‘HIV-AIDS kills 8 in Negros Occ.’
BY CARLA GOMEZ
HIV-AIDS killed eight persons in Negros Occidental this year and an increase of new patients has also been noted, Dr. Enrique Grajales said yesterday.
Grajales, who heads the HIV-AIDS Core Team (HACT) of the Corazon Locsin Montelibano Memorial Regional Hospital, told the DAILY STAR that, of the eight who died, seven were male and one was female.
The female fatality had been suffering from the disease for 20 years, he said.
PNP going on alert
for class opening
BY CARLA GOMEZ
The Negros Occidental police is going on heightened alert starting Monday for the opening of classes, Senior Supt. Milko Lirazan, police provincial director, said yesterday.
We will provide police personnel in each school to attend to traffic, and minimize street crimes and illegal drugs during the opening of classes, he said.
The opening of elementary and high school classes is June 2 but private schools may deviate from this school calendar.
BY GILBERT BAYORAN
An informant who had helped the police in arresting massacre suspect Noel Ayalin in Iba, Zambales, is now claiming the P500,000 reward offered by Gov. Alfredo Maranon Jr., Senior Supt. Milko Lirazan, acting provincial police director of Negros Occidental, yesterday said.
After a thorough screening and validation, Lirazan said they will award the P500,000 reward to the informant, as they have already been given the go-signal by the provincial government of Negros Occidental to give the bounty.
On top of the P500,000 bounty, the city government of Silay also offered P300,000 reward for the arrest of Ayalin, who pleaded guilty Monday to two attempted homicide charges.