Sagay City and the Municipality of Binalbagan were named Best Performing City and Municipality in the Province of Negros Occidental during the Pasidungog 2013 – Provincial Excellence in Governance Award, held at Nature’s Village Resort and Hotel in Talisay City, yesterday.
The awarding ceremony was spearheaded by the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG)–Negros Occ. headed by Dir. Ma. Joy Maredith Madayag.
The Pasidungog 2013 is DILG’s program aimed at recognizing local government units that showed exemplary performance and innovations.
Let this be another warning.
Several sticks of suspected marijuana cigarettes were confiscated from a teenager inside a high school campus in Binalbagan town following the reports of the school administration.
PSInsp. John Ganzon, of Binalbagan Police Station responded a call for assistance from the Southern Negros College – High School Department administration about 2:25PM, Friday at Brgy. Teodoro resulting to the arrest of Arnel Serantes.
Serantes, 18, of Sitio Butong, Brgy. San Pedro was nabbed and confiscated from his possession were three rolled sticks of suspected marijuana and a small plastic containing the same suspected hemp.
By RITZY ROBLES MALO-OY & ARMAN P. TOGA
Three children drowned early yesterday afternoon at Nabuswang River in Barangay Canmorros in Binalbagan town.
Two men without helmet died on the spot in a high-impact motorcycle accident late yesterday afternoon in Barangay Salvacion in Murcia town.
PO2 Joselito Lugo, of Binalbagan Police Station told NDB that the three children: John Rey Manchiba, 11 years old; Micah Patribo and cousin, Gerald Sarrosa, both 7 years old and residents of Sitio Nabuswang were gathering seashells along the riverbank before the incident.
Later, it was reported that they played along the river and were washed by the current towards the sea and drowned. The incident happened about 1:45PM, October 29. The children were fished out of the waters about 2:30PM.
Reports also said Patribo’s younger sister Jenalyn, 6, refused to come along with them for a swim and survived.
The pursuit of the CIDG operative, SPO2 Krankie Paciente Manuel "Kim" Estrella and Kagawad Danilo Returban of couple Salvador Sentose and Magdalena Rendon, has been relentless, in an attempt to prevail upon them to withdraw the filing of criminal charges against them, which also include inflicting physical injuries upon their adopted mentally-challenged son, both said during a press conference yesterday at the Negros Press Club (NPC) building.
Sentose and Rendon, said customers now hardly patronize their videoke bar for fear that they will be harassed by Paciente, Estrella and Returban.
The incident has almost totally affected their livelihood while the group supposed to protect their interest as law enforcers also manipulated a neighbor who waylaid their son, Jesse Rendon and beat him up.
An autistic son of a couple subjected to serious physical harassments by some elements of the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) in the province headed by C/Insp. Rene Sanchez Kyamko and its operative and assets, have once more harassed Magdalena Rendon, live-in partner of bar operator Salvador Sentose, Saturday, in a direct call to this reporter.
Rendon told NNF/NDB that earlier she and her husband, through the Public Attorney’s Office (PAO), and the Commission on Human Rights (CHR-Negros), filed criminal and administrative cases against SPO2 Frankie Paciente and CIDG asset, Manuel "Kim" Estrella, who, last week, allegedly without any provocation at all and dead drunk, accompanied by a village council member, Deturban, entered their seaside drinking place in Tap-ok Subvillage, Enclaro Village, Binalbagan town and shot at the place destroying a TV set which was hit but almost hitting her, bundled her husband, Salvador Sentose throwing him into a waiting tricycle and oblivious to her cries, took him to the local police station, booking him on "a trumped-up illegal possession of firearms charge."
The province of Negros Occidental is now under a state of calamity after thousands of residents from four cities and five towns were displaced by massive floods and landslides due to four days of heavy rains, damaging P39 million in crops, livestock and fisheries.
Vice Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson said the Sangguniang Panlalawigan (SP), during their regular session yesterday, placed the province under a state of calamity, by unanimously adopting a resolution of the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (PDRRMC) that recommends the same action.
Last Monday, the PDRRMC, headed by Gov. Alfredo Marañon Jr., had passed a resolution asking the SP to declare a state of calamity in the province, and recommending the utilization of the 30-Percent Quick Response Fund of the PDRRM Fund for 2013 to help the affected local government units (LGUs)
The administration of Governor Alfredo G. Marañon Jr. yesterday led the turnover of a brand new ambulance to the Governor Valeriano "Valing" M. Gatuslao Memorial District Hospital in Himamaylan City.
The Governor was represented by 5th District Board Members Atty. Alain Gatuslao and Renato Malabor together with 5th District Representative Alejandro Y. Mirasol.
During the turnover ceremony, Board Member Len Gatuslao, grandnephew of Provincial Governor Gatuslao, recalled how the district hospital has been improving since its establishment in 1962 as a priority project of the late Representative Agustin "Tuting" M. Gatuslao.
The Provincial Capitol and seven local government units (LGUs) in the province signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with three government agencies to fight illegal recruitment and human trafficking.
The MOU was signed by the provincial government, the seven LGUs composed of the municipalities of Binalbagan, Manapla, Hinigaran, Pontevedra and the cities of Bago, San Carlos and Bacolod, and the three government agencies, namely, Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA), Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) and Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA).
The signing ceremonies was held at the Provincial Capitol last Wednesday. The signatories were Regional Directors Yolanda Porschwitz of TESDA, Ponciano Ligutom of POEA-Department of Labor and Employment, and Ron Bartolome for OWWA.
Technology Livelihood and Development Center Manager Ricardo Calseña signed the MOU in behalf of the provincial government.
A Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) operative, and his civilian agent sidekick have once more given the provincial and Bacolod City units, a bad name, after they allegedly mauled a videoke bar owner and maltreated his wife, during a drunken foray into the couple’s jointly operated place, Tuesday, October 1, in Tap-ok Subvillage, Enclaro Village in Binalbagan town, last week.
In an interview the next day in Bacolod City after the couple, husband and wife, Salvador Sentose and Magdaleno Rendon, were subjected to the two’s abusive orgy, and in an interview with NNF/NDB, the wife wailing desperately, related how they were both abused by SPO2 Frankie Paciente and civilian agent Manuel "Kim" Estrella.
In a police blotter report and in her account, Rendon said both he and Sentose were actually live-in partners, and are operating a beachside videoke bar, which formed part of their livelihood in Tap-ok subvillage where other bars, videoke joints and eateries are also found.
A team of 15 volunteer doctors and nurses from Riverside Medical Center, three volunteer dentists and 20 Rotaractors attended to some 400 sugar workers and their families at the third Rotary Club of Bacolod Marapara/IPOBI Sugar Planters Foundation medial mission in Binalbagan last Saturday.
The doctors, headed by Rtn. Dr Renier Gerochi, offered general medical check, pedia, FBS, ECG, BP and cholesterol screening. The dentists were led by Rtn. Selwyn Baloyo.
"Our club has been holding medical missions for more than 20 years and we are once again pleased to have the opportunity to be of service to the less fortunate in our society," said club president Fidel Henares