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Dumaguete City, PhilippinesTuesday, March 19, 2013
Negros Oriental
ButtonPoll covenant signing in Neg. Or. March 25
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PHL rejects pardon bid for ‘rapist’
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PAGASA declares summer season

Poll covenant signing in
Neg. Or. March 25

BY JUDY F. PARTLOW & RENE GENOVE

A province-wide covenant signing will be conducted on March 25, and all political candidates are urged to show their support and commitment for clean, honest and peaceful elections in Negros Oriental.

This was announced by Msgr. Julius Heruela, convenor of the Dumaguete Diocesan Electoral Board, who said the covenant signing will follow the successful conduct of the “Run for CHAMP”, or clean, honest, accountable, meaningful and peaceful, elections in Negros Occidental that started Friday.

He said the three-day run has been successful, and he thanked around 500 marathon enthusiasts and organizers for participating in the DEB-led event.

Broadcaster filing grave coercion
case against Dumaguete councilor

BY JUDY F. PARTLOW

A radio blocktimer yesterday said grave coercion charges will be filed against a Dumaguete City councilor, after a heated verbal tussle between the two inside the announcer’s booth of an FM station in Dumaguete, recently.

Rene Ledesma, from Mindanao but with roots in Negros Occidental and Cebu, said at a press conference yesterday the case against Councilor Antonio Remollo will be filed before the City Prosecutor’s Office by his legal counsels Myles Bejar and Lester Nuique.

The complaint stemmed from an incident March 2, when Remollo, accompanied by some policemen, allegedly barged into the announcer’s booth of Power 91 DYGB-FM and asked Ledesma to stop his program, or the councilor will have him arrested.

PHL rejects pardon
bid for ‘rapist’

MANILA – The Philippines has rejected an appeal to pardon a Spanish-Filipino serving life in jail for murdering two women despite an award-winning documentary showing his innocence, the filmmaker said yesterday.

Francisco "Paco" Larrañaga filed an appeal to President Benigno Aquino after the 2011 release of "Give Up Tomorrow" highlighted major flaws in the case, and won a series of awards, including one from the Philippine government.

However, the Department of Justice that rejected the appeal on behalf of Aquino without giving an explanation, said film producer Marty Syjuco is related by marriage to Larrañaga.

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