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Dumaguete City, PhilippinesThursday, September 12, 2013
Negros Oriental
ButtonPriest worried over kin in war-torn Zamboanga
ButtonAnti-insurgency operation continues in NegOr despite pull-out of soldiers
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Tanjay businessman escapes attempt on life
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Dump truck helper dies in accident
ButtonSU alumni election conducted

Priest worried over kin
in war-torn Zamboanga
BY JUDY F. PARTLOW & RENE GENOVE

A priest from the Diocese of Dumaguete is asking for help in locating his brother and his family, who may be trapped in Zamboanga City.

Fr. Marlon Martinez, parish priest of Junob, Dumaguete, said his brother, Leovegildo “Dodong” Martinez, his wife Emma, and their five children are residents of Sta. Catalina, one of the areas in Zamboanga City where the Moro National Liberation Front rebels took scores of hostages.

The priest said he has tried but failed to contact his brother on the phone when he learned of the conflict between the MNLF and government troops late Monday. Leovegildo’s wife is a nurse at the Zamboanga Provincial Hospital, Martinez said.

Anti-insurgency operation continues
in NegOr despite pull-out of soldiers

BY JUDY F. PARTLOW

The anti-insurgency campaign in Negros Oriental continues without letup despite the pull-out of the elite Scout Ranger troops for deployment to war-torn Zamboanga City.

Brig. Gen. Francisco Patrimonio, commander of the 302nd Infantry Brigade of the Philippine Army based in Tanjay City, Negros Oriental, led the send-off ceremony of the 1st Scout Ranger Battalion comprised of three companies, one of which was assigned in the province, at the Bacolod-Silay Airport in Negros Occidental Tuesday.

He assured that there will be no vacuum left since there are enough ground forces to continue their campaign against the New People’s Army in Negros.

Tanjay businessman
escapes attempt on life
BY JUDY F. PARTLOW

A businessman escaped unharmed after two men on a motorcycle shot him while he was driving his car at a busy street in Dumaguete City at about 2 p.m. yesterday.

The victim who is from Tanjay City, Negros Oriental, and who requested for anonymity for fear of another attempt on his life, said he does not know the suspects, or the motive for the shooting.

He said he was at the Robinsons Place shopping mall in Dumaguete for a business transaction when he decided to get a haircut in another part of the city.

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