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THE SIGNING. President Manuel Quezon signing the law creating the City of Bacolod on June 18, 1938 as Justice Alfredo Yulo, Executive Secretary Jorge Vargas, Senator Pedro Hernaez and Speaker Gil Montilla look on,  in this historic family photo shared by Anne Marie Ledesma, a granddaughter of  Vargas, with the DAILY STAR yesterday.*

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Voters registration
July 22-31: Suarez


The registration of voters for the October 28 synchronized barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections will be from July 22 to 31, Provincial Elections Supervisor Jessie Suarez said yesterday.

Suarez said the COMELEC promulgated Resolution No. 9715 on Tuesday that set the calendar of activities for the October 28 polls.

The filing of certificates of candidacy will be from October 15 to 17, and the barangay and SK election period will be from September 28 to November 12, Suarez added.moremoremore

Three vehicles run
over crippled man

Three unidentified vehicles ran over a crippled man who was dragging his body across Araneta Street in front of a Petron gasoline station in Bacolod City, at about 8:30 p.m. Tuesday.

The victim, who was still unidentified up to press time yesterday, died on the spot in what appeared to be hit-and-run incidents, Senior Police Officer 1 Dennis Perma, chief Investigator of the City Traffic Management Unit, said.

Investigation conducted by Police Officer 3 Docelio Pachoro showed that the man was heading east of Araneta Street, that was not well lighted, when three unidentified vehicles successively hit him and fled, witnesses reportedly said.moremoremore

No quorum at SP

Members of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan of Negros Occidental failed to muster a quorum during their regular session yesterday, with only a week left of their terms of office that end June 30.

Only eight of the 14 board members, Mae Javellana, Rene Gustilo, Manuel Frederick Ko, Salvador Escalante Jr., Helen Zafra, Pedro Zayco, Raul Rivera and Patrick Leonard Lacson, were present.

Vice-Governor Genaro Alvarez Jr. has been on official leave since the May 13 elections.moremoremore

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