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Himamaylan City

8 Drug Suspects Nabbed in Separate Buy-bust

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Eight persons were arrested in separate buy bust operations in Himamaylan, Kabankalan and Bacolod cities last Friday.

Himamaylan City PNP led by Supt Antonieto Cañete conducted a buy bust operation at Purok 6, Barangay Aguisan and arrested the No.2 in the city drug watch list Gladys Dayrit, 43, and companion Joemar Mendoza, 45, Friday afternoon.

Confiscated from them were three big elongated sachets of suspected shabu with estimated market value of P150, 000 and marked money.

Police operatives also confiscated one homemade shotgun, locally known as “sulpak”.

Help for Security Guard with Rare Disease Urged

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A doctor is calling on the public to help a security guard assigned at the Himamaylan District Hospital suffering from a rare disease known as Guillian-Barre syndrome. The amount of P500,000.00 is needed for this treatment.

Marlou Mijares of Barangay Cabadiangan, Himamaylan City, who turned 26 yesterday, is battling for his life because of the disease, Dr. Montini Amante an anesthesiologist assigned at the HDH, said.

2 Killed in Himamaylan Shooting, Hacking

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Two persons were killed in separate shooting and hacking incidents in Himamaylan City early Tuesday morning.

Police report said Ronel Alfonso, 29, a beautician in one of the salon in the area was shot several times by an unidentified suspect about 3:20AM at Vallega St., Brgy. 2, of the city.

Alfonso succumbed to multiple gunshot wounds on the body from a 9mm caliber firearm. His body was brought to Felcu Funeral Parlor for post mortem examination.

Recovered from the crime scene were nine empty shells of 9mm pistol and one deformed slug.

3rd Fire Occurs in Himamaylan

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The third fire occurred Sunday after three houses/stores at the public market in Barangay Su-ay, Himamaylan City were razed by fire resulting to damage of about P500, 000.

Himamaylan City Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) headed by Senior Fire Officer 4 Renato Villacanas said, the houses/stores were owned by Roselyn Bitoon, Efren Esmeralda and Maribel Villanueva.

It was market day of Barangay Su-ay that day.

BFP investigation disclosed that the fire was caused by the faulty service line of Negros Occidental Electric Cooperative (NOCECO).

Fire Razes Residential Houses in Himamaylan City

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The second fire occurred in Himamaylan City at Barangay Aguisan about 2:40pm Saturday causing about P500, 000 damage to property, Senior Fire Officer 4 Renato Villacanas of the city’s Bureau of Fire Protection disclosed.

Two houses were totally and another partially damaged.

The fire originated from the house of Veronica Jerez at Purok 6, Barangay Aguisan.

The house of Lian Gawan was also totally destroyed while one owned by Michelle Sumagaysay was partially burned.

Neither casualties nor injuries to residents were reported.