APECAmbassador Marciano Paynor Jr., (3rd from left) with Ambassador Angie Sta. Catalina, Bacolod Mayor Monico Puentevella, and Negros Occidental Governor Alfredo Marañon Jr.(l-r) at the Capitol  yesterday.*

APEC meet April 29-30
will boost tourism - guv


It’s a go, the two-day Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Credit Bureau and Finance Meeting will be held in Bacolod City on April 29 to 30, which is expected to be a boost to Negros Occidental and Bacolod’s tourism industries.

Ambassador Mariano Paynor Jr., APEC 2015-National Organizing Committee director general, met with Gov. Alfredo Marañon Jr., Bacolod Mayor Monico Puentevella and multi-sectoral representatives yesterday in Bacolod City.

Paynor said the meeting in Bacolod City was originally set on April 16 to 17, but the mayor requested that it be rescheduled to a later date. So the host government agency, which is the Department of Finance, has requested to move it to April 29 to 30, he said.moremoremore

Investigate drug link
in murder of 2 cops

Negros Occidental Gov. Alfredo Marañon Jr. yesterday ordered Senior Supt. Milko Lirazan, provincial police director, to further intensify their anti-drug campaign and immediately investigate policemen suspected of being involved in the illegal drug trade.

This was after Marañon also noted that the killing of two policemen within a month, may have been drug-related, and the suspects are also police officers.

The three policemen linked to the deaths of SPO4 Roger Canete and PO2 John Gallenero in EB Magalona and La Carlota City, Negros Occidental, respectively, have already been charged for murder before the Provincial Prosecutor’s Office.moremoremore

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NegOr judges pay tribute
to PNP-SAF ‘Fallen 44’

Members of the judiciary in Negros Oriental have called on the Philippine National Police to be circumspect in their day to day functions of keeping the peace following the January 25 Mamasapano bloodbath.

At least seven judges and the provincial legal officer joined the Negros Oriental PNP Office in the Monday morning flag-raising ceremony where a wreath-laying activity was held to honor the 44 commandos of the PNP’s Special Action Force killed last month in Maguindanao province.

Negros Oriental Executive Judge Gerardo Paguio Jr., in a message addressed to his colleagues and the PNP, slammed the killings and described it as “lawlessness in its vilest form”.moremoremore