Binay explains delay in
Negros housing aid
BY CARLA GOMEZ
Vice President Jejomar Binay said Saturday that he will distribute housing aid to the victims of Super Typhoon Yolanda in Negros Occidental at rites in Talisay City on Wednesday.
Binay, who was in Bacolod for the 13th National Conclave, Congress and Olympics of the Order of Demolay Saturday, however, said he did not know yet which four local government units in Negros Occidental will be covered by the distribution, and how much would be given.
Murcia Mayor Andrew Montelibano said he was informed that P5 million will be given to Murcia town.
Reiterates bid for
presidency in 2016
BY CARLA GOMEZ
Vice President Jejomar Binay reiterated that he is running for president in 2016 during his visit to Bacolod City Saturday.
“I will not be a hypocrite, as early as the day after the 2010 elections I said I would run for president. In the meantime during the intervening period we will work, there is time for politics,” he said.
Negros Occidental Gov. Alfredo Marañon Jr., on Thursday, said he is endorsing Local Government Secretary Mar Roxas for president in 2016.
Victims’ kin barred from Ayalin
BY GILBERT BAYORAN
To Armando Occena, father of Imee, who was among the victims of massacre in Brgy. Kapitan Ramon, Silay City more than three years ago, not even the life of ex-barangay captain Noel Ayalin can pay for what he did to his daughter and entire family.
Ayalin, escorted by intelligence operatives of the Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office, arrived at the Bacolod-Silay airport Saturday night and is now temporarily detained at the Silay police jail, pending his presentation today to the court, that had issued the arrest warrant for him.
Occena, who had pooled resources with massacre survivor, Kapitan Ramon barangay captain Ramon Celebre, and the families of other victims in looking for Ayalin in various areas of the country, admitted that he had to restrain himself from harming the assailant of his daughter, during the arrest of the fugitive in Iba, Zambales.