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Binalbagan Mayor Alejandro Mirasol (5th from left) holds up his COC in the presence of Provincial Election Supervisor Officer Jessie Suarez, Binalbagan Vice Mayor Emmanuel Aranda, Isabela Mayor Francis Malabor,  Moises Padilla Mayor Francisco Nazareno, Mary Ann Torre Mirasol, Board Member Melvin Ibañez, Gov. Alfredo Marañon Jr.  and  La Castellana Mayor Alberto Nicor   (l-r)*

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Show of force for Mirasol,
lollipop campaign for Yulo


Board Member Emilio Yulo III hands his COC to Provincial Election Supervisor Jessie Suarez (left) in the presence of his wife, Rosalie Gatuslao Yulo, Himamaylan Mayor Ernesto Agustin Bascon and former Isabela Mayor Emilio Yulo Jr. (l-r)*

It's uncle versus nephew and Liberal Party versus Nacionalista Party in the fight for the fifth congressional seat of Negros Occidental, when the official campaign kicks off today.

Negros Occidental Board Member Emilio Yulo III, 48, of the NP filed his certificate of candidacy at the provincial Commission on Elections office in Bacolod City at 9:30 a.m., while his uncle Binalbagan Mayor Alejandro Mirasol, 58, of the LP, filed his COC at 4 p.m. yesterday.

Yulo, a lawyer, and Mirasol, a farmer, are going on leave from their current posts during the campaign period.moremoremore

recount in Himamaylan


The Commission on Elections First Division has ruled that there is no need to proceed with the recount of the votes for the mayor of Himamaylan in the remaining precincts of the city as they would not overcome those garnered by Mayor Agustin Ernesto Bascon who had been proclaimed the winner of the 2010 polls.

A copy of the COMELEC First Division order was furnished the DAILY STAR yesterday by Bascon.

Bascon had won as mayor of Himamaylan City with 20,471 votes against his uncle, Antonio Gatuslao, who garnered 15,510 votes.moremoremore

Homosexual found dead,
stabbed 21 times – police

The body of an alleged homosexual was found with at least 21 stab wounds in a grassy area near the Bacolod City Real Estate Development Corp. port number 3 at about 1 p.m. yesterday.

Station 2 chief, Senior Insp. Robert Dejucos, said the victim was found lying on his back by a construction worker, whose name was not disclosed, who immediately informed the police.

Dejucos said the victim was wearing a white sleeveless shirt, white skinny jeans, earrings with bangles, and brown slippers.moremoremore

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