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Isabela

In Isabela Town TORNADO STRIKES 106 Houses Damaged by Twister

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Around 1:20 pm of October 22, 2014, a devastating tornado (buhawi) struck Barangay Cansalungon of Isabela town in Southern Negros Occ. leaving 36 totally destroyed and 70 partially damaged houses, mostly made of light materials.

The Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (PDRRMC) through the Provincial Social Welfare and Development Office extended food assistance and tarpaulins to affected families.


Most Rev. Vicente M. Navarra & Most Rev. Patricio A. Buzon, SDB, D.D Bishop of Kabankalan & Newly Installed Rev. Fr. Arnold Deletina and Clergy Diocese of Kabankalan & Bacolod on Oct. 22, 2014.* (Rolly Gestupa photo)

 

The PDRRMC has identified damages in the public market, health center and portions of school infrastructures. Two persons were injured but they were immediately attended by local health personnel.

The Local Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council (LDRRMC) responded immediately and brought affected families to Cansalongon Elementary School for temporary shelter.

Gov. Alfredo G. Marañon, Jr. instructed Liane Garcia, Provincial Social Welfare and Development Officer to continue monitoring and providing assistance to the affected families.(Capitol News)

2 Drowned Youngsters Found; 1 Still Missing

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Two of the five youngsters who went to catch shrimps in the river of Hda. Crossing Pilar in Brgy. Crossing Magallon in Moises Padilla town were fished out in a river in Hacienda Antolanga, Brgy. Tinongan, Isabela 6:30 AM yesterday.

One of them remained missing as of press time.

Isabela police identified the victims as Michael Kenn Amantoy Pueda, 17 of Hda. Maria Cecilia in Brgy. Crossing Magallon; and Ronil Tadena Miraflores, 19 of Brgy. Baliwagan, San Enrique, Negros Occidental.

Missing is Jason Baladhay of Crossing Magallon.

‘Marching for Peace, Serving the Countryside’ in Isabela

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The "Marching for Peace, Serving the Countryside" activity spearheaded by the Provincial Peace Integration and Development Unit (Pro-PIDU) of Negros Occidental held its second convergence in Brgy. San Agustin, Municipality of Isabela, yesterday.


Hundreds of residents in Brgy. San Agustin, Isabela availed of free medical/dental mission, relief goods and food packs, livelihood supplies and medicines during the Marching for Peace, Serving the Countryside, yesterday.* (Capitol photo)

Environmental Group Established in Central Negros by Youth Group

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About 40-50 young men and women have organized into the Youth for Peace and Environmental Concerns (YPEC), in Central Negros towns and cities, during an assembly last week in a village assembly hall in Robles Village in La Castellana town in the poblacion.

This is the first time that an organization of this nature has been established in Central Negros and which is determined to tackle issue related to the environment and ecology, Axel Fat, chosen chair of YPEC, said.

Isabela Man Killed in Shooting

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Police authorities in Isabela town are in pursuit of possible suspects in the shooting of 51-year old resident of Brgy. Cansalongan about 2:30PM, May 23 at Sitio Binitinan in the said municipality.

Probers identified the victim as Edgar Campus who sustained multiple gunshot wounds from undetermined caliber of firearms and succumbed due to his wounds at the nearby hospital facility.

Police are still investigating the motive of the incident and possible identification of the assailants.

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