Escalante City

Cops Seize Shabu and Firearms in Raid at Escalante, San Carlos Cities

ESCALANTE CITY- Police operatives here seized illegal drugs and firearms in a raid in this city and San Carlos City Wednesday.

Police Superintendent Leo Batiles, Escalante City PNP chief led his men to serve the search warrant against Cristituto Pallotes, 58, in Purok Bagong Lipunan, Barangay Dian-ay 8:10 a.m. Wednesday

Judge Danilo Amisola of Regional Trial Court Branch-57 San Carlos City issued the search warrant.

Arrested along with Cristituto were his sons, Gerard, 27 and Crisostomo, 23 and Gerard’s live-in partner May Ann Rose Carballo, 30.

Electrical SC Caused Fire in Escalante

ESCALANTE CITY - Electrical short circuit caused the fire that razed a rented house in Barangay Balintawak, Escalante City about 11 a.m., Tuesday here.

Stored pyrotechnics in the groundfloor added to the fire that easily engulfed the house made of concrete and light materials, according to Bureau of Fire Protection in Escalante City.

The house is owned by Alberto Nadal rented by roving merchants of Muslims, located about a kilometre from the City Hall.

The BFP has put the damage to more to less P292, 000.

District 6 Wins 6th Gov. Alfredo G. Marañon Boxing Cup Team Title

District 6 dislodges District 1 to capture this year’s 6th Gov. Alfredo G. Marañon, Jr., Open Boxing Championship at the close of the competition last Friday at Bacolod Arts and Youth Sports (BAYS) Center.

Executive Asst. to the Governor and Provincial Sports Coordinator, Angel M. Verdeflor (center) awards the championship trophy to the District VI Team who emerged over-all champion in the concluded 6th Gov. Alfredo G. Marañon, Jr. Open Boxing Championship held at the BAYS Center. The team won six gold, three silver, and seven bronze medals.* (Capitol photo by Richard Malihan)

Yap Maybe Unopposed in the First District

With a day left in the filing of Certificates of Candidacy (CoC) and the seeming inability of United Negros Alliance (UNA) still searching for a candidate to file, Escalante City Mayor Melecio Yap Jr., may yet go unopposed in 2016.

Yap, who is on his last term as mayor of Escalante City, filed his CoC at the provincial Comelec office accompanied by Abang Lingkod Partylist Congressman Stephen Paduano and Negros Occidental Vice Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson.

1st District Bets Named

By Arman P. Toga & Eugene Y. Adiong

SAN CARLOS CITY, Negros Occ. - The Nationalist People’s Coalition (NPC) camp headed by outgoing First District Congressman Julio Ledesma IV here bared the names of its candidates for certain major positions in the 2016 elections.

Outgoing Escalante City Mayor Melecio Yap will vie to replace Ledesma in the first district.

PROV’L BOARD MEMBER Patrick Lacson, center, filed his Certificate of Candidacy for Mayor of E. B. Magalona yesterday. With him is Vice Gov. Lacson (left) and Murcia Mayor Andrew Montelibano.*


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