4th DistrictOPPAP Undersecretary Ma. Cleofe Gettie Sandoval and Gov. Alfredo Marañon Jr. (2nd and 3rd from left) with Ma. Lina Sanogal, La Carlota Mayor Juliet Ferrer (front row), Board Member Jose Benito Alonso, Pontevedra Mayor Jose Ma. Alonso, San Enrique Mayor  Mario Magno, and Col.  Jon Aying (back row) and other  witnesses to the signing of the declaration at the Provincial Capitol in Bacolod City.** (GPB photo)

Effect on tourism of RPA resettlement site raised

The Office of the Presidential Adviser on Peace Process remains optimistic over the imminent signing of the closure agreement between the Rebolusyonaryong Partido ng Mangagawa-Pilipinas-Revolutionary Proletarian Army-Boncayao Brigade and the government.

This is despite the perceived “opposition” of Mayor Francis Frederick Palanca to the establishment of a resettlement area for RPA-ABB families in Brgy. Gawahon, Victorias City.

The establishment of resettlement areas for RPA-ABB members and their families is among the requirements for the signing of closure agreement by President Benigno Aquino III.moremoremore

Ombudsman junks
raps vs. Golez

The Sandiganbayan Second Division has dismissed a criminal case for violation of the Anti-Graft and Corrupt Practices Act lodged against Silay Vice Mayor Mark Andrew Arthur Golez, in connection with a P18 million city government computerization project.

In its resolution, the Sandiganbayan said it found no  probable cause against the vice mayor.

It said  that, in the information  filed in connection with the case, Golez was mentioned  as the vice mayor sued along with the rest of the members of the Sangguniang Panlungsod, Mayor Jose Montelibano and other  officers of the city government..moremoremore

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‘AFP, PNP in NegOr united’

Military and police commanders in Negros Oriental assured Wednesday that the Armed Forces of the Philippines and the Philippine National Police in the province remain united despite perceived “animosity” between them after the Mamasapano debacle.

The commanders gave their assurance as the country commemorated the 29th anniversary of the EDSA People Power Revolution in 1986 that toppled the Marcos dictatorship, during a Unity Walk attended by AFP and PNP officials in Metro Manila Wednesday morning.

The country also observed the one month anniversary of the clash in Mamasapano, Maguindanao that left 44 PNP Special Action Force commandos..moremoremore