A 26-year-old native of Isabela town was killed by her 32-year-old live-in partner for six years, yesterday in Barangay Pahanocoy, Bacolod, police reports said.
Killed was identified as Abygene Vida.
Policemen said Vida was slashed in the neck and was also shot by her live-in partner identified as Ronald Gono.
The woman was almost beheaded by Gono who fled and remains at large after committing the crime inside their house in NHA, Pahanocoy.
The Scene of the Crime Operatives (SOCO) led by Sr. Insp. Alex Batiles recovered a .22 caliber revolver and a butcher’s knife.
A driver died on the spot, while another driver and four others were seriously injured when their motorcycles collided near the Isabela town proper yesterday afternoon.
PO3 Emmanuel Trinidad and PO1 Emry Cadujada of Isabela Police Station identified the fatality as Jay-ar Equilon of Barangay 5.
He was declared dead on arrival at the Ignacio Lacson Arroyo Sr. Memorial District Hospital also in the town.
They identified those seriuously injured as the other motorcycle’s driver Antonio Palma Jr, 26, of Brgy. San Agustin.
By Jun Gaton & Dolly Yasa
Isabela Mayor Enrique Montilla III said the town’s Tigkalalag Festival is not paganistic but a festival that promotes the culture of the Filipino in honoring departed loved ones.
The Catholic Church earlier called on the faithfuls to celebrate All Saints Day and All Souls Day on a holy note and refrain from wearing costumes and doing away with practices that promote paganism.
It focused on the Halloween as concept of the festival, Montilla pointed out, saying that in obedience to the Church’s call he talked to the participants to come up with a more Christian way of presentation.
AFTER THE TIGKALALAG FESTIVAL FIREWORKS. Isabela Mayor Enrique Montilla III (seated) with (l-r) son Alberto, wife Irene, philantrophist Sarah Pena, sons Juan Miguel and Enrique at the Tigkalag festival, Saturday Night.* (Jun Gaton /Pasiplat photo)
Isabela Mayor Enrique "Quito" Montilla is inviting Negrenses to the town’s annual "Tigkalalag Festival" that had its grand opening day yesterday.
Montilla said this year’s Tigkalalag is bigger and better.
The highlights will be on Saturday, Nov. 2.
A GLIMPSE of the famous IsabelaTigkalalag Festival showdown.* (Photo by Karen Panganiban)
Sarah Peña, Tigkalalag festival chair meanwhile said this year’s theme is "Paghiliugyon para sa Progreso: Vamos Isabela.".
Yesterday’s opening salvo included a dance parade and costume competition, the opening of the first-ever food festival, "The Young Voice Show", and the SMB Live Band.
Isabela Mayor Enrique Montilla III yesterday, turned over two patrol cars to the local police force headed by Chief Inspector Ramil Sarona as part of his program to provide a peaceful environment to the residents in the locality.
The two Mitsubishi Strada pick-up cars were received by Sarona in the presence of Sr. Supt. Milko Lirazan, acting director of the Negros Occ. Police Provincial Office (NOPPO) in turn over rites after Monday’s flag ceremony in the town.
Isabela Mayor Enrique Montilla III (4th from left) turns over two Mitsubishi Strada Pick up police patrol cars to the local PNP headed by Chief Inspector Ramil Sarona (1st from left) witnessed by PNP provincial director Sr. Supt. Milko Lirazan (3rd from left) NOPPO PCR head, Supt. Alexander Munoz (2nd from left) and Vice Mayor Francisco Malabor and SB members.*
Acting-Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson together with Board Members Renato Malabor, Alain Gatuslao and Jose Benito Alsonso led the distribution of relief packs to families in La Carlota and Isabela affected by the recent flood in the southern part of the province.
Vice Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson together with Board Member Jose Benito Alonso and La Carlota Vice Mayor Luis Jalandoni together with the affected families of La Carlota.* (Capitol photo)
Provincial Social Welfare and Development Officer Liane Garcia said that more than 400 relief packs were distributed to flood victims in the said LGUs. Each pack contains three kilos of rice, noodles and canned-goods.
Police authorities in Isabela apprehended a local in a raid Wednesday morning for gun charges.
PSInsp. Albert H. Sy, police chief nabbed Rocky Torenia, 57, of Hacienda Constancia, Brgy. 5 through an alias warrant in criminal case number 2177 for violation of Republic Act (RA) 8294 or illegal possession of firearms and ammunitions.
The warrant for Torenia’s arrest was issued by Municipal Trial Court (MTC)-Binalbagan Judge Rolando Balgos.
He is detained at Isabela Police Station and will be committed to the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) facility.
Meanwhile, Sagay City Police led by PCInsp. Edel Jose F. Manzano arrested the driver of a truck for carrying assorted hot lumbers at about 8:24PM, Tuesday at Brgy. Tadlong.
ISABELA TOWN GOVERNMENT IS CLEAN INSIDE AND OUT. Friends Glen Sola (left) of Ilog and Kabankalan and NDB editor Arman Toga took time Saturday afternoon to have a quick stopover and a photo opp infront of the now-sparkling Isabela town hall -- resembling the graft-free and zero corruption governance under Mayor Quito "QM" Montilla.* (Arman Sola photo)
An Isabela resident lost his cash when robbed by three unidentified suspects Wednesday afternoon at Hacienda Garrazon in Brgy. San Jose, Binalbagan town.
Joe Valois, 30, told police authorities that he and his two other companions were making a stop in a shed house at Brgy. San Jose when the suspects approached and held them up at gunpoint.
Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office (NOPPO) through its intensified campaign against persons with warrant of arrest apprehended two persons for alleged child abuse and two others for murder and malversation of public funds, Thursday last week.
PSInsp. Joshua Villasis, of Ilog Police supervised the arrest of Sulficio Borra Jr. with PO2 Jethro A. Molo, warrant and subpoena section for the crime of acts of lasciviousness in relation to Republic Act (RA) 7610 or the anti-child abuse law.