Former rebels, PPA get assistance

Former communist rebels, under the group now known as Kapatiran, and the Parole and Probation Administration (PPA) yesterday received rice and financial assistance, among others, from the provincial government of Negros Occidental, in line with the Peace Month celebration.

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Happy even amid troubles?

Yes, why not? We should throw away the notion that when we have troubles, we should be troubled and sad. No. It does not have to be that way. If we have faith in God, if our spiritual life is strong and healthy, we know that after all is said and done, God will always take care of everything.

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Army debunks beheading allegations

The Philippine Army 3rd Infantry Division strongly debunked what it calls hearsay-based allegations of the National Democratic Front-Negros and Karapatan that the Army was behind the death and alleged beheading of a farmer, whose body was found in a ravine near the encounter site in Sitio Amian, Brgy. Tan-awan, Kabankalan City, Negros Occidental recently.

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CLO ordered to probe big crowd

Bacolod Mayor Evelio Leonardia has ordered the City Legal Office to investigate the cause of the unexpected big crowd of people that converged at the Bacolod City Government Center (BCGC) in the early hours of September 26.

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Armenia and Azerbaijan 

It’s probably Azerbaijan that started the shooting in this latest round of fighting with neighboring Armenia. Which is not to say that it’s all Azerbaijan’s fault.

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Martyrs for the cause?

Just as was starting to write this column, I heard a CNN report stating that Africa has been found to have the lowest number of coronavirus infections, per capita, than any other country in the world. How come? Could it be the temperature there that is too hot for the virus to survive? Or have the people, being dark-skinned, a natural immunity to this pandemic? I am sure scientist will now be struggling to discover why this is so. Maybe that is also the reason why people in colder countries are more susceptible to it?

PNP chief honors 14 WV policemen

A city police chief and four others assigned at the Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office and Bacolod City Police Office, were among the 14 police personnel honored yesterday during the visit of PNP chief General Archie Francisco Gamboa to Camp Martin Delgado in Iloilo City.

Healing centers get beds

The Citizens of Negros Fighting Covid (CNFC) delivered 50 beds for the EB Magalona Healing Center yesterday, completing the 100 beds they promised, Negros Occidental Provincial Administrator Rayfrando Diaz said.