MEDIA FELLOWSHIP GAMES. Negros Press Club basketball and volleyball team members pose with Bacolod lone district representative Greg Gasataya (in black shirt) during the 2017 KBP-NPC Fellowship Games 1st Leg at STI-WNU Gymnasium over the weekend. Also in photo is NPC president Renato “Boy” Duran.* (contributed photo)
A motorcycle back rider got killed and the other back rider and the driver were injured when they slammed into a van Saturday morning along the national highway in Crossing High School in Barangay Lag-asan, Bago City.
Sr. Insp. Hercules Trigue, Bago PNP Deputy police chief, identified the victim as Marvin Arangote Bercebal, 22, single, student of Bago City College and resident of Purok Roadside in Barangay Lag-asan, Bago City. He sustained head and body injures and died-on-the-spot.
The Philippine National Police Anti- Kidnapping Group warned Negrenses against kidnapping as it gives guidance in avoiding the crime.
The PNP is advising the public to avoid routines and to change their travel routes to avoid detection.
The business community and households should also screen and choose their personal staff.
Authorities in Bacolod City and in Negros Occidental are on watch against the entry of chicken and poultry products from Luzon which is hit by Bird Flu outbreak.
Responding to the call of the Bureau of Animal Industry (BAI), Dr. Renante Decena, Negros Occidental Provincial Veterinarian said, BAI has issued an order not to ship any live poultry, eggs, and meat from Luzon particularly Pampanga.
This is due to the outbreak of birds flu in San Luis, Pampanga where some 38,000 heads of poultry were culled due to the outbreak.
Bacolod City Police Office Station 2 operatives led by Chief Inspector Benedicto Villarias arrested eight drug suspects in a drug buy bust in Purok Sigay in Barangay 2 Friday evening.
Villarias said the subject of the operation was Wilfred Laquida, 21, single of the place. He said they are monitoring the illegal activities of the family of Laquida and they were able to arrest Wilfred.
A man who was nabbed in a drug buy bust in Barangay 2 in San Carlos City Thursday with shabu worth P2.46 million, is a resident of Bacolod City and had been disposing the illegal drugs in both cities.
Hanjie Alquiza, in his mid-30s, of Barangay Punao, and his alleged live-in partner, Charlemagne Mavida, in her 20s, of Caballero, Barangay 2, San Carlos, remain detained at the San Carlos PNP jail.
The San Carlos Police revealed that Alquiza and Mavida were only released recently from jail for various crimes.
A public official here is calling for the proper recognition of Indigenous People and to give full support to their needs.
BINALBAGAN MAYOR ON IPs. Mayor Emmanuel Aranda of Binalbagan says they consider Indigenous Peoples in the town as mainstream residents and as brothers in Christ, during a press conference for the town’s hosting of the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples last August 9 at the Binalbagan Municipal Covered Court.*(PIA photo)
Sen. Juan Miguel "Migz" Zubiri, as well as Sen. JV Ejercito, will grace the PHILSUTECH 64th Annual National Convention, which runs August 15-18 at Waterfront Hotel, Lahug, Cebu City. Zubiri will be the keynote speaker on August 17, while Ejercito will also address the assembly on the same day.
Sugar Regulatory Administrator Anna Rosario Paner will address the assembly during the official opening on August 16.
The newest radio station in Bacolod City, Radyo Bandera Sweet FM 100.5 Bacolod will be formally launched today with a 50- vehicle motorcade around Bacolod’s major roads.
Commissioner Elgin Damasco, a member of the of the People Power Commission and founder of Radyo Bandera- Philippines will be the launching rites’ guest.
Radyo Bandera-Bacolod is operated by Xanthone Plus Broadcasting Services of popular alternative medicine Dr. Ramel Uy.
The station offers a mix of public affairs, news and health and music programs.
Isabela residents are glad to know that their “Tigkalalag Festival” that used to be held every November 1 (All Saints’Day) & 2 (All Souls’ Day) will be revived starting this year.
Isabela Mayor Joselito Malabor yesterday said, the municipal government of Isabela will re-launch this year the Tigkalalag festival.
He said the festival made its mark during the Panaad festival in recent years.
The Tigkalalag festival was shelved in the last four years due to the change of local leadership in the town.
“The illegal drug trading in Hinigaran town continues to prosper because of the existence of the Ramos Drug Group and the poor anti-illegal drug campaign of the local police.”
“This is the reason I requested our (Negros Occidental) Provincial Police Diector, Senior Superintendent Rodolfo Castil to replace our police station chief, Senior Inspector Lawrence Gerard Bathan,” said Hinigaran Mayor Jose Nadie Arceo.