The body of a 58-year old woman was found dead 9:30 a.m. Monday about 30 meters away from her house in Brgy. Agboy, Candoni town.
Police report said village kagawad Noel Ubara informed that the body of Nelly Semilla, of Sitio Bali, Brgy. Agboy was discovered half naked and with injuries on the head believed struck with a hard object by unidentified suspect.
A local of Candoni town was rushed to Corazon Locsin Montelibano Memorial Regional Hospital (CLMMRH) in Bacolod City after sustaining multiple hack and stab wounds inflicted allegedly by his neighbors following a disagreement about 7AM, Tuesday.
Police investigation revealed Michael Palma, 37, of Purok Orchids, Brgy. Haba, Candoni had an argument with Rodito Roscas, 58, and chief barangay tanod of the area. The former allegedly ran towards his house and took a .357 caliber revolver.
The Quirico G. Manzano Memorial National High School of the Municipality of Candoni in Negros Occidental received books from the Southeast Asia Youth Leadership Program – Philippines Batch 2010 last October 5, 2013. Also known as Team Aguila, SEAYLP-Philippines has been collecting books for their Aguila Reading Corners: From Readers to Leaders Program. This is the 2nd Aguila Reading Corner that was opened by SEAYLP-Philippines.
Traveling for 4 hours from Bacolod City to Candoni, SEAYLP-Philippines brought with them books donated by the U.S. Embassy-Manila, the University of Saint La Salle Student Government, USLS Premed Society and other individual donors. The municipality of Candoni is one of the poorest municipalities in the province of Negros Occidental.
Mrs. Chuchan A. Monserate, principal of QGMMNHS received the books from Dr. Bien Nillos, adult leader of the SEAYLP-Philippines Batch 2010. Also present to turn over the books were members of the SEAYLP Philippines: John Floyd Abrico, Bea Charlyn Laino and Edcel Paul Tejare. Together with Nobelle Escalona, Jorge Coscolluela and Alexandra Soledad, they represented the Philippines in 2010 during the Southeast Asia Youth Leadership Program sponsored by the U.S. State Department and held at the Northern Illinois University.
Two whistleblowing advocates have offered unsolicited advice to Candoni Mayor Cicero "Celot" Borromeo, saying he should pay attention to findings and reports of rampant irregularities in the town committed by the previous administration of former Mayor Jechonias Manzano or else he could suffer the fate of the latter in the coming 2016 election if he intends to run once more or intends to support those close to him to run for the same position.
The whistleblowers also detailed alleged irregularities committed by former Mayor Manzano and which has become incredulous because, millions of pesos in projects supposedly carried out are allegedly ghost projects which do not exist at all.
Police authorities in Candoni town arrested a farmer for hacking another, Saturday evening at Brgy. West in the municipality.
The victim was identified as Alberto Gundan, 53, of Brgy. Caningay and was rushed to the town’s Rural Health Center for sustaining wounds on the right eyebrow allegedly inflicted by Claudio Navarro, 53, also of the same place. The incident happened about 9:30PM, August 17 for misunderstanding.
Navarro is detained at Candoni Police Station for investigation and filing of criminal charges.
Gov. Alfredo Marañon Jr. led the ribbon-cutting ceremonies for the opening of a satellite governor’s office in souther Negros located in Cauayan town over the weekend.
The satellite Office of the Governor will bring the provincial government closer to the town’s population of more than 100,000, Marañon added.
It will be manned by a team composed of Alnel Taba, project development officer of the Office of the Provincial Agriculturist; former town councilors Ernie "Tu-an" Magbanua and Eliezer del Carmen and Hansel Baloyo, a press release from the Provincial Capitol yestday said.
Former Congressman Teddy Casiño was guest of honor during the 62nd Foundation Day of the Municipality of Candoni yesterday and led the turn-over of 2 classrooms to Central Philippines State University as part of the projects of BAYAN MUNA Partylist in the Southern part of the Negros Island. Casiño was the Makabayan senatorial bet last mid-term elections and has been a three-term Partylist Congressman.
Casiño told NDB that Bayan Muna continues to serve its constituents even without the elections. Negros had been among the top regions for their projects for several years now. Alejandro Deoma, Bayan Muna Chairperson said that they have continued to deliver projects that have been prioritized by their group along with other immediate concerns.
Projects having been budgeted at an approximate P30-M and purportedly carried out through the years by former Candoni town Mayor Jechonias Manzano, cannot and have not been accounted for months after winning mayoralty bet, Cicero "Celot" Borromeo assumed office as winning chief executive, a woman whistleblower who requested she not be named said in information provided by anchormen Edgar Cadagat and Jeffrey Gelangre of DYRL’s "Tungkaron Ta Ini", program yesterday.
The sad thing is that Borromeo, contrary to his election period promise to take the previous administration to task, has not lifted a finger, not even his right pinkie to ensure that justice be given to residents of Candoni town in Southern Negros, to which the projects are supposed to have been carried out.
Borromeo, the whistle-blower said, rode on his supposed intent to carry out a wide-ranging probe on the status of these as soon as he wins the election in May 13 this year.
Vice Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson yesterday called on the 31 mayors of Negros Occidental to "move forward their nutrition program," as the malnutrition rate of the province reached 7 percent.
Vice Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson (center) gives the Certificate of Appreciation to Regional Nutrition Program Coordinator Nona Tad-y (2nd from right) in the presence of Board Member Rolando Ponsica (2nd from left), Provincial Administrator Enrique Pinongan (right) and Provincial Nutrition Program Coor-dinator Teena Pineda-Acebedo (left) during the 39th Nutrition Month celebration, yesterday.* (Capitol photo)
Lacson said the provincial government is ready to give assistance to local government units (LGU) in implementing nutrition programs, but it is the municipal and city governments, particularly their mayors, who are the "frontliners" in the fight against poverty and malnutrition.
Sipalay City will host the 6th district boxing elimination to a new date on August 15 to 17, 2013, after Candoni, a hinterland town in the district begged off for yet unknown reasons, the hosting the elimination supposed to be held on August 9 to 11, 2013.
AIBA new rules will be applied by officiating referees and judges.
The ten points must system scoring will be the basis of determining the winners. The lower categories like school boys and youth are still required to wear head gears and other protective gadgets but none to the elite.