Two of the 11 prominent Moises Padilla town personalities warned by an alleged New People’s Army (NPA) leader/secretary in post-marked registered mails, expressed surprise receiving letters from communist rebels.
Barangay Uno (Poblacion) Kagawad and Bayan Muna party-list campaigner Agustin Grande, who is also supporting the senatorial bid of Teddy Casiño said he doubts about the origin of the letters which were mailed to him and about 10 others in the town.
"I hope the NPA can confirm or deny the letters warning us not to campaign for candidates they do not like. I cannot understand why we were sent the letters, individually at that," Grande told NDB.
Eleven addressees of letters spread out or sent to them allegedly via mail doubted that these came from the New People’s Army (NPA) secretary JB Regalado of Kilusang Larangan Central Negros (KLCN) Kilusang Larangan Negros (KR-N) of Leonardo Panaligan Command dated April 12 and received by them April 18.
The letters contained warning not to support candidates supported by Danding Cojuangco, Peña brothers, (Magdaleno and Bonifacio) Peña; Abello, Montilla, Luvena, Lacson, Garcia, Montelibano families and many others.
Local News: ‘NPA’ Warns Some Candidates, Initial Targets: Local Bets in Moises Padilla, Isabela, La Castellana, Guihulngan, Canlaon
The New People’s Army’s (NPA) Leonardo Panaligan Command (LPC) has written to several Negros Occidental candidates in the May 13 polls, and to the latter supporters, telling them "to stop campaigning for their own security and safety".
The Negros Daily Bulletin (NDB) obtained late Saturday copies of the letters individually addressed and mailed to 11 persons.
Local News: Uncle, Challenger to Himamaylan City Mayorship Dares Nephew Not to Chicken Out in Call to Debate
An interesting sidelights to the coming May 13, 2013 election has come up with a Liberal Party mayoralty bet, hurling a challenge to his nephew, Ernesto Austin "Tinto" Bascon to a debate on various issues facing his administration, Antonio "Tony" Gatuslao, said in a declaration sent to this reporter and other media outlets, the other day.
Gatuslao, in a strongly-worded statement sent for airing through the media said with the many unanswered questions in the city which was indicative of the level of complacency, Bascon’s appointees in City hall have shown to his constituents, saying that he was challenging Bascon to a debate anytime and anywhere specifically about alleged ghost projects, the deteriorating fiscal position of the city government and the state of the city’s local infrastructures.
Senatorial candidate and former Las Piñas Rep. Cynthia Villar has endorsed the candidacies of four Negros Occidental candidates.
These are 5th Dist. Board Member Emilio "Dino" Yulo III, Bacolod councilors Caesar Distrito and Carlos Jose Lopez, with Migz Estrella, who are members of the Nacionalista Party (NP).
Local News: Villar Thankful for No. 3 Ranking in SWS Survey, But Still Works Harder for the 3-Week Stretch
Senatorial candidate Cynthia Villar has ranked 3rd in the latest pre-election survey of the Social Weather Stations (SWS) but she is not feeling "too confident" yet and is, in fact, working harder everyday in the last stretch of the campaign.
Villar said she is happy and thankful for the support of the Filipinos for her candidacy, as shown by the SWS survey, but "that is just a survey."
A former barangay kagawad in Himamaylan City was shot several times by a motorcycle rider about 1:25PM, Thursday at the back portion of the city hall, Brgy. 3.
Local police authorities identified the victim as Edgardo Coleta, 56, of Purok 3, Brgy. Carabalan who succumbed to multiple gunshot wounds on different parts of his body.
Initial investigation said, Coleta was with Orlando Taborite, 45, of Sitio Wayang, Phase I, Brgy. 3 seated at the back portion of the government building and having a conservation when two unidentified persons on board a black-colored XRM motorcycle without plate number stopped near them. The unidentified back rider wearing a blue-colored t-shirt, denim pants and slippers alighted, walked towards the victim and fired his pistol several times.
A married woman in Himamaylan City was arrested by local police authorities for alleged peddling of shabu in a buy bust operation, Tuesday afternoon at Purok Rock Crusher, Brgy. 4.
PSupt. Simeon L. Gane Jr., officer-in-charge with PO2 Octavio E. Llenado who acted as poseur buyer collared Merlyn Trayco after she handed a plastic sachet containing suspected shabu in exchange for P1, 000 marked bill.
Reports said after she handed the suspected drugs she voluntarily turned over to operatives eleven more sachets containing the same illegal drugs, a black-colored wallet, the marked P1,000 bill and another sachet of suspected shabu.
Twenty three local government units are set to join the Folk Dance Competition scheduled on April 11, 2013 as part of the Panaad sa Negros Festival 2013.
The contest aims to develop and enhance awareness and interest about Philippine Folk Dances. It also aims to rekindle our appreciation towards our unique Philippine culture.
The committee will provide a list of dances derived from the Philippine Folk Dances. The contest is divided into two categories - Rural and Maria Clara.
Being a parent leader of Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) of DSWD as national government’s flagship poverty alleviation program, entails time, patience and diligence, said Joy Rima Paguntalan, 37 year old parent leader of 4Ps in Brgy. Caradio-an, Himamaylan City, Negros Occidental. Her duties as a wife and mother, consume most of her time, but she never complained, because she is also able to help her husband earn a living for their growing children.
Sometimes, it’s difficult because you have to inform them one by one if there are meetings. During meetings, there are a lot of late-comers. If they have questions or complaints, they go and ask you first. If they lack documents, you really have to help facilitate," Joy said.