P3B Manapla Solar Plant to be Operational by March

The P3 billion San Carlos Solar Power Plant (SaCaSol) in Manapla will be operational by March this year, according to Mayor Ma. Lourdes Escalante.

Escalante said that SaCaSol is now installing solar panels in the 60-hectare solar plant that will generate 48 megawatts.

The project started six months ago, the Mayor said, adding that the facility “would be a big boost to the economy of Manapla.”

Police Pursues Suspect in Cattle Buyer Slay

Police Senior Inspector Julius Ceasar Colado, acting Manapla PNP chief said, they now have leads in the identity of the suspect who held up and shot dead a cattle buyer in Hacienda Barcelona in Barangay San Pablo, Manapla about 10:30 Tuesday morning.

Colado, based on the witnesses’ account, said Arnold Barrios, 36, alias “Bongbong” of Hacienda Mimi, Barangay 10, Victorias City was flagged down by a lone suspect in his motorcycle.

He refused to divulge the name of the suspect pending his arrest and filing of charges in court.

Cattle Buyer Killed in Holdup

Cattle Buyer Killed in Holdup

MANAPLA, Negros Occidental - Manapla PNP is still investigating the identity of suspects who held up and shot dead a cattle buyer in Hacienda Barcelona in Barangay San Pablo, here, around 10:30 a.m. yesterday.

Police Inspector Jose Echavez, Manapla PNP deputy police chief said a certain Rafael Bartolina informed their office regarding the incident past 11 a.m. The place is a hinterland barangay of the town and can be reached by almost an hour of travel by foot.

‘Human Trafficking in Negros Occ. Still Rampant’

“Human trafficking and illegal recruitment is still rampant in Negros Occidental,” according to a non-government organization involved in helping victims of these criminal acts.

Lawyer Arnel Sigue, president of the Anti-Trafficking Legal Advocates Society (ATLAS), Inc., yesterday said that their group “is alarmed and saddened” by the recent case of illegal recruitment which also bordered on human trafficking which victimized 20 residents from Cadiz City and Manapla and a 17-year old minor.

CENECO Gives Computers to Cansilayan HS

Central Negros Electric Cooperative, Inc. (CENECO) in cooperation with Aboitiz Power Corporation and Aboitiz Foundation turned over 10 computer units to Department of Education (DepEd) Cansilayan National High School (CNHS) on October 15, 2015, Thursday at Purok Litik, Brgy. Cansilayan, Murcia.

Murcia Mayor Andrew Montelibano, CENECO Distrcit VII Director Dwight A. Carbon and Aboitiz Senior Account Officer Roy M. Renconada ceremoniously cutting the ribbon of the room allotted for the donated computer units.*