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Cadiz fire kills three children

Three children were killed in a fire while their parents were out foraging for food in a remote barangay in Cadiz City Thursday night, Cadiz Vice Mayor Samson Mirhan said yesterday.

The victims were Joshua Makilan, 1, Jay Marie Pelayo, 3, and Frencis Pelayo, 6, of Sitio Aluyan, Barangay Caduhaan, Mirhan said.

The children's parents, Jella Pelayo and Kenneth Makilan, both 30, left 6 p.m. Thursday to search for crabs and shells in a riverfor their dinner.moremoremore

Tubongbanua  is OIC police director

Police Superintendent Armando Tubongbanua assumed as the officer-in-charge of the Bacolod City Police Office effective yesterday, replacing Senior Supt. Larry Decena, who will retire today.

In General Order number 400, Tubongbanua, was designated as the BCPO OIC, and at the same time, the deputy city director for administration.

Meanwhile, Decena received a plaque of appreciation from the BCPO, Chief Supt. Alberto Supapo, deputy regional director for administration of the Police Regional Office-6, and Senior Supt. Marcelo Bolivar, OIC of the regional human resource doctrine and development, during a send-off ceremony at the BCPO headquarters yesterday afternoon.moremoremore

Three Negros sites
among top 10 gems


Three tourist destinations in Negros Island have been voted among the top 10 Philippine Gems, officials of Isla Lipana and Co., the Philippine member firm of PricewaterhouseCoopers global network, said yesterday.

The three Negros up and coming tourist destinations that made it to the top ten are Danjugan Island in Negros Occidental, Apo Island in Negros Oriental and Mt. Kanlaon that straddles both provinces, Allan Cao, a director of Isla Lipana, said.

The Isla Lipana officials yesterday visited Danjugan Island to deliver its marker as one of the Top 10 Philippine Gems, that was received by Gerry Ledesma, president of the Philippine Reef and Rainforest Foundation that owns the island, Cao said.moremoremore

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