No. 5 Drug Pusher Nabbed with Shabu, Firearms

The number 5 drug pusher in Hinobaan was arrested in a buy bust operation by Hinobaan PNP at his rented house in Zone 2, Barangay Bacuyangan in Hinobaan town around 1:20 a.m. yesterday.

Police Chief Inspector Roberto Indiape, Hinobaan PNP chief, identified the suspect as Roel Arcan, 30, single.

Indiape said they operated after a heavy downpour and arrested the subject but his cohort was able to escape.

Hinoba-an Pilots Nationwide Earthquake Drill for NIR

Hinoba-an town, a third class municipality that borders the southernmost part of Negros Occidental from the Oriental side or some 200 kilometers south of Bacolod City, piloted the Nationwide Simultaneous Earthquake Drill (NSED), April 14.

Employees and clients of the Hinoba-an Municipal Hall and other government agencies participate in the Nationwide Simultaneous Earthquake Drill (NSED) where Hinoba-an is the pilot site for the Negros Island Region’s NSED.* (EAD-PIA6 photo)

2 Nabbed in Separate Buy Bust

Two persons were arrested in separate buy bust operations in Hinobaan and EB Magalona Thursday and Friday.

The suspects were identified as Nic Alfon Melicoton Juarez, 33, single of Barangay Bacuyangan in Hinobaan.

Police Chief Inspector Roberto Indiape, Hinobaan PNP said Juarez was in a buy bust operation around 11:00 a.m. Thursday at his residence after several days of surveillance.

Gov’t Employee Stabbed Dead in Hinobaan

A government employee under the Provincial Engineering Office of Negros Occidental was stabbed dead 8:30 p.m. Wednesday in Barangay Culipapa in Hinobaan town.

Police Chief Inspector Roberto Indiape, Hinobaan PNP chief identified the victim as Richard Paling, 40, of Barangay Guinhalaran, Silay City. Paling is a dump truck driver of the Provincial Engineering office.

He sustained stab wounds in the body and was rushed to Don Eleuterio Decena Memorial Hospital in Barangay Bacuyangan also of the town but was declared dead on arrival.

El Niño Damage to Negros Rises to P17M

The damage and production loss due to the continuous dry spell experienced by Negros Occidental rose to P17 million yesterday.

In a report submitted by Engr. Igmedio Tabianan, provincial agriculturist to Gov.Alfredo Marañon Jr., showed that Hinigaran suffered the biggest loss with P11,724,507.50 with 12 barangays and 329 farmers affected.

Palay suffered the biggest loss in the town where 282.67 hectares of rice suffered damage, 24 hectares of high value crops and three hectares of corn.