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Sagay City

Fire Razes Escalante Treasurer’s House

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About P2-M damage to property and appliances were incurred after an early morning fire yesterday raze the house of designated City Treasurer of Escalante City located at Barangay Rafaela Barrera, Sagay City.

The house of Escalante designated City Treasurer Wilfredo Ruiz was totally razed leaving only the cemented wall and steel trusses, while the family car was pushed to safer place.

Ruiz hardware or construction store was also included.

2 Nabbed with Shabu and Firearm in Sagay City Buy Bust

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Two persons were caught with suspected shabu and firearm when Sagay City PNP conducted a buy bust operation Tuesday afternoon in Purok Crotons, Barangay Old Sagay, this city.

Supt. Edel Jose Manzano, Sagay City PNP chief led the raiding team and identified the suspects as Rudy De La Peña and Valentin Lobaton, both legal age and residents of the place.

Manzano said De La Peña is the target of their operation as he is considered the No. 6 in Sagay City watch list engaged in illegal drugs.

Boat Captain Stab and Wounded by Passengers

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The boat captain of a passenger vessel from Bantayan Island, Cebu who refused first to take a father-and-son was stabbed and wounded while the boat was leaving the Island for Sagay City, Negros Occidental Thursday night.

Leo Pasinado, 38 married of Purok Gumamela, Barangay Vito, Sagay City sustained gunshot wound in the body but managed to keep himself alive and reached Corazon Locsin Montelibano Memorial Regional Hospital about 11:00pm Thursday.

The suspect’s identity was not disclosed as they threatened other passengers with unidentified handgun.

P50M Budget for New Sagay Hospital OKd

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The Sagay District Hospital will soon be a reality with the approval of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan (SP) of a P50-million supplemental budget for its construction.

Board member Salvador Escalante said the amount was loaned by the provincial government from the Land Bank of the Philippines.

Escalante said Capitol started processing the loan agreement in 2011 after the provincial council approved a resolution to grant the city government of Sagay P50 million for the hospital construction.

Cops Nab 2 Riding–in-Tandem with Shabu in Checkpoint

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SAGAY CITY - Sagay City PNP arrested two persons riding-in-tandem on motorcycle at a checkpoint in Himogaan Bridge in Barangay Fabrica here, about 10:15 am Saturday.

Supt. Edel Jose Manzano, Sagay police chief identified the suspects as Danilo Cabahug Palacios, 44, married and Joelito Cabello Mahusay, 28, all of Barangay Rizal, Sagay City.

Manzano said the two were flagged down for driving without helmet, but Palacios who was riding at the back jumped off and ran to escape.

He was chased by police operatives and cornered at the bridge.