Scholarship. Relatives of slain soldiers in La Castellana, Negros Occ. show their scholarship certificates received from Negros Occ. Governor Alfredo Marañon Jr. during the Independence Day celebration at the Social Hall of the Provincial Capitol Bldg.*(PIA6-LOL)
GOVERNOR: Alfredo Marañon Jr.
VICE GOVERNOR: Eugenio Jose Lacson
Salvador Escalante Jr.
Miller Serondo Jr.
Patrick Leonard Lacson
Jose Benito Alonso
Two persons were killed and two others were wounded when lightning struck their houses in Hacienda Angelita in Barangay Camandag in the town of La Castellana late yesterday afternoon.
Killed were identified as Remegio Javier, 60 years old, and Carlo Delgado, 16 years old — all residents of the hacienda.
Wounded were Alfie Javier, 8 years old, and Rolly Delgado, 41 years old.
All were rushed to the Elumba Emergency Clinic in the town following the 5:30 p.m. lightning that struck them while they were in their own houses which are just about 50 meters apart.
At 63, widowed Negros Occidental farmer Dorita Vargas still has not set foot on the 5-hectare farm given to her and other agrarian reform beneficiaries (ARBs) in La Castellana town since it is right in the middle of undistributed land.
Worse, heavy security imposed by landowners prevents her and other beneficiaries from reaching the land that now belongs to them.
She also criticized Secretary Virgilio de los Reyes of the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) for not hurdling all impediments to their formal installation in the property.
A local of San Enrique town was arrested for allegedly carrying a fragmentation grenade seized from his possession about 11:30AM, Sunday at Brgy. Poblacion of the municipality.
PInsp. Hercules B. Trigue Jr with patrol members, PO3’s Romeo Vallejo and Alvin Alanza, PO2 Rey Brian Gentelizo and PO1’s Richard Rojo and Andrew Figueroa arrested Jimmy Sablon, 34, of Hacienda Jamandre, Brgy. Robles, La Castellana and seized from his possession a fragmentation grenade with Green Frag PRB 423 label.
A tree-planting activity for the launching of the Agro-Forestry Project dubbed "Trees for Life: ATC’s Reforestation Project" was held spearheaded by Alter Trade Corporation at Nakalang-Padilla in Brgy. Mailum, Bago City, Negros Occidental.
The project - which is aimed at helping agrarian reform beneficiaries increase their productivity and contribute to improving the environment and ecosystem — was attended by Pur Project manager Pierrec James, together with GEPA manager Robin Roth, as well as
Community Development Service, and Dionesio Sanchez, chairman of NAFPWA.
Nakalang Padilla Farm Workers’ Association chairman Sandrico Cornelio (left) and GEPA manager Robin Roth at the ceremonial planting of seedlings.*
The Democratic Association of Labor Organization (DALO) in commemoration of International Labor Day celebration held a month long activity that started April 7, 2013 at the municipality of Murcia where 300 members from different local unions held a symposium. On April 19, 2013 more than 50 leaders from different local chapters in Cadiz City held a forum at Barangay Daga,Cadiz City.
On April 26, 2013 close to 300 members from Barangays Bacong, Ma-ao and Abuanan in Bago City held a symposium at the Bago City Sports Complex and it was followed by a symposium in La Castellana where close to 1,000 workers attended the activity at the La Castellana gymnasium.
Two of the 11 prominent Moises Padilla town personalities warned by an alleged New People’s Army (NPA) leader/secretary in post-marked registered mails, expressed surprise receiving letters from communist rebels.
Barangay Uno (Poblacion) Kagawad and Bayan Muna party-list campaigner Agustin Grande, who is also supporting the senatorial bid of Teddy Casiño said he doubts about the origin of the letters which were mailed to him and about 10 others in the town.
"I hope the NPA can confirm or deny the letters warning us not to campaign for candidates they do not like. I cannot understand why we were sent the letters, individually at that," Grande told NDB.
Local News: ‘NPA’ Warns Some Candidates, Initial Targets: Local Bets in Moises Padilla, Isabela, La Castellana, Guihulngan, Canlaon
The New People’s Army’s (NPA) Leonardo Panaligan Command (LPC) has written to several Negros Occidental candidates in the May 13 polls, and to the latter supporters, telling them "to stop campaigning for their own security and safety".
The Negros Daily Bulletin (NDB) obtained late Saturday copies of the letters individually addressed and mailed to 11 persons.
The Bailes de Luces of the Municipality of La Castellana was adjudged "Best Festival Dance" during the 20th Panaad sa Negros Festival Dance Competition held at the Panaad Stadium in Bacolod City, yesterday.
Over 20 towns and municipalities all over the province participated in the competition, showcasing a five minute presentation of their respective festivals.
Bagging the second place was the Sinulog Festival of Kabankalan City while the Balbagan Festival of Binalbagan town placed third.