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Ex-Army Shot Dead

A former Army soldier was shot dead by two unidentified suspects after sending his adopted child to school in Barangay Amayco, Murcia town around 7:30 a.m. yesterday.

Senior Inspector Ryan Santillan, Murcia PNP OIC police chief identified the victim as Benito Fernandez Neparanom, 45, married, of Purok Kalubihan, Barangay Amayco, Murcia.

The victim was on his XRM motorcycle waiting for his wife who sent off their child inside the school campus.

SRA Head Serafica to Push for Sugar Industry’s Competitiveness, Reduced Production Costs

A competitive sugar industry, and reducing the cost of production will be the thrust of newly-designated Sugar Regulatory Administrator Hermenegildo Serafica.

SUGARY & SWEET CONCERNS. Agriculture Secretary Manny Piñol addresses sugar industry concerns during the sugar industry stakeholders forum at the Sugar Regulatory Administration – Bacolod Office last Friday. With him are (L-R) Vice-Gov. Bong Lacson, Gov. Alfredo Marañon, Jr., Sugar Regulatory Administrator Engr. Herminigildo Serafica, Sugar Board Member Atty. Roland Beltran, Agriculture Assistant Secretary for Visayas Atty. Hansel Didulo and DA6 Regional Director Remelyn Reloter. *(Butch Bacaoco photo)

Sta. Rosa Kagawad Shot Dead

Two of the four suspects shot dead the Number 2 Kagawad of Barangay Sta. Rosa in Murcia town, Negros Occ. around 7:20 p.m. Monday.

Senior Inspector Ronald Santillan, Murcia PNP chief identified the victim as Celso Bernabe Menoso, 53, of Sitio Wawa, Barangay Sta. Rosa, Murcia.

Menoso was watching television in their house that also also serves as a store or eatery serving “batchoy”.

The victim sustained multiple gunshot wounds in the head and body and was rushed to Bacolod Adventist Medical Center in Bacolod City but declared dead-on-arrival.

DAR Orders Probe of Road Construction in Murcia

The central office of the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) has ordered its local office to investigate an alleged illegal road construction in a CARPed area in Purok 9, Brgy. Minoyan, Murcia.

In a May 10, 2017 order signed by Engr. Leandro Caymo, director of DAR’s Bureau of Land Tenure Improvement, obtained by media Saturday, it endorsed the letter of Task Force Crusaders national deputy commander John Chiong requesting to investigate the complaint it received from Valentin Jamelo.

Body in Murcia Cock Farm Known

A father who came to Murcia PNP claimed that it was his son who was found buried beside the cock farm, exhumed and to be transferred to another area in Sitio Simaguan in Barangay Minoyan, Murcia, Negros Occidental.

Senior Inspector Hector Balbon, Murcia PNP OIC chief said the father whom he refused to identify positively named him as his son, identified as Angelito Yogore, 20 and a native of Barangay Poblacion in Bago City.