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VOL. 38 No. 26 Dumaguete City, National culture of poll cheating 04 Philippines Sunday, December 4, 2011 Poverty hinders VAW charges 13 P12.00 MEV qualifies for board seat02 Mariant E. Villegas Placing political future in God’s hands PNP-NBI charge 9, BM in slay-try; accused denies raps n an unprecedented move in the fight against criminality in this province, no less than the provincial director of the Philippine National Police and the agent in charge of the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) have filed frustrated murder charges against nine (9) persons, including an ex-officio provincial board member. I BY DEMS REY DEMECILLO This is in the matter of the frustrated murder of Bayaw an ’s No. l city councilor, who is also the city’s former legal officer. The victim survived two assassination attempts recently. Complainants for the f ru strated mu rd er o f ubernatorial timber former finance minister Margarito Gary Teves is keeping his options open to any viable political party who will carry his gubernatorial slate in 2013. In an exclusive CHRONICLE intereview, Teves said right now, he belongs to Lakas party, and under coalition with NPC. He says, the Liberal party is the party to reckon with in 2013. G Stressing that sincere public service does not require one to belong to a political party, former finance secretary Margarito “Gary” Teves is keeping his options open to any party in his first ever bid to become the next governor of the province. He said, he can even form his own party. A scion of the influential Teves po litical clan, Gary said that it does not matter whether he will be running under the opposition Lakas-Kampi CMD Party, of which he and his family have long been associated with, or to a separate To page 19 Fiscal Trinidad (left) urges suspects to seek their own lawyer. Fiscal resets probe GARY TEVES DOJ assistant provincial prosecutor Constantino Trinidad gives the extra mile for due process to suspects, Herman Escora and Anthony Eleuterio, to produce counteraffidavits in their controversial mission in Bonawon, Siaton. Preliminary investigation on this non-bailable offense of   grenade  possession resumes on December 12. Sojor’s 2 loves: academe or politics for 2013 T he longest running president of the Negros Oriental State University (NORSU) is considering three major options as soon as his term expires in July of 2012. He can either go to any of  his two loves: the academe, or politics. Or he could take his much-deserved rest and tour the world upon his retirement in 2012. This week, he will be in South Africa for a speaking engagement. DR. HENRY SOJOR Bayawan City Councilor Victo rian o “Ching” Alabastro are Police Sr. Sup t. Edw ar d Esperat Carranza, acting PNP provincial director; and Atty. Dominador Cimafr anca, National Bureau of Investigation agent-in-charge. This To page 19 To page 19 on governor slay-plot By JUANCHO RODRIGUEZ S uspects in the alleged attempt to assassi-nate the governor revealed they were hired to kill a Bingo Milyonaryo coordinator in Bonawon, Siaton, who happens to be the neighbor of Gov. Roel Degamo. No plans (instructions) to assassinate the governor, they asserted. But right now, their charges are for illegal possession of firearms and a grenade which makes the offense nonbailable. To page 19 Gun-toting Korean jailed A Korean national is facing charges in court for violating Philippine laws, particularly RA 1866, as amended by RA 8294, of the illegal possession of firearms, as well as grave threats for pointing his gun at employees of a motorcycle dealer in Dumaguete. The gun-toting Korean is identified as Kang Kyong Soo, temporarily residing in Daro, Dumaguete City, who got mad when a collector of Motor Ace called him early in the morning to collect his monthly amortization for a motorcycle he got from the motorcycle dealer. The branch manager, Mar k Percy Abjelina, is readying the charges against the Korean n ational for grave threats for pointing his To page 19 “MOURNING WITH A PURPOSE IS WHEN JESUS SAW THE SIN AROUND HIM AND IT BROKE HIS HEART.”

The Negros Chronicle December 04, 2011 issue

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