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."
Administering the mass wedding of 326 unwed couples in Bacolod City, Mayor Monico Puentevella said, "Marriage need not be expensive; it is measured by your love and commitment to each other."
The mass wedding, held at BAYS Center during the Valentine’s Day celebration, was attended by the couples’ family members, relatives and friends.
The Bacolod BAYS Center gleaming in white as 322 husbands and wives tie the knot in yesteray’s Mass Wedding
Some of the principal sponsors were several barangay captains, Vice Mayor Greg Gasataya, as well as Councilors Claudio Puentevella, Jocelle Batapa-Sigue, Sonya Verdeflor, Ana Marie Palermo, Wilson Gamboa, Jr., El Cid Familiaran, Archie Baribar and some of the city’s Executive Assistants who stood as their "second parents".
True to its name, the Pag-IBIG branch in this city is celebrating the season of love by sponsoring a free mass wedding for more than 300 couples in Negros Occidental tomorrow, Feb. 14.
Dubbed, "I do, I do! Araw ng Pag-IBIG," the event will be held simultaneously at 9 a.m. in Victorias City and Hinigaran town, the two partner-LGUs of Pag-IBIG-Bacolod branch in this event, and will be officiated by their respective mayors, according to the Philippine Information Agency (PIA) yesterday.
Negros Occ. Provincial Board Member Atty. Len Gatuslao will hold a job fair tomorrow, Friday in Hinigaran town with the support of the Negros Occidental Language and Information Technology Center (NOLITC) and partners from the Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) industry.
Fifth District Board Member Gatuslao, chair of the Special Committee on Information and Communications Technology, has organized the job fair intended to provide employment opportunities for applicants who would want to work in the Call Center and BPO industry.
Cash and several valuables were stolen from a parked vehicle in front of a restaurant in Hinigaran town, Monday afternoon.
Police report said the robbery incident took place about 12:48PM while the Isuzu Fuego pick-up with plate number XLL 933 owned by Vetprogen Corporation parked along Rizal St., Brgy. IV.
The company employees; Mae Ann Tongol, Iresh Porol and Exekeil Allam bound for Dumaguete City were having lunch in the area when two unidentified persons destroyed the right rear window of the pick-up and stole the following: Acer laptop worth P26, 000.00 owned by Tongol; Acer Noteook worth P17, 000.00; two cellular phones, shoulder bag containing digital camera, portable play station, Automated Teller Machine (ATM) card and wallet with P4, 000.00.
Three of the arrested suspects in the killing of a former policeman from Iloilo have alleged links to a known drug lord, according to the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA).
PDEA-Western Visayas regional director Paul Ledesma alleged in a Bombo Radyo interview that the three suspects - Michael Jancilan, 37, and Roger Garilba, 28, both of Iloilo; and Openiano Dolar Jr., 51, of Kabankalan City - were reportedly linked to a drug lord from Iloilo City.
The three suspects, along with two others - Vicente Poleros and Eduardo Montaño, both of Escalante City - were arrested and charged with murder in the killing of former policeman Rex de los Reyes, 43, of Molo, Iloilo.
Negros Occidental Gov. Alfredo Marañon Jr. yesterday ordered Police Provincial Director Senior Supt. Milko Lirazan to conduct a "deeper investigation" into the killing of an Iloilo-based policeman, who was gunned down at a beach resort in Hinigaran town Sunday afternoon.
Marañon quoted Lirazan as saying that he believed that an organized crime group is behind the killing of SPO2 Rex de los Reyes, 43, of Molo, Iloilo, at Bulubitoon Beach in Brgy. Miranda on Sunday 4 p.m.
Lirazan said the arrest of the five suspects yielded a cache of high-powered firearms and explosives, including a hand grenade.
Several high-powered firearms, ammunitions and hand grenade were confiscated from the suspects who reportedly shot a cop dead, Sunday afternoon at Bulubito-on Beach in Barangay Miranda, Hinigaran town.
Joint elements of La Castellana and Pontevedra Police led by PSInsp. Ruben M. Pajarito and SPO3 Rafael Elegio seized the following; one .45 caliber pistol Norinco M1911A1 WIH with serial number (SN) BA18540-08-246, one .45 Remington pistol SN: 1760363, one .45 caliber Colt 1911 pistol with SN: 86714, one .45 caliber Caspian pistol with SN: 0424621, one 9mm Glock 17 pistol with SN: AAAN114 and four pieces of M61 fragmentation hand grenade.
An agrarian reform community in Barangay Baga-as, Hinigaran town here will soon have access to a sanitized water through facilities and capacity building activities from the Department of Agrarian Reform and the Philippine Center for Water and Sanitation.
The Baga-as Agrarian Reform Association (BARA) has been identified recipient of the project by DAR when the department learned from Barangay Captain and BARA Chair Lemuel Erecilla of the need for sanitized water in the community.
By RITZY ROBLES MALO-OY & DANNY B. DANGCALAN
The operations and technical head of Cable TV Channel 40 (ONTV12), his female and male companions were killed, while three others were seriously injured, when his car and a double-tire mini bus collided head-on at about 3 in the morning yesterday along Lacson Street near Robinsons Place Bacolod in Brgy. Mandalagan, Bacolod City.
Bacolod traffic policemen identified the fatalitieis as Christian Gabana, 28, of Country Homes Subd., the operations and technical head of ONTV12 of the Neo Communications Channel Net.
JUST IMAG INE the impact of the collision early yesterday morning between this Nissan Sentra LEC, and a double-tire mini bus Cebro that killed all three in the car and injured 3 others on board the mini bus, at Lacson Street, Mandalagan, Bacolod.* (Rex Cantong/Aksyon Radyo Bacolod photos)
with passengers Ma. Riegem dela Peña and Jacky Jimenez was traveling South of Lacson St. near Robinsons Place when it maneuvered to the left lane to overtake a truck and accidentally collided against the approaching Fuso mini-bus.