Gov. Alfredo G. Marañon, Jr. emphasizes his message of peace in a mural painting during the 3rd leg of the Marching for Peace, Serving the Countryside Caravan in Brgy. Malatas, Calatrava, Saturday.*(Capitol Photo)
GOVERNOR: Alfredo Marañon Jr.
VICE GOVERNOR: Eugenio Jose Lacson
Salvador Escalante Jr.
Miller Serondo Jr.
Patrick Leonard Lacson
Jose Benito Alonso
At least 18 suspects were arrested in 16 operations against illegal gambling conducted from May 22 to 26, police said yesterday.
Senior Supt. Ricardo de la Paz, acting Negros Occidental Police director, said the positive operations against illegal gambling were conducted last May 22, with one each in Victorias and Cadiz, and three in Sagay; last May 23, with one each in Sagay and Calatrava;
Last May 24, with one each in Escalante, Isabela, and Cauayan, and two in San Carlos; last May 25, with one in Isabela and two in Escalante; and yesterday, May 26, in Kabankalan.
De la Paz reiterated to his 31 police chiefs the one-strike policy on the illegal gambling campaign.
First District Rep. Julio "Jules" Ledesma IV is filing counter-charges against a lawyer who had filed a petition against him before the San Carlos City Regional Trial Court assailing his guardianship and seeking to declare him ‘incompetent.’
Lawyer Danny Ponde-villa, counsel for Ledesma, yesterday dismissed the charges filed by Epifanio Liberal Jr. against the congressman as ‘black propaganda.’
"This is purely black propaganda by his opponent because he will not win in San Carlos City, which has about 40 to 50 percent of the votes in the First District," Pondevilla said.
The Municipality of Calatrava tops the "Paindis-indis Sang Binalaybay" contest during the second day of the 20th Panaad sa Negros Festival at the Panaad Stadium, yesterday.
Calatrava Binalaybay Contestant Luz Leonor delivers her piece during the "Paindis-indis Sang Binalaybay" at the Panaad Stadium, yesterday.* (CAPITOL PHOTO)
Oration Composer and Presenter Luz Leonor bested ten others with her piece entitled, "Kay Kita, Usa Ra" which talks about Calatrava’s finest delicacies, destinations and its locals.
John Rey Java of Himamaylan City bagged the 2nd runner up for "Organiko nga Pagpanguma Para sa Masulhay Kag Mainuswagon nga Probinsya", while Edmar Villanueva of Silay City placed 3rd with his piece, "Panguma Organiko, Ginapabugal Ko".
The winners received P15,000, P10,000 and P7,000 with trophy for the first, second and third place, respectively.
A resident of San Carlos City was arrested for alleged illegal possession of firearms in a police operation about 4PM, Friday at Brgy. Agpangi, Calatrava.
PSInsp. Rollie L. Pondevilla, police chief with alert team apprehended Rene Pitugo, 25, of Sitio Sag-ulay, Brgy. Bagonbon, San Carlos City for violation of Republic Act (RA) 8294 or illegal possession of firearms and ammunitions and section 32 of RA 7166 of the Omnibus Election Code.
Two men were stabbed dead, while another was wounded when a skirmish broke out inside a dance hall at Sitio Calapnusan, Brgy. Lalong, Calatrava town, about 11:30PM, Sunday.
Police identified the casualty as Ronnie Magbulugtong, 23, of Sitio Balea, Brgy. Marcelo who succumbed to a single stab wound in the armpit allegedly inflicted by Pedion Olbenario who fled the scene after the incident. The victim was pronounced dead by attending physician at Alfredo Marañon District Hospital in Brgy. Bato, Sagay City.
Meanwhile, Eduardo Responte who was helping Magbulugtong was shot once by unidentified suspect and was wounded on the left knee. He was rushed to San Carlos City Hospital for treatment.
Negros Occ. Vice Governor Genaro Alvarez Jr., who is challenging the reelection bid of Gov. Alfredo Marañon Jr., assured Negrenses that he will abide with the peace covenant he signed yesterday, along with provincial candidates, at the San Sebastian Cathedral in Bacolod City.
Gov. Alfredo G. Maranon, Jr. (left) and Vice Gov. Genaro M. Alvarez, Jr. shook hands and hugged each other after signing the election peace covenant held at the San Sebastian Cathedral in Bacolod yesterday.*(Capitol photo)
Alvarez, who was endorsed by Nationalist People’s Coalition (NPC) founder Eduardo "Danding" Cojuangco Jr., said as far as he is concerned, it will be a peaceful election because he has "no guns, goons and gold."
Running for vice gubernatorial post, Board Member Melvin Ibañez (left) and former San Carlos Mayor Eugenio Lacson shook hands after signing the peace covenant at the San Sebastian Cathedral yesterday.*(Capitol photo)
Provincial candidates in Negros Occidental will sign a peace covenant at 11:30 a.m. today at the San Sebastian Cathedral in Bacolod City.
Candidates for governor, vice governor, board members, and congressmen are urged by the Commission on Elections (Comelec) and the Philippine National Police (PNP) to sign the covenant.
The peace covenant signing is spearheaded by the PNP and the Comelec to ensure a peaceful conduct of the May 2013 midterm elections.
"We are urging all the candidates to attend," provincial election supervisor Wil Arceño said.
A suspected New People’s Army (NPA) rebel was arrested by joint operating elements of the military and the police in Calatrava Saturday morning.
Joel Baron Danioso, alias "Ewen" and "Ewel," was arrested by joint operating elements of 62nd Infantry Brigade and PNP Special Action Force (SAF) in Sitio Minatipik Brgy. Winas-wasan, Calatrava at 5:30 a.m.
Danioso, of Yunit Milisya in Brgy. Malatas Calatrava, was arrested by virtue of a warrant of arrest issued by San Carlos regional trial court Branch 59 Judge Katherine Go, dated June 28, 2011, for robbery with homicide and physical injuries charges, under criminal case number 4613.