Police authorities are entertaining an angle of love triangle in the killing of a Himamaylan City resident who went to visit his daughter with estranged wife in Sitio Dalayapan, Brgy. Caduhaan, Cadiz City when ambushed in Hda. Candelaria Brgy. Purisima in Manapla about 4:30 p.m. Tuesday.
The victim, Alejandro Jocson, 29, of Sitio Mambato, Brgy. Tooy, Himamaylan City and separated from his wife for years now, is an employee of Project Dungganon in Bacolod City.
He sustained gunshot wounds in the forehead and other parts of the body from yet unknown caliber of firearm.
Katuwang Resource Center, Inc. (KRCI), a Negros-based non-government organization (NGO) in partnership with Pioneer Insurance released P3.3M cash to 943 families as Property Assistance covering EB Magalona, Victorias City, Manapla, Cadiz City, Sagay City and Escalante City yesterday.
The distribution of property assistance was done in Cadiz City and Victorias City last January 21, 2014 which was attended by KRCI Chairperson Rafael C. Catalan, Jr. and Executive Director Lawrence N. Ledesma together with Pioneer Representatives, Area Manager James Gepoliano and Donna Legaspi. The event was witnessed by a representative of the City Government of Cadiz City, Wilfredo Cervantes.
On January 4, 2014, a generous and kind hearted family from the Municipality of Manapla, Negros Occidental conducted a feeding program for the town people composed of 50 families who are victims of super typhoon Yolanda.
At the Palmares residence in Manapla, Negros Occidental during the feeding program
Local police authorities in Talisay City arrested a suspected thief about 10:55AM, Wednesday.
SPO3 Rodrigo E. Asparo, of alert team with traffic supervisor PO3 Ruel D. Gubac apprehended Jemar Pontino, 30, of Brgy. 2 in Manapla for suspected theft and recovered from his possession were; P8, 000 worth of tablet, wallet containing P5,100 cash and automated teller machine (ATM) cards owned by Mezel Baugo.
Governor Alfredo Marañon, Jr. yesterday led local and provincial government officials in the distribution of cash assistance to Manapla, Cadiz City and Sagay City residents, whose houses were destroyed by super typhoon "Yolanda" last Nov. 8, 2013.
In Manapla, Marañon, accompanied by Mayor Lourdes Escalante, Assistant IV and former Mayor Manuel Escalante and Sangguniang Panlalawigan Member Miller Serondo, handed out about P3.3 million to 1,107 family heads.
The Department of Agriculture (DA) has committed an assistance of P16.53 million to Negros Occidental, for the province’s rehabilitation efforts for areas damaged and farmers affected by super typhoon Yolanda.
Provincial veterinarian Renante Decena disclosed this development Friday, adding that the DA’s assistance is part of the intervention of the national government for the rehabilitation of typhoon-affected areas and industries.
Decena said that of the amount, P8.43 million will be for animal dispersal, P5.6 million for pasture rehabilitation and P2.5 million for the repair of animal breeding centers.
The Provincial Capitol and seven local government units (LGUs) in the province signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with three government agencies to fight illegal recruitment and human trafficking.
The MOU was signed by the provincial government, the seven LGUs composed of the municipalities of Binalbagan, Manapla, Hinigaran, Pontevedra and the cities of Bago, San Carlos and Bacolod, and the three government agencies, namely, Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA), Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) and Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA).
The signing ceremonies was held at the Provincial Capitol last Wednesday. The signatories were Regional Directors Yolanda Porschwitz of TESDA, Ponciano Ligutom of POEA-Department of Labor and Employment, and Ron Bartolome for OWWA.
Technology Livelihood and Development Center Manager Ricardo Calseña signed the MOU in behalf of the provincial government.
In line with their thrust to promote Negrense Arts and Culture the Victorias Milling Company, Inc. (VMC) recently launched the Victorias 2013 Inter-School Art Contest with the theme "Victorias: Bringing Pride to Negros."
This is an activity for the children of the Victorias communities to encourage artistic expression, bringing out the positive aspects of being part of the Victorias community.
The contest is exclusively open to primary and secondary students of Don Bosco Technical Institute, St. Mary Mazzarello School, Victorias Milling Elementary School – Victorias and Victorias Milling Elementary School-Manapla.
This art tilt provides a platform for up-and-coming artists to be recognized and their works exhibited and given exposure.
The Victorias-Manapla-Cadiz Rural Electric Service Cooperative, Inc. (VRESCO) has a new acting general manager in the person of lawyer Dan Pondevilla, who was appointed by its board of directors effective Sept. 19.
Pondevilla yesterday said his predecessor Art Cabrera requested the board to be returned to his old position as head of the electric firm’s Technical Services Department.
“The board wanted a GM who is a lawyer who knows effective collection system that is why they appointed me because of my experience as City Legal Officer of Escalante City,” he said.
Manapla Police Station is investigating the alleged involvement of three brothers in a shooting incident, Friday afternoon at Hacienda Cambocao in Brgy. San Pablo.
Initial reports identified the victim as Rex Dapilaga, 33, whose body was found inside a sugarcane field of Hacienda Cambocao.
The victim’s cousin, Ryan told police probers that the victim was attending the wake of Teodorico Despuez day before his body was found. He also alleged that the suspects who shot his relative were; Joel, Lemuel and alias Amay Cordero using a 12-gauge shotgun hitting Dapilaga’s chest.