Nat’l campaign starts,
Comelec airs warning
BY CARLA GOMEZ
The campaign period for national candidates and party-list groups officially starts today and the Commission on Elections is reminding their representatives in Negros Occidental to strictly follow campaign rules, especially regarding posters.
Negros Occidental Provincial Election Supervisor Will Arceño said candidates must place their posters only in designated common poster areas.
“Violation of Comelec rules, particularly on the size and location of propaganda, automatically attaches criminal liability to the candidate. Thus, I urge candidates to read and study all pertinent rules and regulations regarding campaign and expense monitoring to avoid surprises," Comelec chairman Sixto Brillantes Jr. said yesterday.
Bacolod NPC bets happy
with Cojuangco support
BY CHRYSEE SAMILLANO
Bacolod Mayor Evelio Leonardia yesterday said he and his group are happy with the assurance of Nationalist People’s Coalition founder Eduardo Cojuangco of his support for the NPC party in Bacolod City.
Asked what else he could say about the meeting, Leonardia would only say, “Read my smile.”
Leonardia said he and Vice Mayor Jude Thaddeus Sayson met with Cojuangco during the weekend and during the visit that lasted about seven hours, they were able to discuss not only politics in the city as it was also a social meeting.
Pension house owner
BY ADRIAN NEMES III
A businesswoman was found dead in the restroom of her pension house at Hilado Street, Bacolod City, where she and her family reside, at about 3 a.m. yesterday.
Ma. Karmen Galo, 83, owner of the Karmen Pension had multiple stab wounds on her body and a slash around her neck. She was sitting and leaning on the wall of the restroom when she was found, Station 6 commander Chief Insp. Noel, station 6 commander, said.
Polines said that the victim's son Antonio Galo, and the Pension house checker, Jonalyn Diaz, started looking for the victim when her grandson, whose name was not disclosed, told them that he could not find her when he woke up.