CABANATUAN CITY -- Three alleged armed drug traffickers were killed in separate gunbattles in Nueva Ecija after they allegedly turned hostile and engaged undercover operatives in a shootout yesterday and last Saturday.
CABANATUAN CITY -- Former Gov. Aurelio “Oyie” M. Umali is moving closer to re-claiming his former seat at the capitol for the fourth time since 2007 after partial and unofficial election results showed him leading by a wide margin over his rivals in the gubernatorial race in Nueva Ecija, it was learned yesterday.
JAEN, Nueva Ecija – A municipal councilor and a lawyer-son of town mayor Sylvia Austria, his uncle-barangay captain, and two others on Monday were arrested by the police for alleged possession of long and short firearms while in two separate vehicles parked in front of an elementary school at the height of the local elections in this town.
STA. ROSA, Nueva Ecija -- Former Nueva Ecija Gov. Aurelio “Oyie” M. Umali yesterday expressed his dismay over the alleged massive vote-buying in the province which were allegedly left unchecked by the police and the Commission on Elections.
CABANATUAN CITY -- The return of Vice Mayor Emmanuel Antonio “Doc Anthony” Umali to the Sangguniang Panglungsod as its presiding officer was greeted with mass absences by pro-Mayor Jay Vergara city councilors during the holding of two consecutive regular sessions last April 29 and May 6 here.
STA. ROSA, Nueva Ecija – Eight days before the election, a grenade explosion rocked the house of the president of the Association of Barangay Captains in this city and wounded an incumbent barangay kagawad.
SAN JOSE City -- Senator JV Ejercito yesterday said the endorsement of his father, former President and re-electionist Manila Mayor Joseph “Erap” Estrada, was the “highlight” of his reelection bid, coming at a time when the elections are just a few days away.
RIZAL, Nueva Ecija -- A jobless woman who went to the house of a former municipal mayor to ask for financial assistance was nabbed shortly after stealing the official’s wallet containing money placed inside his pants’ pocket on Thursday afternoon here.