Kabankalan City

‘P100B NIR Budget Depends on Pres. Duterte Gov’t’

KABANKALAN CITY - The more than P100 billion proposed budget for the newly-created Negros Island Region (NIR) still hangs in the balance as it will still depend on the incoming administration of President-elect Rodrigo Duterte, said the Vice Chair of the Regional Development Council of the NIR yesterday.

Efren Carreon, regional director of the National Economic and Development Administration (NEDA) said that proposed budget of the NIR for 2017 will be approved by the new Congress.

9 Nabbed in Drug Busts

Nine persons were arrested in separate illegal drug buy busts in Kabankalan City and Murcia on Tuesday, June 28, 2016.

In Kabankalan City, eight persons including a minor were hauled to jail, a day a drug summit was held, June 29, in the city.

The buy bust was conducted at the house of Jude Natalio Juanico, 50, “Alias Odi” of Purok Paraiso in Barangay Hilamonan, in the City, around 5:15 p.m., Tuesday.

4th Road Mishap Victim Killed in Kabankalan

A 61-year-old woman was the fourth road mishap victim in Kabankalan City after she was side swept by a passenger tricycle in Barangay Talubangi, Kabankalan City around 7:00 a.m. Friday.

Leonila Gantalao of Barangay Tampalon, a hinterland barangay of Kabankalan City had crossed the road when she was side swept causing her to fall by a passenger tricycle bound for Kabankalan City from Ilog town in Negros Occidental.

Traffic Enforcer, Another Killed in Road Mishap

A traffic enforcer of Bago City was killed in a road mishap at Barangay Igmayaan, Salvador Benedicto Saturday, while a young man was also killed at dawn Sunday when he bumped a post in front of the New Government Center, in Bacolod City.

Police Chief Inspector Ruben Fajarito, Salvador Benedicto PNP chief identified the victim as John Yee, 34, of Barangay Abuanan in Bago City.

Toddler Dies After Overrun by Ceres

Another road mishap resulted to the death of a minor after he was overrun by a Ceres bus along the national highway of Purok Daisy, Barangay Camingawan, Kabankalan City at 8:00 a.m., Wednesday.

Kabankalan City PNP identified the victim as Zian Kai Figueroa Bigay, 3, resident of the place. He sustained head injuries and rushed to Lorenzo Zayco District Hospital in Kabankalan City but was declared dead on-arrival.