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December 22, 2017

NDB READERS’ OPINION

December 22, 2017

Two persons were arrested for the crime of rape in San Carlos and Bago cities recently.

In San Carlos City police arrested the wanted person in his residence at Sitio Cabagtasan, Barangay Codcod, San Carlos City Tuesday.

Police Superintendent D’ Artagnan Katalbas, Jr., San Carlos City PNP OIC chief with his deputy, Inspector Lamberto Mirande arrested Eugene Villa Pedoy, 36, married, of the said place for 3 counts rape.

Judge Amy Alabado Avellano, presiding judge of Regional Trial Court, Branch-58 in San Carlos issued the arrest warrant dated December 9, 2017.

December 22, 2017

Three alleged drug suspects were arrested in Sagay and Silay Cities recently.

In Sagay, Police Chief Inspector Robert Mansueto, Sagay OIC police chief identified the suspects as Ernie Ebag Sibay, 38; “Alias Kaning,” married, of St. Michael, Barangay Poblacion 2, Sagay City, Negros Occidental; and Geovannie Ebag Simbahon, 40, married, “Alias Yayan” of Sitio Kinalumsan, Barangay Poblacion 1, in Sagay.

December 22, 2017

A tricycle driver, teacher and student were all killed in a road mishap around 5:50 p.m. when the tricycle was bumped by a speeding passenger jeep along the national highway of Mabinay Road in Barangay 9, Kabankalan City, Negros Occidental.

December 22, 2017

A couple were arrested by police for concubinage and bigamy in Sipalay City.

Police Chief Inspector Romeo Vargas; Sipalay OIC police chief identified the suspects as Al John Garcia Montaño and Grace Luntaga Quintab, both of legal age , residents of Sipalay.

Judge Wenie Espinosa of the Municipal Trial Circuit Court in Sipalay issued an arrest warrant against the two for the crime of concubinage dated July 4, 2017.

The court recommended P12, 000 bail bond for each of them.

December 22, 2017

The World Health Organization (WHO) has lauded the Philippines’ passage of a landmark law that has new tax provisions for sugar-sweetened beverages (SSB).

“The initiative makes the Philippines among the first countries in Asia to introduce SSB tax in their national agenda,” the WHO said in a statement issued Tuesday.

The Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) Act imposes a PHP6 tax per liter of caloric and non-caloric sweetened beverages.

December 22, 2017

As Storm “Vinta”, with maximum winds of more than 120 kph as of 7 o’clock last night, made landfall early today Friday in Surigao del Sur, a senator reminded telecommunications companies to consistently send free mobile disaster alerts to warn the public of its impact that could affect them.

“We expect our telecommunications companies to consistently fulfill their obligation to the people in sending alerts as mandated by law,” Senator Grace Poe said in a press statement yesterday.

December 22, 2017

As CPP/NPA/NDF also changes mind & may accept the Christmas truce

With President Rodrigo Duterte declaring a unilateral Christmas truce against the New People’s Army (NPA), the Department of National Defense (DND) urged all military to be vigilant and mindful of their safety during the ceasefire.

Besides, Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) founder Jose Maria Sison has earlier called the government’s unilateral ceasefire a “sham”, and told his NPA to go on with its own operations - only to also change his mind later and gave the decision to the CPP-National Democracic Front (NDF) the ceasefire proposal.

December 22, 2017


Dr. Ernesto Palanca, Executive Director of Negros Occidental Drug Rehabilitation Foundation Inc. and Negros Occidental Drug Rehabilitation Center (3rd left) discussed about NODRC, its significance and importance and other areas of concerns of the Local Government Units, among others with Jein Pabalinas (left) at Super Dot Com Sky Cable T.V. Channel 40 hosted by Roberto ‘Dot’ Soliven ( right) and co-hosted by Jun de los Reyes (2nd left) shown live from 9:00 P.M. to 10:00 P.M Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.*(JDR photo)

December 22, 2017

NDB READERS’ OPINION

December 22, 2017

Bacolod City Mayor Evelio Leonardia considers the media covering the city hall as partners of the city government and as one big family, for having been together for years already. This was his message during the Christmas Party of the Bacolod City Hall Press Corp hosted by the city government.

December 22, 2017

A town councilor from southern Negros is among the recipients of recognition from the Department of Education, Division of Negros Occidental Harvest of Excellence 2017 awarding rites held yesterday, December 20, 2017 at the SMX Convention Center.

Given the recognition as outstanding stakeholder and partner is Isabela Councilor Patrick Miguel Montilla who, together with his son EJ received the citation from DepEd officials led by Region 6 Director Maria Gemma Ledesma.

December 22, 2017

The San Carlos City police arrested a wanted person at his residence in Sitio Cabagtasan, Barangay Codcod, San Carlos City Tuesday.

Police Superintendent D’ Artagnan Katalbas, Jr., San Carlos PNP OIC chief with his deputy Inspector Lamberto Mirande arrested Eugene Villa Pedoy, 36, married, of the place for the 3-count of rape.

Judge Amy Alabado Avellano, presiding judge of Regional Trial Court, branch-58 in San Carlos city issued the arrest warrant dated December 9, 2017.The court did not recommend bail bond for temporary liberty of the suspect.

December 22, 2017

Police Station 8 head, Police Chief Inspector Ruel Culanag said that they already have persons of interest in the shooting to death of a person eating pizza at Golden Field Commercial Complex located in Barangay Singcang-Airport around 11:20 p.m. Tuesday.

Culanag said that their initial investigation bared that the victim was killed due to “crime of passion” or “love triangle”.

The victim was identified as Jeffrey Abendan, 41, separated, resident of Purok Sunflower, Barangay Taculing, Bacolod city.

December 22, 2017

A councilor of Escalante City was reportedly struck with an empty bottle after he allegedly slammed the mouth of an unidentified person while singing inside a karaoke bar in the city Tuesday night.

Police Chief Inspector Rolly Pondevilla, Escalante City OIC police chief identified the suspect as Sangguniang Panlungsod Carmelito “Mitoy” Torres.

He sustained head injuries as a result of the incident and went to police station to report.

However, he is no longer interested in filing charges against the suspect.

December 22, 2017

Personnel from the Philippine National Police (PNP) and the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) in Bacolod City are now inspecting the designated firecracker zones in the barangays in compliance to Executive Order 28 issued by Pres. Rodrigo Duterte, to minimize risks of injuries and casualties.

In Bacolod City, out of 61 barangays only 41 have submitted the list of their respective firecracker zones, that the police and fire personnel are inspecting to determine the said areas are safe for fireworks display.

December 22, 2017

Ten Negrense high school students who are scholars of Miyakonojo Higashi High School in Miyazaki Prefecture claimed their passports from the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA), yesterday.


SCHOLARS. Ten Negrense scholars of Miyakonojo Higashi High School with DFA Officer-in-Charge of the Regional Consular Office–Bacolod Carolina Constantino (6th from left), NOSP Head Karen Dinsay (right) and April Duran (left).*

December 22, 2017

The vice mayor of Moises Padilla town was arrested along with her husband in a checkpoint in Barangay Crossing Magallon in the town and confiscated with firearms, grenades and shabu past 6 p.m. Tuesday.

Police Senior Inspector Allan Reloj, Moises Padilla PNP chief said Vice Mayor Ella Celestina Garcia Yulo, 43, of Moises Padilla was handcuffed along with her husband after their arrest but not without resistance from her despite introducing herself.