Farmer-beneficiaries held simultaneous protest actions in several agrarian reform offices in Southern Negros to condemn the snail-paced processing of the land acquisition and distribution.
More than 400 farmers belonging to MAPISAN Alliance and KMP-South Negros held pickets in Hinigaran, Binalbagan, Himamaylan, Kabankalan, Cauayan, Sipalay and Hinobaan fronting the Municipal and City Agrarian Reform Offices.
"CARP is already 25 years old and yet large landholdings are untouched waiting to be acquired and distributed to the farmers. There are several landholdings that were sleeping on the desk of the agrarian reform officers for more than ten years and some are much older."
Himamaylan City Police Station and Police station 8 in Bacolod City were among the recipients of Medalya ng Papuri in the Police Regional Office 6 for having successfully conducted the Anti Illegal drugs operation.
The awards were handed to the Provincial Intelligence Branch during the flag raising ceremony in Monday by PRO 6 Regional Director Pol. Chief Supt. Josephus Angan.
Other areas who received the merit medals were the Capiz Police Provincial Police Office, Sara Municipal Police Station in Iloilo, and Iloilo City Polcie Station.
Three suspected pushers of illegal drugs, including Himamaylan City’s Number 2 Most Wanted Person, fell into the trap of police operatives in a drug den in Himamaylan yesterday morning.
Arrested were Tomasito Acondala Sayzon, 44 years old, married of Crossing Aguisan in Barangay Nabali-an, Himamaylan City; Luis Felicisimo Navarro Limsiaco, 44 years old, single of Brgy. Libacao, Himamaylan; and Cesar Depilan Guillergan, 44 years old, married of Purok Macawiwili in Brgy. Punta Taytay, Bacolod City.
A robbery suspect was apprehended in a joint operation by Binalbagan Police and elements of the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) in coordination with Himamaylan City Police Station.
Eduardo Ondon Jr. alias "One Ball", 30, of Purok Milo, Brgy. San Vicente in Binalbagan town was collared at about 4PM, Wednesday at Villa Subd., Brgy. 4 in Himamaylan City.
The arrest of Ondon was effected through a warrant issued by Regional Trial Court (RTC) Branch 56 Judge Nilo M. Sarsaba for robbery with bail bond set at P40,000.00.
Police authorities in Himamaylan City are in pursuit of suspects that reportedly shot a 36-year old father in front of his son 6AM, early this week.
Vivencio Aniano, of Sitio Adiangao, Brgy. San Antonio was with his son and mounted on their horses when waylaid by two suspects donned with bonnets and shot the victim using a 12-gauge shotgun.
Aniano succumbed to gunshot wounds on the head, face, neck and other parts of his body and declared dead by attending physicians.
Joint elements of Special Operations Group (SOG) – NOPPO and Bago City Police Station apprehended eight persons and confiscated a number of motorcycles in a raid against illegal gambling about 7:34PM, Sunday at Brgy. Balingasag in Bago.
PSInsp. Antonio Benitez, SOG-Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office head and PSupt. Arnel Arpon, Bago Police chief, implemented the search warrant issued by Regional Trial Court (RTC) Branch 62 Judge Francis Guanzon.
La Carlota City Football Club and Dancalan FC prevailed in the recently-concluded 2014 Sinulog Football Festival held January 11 and 12 in Kabankalan City.
Visiting La Carlota squad captured the U16 title as host – Kabankalan FC settled first runner – up while Himamaylan FC finished second runner-up.
Meanwhile, Dancalan FC scored victories in the U10, U13 and Open divisions.
Dancalan FC dominate three divisions in the 2014 Sinulog Football Festival.*
A farmer and his wife, who were allegedly first threatened and intimidated, were then "robbed by a group of soldiers belonging to the 4th IB and two militiamen belonging to the paramilitary Citizens’ Armed Forces Geographical Units (CAFGU)" last November 13 in Bantugan, Buenavista Village in the hinterland of Himamaylan City.
Thus bared Felipe Levy Gelle of the September 21 Movement at "Tungkaron Ta Ini" program of DYRL yesterday in a long distance interview.
Gelle identified the robbery and intimidation victims as husband and wife Rogelio and Jenny Suita. The couple had just sold livestock which netted them P20,000 and which they would use to buy a carabao for their ricefields, said Gelle.
Police authorities in Cauayan town are conducting follow-up investigation to identify the suspect in the shooting of a barangay kagawad candidate about 7:30AM, Tuesday.
Reports identified the victim as Alfredo Lucero, 57, of Purok 3, Brgy. Linaon who succumb to multiple gunshot wounds on the body. The incident took place at Sitio Sualig where the victim was found.
Meanwhile, a truck driver in Valladolid was arrested for violation of the Omnibus Election Code during police visibility and mobile patrol in the town led by PCInsp. Luisito G. Acebuche, early morning of Tuesday.