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5 KIA in poll ... From page 17 to be a minor was also wounded while being brought to safety by their comrades. As the NPAs withdrew in disarray after a few minutes of exchanged fires, they were again engaged by the nearby troops from the 79 th IB led by 2Lt. John Tumamao and 2Lt. Christopher Eslava. Those NPAs were believed to be the same group of NPAs that was encountered by the troops on election day. The military had already coordinated with PNP counterparts for complementary checkpoint operations in the nearby barangays to prevent the NPAs from nearing the civilian populace and used them as human shields. Capt. Cresencio Gargar, CMO Officer of the 302nd Brigade together with officials in the affected barangays conducted a meeting and dialogue Thursday with the evacuees in two evacuation centers to

assist their needs. Provincial Social Welfare Officer Alice Lagarde and DSWD personnel from Sta. Catalina distributed foods such as rice, sardines, water and other relief items to the evacuees in the two evacuation sites. The pursuit of the rebels last week was part of the military’s internal security operations as well as to complement civilian efforts for peaceful and orderly elections, according to Brigade Cmdr. Col. Francisco Patrimonio. Fr. Mark Vilos of the San Francisco, Sta. Catalina parish said an undetermined number of voters were reportedly unable to cast their ballots after learning of the firefight in Milagrosa Monday morning. The voters rushed out of the voting center in San Francisco and rode in “habalhabal” motorcycles to the mountains to secure their families amidst fear of being hit by stray bullets, the priest said. (with reports from Judy Flores-Partlow, PNA)

Degamo, Sagar ... (From page 1) on late Friday afternoon were second district board members, namely, Erwin Macias, Mariant Villegas, ButsoySaycon and Rommel Erames Based on the national Comelec website which received PCOS returns earlier than the provincial canvass center, as of Wednesday night, (minus the vote-rich city of Tanjay and Sibulan town) incumbent governor Roel Degamo posted 109,760 votes, initially. But the Capitol Comelec canvass center as of 6pm Friday ,Degamo already posted 212,252 votes . This prompted the Provincial Board of Canvassers to proclaim Degamo winner at 4pm Friday. The national comelec website had a slightly smaller score being a partial count. .

DUMAGUETE: In Dumaguete City, incumbent city mayor Manuel Sagarbarria leading over by almost half the votes of his rival, got a city Comelec score of 35,285 votes. His rival Alan Gel Cordova incumbent vice mayor got 19,705 votes or a difference of 15, 580 votes. In 2010 Sagarbarria got 20,555 votes and won over Woodrow Maquiling by 51 votes. This year, Maquiling did a master stroke by joining forces with Sagarbarria and also won by landslide with 32,150 votes over Joe Kenneth Arbas who got 20,005 or a difference of 12,145 votes. COMELEC BOSS: Provincial election officer Atty Juvenal Tuale explained that upon thorough study, the results of the remaining two clustered precincts, one from Bayawan City and one from Bindoy cannot any more alter or overturn the results of the gubernatorial and vice gubernatorial positions. Also proclaimed were vice-governor-elect, first-tiimer Dr Mark Macias (LP) who garnered 160,656 votes against the 137,527 votes garnered by his closest rival Dr Henry A Sojor. Jun Arnaiz got 58,315 votes as of Friday night. In an interview by newsmen, both Degamo and Macias said they wanted to put a halt to political bickering and to buckle down to work.

RECONCILIATION: Gov Degamo has offered his hands for reconciliation to be able to deliver to the people what they have promised during the campaign period and to remain focused in helping the people of Negros Oriental through health, education, livelihood programs and projects for peace and development. The governor said he can work well with vice governor-elect Macias knowing the good deeds of his father, the late Gov Emilio Macias II. Degamo also said he is open to working informal sessions with all elected officials, including the board members and the congressmen for the betterment of the Negrenses. Degamo has no political partymate in the provincial board.

PROCLAIMED Also proclaimed in Dumaguete last Wednesday were Sagarbarria, Maquiling and 10 city councilors (see tabulation

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P406K robbery ... From page 1 flagged down the Toyota Hilux pickup of the PDEP mining and declared a hold up at the isolated sitio of Bantog, barangay Lag-it in Tayasan, some 75 kilometers north of Dumaguete City. Some P400,000 representing the wages of the mining firm’s employees for Mid-May payroll, were carted away by the suspects who fled going westward. Negros Oriental Provincial Police Office provl commandr Sr. Supt Noli Roman and 302 nd brigade commander Col Francisco Patrimonio told a press conference the incident was not electionrelated. But he admitted the robbery was planned on election eve when people are busy for their poll duties. Romana is not discounting the possibility the hold up was the handiwork of bandits in the area, considering that last Saturday’s incident was the second and that the suspects could have studied the pattern in withdrawing large sums of money for the salaries of its employees which is undertaken every month. Romana said the company has blue guards but not that armed. Meanwhile, an amount of P6,000 was reportedly stolen by unidentified

suspect who managed to get inside the Robinsons Mall in Calindagan and destroyed the tarpaulin stand of Sparkles kiosk located at the ground floor of the said mall. Realyn Loriano, 28, single and sales clerk of Sparkles told the police that at about 9:30 am when she was about to open their store she noticed that the tarpaulin which used to cover their kiosk was already disarranged. Upon checking, the money placed on the cash box which was supposed to be deposited in the bank was already gone. The crime was believed to have occurred between Wednesday evening, after the closing of Robinsons store or early Thursday morning before the mall opened. Loriano said she immediately reported the incident to the management of Robinsons to check the CCTV cameras for the possible identification of the suspect. But the mall refused to grant her request as she was asked to write first a letter of request addressed to their main office in Manila before they would allow her to see the CCTV camera. The theft and robbery section of the Dumaguete City Police have yet to determine if the crime was an inside job or not. (Boy J. Pilongo)

page 2) , Degamo, Dr Mark Macias, Rep George Arnaiz (in absentia he was in Cebu) and the four 2nd district board members, Erwiin Macias, Mariant Villegas, Butsoy Saycon and Rommel Erames. Only 58.9% or 43,169 registered voters actually voted out of the 73,270 registered for Dumaguete. In Negros Oriental only 39.7% or 303,780 registered actually voted out of 763,937 registered with the Comelec.

CITY MAGIC 10: For the magic ten for city councilor, in their order, the following will sit as city councilors in June : Jiji Esmeña, JV Imbo, Nilo Sayson, Sal Erames, Tony Remollo, newcomer Peter Catan, Manny Arbon, another new comer Lani Ramon, returnee Nelson Patrimonio and


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Leon Dandan. For the provincial board it would seem that the composition will be opposition-dominated with six NPCs and 4 LPs. The governor again could be courting for allies in order to speed up legislation for the province. The governor is PDP Laban. The two top officials of the province were finally proclaimed at 4:00 o’clock Friday afternoon after four days of waiting, and put to rest apprehensions certain quarters are buying time in order to rig the results of the recent political exercise. .

YOUNG MACIAS : Meanwhile, vice governor-elect Macias disclosed that the name-recall of his father “Dodo Macias” and with the help of Cong. Jocelyn Limkaichong, these factors did To page 22

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