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.
A member of the Civilian Volunteers Organization (CVO) or barangay tanod was found dead inside their house Friday at Brgy. Don Salvador Benedicto in Pontevedra town leaving his 8-year old son orphan.
Pontevedra cops identified the victim as Ramie John Talde, 31, widow, of Hacienda Carmen, Brgy. DSB and a member of CVO assigned at the 5th Maneuver Platoon, Negros Occidental Police Public Safety Company (NOPPSC).
The incident was reported to the authorities by the workers at the hacienda.
It was said that Talde was sleeping with his 8-year old son and was found dead by the latter. He was rushed to Pontevedra Rural Health Unit and declared dead by attending physicians and subjected for autopsy.
The Pontevedra Municipal Water Services (PMWS) was inaugurated and blessed last Sunday, September 22, 2013 at Sitio Daet, Barangay Canroma, Pontevedra, Negros Occcidental.
This project is funded through the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG)’s Sagana at Ligtas na Tubig sa Lahat (Salintubig) Program 2012.
Spearheading the activity were; Evelyn A. Trompeta, DILG-6 Regional Director; Pontevedra Mayor Jomar Alonso, Provincial Board Members Salvador Escalante and Joeben Alonso (representing Governor Alfredo G. Marañon Jr.), DILG Provincial Director Merideth Joy Madayag; Ma. Theresa Depra, DILG-LGOO; Vice-Mayor Larry Parroco; SBMs Jimmy Gaban, Elmo Gabitoya, Larry Cuson, Kinkle Suanico, Andoy Espinosa, Carbine Tomas, Arnold Lamela, Raul Gonzaga; PSI Mary Rose Salve Pico, Chief of Police-Pontevedra Police Station; Raymar Gurrea, General Manager of Pontevedra Water District.
A resident of Bayawan, Negros Oriental was killed when ran over by two trucks which figured in a road mishap about 1:55AM, Wednesday along the national highway at Brgy. Recreo, Pontevedra.
Traffic investigation disclose an Isuzu dump truck with plate number XFG 227 driven by Rolando Bocanegra, 61, of Maninihon, Bayawan, Negros Oriental loaded with assorted lumber accidentally bumped against a Fuso truck wing van bearing plate number FXA 376 driven by Ronie Berbeder, 42, of Brgy. Luna, Cadiz City.
Traffic police in Pontevedra arrested the driver of a jeepney that was accidentally hit by a teenager on board his motorcycle Saturday afternoon at Kurbada Malinong in Brgy. San Juan in the town.
Po3 Caesar Tive, traffic officer reported that Ford Jeepney driver Jeffrey Magdato may face possible charges for reckless imprudence resulting to homicide and physical injuries after the Rusi Ramwind motorcycle driven by Jembert Seray, 18, of Pontevedra hit the vehicle resulting to the death of the teenager.
Magdato, 47, of Brgy. M.H. del Pilar, Pontevedra was driving the jeepney bearing plate number FWK 756 towards the East direction of the provincial road when it was accidentally hit by the motorcycle travelling the opposite direction.
A total of eleven police stations in the 3rd and 4th District of Negros Occidental were inspected last week by administrative personnel of the Philippine National Police in the province to ensure that all personnel are accounted for and that they comply with the various directives from higher headquarters.
The two-day inspection last August 15 and 16 was spearheaded by Police Chief Inspector Rico Santotome Jr, newly-designated administrative officer of the Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office. The 1st, 2nd, 5th and 6th districts will be inspected in September according to NOPPO.
Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) recently conducted orientation on Gender and Development (GAD) to agrarian reform beneficiaries (ARBs) of Hda. Carmenchika and Hda. Vizcaya held at the Farmers’ Center of Pontevedra.
Dr. Gideon E. Yongque, Jr.-PARO I and GAD Focal Point person conducted the orientation on DAR Administrative Order No. 1, S. of 2011 which is the "Guidelines Governing Gender Equality in the Implementation of Agrarian Reform Laws and Mainstreaming Gender Development in the Department of Agrarian Reform". This directive was also promulgated to ensure that women and men have equal access to the benefit of CARP/ER and other agrarian laws. Another topic was also discussed which is lack of preparation and preparedness of men and women ARBs in mitigating climate change.
Several sachets of suspected shabu were confiscated in a raid that took place about 11AM, Monday at Purok Caingin, Brgy. III, Pontevedra town.
PSInsp. Mary Rose Salve Pico, police chief of Pontevedra with Joemarie Occeño, of Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office (NOPPO) - Anti Illegal Drugs Special Operations Task Group jointly effected the buy bust operation at the house of John Villa which resulted to the confiscation of suspected sachets of shabu.
After handing the marked money to the subject and taking the elongated plastic sachet of the suspected drug, Villa was immediately collared by the operatives.