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Rep. Alfredo Abelardo Benitez, Gov. Alfredo Marañon Jr. and Vice Governor Genaro Alvarez Jr. (l-r), in Silay City yesterday.*
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LP likely to adopt UNA bets in 2012


The Liberal Party, in all likelihood, will just adopt the candidates fielded by the United Negros Alliance in the towns and cities of Negros Occidental for the 2013 election, Rep. Alfredo Abelardo Benitez (Neg. Occ., 3rd District), said yesterday.

UNA is a coalition of members of various national political parties, including the LP that Benitez heads in Negros Occidental.

Benitez, who along with Gov. Alfredo Marañon Jr. and Vice Governor Genaro Alvarez Jr., distributed Negros Occidental Comprehensive Health Program cards in the third district (story on page 12) yesterday, also said there is no rift in UNA, and that they will remain united in 2013. moremoremore

BIR wants to freeze
Iggy's bank assets

The Bureau of Internal Revenue wants to freeze the bank deposits of the late Rep. Iggy Arroyo (Neg. Occ., 5th District) while the agency determines the true value of his estate, ABS-CBN new.com reported yesterday.

Under the law, the heirs of a deceased individual must pay an estate tax based on the value of properties and bank deposits within six months of death.

Senator Panfilo Lacson had claimed that brothers Mike and Iggy Arroyo have billions of pesos in deposits in different banks.moremoremore

Ambushed baby
fights for her life


A 1-year-old baby girl was fighting for her life at the Bacolod AdventistMedical Center in Bacolod City yesterday, after she and other members of her family were ambushed in Isabela town, Negros Occidental, Tuesday.

Isabela police chief, Senior Insp. Jayson Manguilimutan, yesterday said Naira Queen Sararaña sustained a gunshot wound in the head.

Sararaña’s father, Nathaniel, 47, was shot in the hand, while her cousin, Mae-Inn Papa, 4, had a gunshot wound in her right foot. They were treated at the Ignacio Arroyo District Hospital in Isabela but were released as their injuries were not serious, Manguilimutan said.moremoremore

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