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Ex-Village Chief Killed in Mishap

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A former village chief of Murcia was killed after hitting a hanging electric wire along the road of Barangay Mansilingan-Murcia Road Monday night.

Jerry Jingco, 54, married, of Lazaro Street, Barangay Zone 1, Murcia sustained head injuries and was declared dead on arrival at Bacolod Adventist Medical Center at 7:55 pm the same day.

Jingco is the older brother of incumbent village chief, Rolando M. Jingco who replaced him in the last election.

Jingco came from Barangay Felisa riding on his Yamaha motorcycle after buying pigs for his business.

Murder Cases Filed Against Hacienda Owner Killers

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Murcia police filed murder charges Tuesday against three suspects who killed an hacienda owner in Brgy. Sta. Rosa, Murcia last November 29.

Senior Inspector Norberto Barniso, Murcia police chief identified the suspects as Roberto Calapan, "alias Gigi" of Brgy. Canlandog in the town; and cousins Warlito "alias Enot" and Jose "alias Kalbo", both surnamed Navales.

Gov. Marañon Attends Murcia Church’s 154th Founding Year

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Gov. Alfredo G. Marañon, Jr. yesterday attended the 154th Founding Anniversary and Feast of Our Lady of Immaculate Conception Parish Church in the Municipality of Murcia with Monsignor Victorino Rivas as the main celebrant.

Negros Occ. First Lady Dr. Marilyn Marañon who also celebrated her birthday yesterday crowns the Blessed Virgin Mary as part of the thanksgiving celebration during the feast of the Immaculate Conception at Our Lady of Immaculate Conception Parish in Murcia.* (Capitol photo)

Woman Hacienda Owner Shot Dead in Murcia

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A 56-year-old woman owner of Hda. Locsin in Brgy. Sta. Rosa, Murcia was shot dead while about to escape after three suspects reportedly announced the holdup past 10:30 am Friday.

Ma. Theresa Bernardetha Regalado Locsin, 56, single of Bacolod City sustained two gunshot wounds in the chest and was rushed to Bacolod Doctor’s Hospital but was declared dead on arrival.

The victim was with her overseer, Alexander Ibañez, "Alias Ally" making rounds in their sugarcane field when they saw three unidentified suspects standing in the cane field.

‘Farmers Are From Canlandog, Not Sta. Rosa,’ Joval Says

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The farmers protesting in front of the Capitol claiming that they are legitimate agrarian reform beneficiaries (ARBs) of Hda. Ilimnan, Brgy. Sta. Rosa, Murcia are from neighboring Brgy. Canlandog, according to Atty. Jose Ma. Valencia.

Valencia, provincial legal officer, yesterday said "they have differences with the job order casuals who are also ARBs working at the Negros First Ranch located in the area."

"The JO workers were allowed by the provincial government to plant inside the ranch which the protesting farmers want to take over," he said.


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