Kabankalan City

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Cops nab drug suspects in Himamaylan, Silay, Binalbagan

Three drug suspects were arrested Wednesday in Himamaylan and Silay cities and town of Binalbagan.

Police identified the suspects as Jessie John Limsiaco Zamora, 21, “Alias Daboy,” of Tayom Street, Barangay 4, Kabankalan City; Yruz Perlado Hechanova, 21, of Freedom Boulevard, Barangay Mambulac, Silay and Alcher John Tinasas Miranda, 23, “Alias Toytoy,” single, of Barangay San Teodoro, Binalbagan.

Zamora was arrested in Sitio Riles Naga, Barangay Su-ay, Himamaylan around 3:00 p.m. Wednesday by policemen led by Chief Inspector Antonio Benitez, Jr.

CIDG raids Villarosa compound Cache of firearms & ammos seized, 2 nabbed

A cache of firearms, ammunitions and grenade were seized in yesterday morning’s raid at the Villarosa residential compound in Crossing Balo, Barangay Magballo, Kabankalan City.

Operatives of the Bacolod Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG), backed by Negros Occ. CIDG, Provincial Maneuver Force and Kabankalan City Police Station, nabbed Rommel Algara Villarosa, 46, married, and Romnick Andea Villarosa, 23, married, both of the place.

Gunfight of 2 families2 killed, 1 hurt

Two persons were killed when a gunfight took place between two families in Sitio Baras Diutay in Barangay Bantayan, Kabankalan City Saturday afternoon.

Barangay Captain Oscar Abajon told RMN DYHB Bacolod news team, that those who got killed in the shootout were Yoyen Lutas and his 60-year-old uncle Efren Lutas.

Wounded and confine in a Bacolod hospital is Arnel Villarosa.

Kabankalan airport project gets P90-M boost

The ongoing airport project of the Kabankalan City government got the needed boost with an additional P60 million fund from the Department of Transportation (DOTr) for the concreting of the runway.

Mayor Isidro Zayco said the amount is in addition to the P30 million earmarked last year by DOTr for the runway concreting, making it a total P90 million coming from the national government.

Zayco said the city government of Kabankalan has been working for the realization of the airport for several years now with help from the Negros Occidental provincial government.

2 Killed, 4 hurt in collision

Two persons were killed and four others injured after a tricycle collided with a truck loaded with fishes in the national highway of Barangay Camingawan, Kabankalan City around 7 a.m. yesterday.

Police Superintendent Rhea Santos, Kabankalan PNP chief identified the victims as Cecelia PiancoVillaruel, 35, and 4 years old Blessed Lines Santillana, all of Barangay Taloc, Bago City. They sustained head and body injuries when their tricycle collided with the truck.