ON PRESIDENTIAL BID
Negrenses joining Poe
at declaration for 2016
BY CARLA GOMEZ
Supporters of Senator Grace Poe in Negros Occidental are headed for Manila for the expected launching of her presidential bid at the Bahay ng Alumni at the University of the Philippines in Diliman, Quezon City, tomorrow.
President Benigno Aquino III told reporters in Iloilo yesterday that the Liberal Party is not worried about the expected announcement by Poe of her political plans.
Members of the Grace Poe for President Movement in Negros Occidental were set to hold a press conference in Bacolod City today but cancelled it as they are going to Manila to join Poe on Wednesday, one of its convenors, Modesto Saonoy, said.
A 63-year-old woman died, while a driver is now in critical condition, after their tricycle figured in a collision yesterday with the Moises Padilla Police Station patrol vehicle at Crossing Pacol in Valladolid, Negros Occidental.
Chief Inspector Joemarie Occeno, Valladolid police chief, said yesterday that the police vehicle driven by PO1 Villome Tan hit the tricycle driven by Alejandro Rivera, that was crossing the highway.
Occeno said the passenger of the tricycle identified as Emelita Arangote, 63, was declared dead on arrival at the Valladolid District Hospital, while Rivera, who was transferred to the Corazon Locsin Montelibano Memorial Regional Hospital in Bacolod City, was reported to be in serious condition, as of yesterday.
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NORSU looking for president
BY JUANCHO GALLARDE
The search is on for the next president of the Negros Oriental State University, and five contenders presented their plans and programs before the search committee, headed by Emerlinda Roman, former president of the University of the Philippines.
Presented in a public forum yesterday are contenders Briccio Merced Jr., Virginia Lacuesta, Joel Limson, Noel Marjon Yasi and Jim Villahermosa.
After their presentations, the five applicants were asked a uniform question from representatives from the alumni, faculty, administration, student government, and the community, then three more questions from the public involving pressing issues and concerns of the university.