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20 PWDs Learn Livelihood Skills

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Twenty Persons with Disabilities (PWDs) are being trained by the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA)-Negros Occidental, through its community-based program.

Provincial Director Joel Villagracia said TESDA has a group of 20 PWDs from Cauayan who are currently undergoing training in furniture-making.

Equipment and trainers are deployed to the community, as TESDA sets up the venues that are similar to its training centers, he told PIA.

1 Killed in Shooting; 1 Yields Firearm in Checkpoint

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A person who cautioned a neighbor to keep quiet was shot dead instead by the latter at Sitio Baslay, Barangay Talacdan, a hinterland barangay of Cauayan town Wednesday night.

Police Inspector Jimmy Bermudez, Cauayan PNP deputy police chief responded to the area and identified the victim as Roberto Claud, 40, who sustained gunshot wound in the chest that exited to his back.

The suspect was identified as Roel Ticson, 39, married, also of the said place. He is at-large.

Flashfloods Hit Cauayan Town Barangay; 1 Missing

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A fisherman was missing and several houses and motor bancas were destroyed and carried by flashfloods in three areas at Barangay Guiljungan, Cauayan town Wednesday night.

Barangay Kagawad Dennis Bioco said two houses were carried away in Lugway River; four were totally destroyed and four others were partially destroyed in three- Sitios of Santol, Lugway and Mangga in Barangay Guiljungan.

Bioco said heavy rains in the mountain parts of Cauayan caused flashfloods that hit three areas in the barangay passing Lugway River.

7-Yr-Old Boy Killed by His Stepfather in Cauayan

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Cauayan PNP is filing murder charges against a stepfather who killed his 7-year-old stepson and the victim was thrown into a river in Barangay Abaca, Cauayan and found dead about 2:00pm on May 5.

THANKSGIVING AND FELLOWSHIP WITH PASTORS AND LEADERS. (above photo) BGen Jon N. Aying of AFP, Commander 303 IBde, delivers his message during the thanksgiving and fellowship with Pastors and Leaders at Business Inn, Hotel, Bacolod City, (below photo) BGen. Aying receives a token and Certificate of Appre-ciation from Kasa-pulanan of Baptist Churches, Inc. and from Megumi Christian School, Bacolod City. Present during the activity are; Ms. Ma. Lina P. Sanogal, Provincial Planning and Development Officer, Negros Occidental, Rev. Romeo M. Awit, Chairman Evangelism Committee, Rev. Gelbert S. Calamba Chairman Radio Min. Program and Pastor Joaquin G. Dela Cruz, President, Kasapulanan of Baptist Churches, Inc., Bacolod.*

Third District Congressman Alfredo Benitez recently turned-over five units of trisikads to the Federation of Talisay Trisikad Operators and Drivers Association (FETATODA) led by its president Danilo Saturnino. Joining the turn-over program were Talisay Vice-Mayor Neil Lizares, Councilor CB Lacson and several punong barangays of Talisay.*

Police Senior Inspector Joel Garinganao, Cauayan PNP chief said the victim Joepert Ogdiman of Purok 2, in the said barangay had bruises on his neck caused by a hard object.

NOPPO Classifies 4 LGUs Under Illegal Drugs

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Four Local Government Units (LGUs) in the province were classified as under surveillance for illegal drugs by the Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office (NOPPO).

The four LGUs were Hinigaran, Pontevedra, Cauayan and Cadiz City.

Police Chief Inspector Lino Dalisay of Hinigaran said, they are conducting regular apprehension through checkpoints and buy bust operations against the suspects but admitted they cannot eliminate the illegal trade without the support of civilians for information.