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Pro-PIDU Targets Jan. 2015 for Declaration

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The Negros Occidental Provincial Peace Integration and Development Unit (Pro-PIDU) headed by Gov. Alfredo G. Marañon, Jr. has targeted the declaration of the Fourth District of the province as a “Peaceful and Ready-for-Further-Development District” by the end of January 2015.

Gov. Alfredo G. Marañon, Jr., together with Col. Jon Aying, Commander of the 303rd Infantry Brigade, Col. Noel Buan, Capt. Jimrhic Obias, Negros Occ. Board Members Victor Javellana (Fourth District) and Salvador Escalante, Jr. (Second District), Mayors Mario Magno of San Enrique and Jose Maria Alonso of Pontevedra, and Dr. Ma. Lina Sanogal, action officer of the Provincial Peace Integration and Development Unit (Pro-PIDU) and LGU representatives during a meeting held at the Capitol, yesterday, on the target declaration of the Fourth District of Negros Occ. as a “Peaceful and Ready-for-Further-Development District”.* (Capitol photo)

Capitol to Shell Out P1.9M for Queenie-Damaged Houses

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By Eugene Y. Adiong

The provincial government of Negros Occidental will give a total of P1,977,000 in financial assistance to houses damaged by Tropical Depression "Queenie".

Governor Alfredo Marañon Jr., yesterday said that the provincial government will give P5,000 to victims whose houses were totally damaged and P2,000 for those partially damaged.

"There were minimum damage to crops," Marañon said.

Cop Hurt as MC Hits Woman Crossing the Road

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A police officer was hurt when he accidentally hit a crossing woman about 3:40PM, Wednesday along the national highway in Brgy. Mabini, Pulupandan.

Investigation revealed, SPO1 Alfredo Chavez Jr, of Negros Occidental Police Public Safety Company member was on board his Kawasaki Rouser 135 CC with plate number 2014FO and traveling from North to South when he accidentally bumped a crossing pedestrian.

‘Tornado’ Destroys 4 Houses in Pulupandan

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Four houses located in a seashore barangay in Pulupandan were destroyed by tornado (buhawi) in Brgy. Zone 1, Pulupandan Friday morning.

The tornado occurred during light rains in the area.

Wilfredo Garcia, Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office said destroyed were the houses of Roy Guileria, Alma Pablo, Rene Caraig and Sammy Salcedo.

The tornado hit the houses about 7:30AM Friday and lasted for two minutes.

One of the houses was even thrown to a nearby river, Garcia added.

‘Depressed’ Man Hangs Self

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Police authorities in Pulupandan town are looking into other possible angles in the death of a local found suspended inside their rest room about 12PM, Sunday.

Records identified the victim as Jacob Barrios, 29, of Riego St., Brgy. Zone 2, Pulupandan who was discovered suspended with a rope around his neck by his mother, Belina, 65, also of the same place.

It added, Barrios was rushed to the town’s rural health unit and later transferred to Bago City Hospital where he was declared dead by Dr. Marco Beñosa due to strangulation secondary to suffocation.


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