Bacolod City, Negros Occidental, Philippines Wednesday, April 3, 2013
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Grupo Progreso candidates Councilor Carl Lopez, Architect Pros Leonardia, Councilors Em Ang and Caesar Distirto, Migs Estrella, Ed Guillem, Vice Mayor Jude Thaddeus Sayson, Mayor Evelio Leonardia, Greg Gasataya, Chito Jalandoni, Mona Dia Jardin, Israel Salanga, Bart Orola, Alex Paglumotan and Councilor Bobby Rojas (l-r) during their opening salvo last night in Brgy. Villamonte.*

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Guv seeking PNoy help
vs. killings in Escalante

Negros Occidental Gov. Alfredo Marañon Jr. yesterday called on President Benigno Aquino III to look into the continued pleas of residents and the families of victims of extrajudicial killings in Escalante City for justice.

The governor made the appeal after Police Officer 1 Bejein Tanguan and police asset Joseph Lutrago were gunned down in front of the public market in Barangay Balintawak, Escalante City, at about 6:35 p.m. Monday, by alleged New People's Army assassins.

Lutrago was a campaigner of mayoral candidate Santiago Barcelona and the United Negros Alliance, that Marañon heads.moremoremore

Body of suspected
assassin found

One of the injured New People's Army assassins believed to be among those behind the killing of Police Officer 1 Bejein Tanguan and police asset Joseph Lutrago, was found dead at about 5 p.m. yesterday in Brgy. Jonob-Jonob, Escalante City, Negros Occidental.

Lt. Col. Efren Morados, 62 nd Infantry Battalion commander, said the rebel suspect succumbed to a gunshot wound in the breast.

Senior Supt. Celestino Guara, caretaker of the Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office, however, said the identity of the slain suspected rebel, whose body was found in a sugarcane field, has not been established yet.moremoremore

Bing: Go straight Grupo Progreso

Grupo Progreso congressional candidate Mayor Evelio Leonardia yesterday asked the public to support their whole slate to ensure the continued progress of Bacolod City started by his administration in 2004, during the group's opening salvo in Brgy. Villamonte, Bacolod City, yesterday.

The Grupo Progreso candidates of the Nationalist People's Coalition had signed a manifesto Monday containing their platform of government that they have pledged to fulfill to their constituents.

Leonardia said that, compared to 2004, Bacolod City has become a much better place to live in.moremoremore

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