Vice Gov. Lacson Says No Evidence It Was Politically-Motivated
By Eugene Adiong & Edith B. Colmo
Members of the Negros Occidental Sangguniang Panlalawigan (SP) increased the reward to P2.5 million for those who can lead to the arrest of the killer of SP Member Renato Malabor.
BACOLOD Mayor Monico Puentevella, celebrating his birthday today July 2, with guests in yesterday’s State of Booming Bacolod Address.*
The Provincial SP also unanimously approved in yesterday’s regular session the resolutions of SP Members Alain Gatuslao and Rolando Ponsica, extending sincere condolences to the families of Malabor, and Provincial Administrator Enrique Pinongan.
Gatuslao said they are extending their deepest and sincere condolences to the Malabor family for the untimely death of their brother in the legislative body.
Malabor was former councilor of Isabela, and a three-term mayor before he ran for provincial boardor SP.
Board Member Ponsica, meanwhile in his resolution also extends condolence and sympathy, to the family of the late Provincial Adminis-trator Enrique Pinongan who died of cancer on June 24, 2015.
He has served the province as provincial treasurer from March 1992 to December 2006, and became provincial administrator from January 2007 until June 2015. He has dedicated his time to the province with great loyalty and sincerity towards the welfare of the people of Negros Occidental.
Both resolutions were unanimously approved.
PP2.5-M REWARD. Vice Gov. Jose Eugenio “Bong” Lacson, as presiding officer of the SP, yesterday requested the members to add P500,000.00 to the initial P2 million from the Office of the Governor, as reward for anyone who could provide information that could lead to the arrest of the gunman in killing of Board Member Malabor and his bodyguard Leody “Butch” Jomillia on June 28.
Lacson said, this is to speed up the investigation and hasten the attainment of justice for the victim.