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Capitol to honor
top 5 Negrenses tomorrow

The awarding of five outstanding Negrenses will highlight the staging of the 115th Cinco de Noviembre Celebration with the theme “Pasidungog sa mga Bugal kag Manggad sang Probinsiya (A tribute to the pride and treasures of the province)” tomorrow.

The awarding ceremonies and cultural show will be held at the Provincial Capitol Social Hall 4:30 p.m. tomorrow, with the families of the honorees and the descendants of the 1898 Cinco de Noviembre revolution heroes, Benja Lucasan, who head’s the Capitol’s Public Affairs Division, said in a press release.

This year’s outstanding Negrenses are Dr. Angel Alcala, former Department of Natural Resources secretary and Commission on Higher Education chairman for Environment Management; Januario John Rivas, honorary Consul General, Philippine Consulate in the Northern Territories, Darwin, Australia for Public Service; moremoremore

Fire hits 26 houses

Fires that broke out in barangays 2 and Villamonte in Bacolod City, Friday midnight and yesterday, destroyed and damaged 26 houses, the Bureau of Fire Protection reported yesterday.

Fire Officer 3 Cornelio Silva, arson investigator of the BFP, said they responded to a call at about 10:40 p.m. Friday that there was a fire in Purok Sigay, Brgy. 2 in Bacolod.

Investigation showed that the fire started at the rented room of Mary Jane Dadivas, on the ground floor of the house owned by Elsa Magluyan and that an unattended lighted candle had caused it..moremoremore

Two killed, 3 injured

The celebration of the All Saints and All Souls Day in Negros Occidental, was declared generally peaceful, yesterday by Senior Supt. Milko Lirazan, provincial police director, despite reports of stabbing, shooting, hacking, and vehicular accidents.

Col. Jon Aying, Army’s 303rd Infantry Brigade commander, said they had not received any report of insurgency-related incidents in the province in the past three days.

Police records show that two were killed in a stabbing and a vehicular accident in Moises Padilla and Silay City, while three others were injured in stabbing and hacking incidents in Cauayan, and in the cities of Talisay and Sagay, all in Negros Occidental, on Nov. 1 and 2.moremoremore

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