Escalante City

‘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.*

Gay Beautician, 2 Others Nabbed in Buy Bust

A gay beautician from Fairview, Quezon City was nabbed with two others inside a pension house in Barangay Balintawak, Escalante City proper, Wednesday noon.

Police Chief Inspector Roberto Mansueto, Escalante City PNP OIC police chief identified the suspect as Wendel Fernandez, of legal age, resident of Fairview, Quezon City; Angelito Doromal, “Alias Angie”, 47, of Barangay Balintawak, Escalante City and Wilma Genon Calaunan, 37, a single mother of two and resident of Cadiz City.

2 Die, 2 Hurt in Road Mishap

Two persons were killed and two others injured in separate road mishaps in Sagay and Bacolod cities, Saturday and Sunday.

Police identified the victims as Jerry Fuentes Java, 53, married, of Central Lopez, Barangay Paraiso, Sagay City and Ronnie Horilla, 27, resident of Purok Neptune, Barangay Singcang-Airport, Bacolod City.

Injured were RJ John Java, 21; and Serafin Parcon, Jr., 46, both of Central Lopez in Barangay Paraiso, Sagay City.

Tension Grips Escalante City Acctng. Office

Tension gripped Escalante City Accounting Office shortly before dismissal time yesterday when a group of people identified with Acting Mayor Santiago Maravillas entered the office and told the staff to get out.

Ranny Macadatu of the accounting office confirmed to the Negros Daily Bulletin (NDB) the report saying it was ” almost like a ransacking incident”.

2 Killed in Road Mishap

Two persons riding in tandem were killed when they collided head-on with a cargo truck along intersection of Crossing Washington in Barangay Alimango in Escalante City around 1:10 p.m. Tuesday.

Police Chief Inspector Roberto Mansueto, acting police chief of Escalante City PNP identified the victims as Jestoni Amion Gregorio, 27, single, of Barangay Magticol in Toboso town, Negros Occidental; and Danilo Senining Sabite, 53, married, of Sitio Puting-Bato, Barangay Washington, also in this city.