Kabankalan City

Man Dies After Jumping off Ro-Ro

A resident of Kabankalan City died in Dumangas, Iloilo hospital after jumping overboard from Tri-Star roll-on, roll-off (RoRo) vessel while the ship was still maneuvering from the port at about 5 o’clock in the morning yesterday.

Lieutenant Commander Jomark Angue, Dumangas Coast Guard station commander identified the victim as John Rey Buenaflor, 25 years old, of Barangay Tabugon, a hinterland barangay of Kabankalan.

Buenaflor was suffering from mental illness, according to his father Edgardo, 45 years old. He did not elaborate on his son’s illness.

Pag-IBIG Now Accepts Payments in Kabankalan, Sagay Daily

The branches of the Home Development Mutual Fund, or Pag-IBIG Fund, in the cities of Kabankalan and Sagay are now accepting payments daily to make it more convenient for its members there and in nearby areas.

Housing Relationship Officer Michael Lurica said member services offices in Sagay and Kabankalan used to collect payments only on a particular day of the week, making it a hassle on the part of employers who need to go to Bacolod City just to pay.

2 Nabbed for Violating the COMELEC Resolution 10015

Two persons were nabbed for violating COMELEC Resolution 10015 in Sipalay and Kabankalan cities Thursday.

Police authorities identified the suspects as Edjel Castillano Atido, 19, single of barangay 1, Sipalay City and Ronilo Yanson Diong, Jr., 28 single of Barangay Camingawan, Kabankalan City.

Superintendent Luisito Acebuche, Sipalay City PNP chief said Edjel has been the problem of police in the city for several thieveries in the city but he could not be arrested as he is still a minor.

2 Killed in Collision in Bago City

Two persons were killed when their motorcycles collided head-on at Purok Mainugyunon, Barangay Napoles in Bago City around 7:45 a.m. yesterday.

Police Superintendent David Cachumbo, Jr., Bago City PNP chief identified the victims as Diomedes Tinaya, 36, of Purok Malipayon, Barangay Napoles; and Edmar Talaga, of legal age, of Crossing Ining, Barangay Ma-ao, Bago City.

They sustained head and body injuries due to the impact and was rushed to Bago City Hospital but both were declared dead on arrival by attending physician.

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