Salesman held-up

A salesman of Tanduay Distillery was held-up by three unidentified suspects in Barangay Damsite, Murcia in Saturday.

Murcia PNP identified the victim as Noel De La Fuente.

He lost about P15, 000 collections to three unidentified suspects who were armed with improvised 12-gauge shotgun, who fled on a motorcycle to unknown direction.

Meanwhile, a resident of Barangay Payao, Binalbagan was found on a well he was digging in Purok 3, Barangay Carabalan, Himamaylan City about 11:00 AM, Friday.

Murcia, Cadiz top Panaad folkdance contest

The Municipality of Murcia was hailed champion in the Rural Category with their performance Kumakaret and the City of Cadiz topped the Maria Clara Category with their winning piece “Likod Likod” during the 23rd Panaad sa Negros Philippine Folkdance Competition, recently.

Folkdancers of the Municipality of Murcia with their winning piece “Kumakaret” during the Philippine Folkdance Competition, recently.* (Francis Muñoz photo)

Farmer, Carabao Hit by Lightning

A 31-year-old farmer and his working carabao were fatally hit by lightning Wednesday afternoon in Hacienda Puyas at Barangay Blumentritt in Murcia town.

Police Inspector Gerard Moya, Deputy Police chief of Murcia identified the victim as Julius Barsiada Barrios, married, resident of the place. He sustained third degree burns in the body and the most fatal wound he incurred was in his chest. He was rushed to Murcia municipal Health Center where he was declared dead on arrival.

His working carabao was also instantly killed, Moya added.

Army Condemns Murder of Retired Soldier

The men and women in the 303rd Infantry Brigade, Philippine Army stationed at Brgy. Minoyan, Murcia, Negros Occidental condemns the killing of the innocent and vulnerable

retired Army Master Sergeant Armando R. Secuya, 61 years old, a father of 2 children, who was shot to death by 4 unidentified armed men believed to be NPAs at Barangay Guinpanaan, Moises Padilla, Negros Occ. last March 28, 2016 at about 5:30 pm.

Merzci Opens 2nd Branch in Murcia

Merzci opened a second branch in Murcia during its grand opening last March 6.

CEO and President Jonathan Lo led the ribon-cutting ceremony with Murcia vice mayor Gerry Rojas and Pastor Dave King.

RIBBON-CUTTING CEREMONY. (from left) Vice Mayor Gerry Rojas and Mr Jonathan Lo during the ribbon-cutting ceremony of the new Merzci branch in Murcia.* (Photos by James G. Toga)