Champions Bacolod Rep. Evelio Leonardia (2nd row, 6th from left) representing the Philippines, with the Russian Federation delegates headed by Senators Andrey Klimov and Svetlana Zhurova (left and right of Leonardia) after their session in the Shangri-La Hotel in Kuala Lumpur with eight other ASEAN countries participating.*

‘Politician ordered
killing of Malabor'

A politician ordered the killing of Board Member Renato Malabor and there are witnesses who will testify to this, Negros Occidental Gov. Alfredo Marañon Jr. said yesterday.

Marañon, who refused to name the politician, said he stands by his earlier statements that the killing of Malabor was politically motivated.

Malabor and his bodyguard, Leody “Butch” Jomilla, 52, were killed by a lone gunman in Barangay Guintubdan, Isabela, on June 28.moremoremore

Leonardia hails
Fil-Aussie relations in ASEAN parliamentarians' assembly

Bacolod Rep. Evelio Leonardia this week hailed the growing trade relations between the Philippines and Australia in a speech he delivered at the ongoing ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Assembly (AIPA) in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

He also thanked Australia for its continuing assistance to the Philippines, a press release from his office said yesterday.

Leonardia pointed out that defense relations with Australia “is of utmost importance.” moremoremore


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Police agent shot dead

A deep penetration police agent was shot dead Thursday night in Purok Sampaguita, Sitio Canday-ong in Barangay Calindagan, Dumaguete City.

Police identified the fatality as Felixberto Somoza II, 36, of Magatas in Sibulan town, Negros Oriental. He sustained multiple gunshot wounds when three suspects, who were in their 20s and 30s, shot him with .45 caliber pistols.

Somoza was a member of the radio communications group React, married with two little children. Law enforcement units admitted that he was a deep penetration agent in Canday-ong, whose activity resulted to the arrests of several drug personalities in the area, adding he may have been pinpointed as the informant in the latest drug operation in the barangay, particularly involving the Melon residencemoremoremore