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Escalante City

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.

Fisherfolks Avail 10 Motorboats from Province

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Fisher Folks Association of Brgy. Old Poblacion Escalante City availed of ten motorboats from the provincial government off Negros Occidental.

A simple turn-over ceremony was held in the barangay yesterday.

Each motorboat is worth P33, 000 and has complete equipment except of fishing nets, according to Association president Julio Desabelle.

Recipients were fisherfolks who were victims of Typhoon Yolanda, Desabelle added and distributed to each sitio in the barangay.

2 Suspects Charged for Possession of Grenade, Firearm in Escalante City

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Police filed charges of illegal possession of grenade and firearm against two suspects subdued by police and Army soldiers in a brief chase Saturday afternoon.

Police and army soldiers responded to a shooting incident involving two groups about 5:35 PM Saturday in front of Dr. Vicente Gustilo Memorial District Hospital in Sitio Bug-as, Brgy. Balintawak, Escalante City.

Supt. Leo Batiles, Escalante City police chief identified the suspects as Segundino Pescador De Oro, Jr., 35 and Jhoniel Española, 28, both of Brgy. Langub in the city.

Chief Tanod Shot Dead; Guns Seized in Escalante Raid

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Police probers are in pursuit of the five suspects reportedly involved in the shooting to death of a chief tanod, Sunday morning in Cauyan town; while several firearms and ammunitions were seized in Escalante City following a raid in one of its villages.

Alfonso Dulla, 75, of Purok 2, Brgy. Basak in Cauayan and chief tanod of the barangay was shot and stabbed by five unidentified persons about 6AM, Sunday.

Escalante Police Hunts Two Suspects in Ex-Village Head Slay

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Police investigators of Escalante City are in pursuit of the two suspects involved in the shooting to death of a former barangay captain in Brgy. Dian-ay in the City, Saturday evening.

PO3 Jojit Ruiz, investigator-on-case reported that Romy Romo Sr., 47, of Purok Bagong Lipunan, Brgy. Dian-ay was shot while having dinner inside their store just in front of their house by two unidentified assailants.

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