Daily Archive

January 9, 2018

Champion versus champion are set to clash next month in the light flyweight division.

Reigning Asian Boxing Federation (ABF) champion Merlito “Tiger” Sabillo (27, 13KOs-4-1) is set to test Oriental and Pacific Boxing Federation (OPBF) title holder Edward Heno (11, 5KOs-0-5) on February 17 at the Gaisano Grand Bacolod Mall, 4PM.

The Toboso-hailed Sabillo, who is also a former WBO world minimumweight champion, is looking forward to clinch the OPBF belt after a unanimous decision loss in the OPBF minimumweight title fight against Ryuya Yamanaka 2 years ago in Japan.

January 9, 2018

Raymund Livioco took the lead during the first of seventh qualifying dates with a promising 2-set score of 1,290 pin falls in the ongoing Tenpin Masters Challenge (TMC) Season Four monthly qualifiers at Lopue’s East Bowling Center (LEBC), Villamonte.


PRIMA coaches Bonnie Solis and Hoben Tiu visits the youth bowlers of STAI on Saturday.* (Photo by Herman Santos)

January 9, 2018


STILL HOPING FOR PRES. DIGONG’S HELP. Leaders and members of NAMAWU 103, the union composed of Maricalum Mining Corp. workers in Brgy. San Jose in Sipalay City, are hopeful that their 22-year struggle, to get what are due to them up to the time the mining firm shut down, will be attained under the current Rodrigo R. Duterte administration. They told newsmen, they may be divided by certain labor affiliations but in general they are all former MMC workers entitled to what are left at the MMC mining sites. “This is no longer for us or for our children. This is now for our grandchildren’s future,” they said, as they continue to send letters of appeal to Pres. Duterte. *(Arman Toga photos)

January 9, 2018

A stabbing victim died in the hospital yesterday morning, January 8, 2018 after he was stabbed by unidentified suspect in Purok Cacao, Barangay Tabugon, Kabankalan City around 11:00 p.m. Sunday.

Police Superintendent Rhea Santos, Kabankalan OIC police chief identified the victim as Joan Mamerto Kalandingan Manigos, of legal age, resident of the place.

January 9, 2018

A parricide case was filed against a son who hacked dead his father around 11:45 p.m. Sunday in Hacienda La Purisima, Barangay E. Lopez, Silay City.

Police Superintendent Noel Polines, Silay PNP OIC chief identified the victim as Ricky Tormes, 58, widow, of Hacienda Carmel, Barangay E. Lopez, Silay.

The victim sustained multiple hack wounds in the body and was rushed to Teresita Lopez Jalandoni Provincial Hospital. He was declared dead on arrival.

Police identified the suspect son as Ryan Amoyo Tormes, 36, single, who lives in the same house with his father.

January 9, 2018

The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA)-Negros Oriental and Dumaguete City Special Operation Group arrested a woman in a drug bust in Purok Gumamela, Sitio Canday-ong, Barangay Calindagan, Dumaguete City Friday.

The PDEA, led by Agent Jason Cabatana and the PNP-SOG by Senior Inspector Arnel Von Alegria arrested Mary Ann Pondoyo Pines “Alias Ana”, 25, single, resident of the place.

Ten big sachets of suspected shabu were confiscated from her weighing about 51 grams with estimated market value of P357, 000.

January 9, 2018

An employee of a local government unit was found dead believed hit with a blunt object in Hacienda Sta. Ana, Barangay Palampas, San Carlos City around 9:00 a.m. Sunday.

Police Superintendent D’ Artagnan, Katalbas, San Carlos OIC police chief identified the victim as Rey Barangan Baquiller, 48, single, casual employee of San Carlos City government.

Police authorities are still investigating the incident to determine the motive and possibly to identify the suspect.

The victim sustained head injury.*(CMG)

PDEA says more brys. to be declared drug-free

January 9, 2018

For delaying or holding up the ordered suspension of five Sipalay City Hall employees for many years, Mayor Oscar Montilla, Jr. was ordered suspended for 90 days.

In a three-page resolution, the Sandiganbayan ordered Montilla “to cease and desist from performing and/or exercising the functions and duties as well as receiving and/or enjoying the salaries, benefits, and privileges of his present public position or any other present public position he may now or hereafter be holding effective upon notice and continuing for 90 days.”

January 9, 2018

Fourteen drug suspects were arrested by San Carlos City PNP around 5:15 p.m. Sunday at San Juan Baybay, Barangay 6, San Carlos.

Police Superintendent D’ Artagnan Katalbas, San Carlos police chief identified the suspects as Jose Marabe Palabrica, 54, widow, carpenter, of San Juan Baybay, Brgy. 6; Peter Rovir Bargo Zapanta, 29, married, of V. Gustilo Street, Brgy. 3; Ryan Campo Guillen 33, married, tricycle driver, of Ylagan Street, Brgy. 6; Jayban Ciano Rosalejos, 21, single of San Juan Baybay, Brgy. 6; Nino Kim Fernandez Bartulin, 32, single, of San Juan Baybay, Brgy. 6;