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Bago City

1 Year-old Killed, Scores Injured

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A 1-year-old child was killed, while scores were injured, including a pregnant woman in two separate road mishaps occurred at the highway of Brgy. Calumangan, Bago City Tuesday evening.

The victim was identified as Baby Villanueva, daughter of Jayve Mae Villegas Villanueva, 17, the pregnant woman and her live-in partner Jevin Cahilig Advincula, 24, all of Purok Lacson, Brgy. Dulao, Bago City.

The victim’s grandmother, Jocelyn Villegas Villanueva, 45, was also injured.

Pro-PIDU Targets Jan. 2015 for Declaration

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The Negros Occidental Provincial Peace Integration and Development Unit (Pro-PIDU) headed by Gov. Alfredo G. Marañon, Jr. has targeted the declaration of the Fourth District of the province as a “Peaceful and Ready-for-Further-Development District” by the end of January 2015.


Gov. Alfredo G. Marañon, Jr., together with Col. Jon Aying, Commander of the 303rd Infantry Brigade, Col. Noel Buan, Capt. Jimrhic Obias, Negros Occ. Board Members Victor Javellana (Fourth District) and Salvador Escalante, Jr. (Second District), Mayors Mario Magno of San Enrique and Jose Maria Alonso of Pontevedra, and Dr. Ma. Lina Sanogal, action officer of the Provincial Peace Integration and Development Unit (Pro-PIDU) and LGU representatives during a meeting held at the Capitol, yesterday, on the target declaration of the Fourth District of Negros Occ. as a “Peaceful and Ready-for-Further-Development District”.* (Capitol photo)

Police Reports Initial Data on the Woman in a Sack

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La Castellana police was alerted yesterday after receiving a call from a family in Bago City inquiring about the slain woman whose dismembered body was placed inside sacks and left along the highway of Brgy. Mansalanao last Wednesday.

Even as the woman remain unidentified, Police Senior inspector Ruben Pajarito, the town police chief said the new development may lead to identity of the victim.

The victim’s decomposing body was found by Jomar Esguera.

Negros Occ. Wetlands Host to Thousands of Migratory Birds

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Thousands of migratory birds from Siberia, China and Australia pass by, feed and even breed in the wetlands of the province particularly the Bago up to Ilog area.

Director for Field Operations of the Philippine Biodiversity Conservation Foundation Incorporated Lisa J. Paguntalan approximates there are about 109,000 migratory shorebirds in the area for the month of January alone, a count more than that the whole of Manila Bay, the highest concentration for these migratory birds.

Man Killed in Mishap in Bago City

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An employee of the electric cooperative in southern Negros Occidental was killed when his motorcycle bumped a parked Primemover along KM 13, Brgy. Taloc, Bago City Friday night.

The victim Joseph Bayona Pontino, 59, married of Brgy. 13, Bacolod City was declared dead on arrival at Bago City Hospital due to head injuries.

Pontino, an employee of Negros Occidental Electric Cooperative (NOCECO) based in Kabankalan City was driving his Kawasaki motorcycle north to Bacolod City when he was sideswiped by unidentified speeding aluminum van running the same direction.

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