The killing of a farmer from Brgy. Santol in Binalbagan at dawn yesterday I Brgy. San Agustin, Isabela, Negros Occidental was a case of mistaken identity.
The victim was identified as Jury Orias, 45, married of Brgy. Santol who was stab and hack by four suspects. The victim was declared dead on-arrival at a local hospital, Ignacio Arroyo Sr., Memorial District Hospital in Isabela.
The victim went to Brgy. San Agustin to gamble at cockfight as it was their fiesta.
Two persons were killed in separate road accidents in the southern part of Negros Occidental.
In Isabela, a motorcycle rider was declared dead by attending physician at Ignacio Lacson Arroyo Sr. Memorial District Hospital after his vehicle slammed into a signage about 8:30PM, Monday.
Police report said Artemio Aungon, 62, of Brgy. Guintubdan was negotiating ing a curve at Hacienda Orong when he hit the signage with his black-colored Honda XRM.
2 Women Killed
Two women died while 11 others were rushed to various hospitals when a truck bound for Libertad Public Market in Bacolod City crashed on its side when its brake "malfunctioned" in a downhill road in Sitio Macapalo, Barangay Cabcab, Isabela town Saturday afternoon.
Isabela PNP Deputy Chief SPO3 Leonel Adolacion, identified the fatalities as 60-year old Evangeline Francisco and her 45-year old sister Hylen Sicon, 45.
Both who were residents of Brgy. Riverside in the town, died on the spot.
"Local traditional political conflict surfacing this early is the cause of intended trumped-up charges to be filed against Barangay 7 captain Jose Reden Decena with the tactic involving pressuring laborers in the village in Isabela town, to testify that he had committed administrative and criminal acts, could be behind this alleged complaint."
But the plan to have more than a dozen workers sign an affidavit of complaint had failed, said Decena and Sarry Sarimong who led a group of 18 barangay captains in the town in clarifying what they said was "obviously wrong", during a presscon at the Negros Press Club building last week.
Citing the need for effective medical care to reach the far-flung areas of the 5th District, Provincial Board Member Len Gatuslao has scheduled the first of a series of medical missions in Barangay Santol, Municipality of Binalbagan today, February 7, 2014.
The medical and surgical mission is a joint project of Board Member Gatuslao and Binalbagan Mayor Manuel Aranda with the support of Dr. Hazel Pagunsan of the Municipal Health Office, Santol Punong Barangay Nonoy Ogatis, volunteer doctors, surgeons, nurses and midwives.
The Philippine National Police (PNP), Regional Office 6, Western Visayas through its Regional Director PC/S Josephus Garrote Angan, awarded the Municipality of Isabela as the "Most Supportive LGU in Municipal Level for 2013" due to its meritorious and outstanding support to the Isabela Municipal Police Station.
This is in line with the PNP Integrated Transformation Program thereby, contributing immensely in making the local police as a more effective, efficient and indispensable partner of the community in the maintenance of peace and order and prevention and control of crimes.
Is the local National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) being used to harass and intimidate unknowing persons for traditional political purposes?
This appears to be the case in a small village, Barangay 7 in Isabela town, after 15 villagers were allegedly threatened by an agent that petty graft complaints will be filed against them if they refuse to testify against a village leader in the town.
Ronnie Arboleda, a Barangay 7 worker bared in an interview over DYRL’s "Tungkaron Ta Ini" program Saturday that four of them were "summoned through a subpoena by Arnel Pura, an NBI agent" newly-assigned from NBI Cebu Office, to appear at the bureau’s office in Bacolod, on a hazy anti-graft complaint against them who are garbage collectors.
Police authorities in Isabela town arrested a suspected rapist in a raid early this week through the stations intensified campaign against persons wanted by the law.
PSInsp. Ramil T. Sarona, Isabela police chief with elements of Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG)-Bacolod apprehended Reynaldo Mayordomo, 48, of Sitio Lagway, Brgy. Guijulngan, Cauayan in a joint operation at Brgy. San Agustin in Isabela for the crime of rape.
Mayordomo’s arrest was effected through a warrant issued by Regional Trial Court (RTC) Branch 61 Judge Henry D. Arles.
Police officers in Bago City are in pursuit of a former barangay kagawad implicated in the shooting incident and killing two persons about 9PM, Sunday at Purok Abaka in Brgy. Mailum.
SPO4 Nelson Vargas, responding officer identified the victims as Julius Vilbar, 48, and cousin Johnrill, 23, and Samuel Cantanilla, 36, all of Brgy. Mailum and sustained multiple gunshot wounds allegedly inflicted by Charry Labrador.
Labrador, 35, former kagawad of Purok Mangumay, Brgy. Mailum reportedly shot the victims for grudges and conflict between him and Julius Vilbar.
Reports said, Cantanilla and Julius Vilbar succumbed to gunshot wounds and were declared dead by attending physicians at Bago City District Hospital;
Johnrill was transferred to Corazon Locsin Montelibano Memorial Regional Hospital (CLMMRH) for further medical treatment.
By Maria Lorenza T. Madriago
The Municipality of Isabela through the strong leadership of Mayor Enrique G. Montilla III, with the full support of his better-half Dr. Irene C. Montilla, M.D., shared the spirit of love, peace and goodwill to its people during the switch-on ceremony of the "Light A Tree" Program last December 11, 2013 at 7:00 P.M. at the public plaza.
ISABELA. From left, SB Member Barry John B. Parcon, Mr. Roy Jimenea, Committee Member Madam Sarah Opolencia-Peña-LGU Partner For Cultural Affairs, Mrs. Petronila Peña-Garcia, Mayor Enrique "Quito" G. Montilla III, his wife, Dr. Irene C. Montilla, M.D. and Mr. Judgee Lopez Peña, cousin of the Mayor.*
Special guests and kins of the Local Chief Executive and Municipal Officials graced the occasion with the presence of the couple Mr. and Mrs. Judgee and Sarah Opolencia-Peña, LGU Partners For Cultural Affairs, Mrs. Petronila Peña–Garcia, matriarch of the clan, Mr. Bob Justiniani, LGU Consultants on Legal Matters, Atty. Christie Espinosa, Legislative Consultant former SB Member Milagros E. Belzunce with her sister Ms. Soledad, Consultant on Finance, Mr. Alfonso Ongsuco, and SB Members Barry John B. Parcon, Rene D. Iturriaga, Henry A. Foscablo, Crispin C. Posadas and former Vice-Mayor Omar G. Gayares, now, SB Member.
Switch–on of the "Light A Tree" Christmas Program at Isabela Public Plaza participated by the different national and local stakeholders of the municipality.*