P21-M CAUAYAN BUS TERMINAL. During the blessing and inauguration of the P21-million bus terminal complex project of Cauayan Municipal Mayor John Rey Tabujara and Vice Mayor Jerry Tabujara, with Rev. Sebenyano Pinsoy Jr. and Asst. Parish Priest of St. Francis Xavier Cathedral of Kabankalan City officiating. Former Senator Migz Zubiri was present, with 6th District Congresswoman Mercedes Alvarez, Himamaylan City Mayor Tinto Bascon, 4th District Board Member Jose Alonso, elements of the Cauayan PNP, 47th IB PA commander Lt. Col.
Farmer-beneficiaries held simultaneous protest actions in several agrarian reform offices in Southern Negros to condemn the snail-paced processing of the land acquisition and distribution.
More than 400 farmers belonging to MAPISAN Alliance and KMP-South Negros held pickets in Hinigaran, Binalbagan, Himamaylan, Kabankalan, Cauayan, Sipalay and Hinobaan fronting the Municipal and City Agrarian Reform Offices.
"CARP is already 25 years old and yet large landholdings are untouched waiting to be acquired and distributed to the farmers. There are several landholdings that were sleeping on the desk of the agrarian reform officers for more than ten years and some are much older."
Two alleged masked robbers entered a house in Brgy. Guiljungan in Cauayan about 11AM, Friday.
Investigation report said Merly Bolandres, 32, of Sitio Pitogo, Brgy. Guijungan told police that two unidentified persons donned with mask entered their house, declared hold up and took her P21,000 cash and immediately fled the scene.
A missing fisherman given up for lost by fellow villagers in St. Helis Subvillage in Inayauan, Cauayan in Southern Negros, turned up alive after rescuers chanced upon him in Cagayansillo Island to where he was carried by strong sea currents.
The villagers surmised that the missing fisherman would not be able to survive his ordeal as he had been declared missing for about five days already.
The missing fisherman, Ronnie Salendron, was barely alive, famished and dehydrated, rescuers said. His frail banca had capsized and its movements were limited because it had already been filled with seawater.
Four bodies were recovered in different areas in Negros Occidental, Monday with two of them were reportedly fished out of Sagay City and Cauayan waters.
Police authorities in La Castellana town led by PO3 Pleve Jun Composa recovered the body of alias Libing, 50, at Brgy. Puso road about 4AM, Monday.
The victim was a native of Sitio Mamballo, Brgy. Quintin Remo in Moises Padilla and was found with a hack wound on the neck causing his death. Suspect was identified as Richard Clarion, 30, of Brgy. Puso and was reportedly found with blood stains on his hands by a witness.
Two brothers were arrested by elements of the 47th Infantry Battalion in Cauayan town over the weekend for attempting on their neighbor’s life.
SSgt. Cristobas Bayag, of 47th IB arrested Rechie Tapang, 19, and his brother, Marjohn, 24, both of Sitio Tinguiban, Barangay. Tiling for allegedly firing against Reynaldo Morong, 51, of Purok 8, also of Brgy. Tiling for old grudges.
Two bodies were found by police authorities, Monday in Victorias City and Cauayan town.
Over Victorias City, Edwin Sayson, 43, of Brgy. 20 was discovered about 11AM, Monday at Hacienda Paquita with multiple hack and stab wounds in the body and was identified by his relatives.
The victim was found dead inside the sugarcane plantation rented by Jose Nadi Arceo.
An upland village in Cauayan town ravaged by mining operation of the Maricalum Mining Corporation (MMC) years back and now by a South Korean mining firm, Xian Brothers Philtrade Corporation (XBPC) – has now become a virtual valley of poverty, misery and death, a conclusion of the Iglesia Filipina Idependiente (IFI) Factfinding Mission (FFM) conducted October 16-17 showed.
The FFM report mission bared its findings in a press conference at the Negros Press Club (NPC), Friday last week. Present were key officials of the IFI, who said various sectors to include youth, women, the academe, government employees, farmers, fisherfolks, workers and Non-Government Organizations (NGOs) participated in the FFM, IFI members of the clergy included lay people namely Rev. Lemuel Canja, Norlyn Torrefranca, Brother RC Gumban and Bayan Muna provincial coordinator Alejandro Deoma, spoke at the press conference.
Reaching Baclao Village in the town’s hinterland areas took five to seven hours by walking as bridges and roads due to the recent typhoons were impassable.
The province of Negros Occidental is now under a state of calamity after thousands of residents from four cities and five towns were displaced by massive floods and landslides due to four days of heavy rains, damaging P39 million in crops, livestock and fisheries.
Vice Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson said the Sangguniang Panlalawigan (SP), during their regular session yesterday, placed the province under a state of calamity, by unanimously adopting a resolution of the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (PDRRMC) that recommends the same action.
Last Monday, the PDRRMC, headed by Gov. Alfredo Marañon Jr., had passed a resolution asking the SP to declare a state of calamity in the province, and recommending the utilization of the 30-Percent Quick Response Fund of the PDRRM Fund for 2013 to help the affected local government units (LGUs)