Signal No. 2 over Negros,
Pablo in Bacolod tonight
BY CARLA GOMEZ
Storm signal number two was up over Negros Occidental and Oriental as of 11 last night as typhoon “Pablo” approached, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services (PAGASA) said.
Typhoon "Pablo" has maintained its strength as it continues to threaten the Davao Oriental-Surigao Del Sur area, it said.
The center of the typhoon, as of 10 p.m. yesterday, was 230 km southeast of Hinatuan, Surigao del Sur, with maximum sustained winds of 175 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 210 kph.
classes up to HS
BY CHRYSEE SAMILLANO
Classes from kindergarten to high school in Bacolod City are suspended today as storm signal number 2 was hoisted over Negros Occidental, Acting Mayor Jude Thaddeus Sayson said last night.
Bacolod City falls within the path of typhoon “Pablo” if it stays its course upon hitting landfall in Surigao del Sur on its way to Palawan.
Sayson convened the City Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council yesterday afternoon in line with the directive of Mayor Evelio Leonardia.
Cop killed, two
injured in shootout
BY ADRIAN NEMES
A policeman was killed while another cop and a bartender were injured in a shootout incident at the Goldenfield Commercial Complex in Bacolod City at about 11:45 p.m. Sunday.
Police Officer 2 Arnold Cañal, 44, of Regent Pearl Homes in Brgy. Alijis, Bacolod, and assigned at Regional Intelligence Division-6, succumbed to multiple gunshot wounds on the way to the Bacolod Adventist Medical Center, Senior Supt. Ricardo de la Paz, Bacolod police director, said yesterday.
Injured were PO2 Federico Nicolas of Brgy. Mansilingan, Bacolod, also assigned at the RID, who sustained wounds on both legs, and Samson Suico, 47, who is employed by the Golden Shadow Bar, who was wounded on his left leg, de la Paz also said.