Bacolod City, Negros Occidental, Philippines Monday, August 13, 2012
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One killed, 1 injured;
manhunt on for cop

A man was killed and his brother injured when a policeman allegedly shot them in Brgy. Tangub, Bacolod City, at about 10:45 p.m. Saturday, over an argument.

Greggy Alfonso, 23, of Purok San Roque, was hit on his chest and died while being treated at the Corazon Locsin Montelibano Memorial Regional Hospital, Station 8 chief, Senior Insp. Jerick Filosofo said, yesterday.

His elder brother Rodolfo, 25, is also confined at the same hospital for a wound in his abdomen, Filosofo said.moremoremore

Crucial UNA top level
meet in September

Negros Occidental Gov. Alfredo Marañon Jr. yesterday said the members of the executive committee of the United Negros Alliance will collectively agree when to hold the party’s crucial meeting to decide whom it will field for governor in 2013.

The meeting may be held in the first week of September, said Marañon, who is the UNA chairman.

The UNA executive committee is composed of him, the six congressmen of Negros Occidental, and Kabankalan Mayor Isidro Zayco, as ex oficio officer being the former governor, Marañon said.moremoremore

Fortich remembered

The contributions of the late Bacolod Bishop Antonio Fortich to the spiritual welfare and renewal of the people of Negros Occidental were remembered at a mass held at the San Sebastian Cathedral in Bacolod City on his 99th birthday Saturday.

Msgr. Felix Pasquin, who celebrated the mass, said it was Fortich who gave the people of Negros the hope and the strength to continue the journey of the church until today.

He was the bishop appointed in Bacolod right after the conclusion of the Second Vatican council in 1967 that brought an important impact on Church life, that was renewal, Pasquin said.moremoremore

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