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Papal Nuncio to the Philippines Giuseppe Pinto (5th from left) was met on his arrival at the Bacolod Silay Airport by Negros Occidental Vice Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson, Archbishop Angel Lagdameo, Archbishop Jose Advincula Jr., Bacolod Bishop Vicente Navarra, and  San Carlos Bishop Gerardo Alminaza (l-r)*
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Church officials arrive
for bishop’s installation

Top officials of the Catholic Church, led by the Papal Nuncio to the Philippines, Giuseppe Pinto, arrived yesterday for the installation of Bishop Gerardo Alimane Alminaza as the third head of the Diocese of San Carlos.

Alminaza will be installed by the papal nuncio, while Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle is scheduled to deliver the homily at the installation rites at the San Carlos Cathedral that starts at 10 a.m. today.

Lingayen Dagupan Archbishop Socrates Villegas, incoming president of the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines, Jaro Archbishop Angel Lagdameo, Capiz Archbishop Jose Advincula Jr., Bacolod Bishop Vicente Navarra, Kabankalan Bishop Patricio Buzon and more than 20 other bishops are expected at the installation rites, Alminaza said.moremoremore

Negros gets int’l relief, too

Negros Occidental also got a share of the international relief effort being poured into the country.

Representatives of the Ireland-based CONCERN Worldwide, an international humanitarian organization dedicated to tackling poverty and poverty in the world’s poorest countries, yesterday met with Gov. Alfredo Marañon Jr. to extend whatever help to the victims of super typhoon Yolanda, especially in northern Negros.

Ros O’Sullivan, Emergency Response Coordinator of CONCERN Worldwide, said they are assessing the situation in the coastlines of northern Negros, that were devastated by the typhoon.moremoremore

Policeman killed
in San Carlos

A policeman assigned in intelligence work, was shot dead Saturday by suspects riding in tandem on a motorcycle at the national highway of Brgy. Palampas, San Carlos City, Negros Occidental, police records show.

The victim, identified as SPO1 Agustin Hulleza Jr., a member of the Toboso Police Station, sustained a gunshot wound in the head. He was declared dead on arrival at the San Carlos District Hospital, Senior Supt. Milko Lirazan, provincial police director, said.

Investigations by the San Carlos police showed that Hulleza, who was a non-commissioned officer, was on his way to San Carlos from Toboso on board a motorcycle, when he was followed by two motorcycle-riding suspects, who shot him, in the back of his head.

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