Isabela

Coronation of Isabela Queen to highlight fiesta culmination

The coronation of this year’s queen of the fiesta celebration of Isabela town tomorrow, Saturday night is the highlight of the culmination of the weeklong festivities that kicked off, April 18.


ISABELA MAYOR Enrique Montilla III (left) officiates the wedding of 108 couples yesterday morning, one of the highlights of the annual town fiesta which kicked off last April 18, 2016, with the highlights slated tomorrow, Saturday, April 23.*

Gov Slams Claims He Bailed Malabor Slay Suspect from Jail

Negros Occidental Governor Alfredo Marañon Jr., vehemently denied the claims of murder suspect Jacklyn Villaquer alias Golden that the P60,000.00 cash used for his (Villaquer) bail on illegal possession of firearms charges came from him.

“Why would I bail him out? I don’t know him,” Marañon said.

The Governor said, “Opisyo na palupad sugilanon, waay gani ko kilala sa iya (That is too far-fetched. I don’t know him).

Ngaa mahatag ko piyansa sa iya? Hamak mo na karakter sang tawo na. Nadala man gali to siya kay Nazareno?”, Marañon said.

MALABOR SLAY SUSPECTS ACCOUNTED FOR: SEÑORON

Senior. Supt. William Señoron, acting police provincial director of Negros Occidental yesterday said that three suspects in the killing of Provincial Board Member Renator Malabor and his bodyguard Butch Jumilla have been served their warrants of arrests and are accounted for.

However, he also confirmed that PO1 Robert Chloe Rito, the alleged gunman who was supposed to return to duty yesterday at the NOPPO headquarters is “nowhere to be found.”

Señoron said Rito was on his day off, Wednesday when the arrest warrants were issued.

‘Lamentable’, Says QM on Being Linked Anew to Malabor Murder

“Lamentable”

That was how Isabela Mayor Enrique “QM” Montilla II described reports that his name and another town official are being tagged again as the masterminds behind the June 28, 2015 murder of Board Member Renato Malabor and bodyguard Leody Dellomos Jomilla.

In a statement sent to the media, Montilla said, “It is lamentable that I am again being linked to the death of Provincial Board Member Renato Malabor.”

Wanted Persons Fall

A husband, a casual employee in the government and four others were arrested in separate police operations in the province Wednesday.

Isabela PNP arrested Sojee Tupas Lo, 37, of Panganiban Street, Barangay Poblacion 2, Isabela at 6:30 a.m. Wednesday for two counts violation of Section 5 (3) in relation to Section 6 of RA 9262, the Anti-Violence Against Women and Children.

His arrest warrant was issued by Judge Philadelfa Pagapong-Agraviador of the Regional Trial Court-Branch 43 in Bacolod City dated April 20, 2016.