A 29-year-old father of three young kids was pinned to death, while six others were injured, when a passenger jeep driven by the former’s brother collided with a van past 6 o’clock yesterday morning at the intersection of the Airport Access Road and Brgy. Dos Hermanas Road in Talisay City.
The fatality was identified as Johnie Cornelio, married, of San Fernando, Brgy. Dos Hermanas, Talisay.
Cornelio was sitting at the front seat with his brothers including his brother Sunny who was driving the Talisay City proper-bound Dos Hermanas-Talisay PUJ.
Southland College, the newest and fastest growing college in the heart of Kabankalan City, proudly announces the launching of a new Montessori-based curriculum in their Pre-school department, the first such pre-school in the Kabankalan area. Among the many advantages that the new curriculum brings is a lower teacher to student ratio. Smaller class sizes mean a more individual approach to learning where teachers can recognize specifically how a student learns best and creates an environment that accommodates all learning styles.
"We are proud to be the first in Kabankalan to offer this type of environment for students," says Dr. Aniceto D. Villaluz Jr., President and Founder of Southland College. "The focus of Southland is to see the individual student at the core of their own learning. We have seen studies and heard stories of many students thriving in this type of program so we are excited to get the 2014 school year started and see these young children perform at their very best. Kabankalan is a very progressive city and the parents of our students demand quality education. With this new program, Southland is now providing that for our very youngest students."
At least five unidentified suspects, three of them minors ganged up on a Barangay Tan-awan resident in Kabankalan City, killing him Saturday afternoon and wounding 5 others outside of the barangay basketball court, police reports said.
Brgy. Tan-awan was celebrating its annual fiesta Saturday.
Supt Salvador Dagoon, Kabankalan police chief identified the victim as Leo Art Arante, of legal age and resident of Tan-awan.
Arante sustained at least 10 gunshot wounds in different parts of his body. He died on the spot.
Arante at first managed to run to the nearest house for cover and took an unidentified minor he used as human shield.
Farmer-beneficiaries held simultaneous protest actions in several agrarian reform offices in Southern Negros to condemn the snail-paced processing of the land acquisition and distribution.
More than 400 farmers belonging to MAPISAN Alliance and KMP-South Negros held pickets in Hinigaran, Binalbagan, Himamaylan, Kabankalan, Cauayan, Sipalay and Hinobaan fronting the Municipal and City Agrarian Reform Offices.
"CARP is already 25 years old and yet large landholdings are untouched waiting to be acquired and distributed to the farmers. There are several landholdings that were sleeping on the desk of the agrarian reform officers for more than ten years and some are much older."
The National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) will shutdown its 138kV Mabinay-Kabankalan Line 2 on March 30, 2014, Sunday, from 7:00AM to 5:00PM to conduct repair of damaged conductors, replacement of insulators and correction of hot spots.
CENECO shall take advantage of this downtime by implementing simultaneous maintenance activities in the following areas:
Date: March 30, 2014 - Sunday
Time: 7:00AM to 5:00PM
* Replacement of rotten 69kV poles at Abkasa, near Wellmix and at Mt. View Substation, Mandalagan, Bacolod City;
* Preventive Maintenance Schedule of 20MVA Power Transformer at Mt. View Substation, Mandalagan, Bacolod City; and
* Tree trimming covering Mt. View Feeders 1, 2, 3, 4, & 5
The Aloha Medical Mission continues to heal Negrenses with the conduct of a medical, dental and surgical mission held at the Teresita L. Jalandoni Memorial Provincial hospital in Silay City from February 24-28, 2014.
Dr. Brad Wong, head of the Medical Mission said that this is the 10th year that they do here in Negros Occidental.
They have a team of Gynecologists, Plastic Surgeons, General Surgeons and Dentists of different nationalities such as Chinese, Japanese, Filipinos, Guamanian, Italian, Mexican, among others.
ALOHA MEDICAL MISSION. Mrs. Maridel Gamban, Mrs. Jean Trebol, St. Scholastica’s Bacolod Alumni Foundation, Inc. Vice President with Dr. Brad Wong, General Surgeon and Medical Team leader of the Aloha Medical Mission who do minor and major surgical operations to more or less 500 Negrense at the Teresita Jalandoni Memorial Provincial Hospital from February 24-28, 2014. They will also do a medical mission in Kabankalan on March 3-8, 2014.*
Police authorities in Kabankalan City are still in pursuit of suspects in a shooting incident that took place early Tuesday morning at Guanzon St., Brgy. 1 in the city.
PO3 Ricky Roger Toledo, police investigator reported that Miguel Angel Sola, 47, of Rizal St., Brgy. 9, Kabankalan City succumbed to multiple gunshot wounds on the different parts of the body when unidentified suspects shot him at about 12:10AM, Tuesday infront of Gud Trading, Guanzon St.
Sola was rushed to Lorenzo D. Zayco District Hospital for medical treatment but was declared dead by attending physicians.
The Institute for Negros Development (IND) of the University of St. La Salle (USLS), as the area implementing partner of Busog, Lusog, Talino (BLT) School Feeding Program here in Negros, conducted a BLT Cluster Workshop and Mentoring Session last February 14, 2014 at the Kabankalan DepEd Division Conference Room in Kabankalan City.
BLT Field Coordinators Sharmaine Servano and Kavin Escabarte with the 10 BLT School Coordinators of the BLT Schools in Kabankalan City.*
The participants of the event are the BLT Coordinators of the 10 BLT schools in Kabankalan namely Amian Elementary School, Badiangay Elementary School, Candiacap Elementary School, Cara-an Elementary School, Colambo Elementary School, Hilamonan Elementary School, Pacao Elementary School, San Jose Elementary School, Tabugon Elementary School and Tampalon Elementary School.
Two men suspected of murder were jointly arrested in Negros Occidental by Kabankalan City Police and intelligence operatives of Rizal and Antipolo Police Station, Thursday evening.
PSupt. Salvador E. Dagoon Jr., of Kabankalan City Police with PSInsp. Perlito R. Tuayon, of Rizal Provincial Police apprehended Romano Rivera, 28, of Sitio Tapian, Brgy. Hilamonan and Ambrocio Caunan, 35, of Brgy. Serafina Sto. Niño, South Cotabato at about 6:45PM, Thursday at Brgy. Hilamonan.
Farmers in Barangay Kamansi in Kabankalan City, are complaining about the operations of the 47th Infantry Battalion (IB) soldiers who, aside from staying in their houses, carry out foot patrols in the dead of night.
The soldiers are staying in the hacienda owned by landowner, Gene Sola, and primarily being by his son, John Paul Sola.
Word has spread that five of the farmers will allegedly be assassinated or eliminated after New People’s Army (NPA) guerillas carried out a lightning raid last week at the hacienda compound, seizing shotguns and hogtying security guards.