Two bodies were found in Cauayan and Kabankalan cities over the weekend by local police authorities.
Over Cauayan town, Jovil Disapor, 45, a sugarcane worker, of Purok 2, Brgy. Mambugsay, was found dead with struck wounds on the head and back portion of his body.
The victim was discovered about 3AM, Sunday and was also believed to have been strangled to death allegedly by Leo Marcelino, 20, and his brother, Benjie alias Intsik, 22, also of the same place.
The suspected brothers left the scene after the incident and are still at-large. Police are looking into the angle of personal grudges between the involved persons as the motive of the killing.
‘Ang Bulig sa mga Ilonggo’ medical mission of the Leisure and Resorts World Corporation (LRWC) and the Betty Bantug Benitez Foundation in cooperation with the Office of Congressman Alfredo Benitez conducted its last activity for the year at the upland barangay of Consing in E.B. Magalona recently.
A total of 278 residents availed of the free consultation and medicines and another 50 patients availed of the dental extraction services of the team led by EB Magalona health officer Dr. Edmund Janeo, Jr., volunteer doctors of the Kaayong Lawas Foundation Dr. Napoleon Amadeo and Dr. Jun Alibasa, and volunteer dentist Dr. Margarita Aparra. The free clinic was held at the Barangay Consing Elementary School.
The National Electrification Administration (NEA) has approved the release of funds for the electrification of 38 sitios in the first district.
Edita S. Bueno, NEA administrator in a letter to Rep. Julio Ledesma said that the release of the 2013 subsidy fund is part of the government’s program for "inclusive growth and poverty reduction."
The fund amounting to more than P60 million was released through the VMC Rural Electric Service Cooperative Inc., (VRESCO) on September 9 this year, Bueno said.
"We have advised VRESCO management to ensure timely completion of the projects," she said.
A father and son tandem was arrested by local police authorities in Silay City and EB Magalona town for robbery charges.
Reports said composite team composed of JSInsp. Castle Masip, of San Carlos City-Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) and his men with PO2 Ian Libo-on, of EB Magalona Police Station apprehended Jerry Defante, 57, and his son Jonald at about 3:10PM, Tuesday.
Police said the older Defante was nabbed at GM Coffee Shop and Sing-along at Rizal St; while, Jonald was collared 20 minutes later at Hacienda Tabigue, Brgy. Tabigue in EB Magalona.
The arrest was effected through an order issued by Regional Trial Court (RTC) Branch 40 Judge Dyna Doll Chiongson-Trocio and recommended bail amounting to P100, 000 each for their temporary release.
DENR-CENRO Bacolod City filed criminal complaints against a violator before the Provincial Prosecutor’s Office on September 18, 2013 for violation of Section 77 of PD 705, as amended with the assistance provided by Atty. Cheryl Rose Librero of DENR Legal Division.
Identified violator and caught by Philippine Army and members of Bantay Bukid Brigade was a certain Arnulfo Chavez, of So. Ilaya, Brgy. Canlusong, E.B. Magalona
Based on the report and inventory made by Project Development Officer Julius Tanaman of DENR revealed a total of more or less 100 stumps of naturally grown forest trees with diameter ranges from 10-30 cms were cut and damaged by the suspect. Also, one charcoal pit with an estimated volume of 10 cu.m. was discovered also with piled cut timber ready to be converted into charcoal composed of naturally grown forest trees;
A native of EB Magalona town was rushed to Teresita Jalandoni Provincial Hospital in Silay City after he was allegedly stabbed by his drinking buddy, Tuesday evening.
SPO1 Daniel Nagpaton, of Talisay City Police identified the victim as Rolando Dolano, 38, of Brgy. Alicante, EB Magalona who sustained multiple stab wounds in the body inflicted by JR Colegado at about 8:45PM, Tuesday at Menlo Phase 3, Brgy. Zone 10 in Talisay City.
Colegado, 28, of Bangquerohan Old Sagay, Sagay City was in a drinking spree with the victim when both argued.
Urging barangay leaders to best serve the people of the community and take good care of facilities provided them, Third District Representative Alfredo Benitez led the simple blessing and inaugural rites last August 16, 2013 of the Multi-Purpose Building of Barangay Dos Hermanas in Talisay City.
The ceremonial ribbon-cutting formally inaugurating the Barangay Dos Hermanas People’s Hall in Talisay was led by (left to right) Congressman Alfredo Benitez, Punong Barangay Fernando Dolendo and Talisay Mayor Dr. Eric Saratan.*
Also present to grace the occasion were Talisay City Mayor Dr. Eric Saratan, Vice-Mayor Niel Lizares III and Trino Montinola III, manager of First Farmers Holding Corporation.
The guests were welcomed by Dos Hermanas Barangay officials led by Punong Barangay Fernando Dolendo. Fr. Fred Guada-lupe, parish priest of the San Pedro Bautista Parish in Dos Hermanas led the blessing.
A total of eleven police stations in the 3rd and 4th District of Negros Occidental were inspected last week by administrative personnel of the Philippine National Police in the province to ensure that all personnel are accounted for and that they comply with the various directives from higher headquarters.
The two-day inspection last August 15 and 16 was spearheaded by Police Chief Inspector Rico Santotome Jr, newly-designated administrative officer of the Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office. The 1st, 2nd, 5th and 6th districts will be inspected in September according to NOPPO.
The Vice Mayors League of the Philippines, Negros Occidental Chapter on Friday elected their new set of officers with Silay City Vice Mayor as president. Talisay City’s vice mayor Nilo Jesus Antonio Neil Lizares III was vice president and Bacolod City vice mayor Greg Gasataya as the secretary general. On the other hand, elected for treasurer was La Castellana’s Felix Feria IV, while vice mayors Delia Anacan of Kabankalan City and Victor Gerardo Rojas of Murcia were voted as auditor and PIO, respectively.
Vice Mayors’ Poll. The Newly Elected Officers of the Vice Mayors’ League,. Negros Occidental Chapter.*