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Rebels expel 4 ‘traitors’

The New People’s Army Roselyn Pelle Command in northern Negros has expelled four of its members from the Partido Komunista sa Pilipinas, whom they accused of being “traitors” for collaborating with the Army’s 62nd Infantry Battalion.

Rebel spokesman Cecil Estrella said that in a statement he issued, that the four expelled members, identified as Bonnie Tapang Baynosa, with aliases of Ka Red, Moreno and Je-an, of Brgy. San Isidro, Toboso; Dindo Lusadas, with aliases of Ka Dondel and Lobyen, of Brgy. Libertad, Escalante City; Erving Benas, with aliases of Ka Totong, Rio and Erol; and a certain Eugene, with aliases of Ka Reden and Milan, both residents of Brgys. E. Lopez and Guimbalaon in Silay City, respectively, joined the military operations of the 62IB after their surrender.moremoremore

Bing: Dismissal of poll
protest expected

“This was expected!”

That was the reaction of Bacolod Mayor Evelio “Bing” Leonardia yesterday to the dismissal of the election protest filed by former Bacolod Rep. Monico Puentevella before the Commission on Elections First Division, contesting his proclamation as the winning mayor of Bacolod City in the May 2010 polls.

Leonardia, who won with 93,519 votes, was proclaimed winner by the City Board of Canvassers on May 12, 2010, over Puentevella, who garnered only 86,258 votes.moremoremore

‘Julius Sayson out of
Comelec list’


Bacolod Vice Mayor Jude Thaddeus Sayson yesterday said he believes that the name of mayoralty candidate Julius Sayson has already been removed from the list of the Commission on Elections of candidates for the 2013 elections.

Based on the order of the Comelec Law Department, he said the name of Julius Sayson was taken out of the list of candidates because of the affidavit of withdrawal he had filed.

“That order stays as of today since nobody said it had been reversed. So Ibelieve his name isout of the list,” the Vice Mayor said.moremoremore

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