E. B. Magalona

Murder Raps vs UCURD Prexy Filed

The E. B. Magalona Police filed murder charges at the Provincial Prosecutor’s Office against seven suspects in the killing of the president of United Canlusong Upland Reforestation and Development (UCURD) in Hacienda Sta. Ana, Barangay San Isidro, in E. B Magalona town 5 p.m. last November 8.

Charged before the Negros Occidental Provincial Prosecutor’s Office were one alias Panoy, alias Pato and alias Jim, all surnamed Cunanan, and the four still unidentified John Does.

Betty Bantug Benitez Foundation Launches Feeding Program

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

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

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

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)


Alan Gensoli Arman Toga Cyrus Garde Desiderio Deferia Edith Colmo
Eugene Adiong Gil Alfredo Severino James Toga Jun delos Reyes Leo Claridad
Manny Canto Owen Bayog Pert Toga Ritzy Robles Malo-oy Robert Harland
Roque P. Hofilena W. Henry O. Streegan Wennie Sancho