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20 students, nuns
injured in bus fall

Twenty persons, the majority of whom were students from Cebu on their way to a leadership training camp at the Don Bosco Retreat House in Mambukal Murcia, were injured 11:15 a.m. Saturday when the mini-bus they were riding in fell into a ravine in Don Salvador Benedicto town,Negros Occidental.

Luckily, the bus fall about 15 meters down a ravine after overshooting a curve in the road at Kilometer 41, Purok Talos, Barangay Igmayaan, was stopped when it hit a big stone, Board Member Nehemias de la Cruz said.

Nineteen of those injured, two of whom were nuns, were brought to Bacolod hospitals. Seventeen were treated as out patients for minor wounds, while two others were kept overnight for observation but were released yesterday, Angie Tesaluna of the Don Bosco Retreat House said.moremoremore

Family, friends send off doc
with rose-colored balloons


The family of Dr. Andres Gumban Jr. believes that someone commissioned his assailants to brutally kill him, his nephew Eddie Gumban said yesterday.

Emotions ran high as the doctor’s family, friends, associates and patients brought him to his final resting place at the Rolling Hills Memorial Park yesterday afternoon, and called for swift justice for his untimely death.

Gumban was killed at his residence at Regent Pearl Homes Subdivision in Bacolod City on May 10 by two teenagers who were immediately arrested by his neighbors. moremoremore

Mayor: Junk appeal
vs. revenue code

Bacolod Mayor Evelio Leonardia is asking the Department of Justice to dismiss the appeal filed by two business groups questioning the legality of Ordinance No. 565, Series of 2011, or the Revised Revenue Code of Bacolod City, and to declare the new tax code as constitutional for having been passed in compliance with the Local Government Code.

In the case filed by the Metro Bacolod Chamber of Commerce and Industry Inc.and the Bacolod Filipino-Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry Inc. against Leonardia and other city officials, they asked the Justice Secretary to declare C.O. 565 as unconstitutional and/or illegal for having been passed without complying with the mandatory requirements of the Local Government Code and its Implementing Rules and Regulations. .moremoremore

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