CALATRAVA - Gov. Alfredo Marañon, Jr. disclosed plans to expand the Calatrava District Hospital here from a 10-bed health facility into a 25-bed Level 1 hospital that will be allowed to perform surgical operations and accommodate other emergency cases.
In a surprise visit here Saturday afternoon, Marañon, accompanied by Provincial Planning and Development Office head Marlin Sanogal, provincial consultant Roy Balicas and Negros Occidental Provincial Police Office Director Milko Lirazan, was told by local officials that the health needs of the municipality’s population of 105,000 people will be addressed properly if the facilities are expanded.
SAN CARLOS CITY - Governor Alfredo Marañon, Jr. led the distribution of the Negros Occidental Comprehensive Health Program (NOCHP) cards to 358 indigents here Saturday, which assures farm folk and their families of free hospital services in any government-run medical facility.
HEALTH CARD. San Carlos resident Rodrigo Marabe, 54, a father of three, from Barangay Guadalupe, expresses relief that he is finally a NOCHP card-holder which guarantees him and his family free hospitalization in any government hospital.*(Capitol PIO photo)
Marañon also echoed his other priority programs under the 11-point Negros First development agenda and rallied parents to send their children to school and ensure that they finish, at least, their high school education.
Calatrava town policemen are on the heels of suspects who shot dead a hacienda overseer and wounded another in a shooting incident early Monday morning along a secluded road in Spur 8 in Barangay Minapasok leading to Brgy. Mina-utok.
PO3 Christopher Kyth Ughayon identified the victim as Minapasok resident Marinel Pason, 38, an overseer of a sugar farm (hacienda) owned by Norberto Lumayno.
Pason sustained multiple gunshot wounds.
Pason was with Rolando Talisik, 42, of Brgy. Hinab-ongan aboard a motorcycle. They were on their way home when waylaid by unidentified persons and shot several times with M16 armalite rifle and .45 caliber pistol.
Gov. Alfredo G. Marañon, Jr. joins the bayanihan feast/boodlefight during the "Marching for Peace, Serving the Countryside" activity spearheaded by the Provincial Peace Integration and Development Unit (Pro-PIDU) and 303rd Infantry Brigade headed by Col. Jon Aying at Brgy. Malatas, Calatrava, Saturday.*(Capitol Photo)
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.