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FORGOTTEN? The bust of former US President John F. Kennedy that served as a Peace Corps Volunteers’ landmark at the Mambukal Resort in Murcia has been moved from its original site to an insignificant spot beneath the trees.*
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Only 1 pleads guilty to
brutal slay of doc


One of the two suspects in the brutal killing of Dr. Andres Gumban pleaded guilty during his arraignment yesterday, while his companion entered a not guilty plea.

Assisted by his counsel, Christine Umahag of the Public Attorneys Office, the 16-year-old suspect from Cadiz City, whose name is being withheld as he is a minor, admitted before Regional Trial Court Branch 41 Judge Ray Allan Drilon that he killed Gumban on May 10.

The minor told the court that he decided on his own to admit to the crime, and no one forced or influenced him to do so. He said he understands that by admitting the crime, he will be meted appropriate penalties under the law, he added.moremoremore

Cultists eyed in
mutilation of dead


The possible involvement of a cultist group in the desecration of a cadaver in Valladolid, Negros Occidental, is among the angles being explored by the police.

Senior Insp. Anthony Burgos, Valladolid police chief, yesterday admitted that the beheading of the corpse of Alberto Pelicano, 58, whose left arm and leg were also cut off, remained a mystery as of press time.

The desecrated cadaver of Pelicano, who had been bedridden for several months due to tuberculosis before his death, was found in a creek 2 p.m. Sunday, several meters away from his grave at the Valladolid public cemetery.moremoremore

Guv bares DA subsidy
for mechanization


Negros Occidental Gov. Alfredo Marañon Jr. yesterday said the provincial government is joining the push of the Department of Agriculture towards farm mechanization to boost food production.

Marañon and members of the Negros Occidental Sanggunian are attending the Makina-Saka 2012 agricultural machinery exposition that opens at the World Trade Center in Pasay City tomorrow.

To help Filipino farmers catch up, the DA farm modernization program will subsidize up to 85 percent of the acquisition cost of farm machineries by qualified farmer organizations and irrigators’ associations, the governor said.moremoremore