The province of Negros Occidental is now under a state of calamity after thousands of residents from four cities and five towns were displaced by massive floods and landslides due to four days of heavy rains, damaging P39 million in crops, livestock and fisheries.
Vice Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson said the Sangguniang Panlalawigan (SP), during their regular session yesterday, placed the province under a state of calamity, by unanimously adopting a resolution of the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (PDRRMC) that recommends the same action.
Last Monday, the PDRRMC, headed by Gov. Alfredo Marañon Jr., had passed a resolution asking the SP to declare a state of calamity in the province, and recommending the utilization of the 30-Percent Quick Response Fund of the PDRRM Fund for 2013 to help the affected local government units (LGUs)
Several suspected mari-juana plants were uprooted at the backyard of an Ilog resident in a raid conducted yesterday afternoon at Brgy. Balicotoc in Ilog.
PSInsp. Joshua A. Villasis, Ilog police chief and his men seized a total of 20 suspected marijuana plants at the backyard of Dindo To-og alias Aming, 36, and at the sugarcane plantation near his house.
Police also seized a sack containing suspected dried marijuana stems inside To-og’s house.
During the arrest, Villasis and his men recovered from the suspect’s possession a homemade caliber .357 revolver without serial number and with five live ammunitions.
Also To-og surrendered to policemen a backpack containing one small plastic with suspected dried marijuana seeds and one homemade shotgun with four live ammunitions for 12-gauge.
The Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (PDRRMC) has passed a resolution yesterday asking the Sangguniang Panlalawigan (SP) to declare the province of Negros Occidental under a state of calamity, as about 50,000 residents in nine local government units were affected by floods due to four days of heavy rains.
The resolution was among the agenda in the emergency PDRRMC meeting called by Gov. Alfredo Marañon Jr. yesterday, to assess the flood situation in southern Negros, and how to assist the displaced residents.
The SP is expected to make the declaration during its regular session tomorrow, Wednesday.
The Kabankalan City Hall grounds in the midst of yesterday’s floods.* (Jun Gaton/Pasiplat phpto)
Two municipalities in southern Negros Occidental – Ilog and Hinoba-an – are placed under a state of calamity after thousands of their residents were displaced due to flooding and landslides over the weekend.
Sixth District Rep. Mercedes Alvarez confirmed that his brother, Ilog Mayor Genaro Rafael Alvarez, and the Sangguniang Bayan declared a state of calamity after 15 barangays in the town were affected.
Local News: Southern Negros Flooded, Evacuees Swell in Kabankalan, Ilog, Hinoba-an, Bayawan, Sta. Catalina
By Arman Toga & Jun Gaton
Three days of rains and a heavier downpour since early yesterday morning flooded at least two cities and three towns in southern Negros.
Reports gathered by NDB from government authorities and several affected residents revealed that Kabankalan City, Ilog and Hinoba-an towns in Negros Occidental, and parts of Bayawan City and Sta. Catalina town in Negros Oriental, were flooded since yesterday morning.
Brgy. 3 Kabankalan* (Jun Gaton photo)
At 12:30 this Monday morning, NDB was able to monitor from the fire and rescue communications groups in Kabankalan that the Magballo-Balicotoc-Canlamay Buttress dam in Ilog that connects the rivers and creeks of Ilog, Kabankalan and Candoni allegedly sustained substantial breaches that could bring more floodwaters to Ilog and to Magballo and other Kabankalan barangays and the city proper.*(Arman Toga/Jun Gaton)
Highway of Ilog, Mabini Street. JPG Highway of Ilog, Mabini Street.* (Rolly Gestopa photo)
The Busog Lusog Talino (BLT) program implementers in Ilog Elementary School, Canlamay Elementary School, Delicioso Elementary School, Perfecto P. Cuenca Memorial Elementary School, Magsaysay Elementary School, Bocana Elementary School and the BLT Field Coordinators of the Institute for Negros Development (IND) of the University of St. La Salle (USLS) gathered for the cluster workshop and mentoring session last Sept. 30 – Oct. 1, 2013 in the municipality of Ilog.
The workshop focused on the documentation and regular reporting which includes the monitoring of Body Mass Index (BMI) status report of pupils, liquidation report, and attendance of pupils to feeding sessions and classes, attendance of the parents to do the marketing, cooking and serving of lunch in school.
ILOG. Ilog Mayor Genaro Rafael (GR) K. Alvarez III, donated one unit HP laptop to the Ilog Police Station for use of the WCPD Section. Receiving it was PSInsp Joshua A. Villasis and his WCPD PNCO, SPO1 Liza Fe P. Vingno, during a simple turn-over at the office of Mayor Alvarez recently.*
Police authorities in Kabankalan City and Ilog town filed robbery and illegal possession of firearms cases against three suspects allegedly involved in several notorious crimes like the holdup of a doctor and a teacherrecently.
PSInsp. Nerito Lobrido, Kabankalan City Police Officer OIC told NDB that Christian Doctolero, Emart Evangelista and Ace Magada were arrested at about 10:35 in the evening at Barangay 1 in the city last Saturday.
Lobrido said that along with PO2 Arnold Tadiaque, they were conducting mobile patrol in the area when they spotted the three suspects on board a motorcycle.
Police authorities in Candoni town arrested a farmer for hacking another, Saturday evening at Brgy. West in the municipality.
The victim was identified as Alberto Gundan, 53, of Brgy. Caningay and was rushed to the town’s Rural Health Center for sustaining wounds on the right eyebrow allegedly inflicted by Claudio Navarro, 53, also of the same place. The incident happened about 9:30PM, August 17 for misunderstanding.
Navarro is detained at Candoni Police Station for investigation and filing of criminal charges.
Elements of Ilog Police apprehended a local resident for the crime of arson through the station’s operation against persons with warrant of arrest at about 12:30PM, yesterday at Sitio Calumpang, Brgy. Bocana, Ilog.
PSInsp. Joshua Villasis, police chief led the arrest of Gaudencio Tabligan III, 31, inside his residence through a warrant in criminal case number 2013-6019 for charges of destructive arson. The warrant was issued by Regional Trial Court (RTC) Branch 61-Kabankalan City Judge Fernando R. Elumba.