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PNP:  Suspect in slay of
hotel owner killed

One of the suspects in the killing of a Bacolod hotel owner Saturday night was also gunned down 6 p.m. yesterday, Senior Supt. Ricardo de la Paz, Bacolod police director, said.

Raymond Longno, alias “Small Boy”, died at the Bacolod Doctor’s Hospital from multiple gunshot wounds inflicted by a still unidentified assailant at Malaspina Street in Barangay Villamonte, Bacolod City, de la Paz said.

On Saturday, a lone gunman fatally shot businessman Johnny Chua, 63, of Capitolville Subdivision, at JV-Burgos streets, Bacolod City, as his son was driving him home. De la Paz said then that the motive must have been “personal.”moremoremore

LCP only
accepting 5 new citie

The League of Cities of the Philippines has accepted the membership of only five new cities that are qualified, but none from the 16 newly created ones, its president San Fernando Mayor Oscar Rodriguez said Saturday.

Rodriguez said they accepted the five qualified cities during their National Executive Board Meeting in Bacolod City Saturday and they will pass this in their general assembly in December.

“I think, by December, everything will be clear. There might be no motion for reconsideration on the part of the LCP concerning the 16 cities. Therefore, it might be timely for us to already address the problem, and decide whether or not to accept their membership into the LCP,” he said.moremoremore

Brgy 17
MassKara champ

They wanted to prove that they will no longer settle for second best, and, indeed, last year’s first runner-up, Barangay 17, was declared champion in the MassKara Festival 2012 street and arena barangay category dance competition at the Bacolod City Public Plaza yesterday.

Donning blue, gold and green costumes, the Brgy. 17 dancers outshone 14 other competing barangays to win the trophy and P100,000 cash prize. They were also named best in mask, best in concept and best in choreography.

Jesus Segundo Cabalcar, choreographer, mask and costume designer of Brgy. 17, said he opted to use LED lights on the headdresses of the dancers because he wants the audience to enjoy, because, after all, the MassKara Festival is all about the Bacoleño smiles.

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