The Municipality of Pontevedra defended their title after bagging the championship honor for the second time during the 21st Panaad sa Negros Festival "Banda Diri, Banda Didto" Drum and Bugle Competition - Elementary level held at the Panaad Football Grounds, yesterday.
Pontevedra, represented by Miranda Elementary School Drum and Bugle Corps received P50, 000 cash and a trophy.
The Miranda Elementary School Drum and Bugle Corps, representing the Municipality of Pontevedra, bagged the championship of the Panaad Festival’s "Banda Diri, Banda Didto" Drum and Bugle Competition-Elementary Level.*(Capitol photo)
A 70-year old man in Pontevedra was arrested by local police authorities for alleged stabbing of his neighbor, Tuesday evening at Brgy. Miranda.
Nabbed was Naciansino Gemotra who reportedly stabbed Edwin Gegataras, 58, at about 8PM, March 18. The victim sustained multiple stab wounds in the chest and rushed to Riverside Medical Center in Bacolod City for treatment.
The suspect was immediately apprehended and detained for further investigation and filing of criminal charges. Meanwhile, probers recovered a triple-bladed weapon from the crime scene and believed to be the weapon used by the suspect in the stabbing.
Gov. Alfredo G. Marañon, Jr. led the turnover of educational assistance worth a total of P422,500 to 169 students from the Municipalities of San Enrique, Valladolid, Pontevedra and the Cities of Bago and La Carlota, over the weekend.
Gov. Marañon personally handed the cash assistance to each student in a ceremony held at St. Michael Academy Covered Court in the Municipality of Pontevedra, together with Fourth District Board Member Jose Benito A. Alonso and Pontevedra Mayor Jose Ma. A. Alonso, among others.
Gov. Alfredo G. Marañon, Jr. (7th from left), together with Fourth District Board Jose Benito A. Alonso and Pontevedra Mayor Jose Ma. A. Alonso, at the turn over of educational assistance to student-beneficiaries, over the weekend.* (Capitol photo)
School principals and their teachers must have regular dialogs among them to iron out personal and professional misunderstandings, to avoid violence which may arise from unresolved differences.
This was the lesson to be learned, according to Vice Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson, in the killing of an acting school principal and the suicide thereafter of the teacher, in Pontevedra town last Monday.
The police considered as "case closed" the killing of an acting school principal in Pontevedra, Negros Occidental, as the suspect also died after he committed suicide.
Senior Inspector Mary Rose Pico, chief of Pontevedra police, yesterday said she has submitted a final report to Senior Supt. Milko Lirazan, acting Negros Occidental police director, on the killing of Jojit Gaudiel.
Gaudiel, 40, acting principal of Trinidad Elementary School of Don Salvador Benedicto, succumbed to a gunshot wound in the head when he was allegedly shot by his teacher, Harold Salas, 37, inside the school campus Monday morning, Pico said.
A 40-year-old elementary school OIC-principal from Pontevedra town, Negros Occidental was shot dead by a 37-year-old teacher who is under him, inside the school campus yesterday morning.
Senior Inspector Mary Rose Salve Pico, chief of Pontevedra PNP, told the DAILY BULLETIN that the victim, Jojit Gaudiel, acting principal of Trinidad Elementary School in Brgy. Don Salvador Benedicto, was shot in the head by his teacher, Harold Salas, at 10:20 a.m.
Salas, who looked depressed because of work-related problem, also shot himself, Pico said.
The case is considered close and solved following the death of the teacher who reportedly shot his superior about 10:20AM inside Trinidad Elementary School in Pontevedra town.
In an interview with NDB, PSInsp. Mary Rose Salve Pico said Harold Salas, 37, of Brgy. Recreo, Pontevedra and a teacher at the said elementary school may be suffering from work-related stress that pushed him to shoot his superior, Jojit Gaudiel.
The body of a 58-year old woman was found dead 9:30 a.m. Monday about 30 meters away from her house in Brgy. Agboy, Candoni town.
Police report said village kagawad Noel Ubara informed that the body of Nelly Semilla, of Sitio Bali, Brgy. Agboy was discovered half naked and with injuries on the head believed struck with a hard object by unidentified suspect.
Gov. Alfredo G. Marañon, Jr. led the turn-over of two (2) units of rice combine harvester worth P2.8 million to Negros Occidental Accredited Seed Producers Cooperative (NOASEPCO) and Gen. Malvar Irrigator’s Multi-Purpose Cooperative in Brgy. Gen. Malvar, Pontevedra.
More than 900 farmers are expected to benefit from the said farming equipment which can potentially cover around 3,174 hectares of farm land in areas of operation like Bago, Valladolid, La Carlota, Sipalay, Hinoba-an, San Carlos and Pontevedra area.
Gov. Marañon said he is thankful for the national government through the Department of Agriculture because the DA pays 85 percent of the total amount of the said equipment (P1.9 million) while the province shares only 15 percent counterpart (P210,000).
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.