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President Benigno Aquino III (right) with Negros Occidental Gov. Alfredo Marañon Jr. during his latest visit to Negros Occidental*

PNoy appoints Marañon
Region 6 RDC chairman

President Benigno Aquino III has appointed Gov. Alfredo Marañon Jr. as chairperson of the Regional Development Council of Western Visayas.

Aquino, who signed the appointment of Marañon on September 12, said the RDC chairperson will serve a term of three years that should coincide with his regular term as local elective official.

Marañon will be installed as RDC chair at the National Economic and Development Authority regional office in Iloilo City Friday.moremoremore

Minor stabs policeman

A policeman, who responded to a rumble at the Food Park, at 21st-Lacson streets in Bacolod City was stabbed by a minor, at about 11 p.m. Saturday.

Police Officer 1 Ryan Lumogdang, of Police Station 2, sustained two stab wounds on his arm and was brought to the Dr. Pablo O. Torre Memorial Hospital, the station’s head, Inspector Stephen Boniba, said yesterday.

The minor, identified by the police as Mark Gavila, had gunshot wounds on his feet and stomach and is now confined at the Corazon Locsin Montelibano Memorial Regional Hospital, Boniba said.moremoremore

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Visayas insurgency-free
by 2016 – Centcom chief

Maj. Gen. Nicanor Vibar, commander of the Central Command, or Centom, of the Armed Forces of the Philippines, said he aims to declare the entire Visayas as insurgency-free by 2016, a government press release said.

The Centcom has jurisdiction over regions 6, 7 and 8 in the Visayas.

Vibar said that when he assumed as new Centcom commander, 11 out of 16 provinces in the Visayas have already been cleared. He said only five provinces are left for him to clear by 2016. moremoremore