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‘Four teens kill DAR surveyor'

Teenagers ganged up on an employee of the Department of Agrarian Reform and stabbed him dead on Wednesday in Cadiz City, Negros Occidental, for no apparent reason.

Inspector Erica Apellido, Women and Children Concerned Desk chief of the Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office, yesterday said the victim, Noe Quijano, a field surveyor of the DAR office in Cadiz City, who sustained multiple stab wounds was declared dead on arrival at the Cadiz Emergency Clinic.

The immediate response of the Cadiz police led to the arrest of three of the four suspects, aged 16 and 17 years old, whose identities are being withheld, since they are minors.moremoremore

3 postmen robbed
of funds for 4Ps


Three post office employees were held up at gunpoint at Hacienda Garazon in Brgy. San Jose, Isabela town in Negros Occidental, and about P300,000 in cash was taken by the suspects at about 5 p.m. Wednesday.

Joe Valois, 30, acting postmaster of the Isabela and Binalbagan Post Offices, together with his assistants, Jay Jayona, 26, of Brgy. Camang-Camang, and Bonifacio Namayan, Jr., 24, of Brgy. Tinungan, all of Isabela, were heading to Binalbagan town, also in Negros Occidental at the time, an Isabela police report said yesterday.

Investigation showed that Valois, Jayona, and Namayan came from their office in Isabela, where they distributed the money to beneficiaries of the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program. They were on their way to their office in Binalbagan when the rain poured, so they stopped at the waiting shed in Brgy. San Jose.moremoremore

New sugar order out,
D for ethanol pushed

Sugar Regulatory Administrator Ma. Regina Martin yesterday announced the country's sugar production allocation for crop year 2013-2014, and said that, in support of the diversification of the Philippine sugarcane industry, the use of “D”, or world market sugar, for the production of bioethanol is encouraged.

The SRA Sugar Board issued Sugar Order No. 1 allocating 2 percent as “A” for the US quota, 86 percent as “B” for the domestic market and 12 percent as “D” for export to the world market, she said.

The use of “D” sugar for the production of bioethanol pursuant to Sugar Order No. 5, series of 2008-2009, is urged to expand the market of sugar, along with boosting the industry's diversification efforts, Martin added.moremoremore

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