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Kabankalan City

SP OKs Hospital Re-org, New Hospital Opns Dept

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The Sanggunian Panlalawigan (SP) of Negros Occidental yesterday ap-proved on final reading the re-organization of the provincial government-operated Teresita Jalanadoni Memorial Provincial Hospital (TJMPH) in Silay City and 10 other district hospitals and approved the creation of the Hospital Operations Depart-ment.

Board Member Miller Serondo (2nd district) said the first phase of the re-reorganization, the affected hospitals will be the TJMPH, Cadiz District Hospital, Lorenzo Zayco District Hospital in Kabankalan City and the Calatrava District Hospital.

Suspects in Mauling Face Raps

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Criminal charges are being prepared to be filed against three persons reportedly involved in Murcia town, recently.

Antonio Alba Jr. and George Flores, voluntarily turned themselves in to police authorities for attacking George Carios, 44, widower, of Sitio Binitin, Purok Paradahan in Brgy. Pandanon, Murcia.

Another suspect identified as Raymund Alba remains at-large who assisted the other suspects in stabbing Carios multiple times in the body.

The victim was rushed to Corazon Locsin Montelibano Memorial Regional Hospital (CLMMRH) for medical treatment.

2 Killed, 2 Injured in Electrocution and Road Mishap

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Two persons were killed and two others were injured in separate electrocution and road mishap in Cauayan and Kabankalan City, Sunday.

Police identified the victims as Revelyn John Bernadas, 33, of Purok 1, Barangay Man-uling, Cauayan town; and Jerry Medes, legal age, of Barangay Camingawan, Kabankalan City.

Injured were Ram-Ram Altamera, 17, of Purok 1, Barangay Man-uling, Cauayan and Marcial Ramos, 62, of Burgos Street, Barangay 4, Kabankalan City.

Gov to Orientals: ‘Let’s Stay United as ‘Siamese Twins’ Marañon Makes Pitch for 1 Island-Region

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Governor Alfredo Marañon, Jr. referred to Occidental and Oriental Negrenses as “Siamese twins” and called on them to stay united as brothers over the weekend as he emphasized that Negros will have a bright future ahead of it if it is transformed as an island region.

Marañon visited this town Mabinay bordering Kabankalan City upon the invitation of municipal Mayor Ernie “Jango” Uy, a strong supporter o


Negros Occidental Gov. Alfredo Marañon, Jr. addresses the big crowd during the 8th Langub Festival in Mabinay Saturday.* (Capitol PIO by Richard Malihan photo)


Second District Rep. George Arnaiz greets Gov. Alfredo Marañon, Jr. as Dumaguete City Mayor Manuel Sagarbarria looks on.* (Capitol PIO by Richard Malihan photo)

f the governor’s advocacy for the Negros Island Region.

Joining them were Rep. George Arnaiz, Dumaguete City Mayor Manuel Sagarbarria, Board Member Melimore Saycon and councilors from different towns and cities of Negros Oriental to join thousands of revelers witnessing the 8th Langub Festival.

Speaking before a crowd of 5,000, Marañon underscored the need for unity among Oriental and Occidental folk, and further paraphrased Pope Francis’ statement, “let us love one another because we are one people” as Negrenses.

Mabinay’s location, he said, is very strategic, thus it is expected to reap the benefits under the Negros Island Region set-up

Uy’s strong leadership in the campaign for the NIR was apparent in banners and streamers posted around public places including the market, town plaza and main thoroughfares.

During the third consultative assembly after Bacolod City and Dumaguete City for the proposed one island, one region hosted by this town of 84,000 people, thousands turned up to support the NIR bid.

“There is no doubt that it will all be advantageous if we become one region. Personally, I cannot think of any disadvantage,” Uy said.

It is also exciting to think that Mabinay will be very near the proposed regional center, although we agree with the recommendation of the business community—the Negros Oriental Chamber of Commerce and Industry—that we first establish sub-regional offices in Bacolod and Dumaguete, he added.

Cache of Firearms Confiscated by PRO-6 RIU in Raid

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Elements of Regional Intelligence Unit (RIU) of the Police Regional Office-6 confiscated assorted firearms in a raid at Purok Mahogany, Barangay Oringao, Kabankalan City at 6:00am yesterday.

Led by Senior Police Officer 1 Joshua Barile, they arrested Pastera De La Paz, legal age and resident of the said place.

Police operatives were armed with search warrant issued by Regional Trial Court Judge Fernandeo Elumba of Branch-61, Bacolod City.

Four assorted firearms were confiscated from the suspect.

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