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Cauayan Severely Hit by ‘Queenie’

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At least 10 shorline barangays in Cauayan town in southern Negros Occidental were severely hit by typhoon "Queenie" at dawn yesterday.

Engr. Louie Lagulao, the town’s Risk and Disaster Management Unit head said, a total of 260 houses were partialy damaged; 74 totally damaged and 28 families evacuated, 16 of them from Brgy. Poblacion.

Lagulao said strong winds and rains toppled the houses.

The data was as of 5 p.m. yesterday, according to Lagulao.

Army Installs New Commanders

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Major units of the Philippine Army is Negros and Panay islands have new commanders appointed this week.

Maj. Gen. Rey Leonardo B. Guerrero (left) receives the color flag of 47th IB, Philippines Army, from outgoing commanding officer LtC Ariel Reyes (right) at the change of command ceremony yesterday, headquarters, 47th IB, Brgy. Tiling, Cauayan, Negros Occidental.* (EBColmo)

3 Commit Suicide in Negros Occ.

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Three persons ended their life in separate incidents in Cauayan, Bacolod City and Escalante City as suicide incidents soared high in the province , police reports disclosed.

The victims were identified as Jolito Obado, 48, of Brgy. Tuyom in Cauayan; Florencio Bachiller ,26, a homosexual and native of Iligan City renting a room at Magsungay, Brgy Singcang-Airport; and Lowena Abeñalo Panaguine, 31 of Purok Malinawon 2, Brgy. Balintawak, Escalante City.

Obado, an inmate at Cauayan Municipal Jail was found hanging inside the comfort room Wednesday afternoon.

NPAs Burn Dump Truck, Backhoe

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About 50 armed men suspected to be New People’s Army (NPA) members set on fire a dump truck and a back hoe past 7:00 o’clock Monday in Sitio Bula in Brgy. Caliling in Cauayan town.

Supt. German Garbosa, Cauayan police chief, said HLJ Construction based in Kabankalan City owns the equipment.

The drivers of the dump truck and the back hoe escaped unhurt.

The armed men were quoted to be saying they are not harming civilians, but only the equipment, used in road construction.

Grandpa Collared for "Shooting" Grandson

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A 79-year old man was arrested by local police authorities in Cauayan town after he allegedly shot at his 49-year old grandson about 7PM, Saturday at Brgy. Linaon.

Antonio Manija, of Brgy. Poblacion, was nabbed by police and detained following the shooting of his grandson, Geronimo Haroy who fortunately escaped from being hit. Probers are looking into the angle of old grudges between the involved persons as the motive of the incident.


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