ECJ gives support to
NPC Negros bets
IT’S UP TO PEOPLE ON
ELECTION DAY: MARAÑON
BY CARLA GOMEZ
Business tycoon Eduardo Cojuangco Jr., Nationalist People’s Coalition founder, during the weekend, stressed his all-out support for the NPC bets in Negros Occidental, led by Vice Governor Genaro Alvarez Jr., debunking rumors that he was having second thoughts about helping them.
In fact, an NPC source yesterday said Cojuangco did not just give an assurance, the NPC bets also received financial support that explained their big smiles as they left their meetings with him.
Cojuangco’s meeting with the NPC bets was a big boost to their morale, they were very happy and in high spirits, the vice governor said.
dance winners named
BY CHRYSEE SAMILLANO
The Inner Motion Dance Group dominated the lantern dance contest during the 8th BacoLaodiat Festival in Bacolod City Saturday.
WSWG and the Double “J” Full Force, were first and second runners-up, respectively.
The Inner Motion Dance Group also bagged Best in Costume, while the Granadians won Best in Lantern awards.
Come out of comfort zone,
Army challenges Jalandoni
BY GILBERT BAYORAN
Maj. Gen. Jose Mabanta, commander of the Army’s 3rd Infantry Division, yesterday challenged Negrense priest-turned-rebel Luis Jalandoni to come out from his comfort zone in the Netherlands, to see for himself what had actually transpired in La Castellana.
This was after Jalandoni justified the military action of the New People’s Army on January 27 in Brgy. Puso, La Castellana, by saying that the passengers of the truck were legitimate targets, citing the recovery of several high-powered firearms from them.
Mabanta said Jalandoni, a member of the NDFP National Executive Committee, is desperately trying to distort the truth behind the La Castellana massacre, that claimed the lives of nine persons, including a rookie policeman, and caused injuries to 12 others, and two other PNP members.