Sagay City and the Municipality of Binalbagan were named Best Performing City and Municipality in the Province of Negros Occidental during the Pasidungog 2013 – Provincial Excellence in Governance Award, held at Nature’s Village Resort and Hotel in Talisay City, yesterday.
The awarding ceremony was spearheaded by the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG)–Negros Occ. headed by Dir. Ma. Joy Maredith Madayag.
The Pasidungog 2013 is DILG’s program aimed at recognizing local government units that showed exemplary performance and innovations.
KABANKALAN CITY - There is no foul play in the death of 33-year-old Dr. Roselyn Gomez of Victorias City who was found dead inside her apartment room at Sola Street at the Kabankalan city proper Monday.
Supt. Salvador Dagoon, Kabankalan Police OIC Director told newsmen yesterday Dr. Gomez was found dead when policemen responded to the call of her clinic secretary when the latter found out that there was some odor emanating from the lady physician’s room.
Soldiers belonging to a unit of the 47th IB, which is deployed in Southern Negros, and who have been out on a series of military operations against the NPAs, forced a farmer in Tapi Village, Kabankalan City, to strip stark naked and took footage of him, using a video camera. The incident happened November 17, said Felipe Levy Gelle.
In an interview with DYRL’s "Tungkaron Ta Ini" program, yesterday the farmer identified himself as Billy Laga who owns a small farm in the area. He said he was working in his farm when the soldiers who belong to a 47th IB unit, composed of a number of men he could not identify, forced him to undress and in the buff took footages of his body concentrating on his sexual organ.
Two bodies were found in Cauayan and Kabankalan cities over the weekend by local police authorities.
Over Cauayan town, Jovil Disapor, 45, a sugarcane worker, of Purok 2, Brgy. Mambugsay, was found dead with struck wounds on the head and back portion of his body.
The victim was discovered about 3AM, Sunday and was also believed to have been strangled to death allegedly by Leo Marcelino, 20, and his brother, Benjie alias Intsik, 22, also of the same place.
The suspected brothers left the scene after the incident and are still at-large. Police are looking into the angle of personal grudges between the involved persons as the motive of the killing.
After Typhoon Yolanda in Negros... . . . Linemen of Kabankalan City-based Negros Occidental Electric Cooperative, Inc. (NOCECO) conduct safety works at the Kabankalan district hospital. This spectacular scenario amazed a lot of passers-by who were also jolted by the daring act of a lineman hanging in the air.* (Jun Gaton / Pasiplat photo)
Police authorities in Negros Occidental are still trying to establish the identify of suspects who shot dead a policeman while on board his motorcycle 2PM Saturday along the highway in Brgy. Palampas, San Carlos City.
SPO1 Agustilo Hulleza Jr., a member of the Toboso Police Station was shot by motorcycle-riding suspects.
He was in the back and the bullet went through his chest.
Cops are not discounting the angle it was related to the victim’s work as an intelligence officer.
Hulleza was pronounced dead by attending physician at San Carlos City Doctor’s Hospital.
A Bacoleño is being pursued by police authorities in Ilog town for reportedly stabbing his live-in partner’s brother and nephew early morning of Sunday at Brgy. 2 in the town.
Oliver Masmila, 40, of Bacolod allegedly stabbed Rizalino Ramos alias Zalino, 47, and brother of his partner Dorothy Vinzon and who sustained multiple stab wounds in the left side of his body. He was declared dead by attending physicians at Lorenzo P. Zayco District Hospital in Kabankalan City.
Also stabbed was Ramos’ son, Kenneth alias Borjok, 23, who was stabbed in the left hand.
The Task Force Alien Mapping of the Bureau of Immigration (BI) had finished its seven-day operations in Bacolod and Negros Occidental over the weekend, but it may go back for future apprehensions if the number of illegal foreign nationals keeps on swelling.
This was disclosed by Faizal Hussin, head of the task force and special assistant for Intelligence of the BI, even as he revealed that their operations created an impact on overstaying and undocumented aliens in Negros Occidental.
The TF Alien Mapping had arrested three illegal Chinese nationals in Kabankalan City last Monday, 10 Indian nationals (four of whom are children) in La Castellana town last Tuesday, and three Korean nationals in Bacolod last Wednesday, for overstaying, residing in the country without documents, or working without required permits, Hussin said.
As a result, last Thursday alone, the Bacolod Immigration Field Office had collected P557,797 in fees from foreigners nationals who voluntarily updated their travel documents by paying the necessary fees, BI-Bacolod collecting officer Mita Chuvy Arguelles said Friday.
Ten Indian, three Chinese, and three Korean nationals are facing deportation charges, after they were arrested by operatives of the Bureau of Immigration (BI) and the local police in separate raids in Negros Occidental from Monday to Wednesday for allegedly violating immigration laws, a BI official said yesterday.
Lawyer Faizal Hussin, BI special assistant for Intelligence, said their Task Force Alien Mapping arrested three illegal Chinese nationals last Monday, 10 Indian nationals, four of whom are minors, last Tuesday, and three Korean nationals last Wednesday, or a total of 16 suspects.
The suspects are facing deportation charges and will be deported to their respective countries, he added.
A wire and cable store in Brgy. Talubangi, Kabankalan City was ransacked by suspects Tuesday through the establishment’s restroom.
Police report showed AJM Supply and General Merchandise at J.Y. Perez Avenue in Kabankalan City owned by Ana Regina Mangente was ransacked by unidentified suspects by detaching the iron grills and glass jalousies of the room. The suspects took a total of P75, 390 worth of wires. Probers recovered the broken CCTV of the store.
Follow-up investigation to identify the suspects is being conducted by PO3 Tricia Loraine Mercano.