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.*

4 Construction Workers Killed, 14 Injured in Road Mishap

Four construction workers from Cebu City and Escalante City were killed, while 14 others were injured after their Mazda pickup skidded while avoiding a woman at Circumferential Road along Crossing Espinos Village in Barangay Taculing and near the New Government Center past 7:00 o’clock on Saturday, July 2.

Killed on-the spot were Arman Algabre and Lito Tugonon, both legal age of Escalante City.

Escalante Man Yields Shabu in Buy Bust

Escalante City arrested a person in a buy bust operation in front of Escalante National High School in Barangay Alimango and confiscated with shabu and other drug paraphernalia 3:50 p.m., Wednesday.

Superintendent Leonardo Borromeo, Escalante City PNP acting police chief identified the suspect as Anthony Cidon Lopez, 42, “Alias Tonton” of Crossing Tino, Barangay Balintawak in the city.

One elongated and one small sachet of shabu was confiscated from him; one bolo about 13 inches long and one Honda Wave 100 cc and P200 marked money.

Tanod Killed, 1 NONECO Lineman Electrocuted

A village watchman of Barangay Binaguiohan, Escalante City was killed when electrocuted round 10:45 a.m. Wednesday, while a lineman of North Negros Electric Cooperative (NONECO) was also electrocuted and injured while trying to fix a line in Punta, Barangay Zone 6, Cadiz City, around 8:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Escalante City PNP received the report from Village Chief Edwin Lagunday of Barangay Binaguiohan that his village watchman or “Tanod” did not make it to Dr. Vicente Gustilo Memorial District Hospital in the city proper due to third degree burns.

Cops Nab Person With Firearm, Shabu

A person who was involved in a commotion at a videoke bar in front of National Highway in Barangay Hacienda Fe, Escalante City, Negros Occidental was nabbed with firearm and shabu around 1:30 a.m. yesterday, Wednesday, June 15.

Police Superintendent Leonardo Borromeo, OIC Escalante City PNP chief identified the suspect as Jupre Castillo Alintoson, 30, single, resident of Barangay Old Sagay, Sagay City.