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E. B. Magalona

Betty Bantug Benitez Foundation Launches Feeding Program

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The Betty Bantug Benitez Foundation Inc. (BBBFI) recently launched its 4th year Busog Lusog Talino (BLT) feeding program in Barangay Mantaangan, E.B. Magalona with Mrs. Dominique “Nikki” Benitez, wife of Third District Congressman Alfredo Benitez, representing the Congressional Spouses Foundation.

Busog Lusog Talino Launch in EB Magalona. (left to right) Alicante ES principal Roger Vasquez, Alicante Punong Barangay Gelita Parcon, Mrs. Nikki Benitez, Mantaangan ES principal Michael Jagurin, and Mantaangan PB Elmer Samanion.*

Dynamite Manufacturer Nabbed in Buy Bust

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A fisherman who makes explosives or dynamite for fishing was caught after EB Magalona PNP conducted a buy bust in his house at Sitio Roma, Barangay Batea in the town at 3:00 pm, Wednesday.

Police Senior Inspector assigned an undercover agent to buy dynamite from the suspect and after handing the items, he was arrested.

Police identified the suspect as Roger Balayo Baldio, 47, married and resident of the place.

Baldio reportedly sold three dynamites for P100 to the undercover agent.

Police recovered from him 138 pieces of explosives.

PCG Repairs More Lighthouses

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The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) has restored some lighthouses in some areas in Negros Occidental, boosting safety at sea during night time and bad weather, especially for small fisher-men.

Lt. Cmdr. Ramil Palabrica, Coast Guard Station Bacolod chief, in a text message to Negros Daily Bulletin (NDB) said, “We already restored some and we are in the process of repairing the other lighthouses that are not operating.”

Four LGUs Sign MOA for Metro Negros CRMDC

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The cities of Bacolod, Talisay and Silay and the Municipality of E.B. Magalona signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) creating the Metro Negros Coastal Resources Management and Development Council (Metro Negros CRMDC) in a ceremony held at Silay Civic Center in Silay City, yesterday.

Mayors Monico Puentevella of Bacolod City, Jose Montelibano of Silay City and Eric Saratan of Talisay City (seated l-r) together with Bacolod City Councilor Sonya Verdeflor, Executive Asst. to the Governor Angel Verdeflor, Allan Villaruz of E.B. Magalona, and local officials, among others, at the signing of the Memorandum of Agreement for the Metro Negros Coastal Resources Management and Development Council held in Silay City, yesterday.* (Capitol photo)

Victorias City to Take Action with Ceres Bus Accident

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Victorias City Mayor Francis “Wantan” Palanca will confer with the city Sangguniang Panlungsod on Monday what measures they will take to regulate and minimize accidents involving Ceres buses plying the city.

At the same time, Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) is suspending 10 Ceres buses as a result of the tragic road accident in Barangay Sto. Niño Highway in EB Magalona, Negros Occidental Wednesday, July 22 in the morning.