Man Nabbed in Pulupandan Checkpoint with Firearm, Shabu

A Bacolod resident yielded a firearm and prohibited drugs and paraphernalia in a checkpoint Wednesday morning, at Crossing Pulupandan.

The suspect was identified as John Rey Panaligan, 32, of Barangay 35, Bacolod City.

Panaligan was riding his motorcycle entering the town of Pulupandan, Negros Occidental when flagged down by police at Crossing Pulupandan, Wednesday morning.

Confiscated from him was one homemade .357 with ammunition and tooter and sachet of shabu from a glass case and P10, 595.00 cash.

A Peña is Backing Marañon Re-election Bid

The last man expected to support Negros Occidental Governor Alfredo Marañon Jr.’s re-election bid confirmed that he indeed will be supporting the governor.

Pulupandan Mayor Miguel Peña, a first termer mayor and eldest son of former Pulupandan mayor Magdaleno Peña, joins the growing list of mayors from the rival Love Negros Team who wants Marañon to run unopposed in the 2016 polls.

The younger mayor also said he will support Maranon’s vice gubernatorial bet, 4th district Congressman Jeffrey Ferrer.

NAPOLCOM: San Carlos, Talisay, Pulupandan PNP Stations Are Best

The National Police Commission (NAPOL COM) in Western Visayas has recognized the police stations under Negros Occi-dental Police Provincial Office (NOPPO) and Baco-lod City Police Office (BCPO) for their splendid performances.

Talisay City PNP was adjudged “Best City Police Station”, followed by San Carlos City Police Station as as first runner-up.

Talisay City PNP chief is Supt Joeresty Coronica. San Carlos PNP chief is Supt Victorino Romanillos, said Senior Supt. Samuel Nacion, officer-in-charge of NOPPO.

Assessment Team Visits Typhoon ‘Seniang’ - Affected Areas in Negros

A Rapid Damage Assessment and Needs Analysis (RDANA) team visited the six tropical storm Seniang-affected local government units here.

The team went to Himamaylan City and the towns of Binalbagan, Isabela, Pulupandan, San Enrique and Valladolid to conduct the RDANA.

Rapid Damage Assessment and Needs Analysis team sits down with counterparts from Pulupandan town to determine damages and identify needs after Tropical Storm Seniang hit the southern part of Negros Occidental.*(EAD-PIA6 photo)

Flood Prone LGUs Should Identify Evac Centers Other Than the Schools

Flood prone local government units should identify alternative or construct evacuation centers other than public schools.

This is one of the recommendations of Liane Garcia, provincial welfare and social welfare and development officer in her terminal report on the effects of Tropical Storm “Seniang” to Negros Occidental Governor Alfredo Marañon Jr. yesterday.

Garcia identified among the flood prone LGUs as San Enrique, Pulupandan, Valladolid, Binalbagan and Himamaylan City.