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ELECTRIC MASSKARA. Thousands of people filled the  18-block Tourism Strip along Lacson Street in Bacolod City  last night for the first of three nights of Electric MassKara entertainment.*
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LCP set to tackle
state of 16 cities

It is not over yet.

The League of Cities of the Philippines will take up the issue of whether or not to admit the 16 newly created cities into the LCP at their meeting at L’Fisher Hotel in Bacolod City today, their president, San Fernando Mayor Oscar Rodriguez said last night.

Rodriguez, who leads the LCP members who are holding their National Executive Board Meeting in the city, was referring to the new cities converted without complying with the constitutional requirements.moremoremore

Vice guv, 5 others asked
to appear at DOJ Monday

Negros Occidental Vice Governor Genaro Alvarez Jr. and five others who have been tagged in the murder of Judge Henry Arles are scheduled to appear before the Department of Justice 2 p.m. Monday to subscribe their counter affidavits, lawyer Frank Britanico said yesterday.

The vice governor, who has denied involvement in the crime along with all the other respondents, yesterday said that if he must appear before the DOJ, he will be there.

Others summoned to appear before the DOJ to subscribe their counter affidavits along with Alvarez are Revolutionary Proletarian Army-Alex Boncayao Brigade members Nelson Rustom Puro, Alejandro Capunong, Marvin Salve and Gerald Tabujara, and Ilog government employee Emmanuel Medez, said Britanico, who is a brother-in-law of the murdered judge.moremoremore

2-day streetdance
competitions start

The two-day streetdancing competitions, which are the highlights of the MassKara Festival, start today, with 11 contingents in the schools category, and will continue tomorrow, with 15 groups in the barangay category.

The street competition starts at 3 p.m. from Hernaez (formerly Libertad)-Araneta streets, followed by the arena competitions at 4 p.m. at the Bacolod public plaza, streetdance committee chairman Rudy Reveche said yesterday.

The dancers will start performing along Araneta Street, turn left to Gonzaga Street, turn right to San Juan Street, turn right to Rizal Street (fronting San Sebastian Cathedral), and turn right to Gatuslao Street until the plaza entrance.moremoremore

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