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Himamaylan City

Suspect in Himamaylan Raid Faces Gun, Drug Raps

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The suspect in a drug buy bust operation, led by the Himamaylan City Police, Wednesday is facing criminal charges for illegal possession of drugs and firearms.

PSupt. Antonietto Canete and his men apprehended Gerald Boy Docto, 26, of Sitio Nasug-ong, Brgy. Caradio-an, Himamaylan in a buy bust operation about 8:20AM, Wednesday.

Sermona to Defend Title in Australia

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Ryan "The Crusher" Sermona

Himamaylan City-hailed Ryan "The Crusher" Sermona (16-5 win-loss, 9KOs) is set to defend his World Boxing Council (WBC) International Super Featherweight belt against Australian and reigning World Boxing Union (WBU) super featherweight titlist Corey McConnell (13-1-1, 1KO) on August 9 at the Crossing Theatre, Narrabri, New South Wales, Australia.

Sermona captured the WBC International Super Featherweight crown in December 2013 after dropping Aussie Matt Garlett (11-1) in the fourth round of their title clash at Northbridge in Australia.

However, Sermona lost to Japanese Shirgo Eto (12-2-1, 8 KOs) via technical decision in an eight-round clash on April 14 at the Korakuen Hall in Tokyo.

Bautista Wins Gold for Phl

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Himamaylan City-hailed Ian Clark Bautista won the lone gold for the Philippine Boxing Team in the just-concluded 2014 China Open International Boxing Tournament held at the Guizhou Gymnasium in Guiyang Province, China.

The young Bautista, who also won the gold medal in last year’s Asian Confederation Youth Boxing Championships, topped the men’s flyweight division against South Korean and Chinese boxers.

For Bautista, he is happy to win the gold medal and brings pride to the Philippines. "I would like to thank all who prayed and supported me," he said.

2 Soldiers Killed; Another Injured in Clash

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Two soldiers of the 47th Infantry Battalion based in Himamaylan City were killed and another was injured in an encounter with New People’s Army (NPA) rebels at 2:15PM Thursday in Sitio Madaha, Brgy. Buenavista in the city.

City Mayor Agustin Ernesto Gatuslao Bascon condemned the incident claiming this will create fear and chaos among residents.

Bascon claimed the soldiers are helping the city identify the issues in the barangay and nearby places.

Buenavista is a progressive barangay about 20 kilometers from the city proper, Bascon added.

TB Remains Major Challenge to Treat: DOH

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Although tuberculosis (TB) is easy to treat, but it remains a major challenge according to the Department of Health (DOH).

Ms. Lorna Garde, head, provincial National TB Program, Negros Occidental admits, TB is curable but some patients are hard to treat because they do not go out, or can not depart from their vices.* (EBColmo)


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