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NBI: No Leads Yet On Malabor Slay

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There is still no new leads to the ongoing investigation of the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) on the recent slay of Provincial Board Member Renato Malabor and his bodyguard, Butch Jumilla.

PBM Renato Malabor Former Isabela Mayor

Atty. Renato Garbo, NBI-Bacolod Chief assured however, that they are conducting their own thorough investigation on the case.

Earlier, Garbo said that the cartographic sketch of the suspect will soon be released.

He also said based on their investigation, aside from the lone gunman, there could be several look-outs posted in the area.

Bacolod City Mayor Monico Puentevella together with newly installed Philippine Coast Guard-Bacolod chief Lieutenant Commander Ramil Palabrica after the 2nd quarter regular meeting of the Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (DRRMC).* (CMO-PIO photo)

No MERS-Cov in Bacolod

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By Arman P. Toga & Eugene Y. Adiong

There is not a single case of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome-Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) in Bacolod City, not even in any part of Negros Occidental, except panic buying of masks triggered by wrong information if not deliberate misinformation.

NEW KABANKALAN CITY COUNCILOR. Negros Occidental Governor Alfredo Marañon, Jr. swears into office Miguel Zayco (third from left, left photo), as new Kabankalan City councilor, replacing his father, Dr. Aniceto Villaluz, Jr., who passed away in early June this year, as (from left) Tony Zayco, Macy, Councilor Zayco’s wife; Miriam Zayco and Annette Villaluz look on. Right photo is Zayco with his family.* (Capitol PIO photos by Richard Malihan)


Photos show the soft launching of the book, Juan Pusong, Isang Kuwentong Bayan mula sa Negros, written and illustrated by Arthur Bayles. (left).

Held at the Little Theater of La Consolacion College (LCC), the folk tale children’s book was originally written in Hiligaynon and translated into Filipino by his author-wife, Miriam Montero- Bayles.

The event was graced by Dr. Virgilio Almario, national artist for literature.*

Health authorities in the city and province yesterday afternoon revealed that the Korean who who arrived in Bacolod last week of June was quarantined in the city after showing symptoms of MERS-CoV, tested negative for the virus.

CENECO Turns Over Medicines To Murcia, SalBen

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Central Negros Electric Cooperative, Inc. (CENECO) turned over medicines and vitamins for children and adults to the municipalities of Murcia and Salvador Benedicto last July 1, 2015, Monday.

(Left photo) Dir. Carbon (3rd from the left), Area Manager Veniegas and Consumer Services Section Head Millevo with staff from Murcia Municipal Hall. (Right photo) Mayor Joe Max Ortiz (3rd from left) of Salvador Benedicto receives the medicines.*

2nd Kasanag Festival In Talisay Shines Through

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Barangay Zone 5 – Talisay City recently concluded their Fiesta which showcased groups that lighted up the Talisay Streets in a dance parade. People went out of their houses and waited for the dance competition to hit the streets. Some were taking photos and videos and others took selfies with the dancers as they passed by the parade route.

Barangay Officials during the festival dance parade at Barangay Zone 5 Talisay City.* (Owen S. Bayog/NDB photo)

1 Killed in Silay; 2 Wounded in Cadiz City Shooting

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One was shot dead while two others were wounded in separate shooting incidents in Silay City Thursday and in Sitio Star Apple, Barangay Luna in Cadiz City about 8:00am yesterday.

Silay City PNP identified the victim as Rene Obas, 47 of Hacienda Alagisan Lopez in Barangay Bagtik in the city where the incident also happened Thursday night. He sustained gunshot wounds in the chest and stomach causing his death.

Police identified the suspect as Glenn Gonzales, also of the said place who fled after the shooting.