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‘Ofel' halts sea travel,
Negros storm alert up
Boy Scouts sent home

Bacolod City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office head Jose Marie Vargas advised the Department of Education to cancel a 2-day Boy Scout jamboree held in Brgy. Granada, Bacolod City and to end their program by noontime yesterday so they could send the Boy Scouts home.

Public school children had no classes yesterday since their teachers underwent a seminar, he said.

Vargas said that during their meeting, they convened the Disaster Operation Center and the Barangay Disaster Committee to prepare for the incoming bad weather.moremoremore

Same mastermind in
Chua, Longno slays?

“Whoever ordered the killing of Eastview Hotel owner Johnny Chua may also be involved in the assassination of his gunman Pic Raymond Longno”

That was what Bacolod Police Director Senior Supt. Ricardo de la Paz said yesterday as the investigation on the successive shooting incidents in the city over the weekend continues.

It is possible that the principal suspect, who may have financed and ordered the killing of Chua, is also behind the fatal shooting of Longno to silence him, and he could have been killed by his own colleagues, de la Paz said.moremoremore

It's not MassKara
related, mayor says

The incident that involved the killing of a hotel owner in Bacolod City was an isolated case and had nothing to do with the MassKara Festival itself, Bacolod Mayor Evelio Leonardia said yesterday.

Leonardia said “I know some politicians are making it an issue and trying to connect it to the MassKara Festival. There is no logic to that at all and that is very malicious and political.”

He said Johnny Chua, who owns the Eastview Hotel at Carlos Hilado Street- Circumferential Road, was his friend and a classmate in college at La Salle and he sympathizes with the family.moremoremore

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