Police authorities in Kabankalan City are still in pursuit of suspects in a shooting incident that took place early Tuesday morning at Guanzon St., Brgy. 1 in the city.
PO3 Ricky Roger Toledo, police investigator reported that Miguel Angel Sola, 47, of Rizal St., Brgy. 9, Kabankalan City succumbed to multiple gunshot wounds on the different parts of the body when unidentified suspects shot him at about 12:10AM, Tuesday infront of Gud Trading, Guanzon St.
Sola was rushed to Lorenzo D. Zayco District Hospital for medical treatment but was declared dead by attending physicians.
CLEAN-UP COPS. Bacolod City Police Office (BCPO) policemen headed by Police Inspector Ramsey D. Barro, Deputy Chief, Police Community Relations (PCR) branch, with Barangay Peacekeeping Action Team (BPAT) members, conducting coastal clean-up at Brgy. Punta Taytay in Bacolod on February 2.*
Organic farming in Salvador Benedicto town’s thickly-foliaged mountain green is a great example with some 50 hectares of organic farms - the largest such in Western Visayas, out to propel tourist influx in the area, according to Mayor Jose S. Ortiz in Sunday’s interview at Brgy. Kumaliskis.
Foremost investors are Negros’ leading businessmen who have highly-benefitted from high-quality organic agricultural produce that’s beneficial to humans and the soil, he noted.
A RORO (roll-on, roll-off) vessel from Bacolod that was bound for Iloilo mistakenly docked in Pulupandan, Negros Occidental on Jan. 1, and its captain and crew are being blamed for allegedly being drunk while on duty.
Bombo Radyo-Bacolod reported that the vessel, LCT Archangels Navistar, left Bacolod port at 8:30 p.m. of Dec. 31, and was bound for Dumangas in Iloilo, but it docked in Pulupandan, which is 30 kilometers south of Bacolod, at 2:55 p.m. of Jan. 1.
The RORO vessel had 24 passengers all eager to spend the New Year’s day with their families, Bombo reported.
Some media personalities, including technicians and drama talents from local radio stations, threw their hats in Monday’s barangay polls.
Radio Mindanao Network (RMN) staff got the most support from the electorates.
Below is the list of other mediamen who fared well.
A. Radio Mindanao Network (RMN)
- Rey Julita, No. 6 Kagawad, Barangay Lalagsan, La Castellana, out of town reporter
- Rey Alejandrino Jr., No. 3 Kagawad, Barangay 35, Bacolod City, drama talent
- April Lyn Espada, No. 3 Kagawad, Barangay 22, Bacolod City, reporter
All the 20 incumbent barangay captains in Pulupandan town who sought re-election have won in Monday’s polls, election officer Tess Parroco said.
This, despite the fact that nine of them have opponents.
Of the 20 barangay captains, nine were unopposed, thus they were sure winners: Apong, Canjusa, Kulo, Pag-ayon, Palaca Sur, Ubay, Utod, Zone 3 and Zone 4A.
The 11 others have opponents, but they prevailed over them, Parroco added.
As for the councilmen (kagawad), there were newcomers, she added.
A wire and cable store in Brgy. Talubangi, Kabankalan City was ransacked by suspects Tuesday through the establishment’s restroom.
Police report showed AJM Supply and General Merchandise at J.Y. Perez Avenue in Kabankalan City owned by Ana Regina Mangente was ransacked by unidentified suspects by detaching the iron grills and glass jalousies of the room. The suspects took a total of P75, 390 worth of wires. Probers recovered the broken CCTV of the store.
Follow-up investigation to identify the suspects is being conducted by PO3 Tricia Loraine Mercano.
The people of Pulupandan town now enjoy freedom, unlike in previous years, Gov. Alfredo Maranon Jr. said.
This was the governor’s reaction to reports that 14 of the 20 barangays in Pulupandan now have opposing candidates for the barangay elections on Oct. 28.
In the past barangay elections, there were reportedly no contesting candidates in majority of the barangays of Pulupandan.
"Theres is now a small light at the end of the tunnel for democracy to prevail in Pulupandan,"Maranon said Tuesday.
The former mayor of Pulupandan is Magdaleno Pena. He was succeeded by his son, Miguel Pena, in the May 2013 elections.
The Commission in Elections (Comelec) in Negros Occidental reported that 14 of the 20 barangays in Pulupandan are contested in the Oct. 28 barangay elections.
Drug operatives of Pulupandan town arrested three high school students for alleged peddling and possession of illegal drugs in a raid about 1PM, Tuesday.
SPO1 Jesus A. Abogador with PO1s Ronald B. Lachica and Sherwin P. Samoy effected the buy bust operation against a junior high school student in one of the secondary schools in Brgy. Zone 2, Pulupandan town.