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Senior Inspector Antonio Benitez (center), leader of the operation against the Seva robbery-hold-up group, and  Supt. Santiago Rapiz, Victorias police chief, (left) inspecting  the encounter site.*

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3 holdup suspects
killed, cop injured


Their luck has finally ran out.

Three alleged members of an elusive notorious armed robbery-hold-up group were killed, while a policeman was injured in a gunbattle at 5:30 a.m. yesterday in Hacienda Banilad Uno, Brgy. Nanca, EB Magalona, Negros Occidental.

The brief gunbattle was waged between operatives of the Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office Special Operations Group, accompanied by EB Magalona policemen, and about eight members of the Seva Group, linked to numerous murder and homicide cases, and also involved in the series of robbery-hold-up incidents in EB Magalona, Manapla and cities of Victorias and Silay.moremoremore

MERS-CoV kills Negros nurse

A nurse from Negros Occidental succumbed to the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome-Corona Virus (MERS-CoV) at the King Fahd Medical City in Saudi Arabia at 5:50 p.m. Tuesday, her husband said yesterday.

The 45-year-old had been working in Saudi Arabia since 2001, and at the King Fahd Medical City in Riyadh as an emergency room nurse since 2005, he said.

Her husband, who has asked that their names be withheld, said the hospital director called to inform him that she had passed away.moremoremore

DPWH sets P12B for
WV roads, bridges


The Department of Public Works and Highways has allocated P12 billion for roads and bridges in Western Visayas in 2014, of which P3.2 billion will go to Negros Occidental, DPWH regional director Edilberto Tayao said yesterday.

President Benigno Aquino’s marching orders to the DPWH is to concretize all national roads, and to immediately rehabilitate all roads leading to tourism destinations, National Economic and Development Authority 6 Regional Director Ro-Ann Bacal said yesterday.

Bacal, who was in Bacolod City for a Negros Occidental investment forum, said Western Visayas has been given the biggest allocation.moremoremore

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