The 1,596,528 voters in Negros Occidental could hit 1.6 million when the registration period ends on Saturday, Provincial Election Supervisor Jessie Suarez said yesterday.
In the 2013 polls Negros Occidental was ranked the fourth vote-richest province in the country after Cebu at first, Cavite – second and Pangasinan – third.
Their luck finally ran out.
An alleged member of an organized crime group was killed, while three of his companions were captured after a brief gunbattle yesterday with combined teams of policemen and Army soldiers in Brgy. Baclao, Cauayan, Negros Occidental.
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NOPPO preparing for ‘undas'
BY JUDY F. PARTLOW
The Philippine National Police in Negros Oriental is gearing up with its security preparations for the back-to-back religious observance of All Saints' Day and All Souls' Day on November 1 and 2, respectively.
The twin feasts is held every year to commemorate the saints and honor the dead, with throngs of people returning to the provinces to visit the graves of their departed loved ones and offer flowers and candles, among other traditional practices.
Senior Supt. Dionardo Carlos, officer in charge of the Negros Oriental Police Provincial Office, said yesterday that he has directed all the police chiefs to submit their security plans prior to deployment from October 31 to November 2.