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Pontevedra pupils suffer
devastating trauma - doc

A stress debriefing session for 129 pupils and parents to stabilize “devastating trauma symptoms” was held yesterday, following the death of two teachers at an elementary school in Pontevedra, Negros Occidental.

Grade 5 teacher Harold Salas, 37, shot and killed school head Jojit Gaudiel, 40, before shooting himself in the head, that was witnessed by co-teachers and pupils at the Trinidad Elementary School in Brgy. Don Salvador Benedicto, Pontevedra, Monday morning.

They debriefed 124 pupils and five parents affected by the incident yesterday, Dr. Johnny Decatoria, a psychologist and founder of the University of Santo Tomas Psychotrauma Clinic, said.moremoremore

Man using ‘fake money’ mauled

A man, who allegedly used fake money to buy goods at the Central Market in Bacolod City, was injured when bystanders chased and mauled him at Gonzaga Street in the city, at about 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Rolando Anieve, 57, of Brgy. Vista Alegre in Bacolod, sustained wounds on his hands and ears, and police recovered from him two P1,000 bills and five P500 bills that are believed to be counterfeit, Senior Police Officer 1 Eric Lisbo, Station 1 duty case investigator, said yesterday.

Investigation showed that Anieve went to the Consing Eatery at the Central Market and requested the owner, Carmela Versoza, 22, of Brgy. 35, to change his P1,000 for smaller bills, Lisbo said.moremoremore

Tension rises at Capitol

Tension rose when about 400 protesting farmers tried to barge into the provincial Capitol building in Bacolod City yesterday afternoon to press for several demands.

However, they failed to get in as they were barred by security guards and members of the police Regional Public Safety Management Battalion.

Some of the farmers carried streamers calling on Gov. Alfredo Marañon Jr. to give thema parcel of land at Hacienda Ilimnan in Brgy. Santa Rosa, Murcia, where the Negros First Ranch is located.moremoremore

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