Manifesto of support
for PNoy underway
Guv opposed to Abad removal, too
BY CARLA GOMEZ
Negros Occidental Gov. Alfredo Marañon Jr. yesterday said a manifesto of support for President Benigno Aquino is being readied, amid the Disbursement Acceleration Program controversy.
Marañon also said he is opposed to the call for Budget Secretary Butch Abad to resign.
2 soldiers killed,
1 injured in battle
BY GILBERT BAYORAN
Renewed clashes in central Negros claimed the lives of two Army soldiers and caused injuries to another one Thursday, this time in Sitio Madaha, Brgy, Buenavista, Himamaylan City, Negros Occidental.
The encounter between about 30 New People’s Army rebels and soldiers of the 47th Infantry Battalion Bravo Company, who were engaged in Bayanihan Team activities in Himamaylan City, took place three days after two successive gunbattles in Brgy. Santol, Binalbagan..
Plain speaking from Obama
The dastardly act, being attributed, probably internationally, to Ukrainian separatists, has quickly elicited the condemnation of the entire world. We are referring to the deplorable firing of a deadly missile at an innocent commercial flight from Amsterdam in the Netherlands, carrying innocent people, most of whom were probably tourists and businessmen, that took place Thursday.
The firing brought down Flight No. 17 of the Malaysian Airlines that was carrying 298 human beings who had nothing to do with the conflict going on between the government of Ukraine, and its own rebellious citizens who have expressed their wish to move and be under the Russian government of Vladimir Putin. This has developed into a virtual war, or revolution, that Russia has unabashedly supported.
No efforts from other countries, including the United States, to get the two neighboring countries to agree to a peace pact, had worked, largely because Russia has made no bones of its own desire to access Ukraine.
Negros Oriental Gov. Roel Degamo yesterday lauded the 79th Infantry “Masaligan” Battalion for “an excellent job” in fighting insurgency and helping the province attain real peace and order.
The governor was among those who sent off the “Masaligan” battalion at the Dumaguete-Sibulan airport for a three-month Battalion of Excellence re-training at Fort Magsaysay, Nueva Ecija.
Degamo addressing 500 people, led by battalion commander, Lt. Col. Harold Anthony Pascua, said he has seen how the troops worked hard to achieve peace that has led to the declaration of the province as conflict manageable and development ready..