Negros officials eyeing
more Yolanda rehab aid
GK TURNS OVER HOUSES IN MANAPLA
BY CARLA GOMEZ
Mayors of Yolanda-hit areas in Negros Occidental hoping to get more aid for their constituents are joining a policy conference on Yolanda rehabilitation at the Philippine International Convention Center in Manila today.
Negros Occidental Governor Alfredo Marañon Jr. has also been invited to the conference, organized by the Office of the Presidential Assistant for Rehabilitation and Recovery.
Negros Occidental has been allocated P3.9 billion under the Comprehensive Recovery and Rehabilitation Plan for Yolanda-affected areas, Karen Jimeno, communications director of the Office of the Presidential Assistant on Rehabilitation and Recovery, said Friday.
Three injured as
wake turns bloody
BY SHIELA GELERA
A funeral vigil in Purok Paghida-et, Barangay Tangub in Bacolod City turned tragic when three bystanders were injured when explosives went off and a gun was fired at about 12:50 a.m. yesterday.
Injured were Alfonso Benjamin, 30, Randy Elbanbuena, 36, and Danilo Duria, 64, all of Barangay Tangub. They were rushed to the Corazon Locsin Montelibano Memorial Regional Hospital, the police said.
Investigation showed that Benjamin, Elbanbuena and Duria were attending the vigil when the suspects identified as Efren Buenaflor, 18, Morin Capunong, 22, and Pinrod Calma, 22, also of Barangay Tangub, threw two improvised explosives, and one of them fired his gun, Inspector Elmer Bonilla, Station 8 commander, said.
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Rebel killed, soldier hurt
in 2 Guihulngan clashes
BY GILBERT BAYORAN
A suspected New People’s Army red fighter died, while a member of the Philippine Army suffered minor gunshot wounds, in two armed engagements yesterday in Guihulngan City, Negros Oriental.
The encounters also led to the discovery of a rebel camp its occupants abandoned while Army soldiers pursued the fleeing rebels, Maj. Rey Tiongson, 3rd Infantry Division spokesman, said.
After more than 20 minutes of gunbattle, the rebels fled, leaving behind their slain companion, whose identity is being withheld by the 11th Infantry Battalion, pending notification of his next of kin.