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Architect Dies in Road Crash

An architect was killed when his car bumped the fence of a house in Bangga Akasya in Barangay Luna, Cadiz City Tuesday afternoon.

Chief Inspector Rocky Desear, OIC police chief of Cadiz Police Station, said the victim was Albert Advincula Catapang, 50, married, of Block 5, Lot 19, Hillside Subdivision, Barangay Mansilingan, Bacolod City.

Catapang was driving a Toyota Vios Sedan bound for Escalante City when he accidentally crossed the opposite lane and bumped the bamboo fence of Jinky Jaspe’s house and a mango tree.

‘Tension Still On at Escalante City Hall’

“It is not true that there is no tension here at Escalante City Hall! It’s still on!”

This was the text message yesterday from Ranie Macadato of the City Accounting Office, incharge of the accounts of 21 barangays in Escalante, refuting the statement of Acting City Mayor Santiago Maravillas saying otherwise.


DENNIS MARAVILLAS, son of and executive assistant to Acting Escalante City Mayor Santiago Maravillas, inspecting the personal file of OIC City Accountant Joan Ester Pancho.*

Cop shot wanted person resisting arrest

A person wanted for murder retaliated with the arresting police operatives when he was served with an arrest warrant for his crime around 6:40 p.m. Tuesday in Sitio Amparo, Barangay Mabini, Escalante City.

Police Chief Inspector Rollie Pondevilla, Escalante PNP chief identified the suspect as Joy De La Cruz Victorama, married, resident of the place.

The suspect was served with the warrant issued by Kathrine A. Go, Executive Judge of Regional Trial Court Branch 57 in San Carlos City, Negros Occidental. No bail was recommended for his temporary liberty.

Man found half buried in Escalante

A body was found half buried in the hilly portion of Sitio Pinapugasan 2, Barangay Pinapugasan, Escalante, Negros Occidental around 8:30 a.m. Tuesday.

Police Chief Inspector Rollie Pondevilla, OIC police chief of Escalante City PNP identified the victim as Danilo Homagdaw Banzon, 44, married, of the place.

He sustained a bashed head believed from a pointed object and four stab wounds in the body. He was already in a state of decomposition and half-buried under Mahogany and Eucalyptus trees covered with stones.

Escalante official struck with bottle

A councilor of Escalante City was reportedly struck with an empty bottle after he allegedly slammed the mouth of an unidentified person while singing inside a karaoke bar in the city Tuesday night.

Police Chief Inspector Rolly Pondevilla, Escalante City OIC police chief identified the suspect as Sangguniang Panlungsod Carmelito “Mitoy” Torres.

He sustained head injuries as a result of the incident and went to police station to report.

However, he is no longer interested in filing charges against the suspect.