Noy rallies Negrenses
to brace up vs. cheating
BY CARLA GOMEZ
Liberal Party presidential candidate Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III lastnight thanked Negrenses for their overwhelming show of support but, at the same time, urged them to continue to increase their numbers to overcome any attempts to cheat them of their victory in the May polls.
Aquino, who spoke to a crowd at the Bacolod public plaza estimated by the police and the media at 15,000, said “Our opponents have a lot of money, they have been campaigning for a long time but I know we will win on May 10 because we have you.”
“I may have not swum in a sea of garbage, but I am swimming in a sea of love,” Aquino said of the huge of crowd in an apparent pun on the jingle of Nacionalista Party presidential candidate Manny Villar.
BY CARLA GOMEZ
SAGAY CITY - Liberal Party presidential candidate Benigno "Noynoy" Aquino yesterday said he is supporting the gubernatorial bid of Sagay Mayor Alfredo Marañon Jr.
Aquino, his running mate, Manuel “Mar” Roxas, and Former Negros Occidental Gov. Daniel Lacson Jr. held a close-door meeting for about 25 minutes with Marañon, the United Negros Alliance standard bearer, at the Balay Kauswagan here that ended at about 6:15 p.m.
The four emerged from the close door meeting smiling and Marañon put his arms around Aquino and Roxas to pose for photographers.
minors found dead
BY GILBERT BAYORAN
Police retrieved Tuesday the lifeless bodies of a woman and two minors from a deep ravine, apparently brutally murdered by still unidentified persons in Sitio Paitan, Brgy. Pagumayon, Calatrava, Negros Occidental.
Senior Inspector Danilo Zuniega, Calatrava police chief, yesterday said the bodies of the three victims, whose identities have not been established so far, bore multiple stab wounds.
Zuniega said the woman believed to be in her early 30’s, was almost naked when found by residents in the area. The two other victims, who are minors, with ages ranging four to six years old, were discovered several meters away from the woman believed to be their mother.