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1 Killed, 1 Hurt in Farmers’ Duel in Isabela

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A farmer was killed while another was wounded after they figured in a duel in Barangay Libas, Isabela, Negros Occidental, Sunday.

Killed was Joseph Piduan, 41, married, resident of the place. He sustained gunshot wounds in the left portion of his body and both legs.

He was rushed to Ignacio Arroyo Memorial District Hospital but was declared dead on arrival.

Isabela police identified the wounded as Giovanni Agapito, of legal age, who sustained gunshot wounds on both legs and is now being treated at Bacolod Doctor’s Hospital.

2 Minors Raped in Isabela Town

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The families of two minors raped by their neighbor in Barangay 5, Isabela are asking help from town authorities to arrest the suspects still roaming in the area.

The mothers of two minors, 8 and 9 years old tagged a certain “Oming” Perater, about 50 years old, a neighbor and an in-law of one of the complainant’s mother.

Judy, mother of the 9-year-old victim, said the suspect’s son is the husband of her daughter.

Police Faces Blank Wall in Brgy. Alim Chief Shooting

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 Isabela police authorities are facing a blankwall in shooting of Village chief Noel Magquilat of Brgy. Alim in Isabela Saturday evening and the shooting of Phil-Am at dawn Sunday in the same place.

Senior Inspector Ramil Sarona is still waiting for Magquilat to be released from the hospital in Bacolod City to get his testimony.

Magquilat was patrolling with eleven Barangay Tanod about 6:30 Saturday night when three gunshots were heard hitting Magquilat in the process.

Patrolling Village Chief Shot

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Police authorities in Isabela town are in pursuit of the suspects possibly involved in shooting Brgy. Amin captain, Saturday evening while patrolling his area along with 10 barangay tanods.

Initial investigation said Brgy. Captain Noel Magquilat, 51, of Brgy. Amin, Isabela was conducting mobile patrol in his area of responsibility with 10 of his tanods when unidentified persons shot at them.

Magquilat sustained gunshot wound on the face and was rushed to the nearest hospital facility for medical treatment.

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)