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Bacolod City, Negros Occidental, Philippines Thursday, June 2, 2011
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Bacolod Mayor Evelio Leonardia (2nd  from left) officially turns  the Bacolod City Eye Center to Corazon Locsin Montelibano Memorial Regional Hospital, through  Dr. Epifania Simbul, Chief of Hospital III, in the presence of Health Undersecretary Dr. David Lozada Jr. (left), Vice Mayor Jude Thaddeus Sayson, and Councilors Caesar Distrito and Em Ang.* (click here for story)

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WV indigents set
to get about P3B

The Department of Social Welfare and Development is releasing about P3 billion for indigent families, farmers, fishermen and senior citizens in Western Visayas this year.

The DSWD is starting to release P270 million for poor farmers and fisher folk in Western Visayas, P95 million of which will go to Negros Occidental, for the lean months, DSWD regional director Minda Brigoli said yesterday.

The subsidy will provide poor farmers and fisher folk P233 a day, the prevailing minimum wage, for 11 days straight, she said.moremoremore

Teacher, 2 others die,
7 hurt in Sipalay

Three persons, including a teacher, were killed and seven were injured in a vehicular accident in Sitio Campisana, Brgy Montilla, Sipalay City at about 5 p.m. yesterday.

A tricycle headed for Barangay San Jose figured in a collision with a Hope van carrying a dead person from Bacolod City, DYEZ Aksyon Radyo reported.

The fatalities were identified as Janet Fiel, 25, and her daughter, Samantha, 4, and Jovy Bogtae Espelita, 33, a teacher, of San Jose, DYEZ reported.moremoremore

Couple killed
defending employer


A couple who tried to prevent a man from collecting the debts of their employer, died after being shot Monday afternoon in Kabankalan City, Negros Occidental.

Kabankalan City Police chief, Supt. Anotnieto Caniete, yesterday identified the fatalities as Rtichel Juanona, 22,and her common-law husband Florentino Juanona, both of Sitio Ibos in Brgy. Tapi.

Initial investigation conducted by Police Officer 1 Eunil Valiente showed that the suspect, identified as Franklin Ibañez of Brgy. Tapi was looking for the couple’s boss, Melchor Hedero to ask for payment of his P6,000 debt.moremoremore

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