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.
A magnitude 7.2 quake shook the Visayas and some parts of Mindanao at 8:12 a.m. yesterday, and with more than a hundred aftershocks, damaged several houses in Negros Occidental, caused brownouts, and led to evacuation in certain areas.
According to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs), Intensity 6 was recorded in Hinigaran town while Intensity 4 was reported in La Carlota City, both in southern Negros. Intensity 5 was recorded in Bacolod.
No major damage in roads and infrastructure was reported in Negros Occidental.
A short power interruption was monitored in Hinigaran.
The Provincial Capitol and seven local government units (LGUs) in the province signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with three government agencies to fight illegal recruitment and human trafficking.
The MOU was signed by the provincial government, the seven LGUs composed of the municipalities of Binalbagan, Manapla, Hinigaran, Pontevedra and the cities of Bago, San Carlos and Bacolod, and the three government agencies, namely, Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA), Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) and Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA).
The signing ceremonies was held at the Provincial Capitol last Wednesday. The signatories were Regional Directors Yolanda Porschwitz of TESDA, Ponciano Ligutom of POEA-Department of Labor and Employment, and Ron Bartolome for OWWA.
Technology Livelihood and Development Center Manager Ricardo Calseña signed the MOU in behalf of the provincial government.
Hinigaran Police authorities arrested a 33-year old for violation of the Violence Against Women and Children Act Wednesday noon.
PInsp. Geruld M. Huerva apprehended Patrick Belarmino, of Sitio Coop, Brgy. Anahaw, Hinigaran town through a warrant for violation of section 5 (e) or Attempting to compel or compelling the woman or her child to engage in conduct which the woman or her child has the right to desist from or desist from conduct which the woman or her child has the right to engage in, or attempting to restrict or restricting the woman’s or her child’s freedom of movement or conduct by force or threat of force, physical or other harm or threat of physical or other harm, or intimidation directed against the woman or child, of Republic Act (RA) 9262 or the Anti-Violence against Women and their Children Act of 2004.
The warrant was issued by Regional Trial Court (RTC) Judge Fernando R. Elumba and recommended P12, 000 bail for the suspect’s temporary release who is presently detained at Hinigaran Police Station.
Negros Occidental ranks second with the highest beneficiaries for social pension from the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) in Western Visayas.
At a forum with Bacolod-based media and LGU information officers on social pension and other DSWD programs over the weekend, May Castillo–Rago, regional information officer of DSWD6 reported that Negros Occidental is second to Iloilo with the highest number of beneficiaries and allocation.
From 44 municipalities in Iloilo, there are 7,722 beneficiaries. Their quarterly allocation of social pension for the senior citizens is P11,583,000.00, while its annual allocation is P45,324,000.00. This is followed by the province of Negros Occidental with 32 LGUs, supporting the 4,768 beneficiaries, availing of quarterly allocation of P7,150,000.00, or its annual allocation of P27,876,000.00. Aklan has 17 LGUs, supporting the 2,501 beneficiaries, receiving quarterly allocation of P3,751,000.00, while its annual allocation is P14,598,000.00. Antique has 18 LGUs, 2,762 beneficiaries, their quarterly allocation is P4,143,000.00, and its annual allocation is P16,167,000.00. In Capiz, the 17 LGUs have 2,390 beneficiaries, quarterly allocation is P3,585,000.00, and annual allocation is 13,947,000.00; while Guimaras with 5 LGUs has 780 beneficiaries, receiving quarterly allocation of P1,170,000.00, and annual allocation is P4,566,000.00.
Three brothers and their cousin were arrested by police authorities in Hinigaran town for alleged attempted murder..
PInsp. Geruld M. Huerva led in the arrest of Gerenio Alizon, 39, and his brothers, Ramil, 36, and Benjie, 24, along with their cousin Jomar Sanchez, 27, all of Brgy. Miranda through a warrant in criminal case number 2928.
The warrant was issued by Regional Trial Court (RTC) Judge Nilo Sarsaba and recommended bail of P120,000 for their temporary release.
Suspected illegal fishers were arrested by Bantay Dagat Task Force and volunteers, Tuesday morning at the territorial waters of Hinigaran town.
Po2 Stephen Abalo of Bantay Dagat Task Force, with volunteers Avelino Jamon, Jomjom Ambrad, Nolito Buencochillo and Manuel Norbe under the supervision of
PInsp. Geruld Huerva ,were able to flag down a fishing vessel ‘MBCA Top’ owned by Janjan Garganian.
Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office (NOPPO) director designated and re-assigned seven police officers effective yesterday in Special Order No. 81 dated July 31, 2013.
PSSupt. Milko Lirazan, NOPPO director ordered PSupt. Jerry Bartolome to assume the post as deputy provincial director for administration and to replace PSupt. Antonietto Cañete, who has been designated as deputy provincial director for operations.
Meanwhile, PCInsp. Rico Santotome Jr., has been designated as administrative officer, the position previously held by PCInsp. Joeresty Coronica, who has been named chief of NOPPO’s Intelligence Section.
Local News: Hinigaran Coastal Folk Air Concern vs. Illegal Fishing; Marañon Sees Better Prospects for Crabs
Gov. Alfredo Marañon, Jr. called on local officials here for a stronger resolve to combat illegal fishing operations over the weekend as he shared his experience in the campaign to preserve blue crabs as a sustainable source of income for marginal fisher folk.
Speaking before a symposium of blue crabbers in Barangay Tagda, Marañon, who fought for decades to protect the 32,000-hectare Sagay Marine Reserve by, among others, taking the lead in information and education campaigns with help from Silliman University-based marine scientists headed by former DENR Secretary Angel Alcala when he was then mayor of Sagay City, fishermen should think beyond their day-to-day sustenance otherwise supply will later become a problem when there is nothing to harvest.
He singled out the need to return to sea egg-bearing (bukakahan) blue crabs, which carry with them at least 1million eggs with potentials to become mature crabs as per Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources study.