Two men in Negros Occidental facing criminal raps were apprehended in a separate police operations in Murcia and Binalbagan towns earlier this week through its intensified campaign against persons with warrant of arrest.
Over in Murcia town, SPO1 Joselito Babe nabbed Jose Bodoso, 38, of Purok Simaguan, Brgy. Minoyan for two counts for the crime of acts of lasciviousness issued by Regional Trial Court (RTC) Branch 43 Judge Philadelfa Pagapong-Agra-viador. He is detained at Murcia Police Station for failure to post bail amounting to P200,000.
A motorcycle driver was killed when it accidentally hit another vehicle about 5:45PM, last Thursday along the national road, Brgy. San Jose in Binalbagan town.
Traffic investigation revealed that a mishap occurred between a yellow-colored Kawasaki Aura without plate number and driven by Kenneth Rios, 28, of Brgy. Payao and a Kawasaki Bajaj with plate number 5037-FC driven by Rene Jovero, 23, of Brgy. San Agustin, Isabela.
A 47-year old resident of Binalbagan town wanted for murder charges tried to shoot at police officers serving warrant of arrest was killed by his own grenade, about 2:15PM, Tuesday in Hinigaran.
Police reports revealed that Roger Era, of Brgy. San Pedro, Binalbagan was blown off after the grenade he was holding exploded while evading the apprehending officers serving his warrant resulting to his death.
A suspected gunman who shot a Binalbagan resident 7:30AM, Monday at Hacienda Conchita, Brgy. Marina is still being pursued by local police officers after the arrest of his alleged cohort.
Police identified the victim as Rodrigo Basilio, 57, also of the same place who was shot by two unidentified men riding in tandem on a motorcycle and wearing covers on their faces.
Basilio was hit on the neck from an unknown caliber of firearm and was rushed to Hinigaran Emergency Clinic and later transferred to Corazon Locsin Montelibano Memorial Regional Hospital (CLMMRH) for medical treatment.
Winners for the 2012 Negros First Environmental Award, Natural Resource Management Champions and the Department of Interior and Local Government’s Most Outstanding local government unit on environmental management awards were recognized in an awards ceremony during the 20th Provincial Environment Week celebration.
The awards ceremony was held June 21 at the Social Hall of the Provincial Capitol where representatives from the local government units, schools and national government agencies gather to receive their prizes.
The Negros Agro-Industrial Institute (NAII) came into existence in the late 1960s, in 1965 to be exact. Forty seven ago, the green and white secondary school was the only accredited 2-2 plan school in Southern Negros located in the town of Binalbagan, the oldest town in Negros Island and Western Visayas, thereby earning the title "Banwang Panganay". Binalbagan became a town on May 15, 1572 and was one of the two first settlements (the other one being Ilog).
The NAII PMT Officers and Sponsors during the presentation of sponsors in 1972 inside the compound of Negros Agro-Industrial Institute in Binalbagan, Negros Occidental.*
The increase in measles cases in Negros Occidental this year is now alarming, as it has reached 244 cases compared to only 11 last year, a Provincial Health Office (PHO) report dated June 28, 2012 said.
From December 17, 2011 to June 28, 2012, a total of 244 cases were admitted to different private and public hospitals in Negros Occidental, the report added.
Negros Occidental has the most number of measles cases in Western Visayas, which has become alarming, Dr. Ernell Tumimbang, provincial health officer, said.
Six sachets of suspected shabu were confiscated in a raid conducted by local police authorities in Binalbagan town, about 5:10PM, Friday at Purok Talisa, Brgy. Marina of the said town.
PSInsp. Albert H. Sy led the effect of search warrant number 03 issued by Municipal Trial Court of Binalbagan Judge Rolando Balgos against Cesar Penalba alias Rekong for violation of Republic Act (RA) 9165 or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002.
Gov. Alfredo G. Marañon, Jr. administered the oath of office of Emmanuel Aranda, yesterday, as the new mayor of the Municipality of Binalbagan following the election into office of former mayor and now Fifth District representative, Alejandro Y. Mirasol.
Vice Gov. Geanro M. Alvarez, Jr. witnessed the oath taking of Aranda, together with Board Members Salvador Escalante, Jr. and Nehemias Dela Cruz, Sr. and some municipal employees.
Aranda said he will prioritize the implementation of the projects left by former Mayor Mirasol in their municipality and focus more on agricultural projects.
The candidate of the Liberal Party (LP) won during the June 2 special election in the fifth district of Negros Occidental, with a 13,000-lead over his lone opponent , who, incidentally, is his own nephew.
Binalbagan Mayor Alejandro Mirasol, who was endorsed by the United Negros Alliance and the Liberal Party won with 81,982 votes, winnimg over Prov’l. Board Member Emilio Yulo III of the Nacionalista Party who got 68,879 votes.