Bacolod Diocese has a New Bishop to Replace Retiring Bishop Navarra

Preparations are underway for the episcopal rites on the ordination of the Most Rev. Patricio A. Buzon, SDB, D.D., who has been appointed as the new Bishop of the Diocese of Bacolod after his ordination on August 9, 2016.

Bishop Vicente M. Navarra
Diocese of Bacolod

Bishop Patricio A. Buzon
Diocese of Kabankalan

Unexploded Grenade Found in Binalbagan

A man after playing basketball has found an unexploded fragmentation grenade in debris beside a resto bar in Mt. Carmel Subdivision in Barangay Progreso, Binalbagan town around 11:00 in the morning Wednesday.

Julius Galoyo Granada, legal age of Barangay San Teodoro also in the town was passing the area besides Taco Rib Hut and resto Bar when he saw a cassette tape cartridge and his focus caught the unexploded grenade. He immediately informed Binalbagan PNP under police Chief Inspector Lester Leada, OIC Binalbagan police chief who responded and cordoned the area.

Mechanic Dies in ‘Freak’ Mishap

A 63-year-old mechanic was overran by a Mitsubishi Delica while fixing its engine inside the garage in Mt. Carmel Subdivision in Binalbagan town, Sunday evening.

Police identified the victim as Rodolfo Egca Zaguirre, married, of Sitio Botong, Barangay San Pedro, Binalbagan, Negros Occidental.

He sustained injuries on his chest and both knees while sitting in front of the vehicle.

10 persons with drugs, firearms nabbed

Ten more suspects with illegal drugs and firearms were collared in police operations Tuesday as part of the “One Time, Big Time” drives of the Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office (NOCPPO) under Senior Superintendent William Señoron.

In Binalbagan, town policfe chief, Senior Inspector Albert Sy, led his men to arrest Sherwin Tudillo, 43, of Purok Bougainvilla in Barangay Enclaro and his son Christian, 18, and Vince Hizon, 18, of Aguisan in Himamaylan City, in buy bust operations.

2 Minors Kill Housewife in Robbery Try

The two minors aged 13 and 14 years are now in the custody of Binalbagan Department of Social Services and Development (DSSD) after they stabbed dead a housewife they tried to rob in Purok Santan, Barangay Enclaro, Binalbagan, Negros Occ. last January 9.

Police Senior Inspector Albert Sy, Binalbagan PNP chief said the two minors he refused to name were filed with necessary charges in Court, Tuesday. But it depends on the resolution of the court to determine their liabilities.