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Escalante City

Cops Handcuff Salesman in ‘Hold-Up Me’ Scheme

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ESCALANTE CITY - A salesman was handcuffed by Escalante City PNP after their intensive investigation revealed he connived with an alleged hold up suspect in a reported hold up incident at the national highway of Barangay Honob-Honob about 4:00 pm Thursday, this City.

Police Superintendent Leo Batiles, Escalante City PNP chief said that supposed victim Jeffrey Palma Salanap, 32, of Barangay Felisa, Bacolod City reported to their office that he was a victim of hold up.

Cop Eyes Land Conflict in the Death of Septuagenarian

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ESCALANTE CITY - A septuagenarian was shot dead and his arm mutilated after a hand grenade he was holding exploded in Sitio Bunyag, Barangay Magsaysay, here at 4 pm, Wednesday.

Police Superintendent Leo Batiles, Escalante City PNP chief identified the victim as Manuel Dacal-Dacal, 70, resident of the said hinterland barangay.

He sustained multiple gunshot wounds from a 12-gauge shotgun used by the suspect in killing him.

Dacal-Dacal, also holding a hand grenade, failed to throw it and exploded on his hand.

Puregold Opens in Escalante

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PUREGOLD Price Club, Inc., a leader in hypermarket industry opened its 239th store in Escalante City on Saturday, June 27, 2015.

The new store is located along a national road, Barangay Balintawak, Escalante City.

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PNP Drug Operations, 11 Nabbed with Firearms; Drugs, Drug Paraphernalia Confiscated

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Eleven suspected drug peddlers were arrested by the police in a separate illegal drug operations conducted in Negros Occidental on June 24, 2015.

Tornado Downs Houses, Hurts10

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Several houses and a Day Care Center were downed by another “baby tornado” that hit Negros Occidental - this time in Sitio Binabuno, Barangay Malasibog in Escalante City 5PM Wednesday.

The Escalante Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office reported that of the houses in the barangay, six were destroyed and while four were partially damaged, including a Day Care building.

Totally-destroyed were those owned by Bonifacio Briog Carello, Mary Ann Briog Aguilar, Rodrigo De la Cruz, Rowena Patpat Villaflor, Mary Ann Carbajosa, and Maribel Carbajosa.