WINNER. The Kabankalan Catholic College won as best in street dancing, and the special awards for choreography, production design, and costume, at the 17 th Charter anniversary of Kabankalan City, Negros Occidental.*( Ronnie Baldonado photo)

Ex-brgy captain
shot dead

Two unidentified men shot dead a former barangay captain Saturday night in Purok Bagong Lipunan, Brgy. Dian-ay, Escalante City, Negros Occidental.

The victim, identified as Romy Romo Sr., 47, former Dian-ay barangay captain, succumbed to multiple gunshot wounds, after the two suspects opened fire at him, in front of his nephew, at a sari-sari store, Supt. Leo Batiles, Escalante police chief, said yesterday.

Batiles said initial autopsy reports showed that the victim suffered about 10 gunshot wounds in his body, and was declared dead on arrival at the Alfredo Marañon Sr. Memorial Hospital in Brgy. Bato, Sagay City..moremoremore

Army officer wounded
in clash fighting for life

A junior Army officer injured in an encounter with suspected New People's Army rebels in Barangay Dian-ay, Escalante City, Negros Occidental, is still fighting for his life, two days after the gunbattle.

Lt. Col. Rommel Cordova, 62 nd Infantry Battalion commander, said that while the condition of Army 1Lt. John Rey Espinosa is improving, he was still at a critical stage, as of yesterday.

Espinosa, 27, commander of the 62IB Bravo Company, was hit in the head, when he and his men figured in an encounter with about 10 suspected NPA rebels in Sitio Madrak, Brgy. Dian-ay, Escalante, that is among the venues of the peace and development activities of the Provincial Peace Integration and Development Unit in northern Negros...moremoremore

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22 lose jobs as terminal
still not operating

The Dumaguete City government terminated the contract of 22 job-order employees assigned at the city transport terminal, effective August 1, after the facility is still not being operated, after the six-month dry run.

The mayor said the services of the 22 employees will have to be temporarily terminated until such time that problems are resolved.

The experimental operation of the terminal ended in May, but until now, it is not operating because of alleged defects in the memorandum of agreement. ..moremoremore