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Teacher kills colleague,
commits suicide – PNP

A teacher shot and killed himself after killing a fellow teacher inside an elementary school compound in Brgy. Don Salvador Benedicto, Pontevedra town, Negros Occidental, at about 10:20 a.m. yesterday, the police said.

Armed with two .38 caliber revolvers, Harold Salas, 37, a teacher of the Trinidad Elementary School in Pontevedra, shot and killed teacher-in-charge Jojit Gaudiel, before shooting himself in the head.

Salas, a resident of Brgy. Recreo, Pontevedra, died on the spot, Senior Inspector Mary Rose Pico, town police chief, said..moremoremore

Reinstate 5 in
Hinigaran, mayor told


Deputy Ombudsman for the Visayas Pelagio Apostol has directed Hinigaran Mayor Hermilo Aguilar to reinstate five municipal government employees who were dismissed from the service in 2011.

In a letter dated January 7, Apostol ordered Aguilar to reinstate Hussein Lumauag, Jose Ferdinand Gabrido, Randy Mohametano, Roque Selda and Jonas Gotera, and to inform the Office of the Ombudsman as soon as possible of the action taken.

At the time of their dismissal, Lumauag was Hinigaran General Services Office designate, Gabrido – planning officer 2, Mohametano – municipal planning and development officer, Selda – meter reader, and Gotera – engineer 1.moremoremore

Army seizes NPA camp

A week after improvised explosive devices were recovered in northern Negros, the 11th Infantry Battalion troopers discovered a large encampment of the New People’s Army in Brgy. Tan-awan, Kabankalan City, Sunday.

Maj. Rey Tiongson, 3rd Infantry Division spokesman, yesterday said the camp, that can accommodate about 100 persons, is believed to have been abandoned several days before it was discovered.

The fleeing rebels left behind a CPP-NPA red flag, subversive documents, a handbook for the Batakang Kursong Pampartido and personal belongings, he said.

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