FORMER Las Pinas Representative Cynthia Villar pledged to replicate in Negros Occidental her successful livelihood projects out of wastes in other parts of the country.
Villar, in an interview with DyRL's Mercado Publiko Program, said she believes she can do more and push for her advocacies, particularly her “livelihood projects out of wastes” on a national scope if she wins as senator in the coming May elections.
LAWYER Joseph Regodon takes over in a formal turnover today (Tuesday) as chief of the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI)–Bacolod office from lawyer Ferdinand Lavin, who will be assigned at the Death Investigation Division of NBI-Manila.
Lavin last week went through the process of inventory of the records and property accountabilities of the NBI office here to be turned over to his successor.
BACOLOD CITY -- An official of the Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office (Noppo) said Monday that the policeman slain in the La Castellana ambush on Sunday was the main target of the suspected communist rebels.
Killed in the ambush allegedly perpetrated by the New People’s Army (NPA) rebels was Police Officer 1 Richard Canja, who was believed to be the first to be hit in the first volley of gunfire. He was further finished off by the assailants at close range.
UNITED Nationalist Alliance (UNA) senatorial bet San Juan Representative Joseph Victor "JV" Ejercito has assured the Negrenses that he will be the voice of the people of Negros in the Senate once he gets elected in the May 2013 polls.
Ejercito came to Bacolod with his mom San Juan Mayor Guia Gomez, who hails from Silay City but has stayed in Manila for years.
THIRD District Representative Albee Benitez asked those who are opposing the controversial Reproductive Health (RH) law to read first the contents of the bill before making conclusions.
Benitez said several amendments were made on the RH before it was passed by Congress.
STEPHEN Paduano, commonly known as Carapali Lualhati, said that with the accreditation of Abang Lingkod party-list, he has already relinquished the leadership of the Revolutionary Proletarian Army (RPA) to transitional leaders.
Paduano, who is the number one nominee of Abang Lingkod, said he has already filed his Certificate of Candidacy, and that he has relinquished the RPA leadership in a conference held last year.
THE Commission on Election (Comelec) in Negros Occidental has stricken the names of 14 candidates on its list for the May 2013 elections after they officially withdrew their Certificates of Candidacy (COC).
Comelec provincial supervisor Jesie Suarez said that six new candidates have filed their COCs as substitute candidates.
NEGROS Occidental is the largest voting block in Western Visayas, with its more than 1.5-million voters accounting to almost 40 percent of the voters in the region, according to the Commission on Elections (Comelec).
Based on the data gathered by the Election and Barangays Affairs Department (Ebad) of the Comelec sated December 9, 2012, the total number of registered voters in Western Visayas for the May polls increased by 2.9 percent with 4,049,641 total registered voters compared to the 3,936,639 registered voters in the 2010 elections.
A SUSPECTED New People's Army (NPA) amazon, who was arrested recently by the Regional Intelligence Unit (RIU) of PNP-Western Visayas, is asking for help from President Benigno Aquino III to intercede in her case.
Aniceta "Cheche" Rojo, NPA amazon, said she has been a church worker and development worker since 1989, but police alleged that she is a finance officer of the underground movement.
COLONEL Oscar Lactao, 303rd commander of the Philippine Army, is asking candidates for the 2013 polls not to give in to the “permit to campaign” being imposed by the New People's Army (NPA) in their supposed "controlled areas."
He made the statement during the Provincial Joint Peace and Security Coordinating meeting as the Philippine National Police (PNP) revealed the 11 areas in Negros Occidental that are under the Commission on Elections (Comelec) watchlist.