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Five minors killed,
2 hurt in accident
BY GILBERT BAYORAN

Five minors died shortly before midnight Thursday, in an accident involving their vehicle, at the national highway of Brgy. 13, Victorias City, Negros Occidental, an area considered by the police as “accident-prone”.

The five victims, who succumbed to multiple injuries, were identified as Reilyn Jornadal Jr., 11; Mark Anthony Pasinado, 15; Edward Ventura and Regie Boy Loto, both 16; and Rolando Enosa, 17, by police investigators.

Reilyn Jornadal Sr., 40, father of Reilyn Jr., survived the accident, but sustained injuries in the head, and other parts of his body.moremoremore

Gov’t fast tracking
P100.1B in infra: DBM

BY CARLA GOMEZ

Department of Budget and Management Undersecretary Mario Relampagos yesterday said government is releasing P100.1 billion before the end of the year for infrastructure projects to pump prime economy.

Of the amount, P2.8 billion was released for Western Visayas infrastructure projects on Thursday.

“The DPWH (Department of Public Works and Highways) target for the rest of the year is to disperse P100.1 billion, so it will spur the economy to higher levels of growth. So if we can achieve 6 or more percent growth for the last semester of the year on top of the 4.3 percent growth in the first semester of the year, we’ll be averaging an about 5 percent growth for 2011,” he said.moremoremore

Invest in Bacolod,
Neg. Occ., officials urge

BY CARLA GOMEZ

Negros Occidental Gov. Alfredo Marañon Jr. and Bacolod Mayor Evelio Leonardia yesterday urged the businessmen attending the 20th Visayas Area Business Conference and Exposition in Bacolod City to explore what the province and city have to offer.

It is time to shift investments towards the Visayas countryside that has a huge potential, rather than concentrating on Metro Manila that suffers from a huge traffic problem and is overpopulated and congested, the governor said.

Marañon noted that 70 percent of the money in the country is circulating in 64,000 hectares of land that is Metro Manila, whose congestion problems will only worsen, while 30 percent is spread over Mindanao, Visayas and rural Luzon.moremoremore

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