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DUMAGUETE DELEGATION to Alameda, California, U.S.A now gets a return visit this fiesta week headed by Alameda Mayor herself Trish Spencer and Negrense sponsor Cynthia Bonta, both flanking Mayor Sagarbarria.
MABINAY —— Five, out of ten, members of what law enforcers described as armed bandits,
two of whom had ID cards with the Bais City Security Group, were reportedly killed in anencoun-
ter with members of the Regional Public Safety Batallion (RPSB-7) Wednesday, inside
the office of the DENR (Dept of Environment and Natural Resources) here.
PSI Rogelio Pacificar, chief of police of Mabinay
reported to his boss, Col Dionard Carlos, provincial
PNP director, stating that what started as a vain attempt
to recover a confiscated chainsaw from the
DENR ended into a bloody carnage at the DENR office
after the armed men refused to be frisked for suspected
guns, and fired first at responding PNP mobile
The PNP response team was led by PInsp
Lowelyn Reyes, officer-in-charge of the 1st company
based in Mabinay. They were responding to an “Armed Alarm Persons” while inside
the compound of the
Department of Environment
and Natural Resources
Bulwang, Mabinay on or
about 2:25 Wednesday afternoon
The Senate Electoral Tribunal’s decision upholding
Sen. Grace Poe’s natural-born status
could be reversed with the help of 12 remaining
associate Justices of the Supreme Court.
This is because the 5-4 decision in Poe’s favor
was handed down by 5 senator-members while the
SET’s three associate justices were outnumbered even
if there was Nancy Binay for the 4th vote.
In short the Supreme Court judges, namely,
Associate Justices Carpio, SET chairman; De
Castro and Brion decided on the basis of law while
the rest decided on the political merits of the case.
They have ten days to appeal and the unsavory
consequences of a reversal is that : Poe will be declared
a non-natural born , then will be disqualified ,
to run for president and consequently might not be able
to go back as senator after the elections. We hope it
will not happen.
Which brings us to the strong possibility of a
decision by Mayor Digong Duterte to make a run
for the presidency? Looks like Bongbong Marcos
might be his choice if not Sen. Cayetano.
The just-concluded APEC meeting of
14 countries comprising the Asia-Pacific
Economic Cooperation hosted
by Manila for two days ended Thursday,
and for those who witnessed its activities
by nationwide television, it was itself
a display of a typical fiesta celebration
of sorts in the Philippines.
This is relevant for us Dumagueteños
because this week is fiesta week and we
even have foreign dignitaries as official
guests of the City.
Officially, nothing really concrete
was concluded at the APEC summit except
goodwill, friendship, and camaraderie
which otherwise should have lessened
political tensions that presently
beset the ASEAN region.
Nothing was achieved in the brewing
tension in the south China Sea even as
the US, China and Manila, w ere on one
table just exchanging pleasantries, just
airing sentiments without going down to
As Filipino hosts, even if we are just in far Negros island, we are proud our
country’s gesture of extending our brand
of hospitality which we are sure were not
present in those of our guests’ countries.
Toronto’s cardinal tells Synod... Let me share with you the
statement of Toronto Cardinal
Tollins during the Vatican
Synod of Family. Please understand
it very well.
As participants and
attendees at the
Vatican’s Synod on the Family seek greater
emphasis on “accompanying”...
FOOTSTEPS & FINGERPRINTS
If you can keep your head... We have all heard
ries and seen
pictures and videos of the
significant events happening
in the world today:
terrorist attacks in Paris
and elsewhere, drought
conditions, severe storms,
famine and hunger. We remember
Yolanda. And we