Bago City Philippine National Police (PNP) and Bacolod City Police Office (BCPO) are preparing appropriate charges against a policeman who fired his gun after an argument with a barangay head and instead hit a spectator in the ongoing cockfight in a makeshift cockpit in Bantayan Park, Brgy. Poblacion, Bago City Saturday night.
Bago City PNP chief Supt. Arnel Arpon and Supt. Jefferson T. Descallar, BCPO deputy police chief disclosed this, but depending on the outcome of the investigation.
PO1 Jejomar Alvarado, of the barangay but assigned at Police Station 9 in Brgy. Sum-ag, Bacolod City reportedly drew his firearm aiming at Brgy. Captain Federico Gayaga, 42, of Brgy. Bacong of the city.
Two persons were killed in separate road accidents in the southern part of Negros Occidental.
In Isabela, a motorcycle rider was declared dead by attending physician at Ignacio Lacson Arroyo Sr. Memorial District Hospital after his vehicle slammed into a signage about 8:30PM, Monday.
Police report said Artemio Aungon, 62, of Brgy. Guintubdan was negotiating ing a curve at Hacienda Orong when he hit the signage with his black-colored Honda XRM.
A 56-year old father was found hanging inside his daughter’s house about 3:30PM, Tuesday in Bago City in a case of suicide.
Police identified the victim as Raul Banay Jr., of Purok Dangal, Brgy. Taloc who was discovered by his daughter, Riza Jean Arevalo suspended in the air with a rope tied to his neck.
In celebration of its 48th year as a chartered city and 17th Babaylan Festival, the City of Bago lined-up activities and events to highlight its week-long festivities which will officialy open on February 14- 19, 2014.
The opening of the yearly Agro-Industrial Cultural and Educational Fair at the Bantayan Park participated in by the 24 barangays of the City on February 14 will kick-off the celebration. Also, a product search dubbed as One Barangay One Product will take place sponsored by the City Showroom. At night, Bago City College will have a Valentine’s Day Concert at the colisuem while ABS-CBN, the official media partner will host a barangay Kapamilya show with guest celebrity artist Arjo Atayde at Bantayan Park. A non-stop party at the park and a grand fireworks display will follow at Bantayan Park.
Police authorities in Bago City through its Anti-Illegal Task Force busted a 30-year old local at San Esteban Subdivision, Brgy. Lag-asan.
Harold Garcia, of Purok Batad, Brgy. Sampinit and temporarily residing at Brgy. Lag-asan is facing criminal charges for violation of Republic Act (RA) 9165 or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002 after he handed sachets of suspected shabu to a poseur buyer.
Joint elements of Special Operations Group (SOG) – NOPPO and Bago City Police Station apprehended eight persons and confiscated a number of motorcycles in a raid against illegal gambling about 7:34PM, Sunday at Brgy. Balingasag in Bago.
PSInsp. Antonio Benitez, SOG-Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office head and PSupt. Arnel Arpon, Bago Police chief, implemented the search warrant issued by Regional Trial Court (RTC) Branch 62 Judge Francis Guanzon.
The five suspects in the murder of a controversial policeman was transferred from Hinigaran PNP Station to the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) in Binalbagan late Tuesday, after an alleged threat of a break-in from "the mastermind."
Chief Inspector Lino Dalisay, Hinigaran PNP chief, told media yesterday that he had received since Monday a threat from the alleged mastermind of a planned "attack at the jail" to effect the escape of the suspects from the Hinigaran PNP prison cells.
The transfer of the suspects to the BJMP-Binalbagan also came after the Himamaylan Regional Trial Court released a commitment order for the suspects, Dalisay said.
Police officers in Bago City are in pursuit of a former barangay kagawad implicated in the shooting incident and killing two persons about 9PM, Sunday at Purok Abaka in Brgy. Mailum.
SPO4 Nelson Vargas, responding officer identified the victims as Julius Vilbar, 48, and cousin Johnrill, 23, and Samuel Cantanilla, 36, all of Brgy. Mailum and sustained multiple gunshot wounds allegedly inflicted by Charry Labrador.
Labrador, 35, former kagawad of Purok Mangumay, Brgy. Mailum reportedly shot the victims for grudges and conflict between him and Julius Vilbar.
Reports said, Cantanilla and Julius Vilbar succumbed to gunshot wounds and were declared dead by attending physicians at Bago City District Hospital;
Johnrill was transferred to Corazon Locsin Montelibano Memorial Regional Hospital (CLMMRH) for further medical treatment.
Two persons were killed and four were hurt in separate road mishaps, mostly motorcycle-related, in Negros Occidental before the countdown to New Year.
In Sagay City, Private First Class (PFC) Jamel Mabansag, 30, of the 62nd Infantry Battalion (Philippine Army) based at Brgy. Bato was on board his Honda motorcycle with his back rider, Arnold Navales when they accidentally collided with a Kawasaki motorcycle driven by Edson Villarosa.
Initial investigation showed the accident happened about 6:10PM, December 31, 2013 along the national road in Sitio Balibag, Brgy. Lopez Jaena.
Mabansag’s vehicle was running towards Brgy. Bato and the other motorcycle was traversing the opposite direction when the accident happened damaging both vehicles and causing serious injuries on the riders.
The City Government of Bago ushered the new year once again with sparkling skies as multi-colored lights cascaded down in sparkling flames as the City staged the 6th synchronized musical fireworks display dubbed as Lights of Bago last January 1, 2014 at the Manuel Y. Torres Memorial Sports Complex.
The winning entry of John Kimwell Laluma, 2013 Lights of Bago photo contest winner.*
Bago Senior Tourism Operations Officer Rose Mina said that this year’s musical fireworks show is a more thrilling presentation compared to last year which lasted for over 20 minutes. Theme for this year’s show is "Thanksgiving and Celebration of Life."
The symphony of lights was in sync with the fusion of classical and disco music according to pyrotechnics display specialist David Villanueva of Spectra Eliminator Corporation.