The Philippine Army strongly denies the alleged violation of human rights allegedly committed by 62nd Infantry Battalion troops in Brgy. Winaswasan, Calatrava and Brgys. Malasibog and Sampinit, Brgy. Libertad in Escalante City, Negros Occidental.
Maj. Ray Tiongson, Chief, Division Public Affairs Office (DPAO) of the 3rd ID Division said, the soldiers are there to conduct peace and development activities to help the residents address their issues, not to create Army bases.
The Philippine Army, Tiongson said, cognizant to the needs of the people, spearheads the developmental projects of the local government of Negros Occidental through the Negros First Program in order to improve the lives of the people.
Tiongson is in a quandary why some groups are trying to prevent development in the area.
Scene of the Crime Operatives (SOCO) of the Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office (NOPPO) is eyeing an "inside job" in the robbery of a Catholic church money at dawn of March 20, 2014.
Police operatives disclosed that not only P700,000 was lost but P950,000 kept in a vault inside the room of parish priest Fr. Gilbert Jerry Sabado of the Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Parish Church in Escalante City.
SOCO subjected 16 church workers for fingerprints reportedly including three unnamed priests.
Escalante City Mayor Melecio " Beboy" Yap lauded and thanked the people behind the Federation of Filipino Chinese Chamber of Commerce & Industry Inc. (FFCCCII) for bringing their advocacy of serving the poor to the city Friday.
ESCALANTE CITY Mayor Melecio "Beboy" Yap (3rd from left) welcomes Yip Ying-Wun (John Yap), Board Member of FFCCCII and President of NOFCACl and of SNFCCCII. Also Directors Roger Yap, Philip Yap and Carlos Ganihong, Chief of AVF at FFCCCI Foundation Inc. during the Feb. 21 medical mission of FFCCCII in the city.* (Jun de los Reyes/NDB photo)
"FFCCCII is truly an organization that looks forward to the situation of poor families. They shared their love and blessings through this free medical consultations with free medicines. This is a big help to the people of Escalante considering that we have limited resources. Dako gid namo nga pasalamatan sa ila sa FFCCCII Foundation Inc., in partnership with SNFCCCII, NNFCCCII, NOFCACI and AVFB," Mayor Yap said
By JAMES TARROSA
The "Budol-Budol" gang victimized a 64-year old mother, Joselina Dalina Palomo of Sitio Boulevard, Brgy., 6-A Victorias City, Negros Occidental.
A man who introduced himself as Rex Gorfin phoned and told Palomo that her daughter Joselyn was hospitalized, needing P7,010.00 for the immediate medical operation.
A resident of Escalante City was arrested by local authorities in a buy bust operation about 11:50AM, Wednesday at Sitio Danao, Brgy. Old Poblacion.
Police identified the suspect as Jeffrey Openio, 32, of Sitio Guiwanon, Brgy. Old Poblacion 2 who handed one elongated heat-sealed sachet containing suspected shabu to PO2 Rey Dolmae Cañezares who acted as poseur buyer in exchange for two pieces P500.00 marked bills.
(Photo above) Gov. Alfredo G. Marañon, Jr. (center) with the teachers of Malasibog Elementary School at the turn-over of the Water System Project (right photo) in Brgy. Malasibog in Escalante City.* (Capitol photos)
FIDE Master Alekhine Nouri from Escalante City, Negros Occidental is set to receive an award during the Philippine Sports Association (PSA) Awarding Night at Solaire Resort & Casino in Pasay City on January 25, 2014. This according to Alekhine’s father, Hamed.
Alekhine is the second son of Hamed and Rhoda Sabordo Fabiosa Nouri of Brgy. Balintawak, Escalante.
Alekhine, a grade 1 pupil of Far Eastern University (FEU) is the youngest FIDE master at age 7. He receive full scholarship from FEU and allowance from the Philippine Sports Commission as member of the Philippine chess team.
His travel abroad is supported by Prospero Pichay and Abraham Tolentino of Tagaytay City - both are officials of the National Chess Federation of the Philippines.
The National Federation of Sugarcane Planters (NFSP) recently turned over about P500,000 cash donation to victims of Super Typhoon Yolanda.
"NFSP allocated funds to assist the typhoon victims. The Federation also spearheaded the fund-raising campaign among its members to add to the amount," disclosed NFSP president Enrique D. Rojas.
(1st Row l-r) Teresa Villanueva of NSTP, College Student Activities Coordinator Mae Ann Montaño, IS-Upper Grades Student Activities Coordinator Mel Oñate, Rolena Letran of External Relations, Vicky de Leon of Alumni Relations, Director for IS Community Services Rose Destua, Mariel Tolentino and Millie Kilayko of NVC, VCAA Dr. Marie Therese Jochico, Director for Balayan-CEP Ann Gladys Ponteras, BUsog Lusog Talino Program Officer Kathy Maguad of IND and Mylene Sison of Phil-Korea. (2nd Row l-r) Dean of Student Affairs Andre Tagamolila, Glenn Burgos of BRC, Director for External Relations, IND and UARo Rhoderick Samonte and (far left) Jeffrey Lazaro of IND.*
"In solidarity with their fellow workers in the sugar industry who were affected by the super typhoon, NFSP employees decided to do away with their Christmas party and donate the Christmas party budget to the typhoon victims," Rojas added.
Activist priest Fr. Robert Reyes, the country’s famous "running priest," will lead about 200 protesters in a 7-kilometer run in Escalante City today to mark the International Human Rights Day.
The protest-run, spearheaded by the socialist party Partido Lakas ng Masa (PLM), will also bring to the people’s attention the continuing fight for justice in Escalante where 28 cases of extra-judicial killings (EJK) have allegedly happened under the term of incumbent Mayor Melecio Yap, PLM national secretary-general Leody de Guzman said in a press conference in Bacolod Bacolod yesterday.
Governor Alfredo Marañon, Jr. giving away relief goods at Barangay Paitan, Escalante City last Saturday.*