Ambush victims' kin
seeking PNoy's help
BY GILBERT BAYORAN
BRGY. PUSO, La Castellana – The families of the victims of what local government and military officials have described as a “massacre of civilians” in this hinterland barangay, yesterday sought justice for the dead, and help from President Benigno Aquino III.
In a peace rally at the plaza of neighboring Brgy. Cabacungan, a survivor, wife, and mother of the fatalities, took turns in denouncing the armed men responsible for the killings.
Arlene Complesa, wife of slain BPAT member Ramil Complesa, said those who did it have no conscience, as they killed innocent civilians, including her husband..
Be vigilant, guv
reminds Negros cops
BY CARLA GOMEZ
Negros Occidental Gov. Alfredo Marañon Jr. yesterday called for vigilance from the police to prevent ambushes similar to what took place in Barangay Puso, La Castellana , Sunday that left nine dead and 12 injured.
Marañon also reiterated his call to the La Castellana police to dig deeper into the case to determine the real culprits behind the ambush.
The governor issued the call to Senior Supt. Celestino Guara, caretaker of the Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office, who went to his office at the Capitol yesterday morning to report on the incident.
Poll protest of
BY CARLA GOMEZ
The Commission on Elections First Division dismissed Monday a protest filed by former Silay Mayor Carlo Gamban against the proclamation of Jose Montelibano as the winning mayor in the May 2010 polls for having been “filed out of time.”
On Jan. 6, 2011, Gamban filed a verified protest contesting the proclamation of Montelibano as mayor of Silay City, Negros Occidental, on May 11, 2010.
Montelibano won with 18,413 votes or just 10 votes more than Gambans' 18,403.