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WEAVING. Indigenous people of Brgy. Cabagtasan, San Carlos City, Negros Occidental show how they weave mats for their livelihood.*

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NBI Bacolod beefed up
amid Arles case threats

The National Bureau of Investigation in Bacolod City has been beefed up following threats made against its chief and agents in connection with their investigation into the murder of Kabankalan Judge Henry Arles.

NBI Bacolod chief Ferdinand Lavin said yesterday that the threats were that he would either be removed from his post, harmed, or ambushed.

The possibility of the NBI Bacolod office being bombed or burned was also raised, he said, but refused to name who had made the threats. moremoremore

Mayors try to halt split,
status quo option eyed


Eighteen mayors of Negros Occidental met yesterday to try to find a solution that would prevent an impending showdown between Gov. Alfredo Marañon Jr. and Vice Gov. Genaro Alvarez Jr. in the 2013 race for governor, EB Magalona Mayor David Albert Lacson said last night.

Calling for a status quo is one of the solutions they are looking at, Lacson, who is president of the Negros Association of Chief Executives, said.

Marañon and Alvarez have announced that they are each fielding full slates from congressmen down to councilors in the next election.moremoremore

3 ex-councilors may join
Grupo Progreso: Sayson

Three former councilors of Bacolod City might run for the same post under the Grupo Progreso of the Nationalist People’s Coalition.

Bacolod Vice Mayor Jude Thaddeus Sayson, Grupo Progreso and NPC mayoralty bet, yesterday said they have invited former Councilors Alex Paglomutan, Greg Gasataya and Celia Flor to join the party and they have responded favorably to the invitation.

But he also said he would like to give them the opportunity to make the declaration.moremoremore

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