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A grand fireworks display capped the 22-day 33rd MassKara Festival at the closing rites at the Bacolod public plaza last night*
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MassKara unifies
Bacoleños : Bing

“MassKara Festival has become a unifying factor because it has strengthened our bond as Bacoleños.”

This is what Mayor Evelio Leonardia said at the closing rites of the MassKara Festival 2012 at the Bacolod City Public Plaza last night where he thanked the people of Bacolod for their unity and cooperation in making the 33rd edition of MassKara.

“It shows that if we are in harmonyand are cooperating with one another we can make better things possible”, Leonardia said.moremoremore

Step pa meted 92
years for teen’s rape

A 48-year-old trisikad driver was sentenced yesterday to 92 years imprisonment for raping his then 14-year-old stepdaughter three times at their house in Bacolod City.

Bacolod Regional Trial Court Branch 43 Judge Philadelfa Pagapong-Agraviador sentenced the stepfather, whose name is being withheld by the DAILY STAR to protect the identity of his victim, to two counts of reclusion perpetua, or 80 years, and to pay P100,000 in moral damages, for the rape of his stepdaughter at their Bacolod house on Jan. 6 and 19, 2007.

He was also sentenced to six to 12 years’ imprisonment for raping the minor with the use of his fingers on Dec. 30, 2006.moremoremore

HRANO condemns
killing of hotel owner

Johhny Chua.*

The Hotels and Restaurants Association of Negros Occidental yesterday condemned the fatal shooting of hotel owner Johhny Chua at the junction of JV-Burgos streets in Bacolod City Saturday and called on the police for the swift resolution of the case.

Chua, 63, of Capitolville Subdivision, at Bacolod City, was on board his black Isuzu Alterra vehicle, driven by his son Brent Andrew, 24, on their way home from the Bacolod downtown area, when the suspect, Pic Raymond Longno, 37, of Malaspina Street, Brgy. Villamonte shot him on his left side.

Chua died while being treated at the Riverside Medical Center while Longno, who fled after the shooting, also succumbed to multiple gunshot wounds at the Bacolod Doctor’s Hospital at about 6 p.m. Sunday minutes after two bonnet-wearing men shot him at Malaspina Street.

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