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MKK Partido Bacolod Holds ‘Miting de Avance’ at the Bacolod City Public Plaza

Around 40,000 torch-bearing Bacolodnons from various puroks and barangays in the City of Smiles joined a well-attended torch parade at dusk yesterday during the massive Miting de Avance of MKK Partido Bacolod which saw an unprecedented crowd spearheaded by its leading candidates, namely, reelectionist Mayor Monico “Newks” Puentevella, congressional bet Jude Thaddeus “Thaddy” Sayson and vice mayoralty aspirant Vladimir “Vladi” Gonzalez.

‘Don’t Use 4Ps for Elections’ - VG Bong

Negros Occidental Vice Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson yesterday warned candidates running for local posts not to use the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) to convince voters to vote for them.

SECURING THE POLLS. Police Director General Ricardo C. Marquez, Chief PNP, confers with Negros Island Region chiefs, re security efforts for the May 9, 2016 National and Local Election, at L’ Fisher Hotel in Bacolod City yesterday.*

DA Starts Negros Cloud Seeding Operations Here

The Department of Agriculture has started its cloud seeding operations in Negros Island Region (NIR) Sunday, Corazon Ditarro, Engineer II, Agro-Hydro-logy and Rain Stimulation Section, of the DA’s Bureau of Soil and Water, said yesterday.

Ditarro said the cloud seeding operations started Sunday which lasted one hour and 52 minutes.

“Light rains were reported in Cadiz City, Bago City while heavy rains were reported in La Carlota City,” she said.

She added that their agency has a budget of about P2 million to cover 45 hours of flying time.


Top Campaigners of Mayors Montilla & Peña Shot Dead

The campaign managers of reelectionist Isabela Mayor Enrique Montilla III and of former Pulupandan Mayor Magdaleno “Magsie” Peña, both members of Prominent Families in Negros Occidental was shot dead past 4PM yesterday in Moises Padilla town.

Magdaleno “Nonong” Grande, 54, of Moises Padilla, died on the spot when about five young men fired at him while his group was having a campaign sortie in Sitio Coyaoyao, Barangay Inolingan, in the said town.