The bodies of Lea Cañete and her daughter Hannah Kate being taken from a pension house in Bacolod City.* ( SGG photo)

Ma, child found dead
From hanging, slashed wrists

A woman and her 3-year-old daughter were found dead in a room at a pension house, at 11th Street in Bacolod City, at about noon yesterday.

The fatalities were identified by their relatives as Lea Cañete, 34, and Hannah Kate Cañete, 3, of Murcia town in Negros Occidental.

Hannah Kate, who had been slashed on both of her wrists, was found already lifeless on a bed, bathed in her own blood, Senior Police Officer 3 Arlene Torrendon, deputy chief of the Bacolod Police Office Women and Children's Complaints Desk, said.moremoremore

Church calls on
Baciwa groups to solve dispute

The Diocese of Bacolod is once again calling on both the Bacolod City Water District management and Board of Directors to sit down in order to resolve their problem for the good of the consumers.

In his letter dated August 6, Social Action Center director Fr. Ernie Larida said the dispute between the Baciwa management and the BOD has worsened. Accusations meant to ruin and shame have been thrown which have caused the rift between two important stakeholders to intensify and the gap widen, he said.

The letter noted by Bishop Vicente Navarra also said dialogs have been called for both parties to sit down and intelligently discuss issues. Sadly, because of prejudice, preconceptions and the absence of sincerity and openness to truly inquire and listen to each other, these dialogs have failed. The common good has been ignored and relegated to the background.. moremoremore

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Dumaguete has P255-M
in cash deposits: Mayor

The Dumaguete City government has more than P255 million in bank deposits, and is not cash-strapped, Mayor Manuel Sagarbarria said yesterday.

He presented a summary statement from the City Treasurer's Office showing that, as of July 31, 2014, Dumaguete had P255,909,918.65 deposited in various banks in the city.

Sagarbarria showed the summary statement to prove that the city is not lacking in money for its expenditures amid public speculations that the local government was going “bankrupt”..moremoremore