SSS Kabankalan Extends Services to Hinoba-an Residents

The Social Security System (SSS) Kabankalan Branch offered its e-Mobile services to about 800 residents at the Pagbana-ag People’s Activity Center in Hinoba-an town, which is almost a three-hour bus ride from the SSS office. It is the second e-Mobile service activity conducted by SSS Kabankalan this year as part of its goal of bringing SSS closer to its members and their beneficiaries.

Left Photo shows the SSS Kabankalan employees assisting walk-in clients and members from Hinoba-an, a first class municipality situated at the southernmost town of Negros Occidental, during the event which was held from February 17 to 18.*

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.