presidential bid.moremoremore

Negrenses form Noy
campaign group

BY CARLA GOMEZ

The Negrenses 4 Noynoy (N4N) was formed yesterday following the announcement of Senator Benigno Aquino III that he is running for president in 2010, Lina Hilado, one of the organizers, said.

"We want change and the reform of Philippine politics that is currently ridden with corruption, abuse of power, and  mis-governance, that's why we've started this movement for Noynoy," a statement from the group said.

N4N is joining forces with Tuloy Pinoy and will begin organizing Negrenses to support Aquino for president, Hilado said.moremoremore

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