Farmer-beneficiaries held simultaneous protest actions in several agrarian reform offices in Southern Negros to condemn the snail-paced processing of the land acquisition and distribution.
More than 400 farmers belonging to MAPISAN Alliance and KMP-South Negros held pickets in Hinigaran, Binalbagan, Himamaylan, Kabankalan, Cauayan, Sipalay and Hinobaan fronting the Municipal and City Agrarian Reform Offices.
"CARP is already 25 years old and yet large landholdings are untouched waiting to be acquired and distributed to the farmers. There are several landholdings that were sleeping on the desk of the agrarian reform officers for more than ten years and some are much older."
Police authorities are eyeing a "woman" angle in the killing of a casual employee of Binalbagan town about 5:15 a.m. yesterday.
Two riding in tandem suspects approached Lored "Boyet" Pahilanga, 41, married, of Brgy. San Pedro of the town and shot him at close range hitting his right temple. He died on the spot even before he was brought to a nearby infirmary which is about ten meters away from the town plaza.
A tanod in Brgy. Biao, Binalbagan was arrested by police authorities and may face criminal charges for alleged involvement in the shooting incident Monday evening.
Reports identified suspect as Jun Panerio, of Sitio Candida 2 and a tanod of Brgy. Biao who attacked Herry Carmelino, 27, while on his way home about 9:30PM, Monday.
Citing the need for effective medical care to reach the far-flung areas of the 5th District, Provincial Board Member Len Gatuslao has scheduled the first of a series of medical missions in Barangay Santol, Municipality of Binalbagan today, February 7, 2014.
The medical and surgical mission is a joint project of Board Member Gatuslao and Binalbagan Mayor Manuel Aranda with the support of Dr. Hazel Pagunsan of the Municipal Health Office, Santol Punong Barangay Nonoy Ogatis, volunteer doctors, surgeons, nurses and midwives.
Three men were killed in separate shooting incidents in different areas of Negros Occidental.
Provincial Policer Office records showed that a 35-year old resident of Binalbagan town was declared dead by attending physicians at the Rural Health Center for multiple gunshot wounds.
The shooting incident took place an hour after the countdown to 2014 at Sitio Cambungol, Brgy. Santol.
Reneboy Pedro, according to initial investigation was with his brothers, Marlon and Ryan on their way to visit his in-laws when waylaid by unidentified suspects who shot him.
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."