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Escalante City

2015 Budget for Negros Occ. Nearing Approval - Escalante

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The 2015 budget is nearing approval, according to Board Member Salvador Escalante, chair of the Committee on Finance of the Sanggunian Panlalawigan of Negros Occidental.

"It is within our time frame, " Escalante said.

He said that last Wed-nesday, his committee al-ready finished the budget hearings.

"I expect that the secre-tariat will already submit the committee report so we can discuss it on Wednesday morning and submit it to the SP during the regular session in the afternoon," he said.

Escalante City Cops Relieved for Offenses

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Prior to the filing of administrative cases against two policemen in Escalante City, SSupt. Milko Lirazan, provincial PNP director relieved them from their post yesterday.

Police Officers 2 Jerwin Plural and Eduardo Villegas were ordered to report to the Negros Occidental Provincial Police Office (NOPPO) here.

Escalante City police chief, Supt. Leo Batiles confirmed the relief of his two policemen.

The two were also accused of violating the Philippine National Police Code of Professional Conduct and Ethical Standards.

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.

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