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Governor Marañon Turns Over Tanods’ 550K Insurance Claims

Gov. Alfredo Marañon, Jr. turned over a total of P550,000 to beneficiaries of the Barangay Insurance Program for Barangay Tanods, officials and employees, at the Capitol, yesterday (May 24).

Gov. Alfredo Marañon, Jr. (left) turns over a check worth P50,000 to the family of Tanod Romeo Tiapes of Brgy. Banga, Municipality of Candoni, yesterday.*(Capitol photo by Richard Malihan)

‘Anomalous Unaccounted Votes’ Spark Bacolod Poll Protest

Speaking in behalf of Mayor Monico Puentevella and Vice Mayoralty bet Vladimir Gonzalez, Atty. Joseph Ray Gumabon said yesterday that the strange and suspicious turnout of unaccounted votes is a primary reason why both candidates filed for an electoral protest last Friday.

BACOLOD CITY Mayor Monico Puentevella, Congressional candidate Jude Thaddeus Sayson, Vice Mayoralty bet Vladimir Gonzalez together with Atty. Joseph Ray Gumabon face the media as they explain the reasons behind the filing of an electoral protest, in a press conference yesterday at the Negros Press Club.*

2 SCAA Killed, 2 Captured But Freed Later, 1 Wounded in NPA Attack of Detachment

SAGAY CITY - Two paramilitary men were killed, two abducted but released later and one wounded when alleged members of New People’s Army (NPA) numbering about 50 attacked a paramilitary detachment in Hacienda Erlinda at Sitio Aliwanay, Barangay General Luna here about 5:30 a.m. yesterday.

Police Inspector Adrian James Albaytar, Deputy Police chief of Sagay City PNP said the attack was sudden that the occupants in the hacienda compound owned by newly-elected city councillor of Sagay City Christopher “Atoy” Marañon were caught by surprise.

Lightning Kills 2, Hurts 5

CADIZ CITY - Two persons harvesting sugarcane were killed while five others were injured when hit by lightning past 11 yesterday morning in Hacienda Elvira in Barangay Andres Bonifacio, a mountainous barangay in this city.

Killed was 30-year-old Willy Barredo “Alias Tonette” and 27-year-old Juvy Jumawan, both single and residents of the barangay.

Marañon Backs Death Penalty

Presumptive president Rodrigo Duterte has found an ally in his centerpiece program of fighting crime in the person of Negros Occidental Governor Alfredo Marañon, Jr., who has aired his support for the return of the death penalty.

“I am in favor of death penalty,” said Marañon, adding that “For me, it’s deterrent to crimes if there’s death penalty. Our jails are already full.”

The Governor stated he’s also in favor of Duterte’s proposed 1:00 a.m. curfew for minors and limited liquor ban, wherein liquor sales will end by 1:00 a.m. and drinking done by 2:00 a.m.