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Back to normal – the situation at the DAALCO terminal has normalized after tension rose in the area Monday as City Ordinance No. 187 was being implemented.*

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Guv warns Guisihan:
Perform or face relief


“If he will not perform, he will be changed”.

That was the warning Gov. Alfredo Marañon Jr. issued yesterday to Negros Occidental police provincial director, Senior Supt. Allan Guisihan, following the violent deaths of two more persons in EB Magalona town Monday afternoon.

There is no timetable for changing Guisihan, Marañon said, adding that if more killings happen, his request for the relief of Guisihan could be made tomorrow.

There is a procedure that has to be followed, the governor can recommend the relief of a police provincial director, he  said.moremoremore

As bandits kill
ex-kagawad, son


Members of a bandit group struck again Monday in Brgy. Canlusong, EB Magalona, Negros Occidental, and shot dead a former barangay kagawad and his son.

This happened after they also summarily executed a barangay kagawad and a barangay resident earlier, police said yesterday.

The eight suspects, wearing bonnets, and armed with an  M-16 assault rifle, shotguns, Uzi machine pistols and handguns, summarily executed former Kagawad Federico Esguiran, 55, and his son, Nilo, 31, in front of their family members and relatives, in Sitio Aligbon, Brgy. Canlusong, EB Magalona, who pleaded with them to spare their lives, police investigations showed.moremoremore

Peace talks to resume - Jalandoni

Communist rebels said yesterday that they will re-start stalled peace talks with the government after meeting a special envoy from Norway, the country that has been hosting the protracted negotiations.

Chief rebel negotiator Luis Jalandoni, a former priest from Negros Occidental, said there will be fresh talks in Oslo in October after a Philippine government representative told the Norwegian envoy that some jailed rebels will be freed.

There was no immediate confirmation from the government, while the Norwegian embassy declined to discuss the outcome of the mission of special foreign ministry envoy Ture Lundh..moremoremore

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