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Sen. Bam, Cong. Albee Visit Murcia

Bringing government closer to people and the people closer to government.

This was the case when Senator Paolo Benigno “Bam” Aquino and Congressman Alfredo “Albee” Benitez visited Barangay Alegria in Murcia yesterday (October 20) for a dialogue at the Alegria Elementary School to get a first hand brief of the state of the public elementary and high schools in the area.

Sen. Bam Aquino and Cong. Albee Benitez, 3rd District-Negros Occ. at the Alegria Elementary School in Barangay Alegria, Murcia - in a dialogue with municipal, barangay and school representatives while inspecting classrooms.*

Murcia Farmers Seek Help from KASANAG Head

The leader of farmers belonging to Hacienda Ilimnan Farm Workers Association who are camping outside the Negros Occidental Provincial Capitol compound in Bacolod City, yesterday said they are optimistic President Rodrigo Duterte will help them in their fight to get back their farms in Murcia which “were taken by the provincial government” from them.

‘Negros First Ranch Land Not Excluded from CARP’

The Department of Agrarian (DAR) dismissed the application for exclusion filed by the Provincial Government of Negros Occidental for the landholdings which it purchased and utilized for the establishment of the Negros First Ranch.

The provincial government filed the application for exclusion from the coverage of the Comprehensive Agarian Reform Program (CARP) involving three parcels of land with an aggregate area of 159.4646 hectares located in Barangays Sta. Rosa and Canlandog, Murcia town Negros Occidental.

Brother hacked dead by younger sibling

A younger brother hacked dead his elder brother in Purok Nato, Barangay Canlandog, Murcia town around 6:00 p.m. Sunday.

Police Senior Inspector Ronald Santillan, Murcia PNP OIC police chief identified the victim as Roberto Alib Esparas, Jr., 44, single, resident of the place.

He sustained multiple hack wounds in the body and died on the spot.

The suspect is his younger brother, Joy Alib Esparas, 29, also of the place.

Village official Ronald Palermo informed Murcia PNP of the incident and responded to the place.

Gov. leads inauguration of road in Murcia

Gov. Alfredo G. Marañon, Jr. led the inauguration of the 900-meter Murcia-Granada road project and the unveiling of its marker in Brgy. Binitin, Municipality of Murcia, yesterday.

Gov. Marañon together with Murcia Mayor Andrew Montelibano, Vice Mayor Victor Gerardo Rojas, other municipal officials, Ming Yuan College officials and congregation of St. John the Baptist led by Rev. Fr. Michael Hu and Rev. Fr. Stephen Lu, and Provincial Engineer Ernie Mapa, unveiled the marker of the Ming Yuan Avenue in Brgy. Binitin, Murcia, yesterday. *(Richard Malihan photo)