The leader of a group of farmers has vowed not to give up in their struggle to own pieces of land in the 50-hectare Hda. Ilimnan in Kanlandog Village, Murcia town, which they claim has been declared an area of partitioning under the CARP, but which had been purchased by the provincial government which it plans to convert into a production center for cattle.
The workers-turned-farmers said Tuesday, in the early afternoon, a provincial-government-owned tractor escorted by Public Safety Battalion (PSB) men led by a certain Chief Insp. Burton, destroyed crops they had planted with one of the family even appealing to suspend for a day their demolition because he would harvest the cassava plants he and his family had planted but to no avail. His appeal fell on deaf ears.
By Reymond Selda
A six-year-old girl died by drowning in a dipping pool in a government-owned resort in Murcia town, Negros Occidental, Sunday afternoon.
Police said the girl, Ziara Pueblo, of Barangay Rizal in Silay City, was rushed to a hospital in Bacolod City after she was found no longer moving in the water, but she was declared dead on arrival.
Police authorities in Murcia town are conducting follow-up probe on the suspect that shot a farmer Tuesday.
Fidel Hayagan, 59, of Purok Antawan, Brgy. Canlandog reported that he found his son, 25-year old Bryan about 11AM, Monday at Sitio Lupa, Purok Antawan, Brgy. Canlandog with gunshot wounds on the body.
The Hanah Taekwondo jins of many times national best coach Vic Feria garnered 7 gold, 4 silver and 2 bronze medals to settle first runner-up in the just-concluded Sinulog Festival Invitational Taekwondo Tournament held over the weekend in Kabankalan City.
Among the gold medalists include the Serimogans of Talisay South Elementary School – Trisha, Stephen, Gian James and John Erl; John Ed Doromal from La Consolacion Bacolod, JM Castelo of St. Scholastica’s Academy and Ezekiel Lujares from Living Stone International School.
Police authorities in Murcia town are conducting pursuit operation on the suspect who reportedly robbed a lending collector Friday afternoon at Sitio Lilo, Brgy. Lopez Jaena.
PSInsp. Norberto P. Barniso identified the victim as Michael Sopenia, 33, of Bago City who was waylaid by three unidentified suspects and took his P15,000 cash, cellular phone and Honda XRM 125cc service vehicle.
Police recovered Sopenia’s service vehicle at Canlaon View Subd., Brgy. Blumentritt believed to be abandoned by the suspects.
Meanwhile, unidentified persons entered Kim Hock Marketing along Rizal Highway at Brgy. 1 in Silay City and stole several items from the store and cash.
Farmers and workers in three adjacent haciendas who have raised questions claiming that the provincial government and a private landowner are preventing their acquisitions though the state’s Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program (CARP), are staging a picket-rally before the provincial DAR, to now demand it be awarded to them.
These haciendas are the 150-hectare Hda. Ilimnan owned previously by the Arguelles family previously the 50-hectare Hacienda Arloc and 60-hectare Ylanan hacienda, owned by Joemarie and Johanna Ylanan related to the prominent Regalado family and which is now leased by their uncle Enrique Regalado since 17 years ago. The landholdings are all located in Sta. Rosa Village, Murcia town.
On the first day of its 2014 session at Murcia’s session hall, the Sangguniang Bayan (SB) body, presided over by Vice Mayor Jerry Rojas, focused on the dangers of Rabies from rabid-stricken dogs among the municipality’s constituents.
Rojas started off greeting the body the best of the new year before Councilor Joselino Santiago, Jr. noted that many residents have been beaten by stray dogs although there have never been any report of any casualty.
The body, in the absence of what they noted as the much-needed Rabies vaccine, proposed that some l0 vials be stocked at the municipal hall and properly refrigerated.
Police authorities in Murcia town are in pursuit of a suspect who reportedly shot his brother-in-law about 8:45PM, Saturday at Hacienda Linasan, Brgy. Salvacion.
Alert Team led by SPO1 Danilo Pastro with PO3 George Romo and PO2 Dennie Salmorin conducted initial investigation and identified the victim as Jerry Duran, 43, who succumbed to a gunshot wound on the back portion of his head and declared dead by attending physician at Corazon Locsin Montelibano Memorial Regional Hospital (CLMMRH).
A 26-year old resident of Murcia town was declared dead by attending physician at the Bacolod Adventist Medical Center in Bacolod City for sustaining gunshot wound about 11pm, Saturday.
Local News: No Go On Construction of Multi-Million Hydro Power Plant in Murcia Pending NIA Clarification
Murcia’s Municipal Council headed by its presiding officer, Vice Mayor Gerry Rojas, in Thursday’s special session at the Murcia SP Hall decided to hold in abeyance issuance of a resolution for the construction of a Hydro Power Plant in Murcia until after a National Irrigation Administration clarification on the matter.
Rojas, with the strong support of the council, declared that its Memorandum of Agreement with NIA was purely for agricultural purposes and that a NIA clarification was imperative regarding a HYDROTEC proposal to construct the plant in Brgy. Dampsite.