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.

Pa, Son Escape Death from Armed Group

The father and his son escaped death from unidentified armed group who flagged them along the national highway of Sitio Palasanon, Barangay Bulwangan in Hinobaan, Negros Occidental, 11 p.m., Sunday.

Police Chief Inspector Roberto Indiape, Hinobaan PNP chief identified the victims a Jesus Tantiado, 62 and son Allan, 35, both of Sitio Dalipitan, Barangay Culipapa, also of the town. The father and his son are into backyard raising of fighting cocks.

2 Killed, 2 Wounded in Hinobaan Encounter; RPA Abducted, 1 Missing

Two unidentified members of the New People’s Army (NPA) were killed and two soldiers were wounded in an encounter with 79th Infantry Battalion in Hinobaan yesterday, while a cock farm of Revolutionary Proletarian Army –Alex Boncayao Brigade (RPA-ABB) was raided by the NPA Thursday night in Hacienda Jamandre, Barangay Robles, La Castellana.

Village Chief Sought for Shooting; 1 Stabbed Dead in Hinobaan  

SAGAY CITY - A village chief of Barangay Divina Colonia here and two others accomplices are the subject of police manhunt after shooting a worker and his minor son Tuesday night, while a fisherman was arrested by Hinobaan police after he bludgeoned to death his neighbour in Barangay Bulwangan also Tuesday night.

Police Chief Inspector Eduardo Corpuz identified the suspects as Village Chief Johnny Buhayan and the victims’ relatives Amando and Leonardo Alejandro, all of Barangay Divina Colonia, here.

4 Persons Die in Road Mishap in Cadiz, La Castellana, Hinobaan

CADIZ CITY - Four persons were killed in separate motorcycle accidents here, in La Castellana and Hinobaan Monday, police report disclosed.

A 31-year old man driving his Rusi motorcycle and his cousin were killed after they were overran by a vehicle following them in Purok Acacia, Barangay Luna here about 7:55 Monday night, while another died in Bacolod City hospital yesterday morning after his motorcycle skidded in Hinobaan.


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