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Sagay City

Lightning Kills Housewife

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A 26-year-old housewife was killed when hit by a lighting in Sitio Dahlia, Brgy. Puey, Sagay City about 4PM, Thursday.

Brgy. Puey is a hinterland barangay about 50 kilometers from the city proper of Sagay.

Police identified the victim as Michelle Padillo. She was hit in the forehead and head.

She was brought to Sagay District Hospital in nearby Brgy. Bato but was declared dead.

The victim was washing clothes in a river about 50 meters from their house when downpour came.

SLBI-PCSO Donates Medical Equipment to Sagay Hospital

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The Super Lucky Beagler, Inc. (SLBI), a subsidiary of the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) donated 13 units of advanced medical equipment to the Alfredo G. Marañon, Sr. Memorial District Hospital in a turn over ceremony held at Balay Kauswagan in Sagay City, yesterday.

(l-r) PCSO General Manager Jose Ferdinand M. Rojas II, Mrs. Sylvia Jalandoni, PSCO Asst. General Manager Remeliza Jovita M. Gabuyo, Rep. Leo Rafael Cueva, Dr. Juanito Abastillas, Sagay City Mayor Thirdy Marañon, SLBI Director Dino E. Jalandoni SLBI President Jexter L. Mercado and Executive Asst. to the Governor Manuel Escalante III at the turn-over of medical equipment to Alfredo E. Marañon Sr. Memorial District Hospital, yesterday.*(Capitol photo)

Sagay Drug Buy Bust Nets

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Sagay City cops nabbed eight illegal drug suspects in a buy-bust operation in the outskirt Purok Alabi in Brgy. Andres Bonifacio, in the city Tuesday afternoon.

NEGROS OCC. Vice Governor Eugenio Jose "Bong" Lacson together with the members of Sangguniang Panlalawigan and SP Secretary Atty. Maki Angel Ascalon after he delivers his first-year accomplishment report, yesterday.*(Capitol photo)

Supt. Jose Edel Manzano, Sagay Police Station chief, said Donato Roa Requiron, alias "Atoy", 40, married, of Purok Sambag, Brgy. Vito, a coastal barangay, was the subject of their operation.

A poseur-buyer bought one sachet of shabu from Requiron for P300 marked money.

Requiron, on noticing that the poseur-buyer’s companion was a police operative, ran towards another house to elude arrest.

He sought refuge in the house of Orvin Bongcasa Velano, 42 and live-in partner Mary Grace Maguad, 40.

Police discovered five other persons sniffing shabu or having "pot session" inside.

They are Ronel Apas, 33 and Algen Aldea, 26, both of Sitio Nabantuan 1, Escalante City; Ronald Ogahayon, Oliver Velano, 40, both of Brgy. Andres Bonifacio; and Edgardo Yu of Brgy. Vito, in the city.

Police recovered one heat-sealed suspected shabu and prohibited tablets; one heat-sealed big sachet of suspected shabu; and three cellphones from Donato.

Other recoveries included five more sachets of suspected shabu; 3 heat-sealed suspected dried marijuana leaves; P3, 400 cash believed proceeds from selling shabu; a caliber .38 firearm with 10 live ammunitions; several live ammunitions of M16 rifle and other drug paraphernalia.

4YO Girl Run Over

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A 4-year old girl was declared dead in Sagay City after she was reportedly ran over by a tractor, Friday morning.

Traffic police reported that a farm tractor owned by Mardal Corporation driven by Uldarico Bayta, 54, of Purok Maalwan, Brgy. Makiling, Sagay City accidentally ran over Angel Mae Bordan, of Sitio Palanas, Brgy. Rizal.

The incident happened inside the compound of Mardal Corporation at Sitio Palanas in Brgy. Rizal.

She was rushed to a hospital facility in the city but was declared dead by attending physician.

NGCP Trains NONECO Linemen on Safety Practices

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The National Grid Corporation of the Philippines trains around 79 linemen of the Northern Negros Electric Cooperative or NONECO, formerly known as VRESCO, on the global safety requirements and practices needed in line maintenance.

The National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) trains linemen of the Northern Negros Electric Cooperative (NONECO), formerly known as VRESCO, on the global safety requirements and practices needed in line maintenance.*(EAD-PIA6 photo)

Sagay City Held 6th Adlaw sa Suba

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"Adlaw sa Suba" or Day of the River is an environment-driven yearly activity of the City Government of Sagay aim to raise appreciation and love for the Himoga-an River celebrated its sixth year last Tuesday with about 4,000 volunteers and residents and planted nearly 6,000 tree seedlings.

SAGAY’S "Diwata sa Suba" candidates representing five teams of The Himoga-an Race Relay Challenge.*

Dog Bites 9, 1 Dies

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Dogs ‘killed’ again in Brgy. Puey, Sagay City.

Nine-year-old Justin Gamosa was buried last Wednesday.

He was bitten by a dog two months ago but his parents failed to bring him to a clinic to take anti-rabies vaccine.

Nine others were also bitten by the same dog that was eventually killed by its owner.

Justin’s brother, Leo, Jr. was also bitten by the dog and got anti-rabies vaccine shots after Justin died.

Others bitten by the same dog were Leticia Asotes, 35, married and her children, Rodel, 17; Ronald, Jr., 9; Kaye, 7; Lance, 5; and Lyndon, 15.

Marañon Leads Release of P26.9-M Funds for Yolanda Survivors in Northern Negros

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Negros Occidental Governor Alfredo Marañon, Jr. leads government officials today, Monday, in the distribution of additional cash assistance for shelter rehabilitation from Concern Worldwide for victims of super typhoon Yolanda in northern Negros.

Concern Worldwide, an Irish humanitarian organization that committed to help over 11,000 Negrense families, whose houses were destroyed by the strongest typhoon ever to hit the country in November last year, is extending a total of P26,906,421 through a funding agreement it entered into with the Provincial Government.

DAR Installs 165 ARBs in Hda. Lourdes, Sagay City

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The Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) installed 165 agrarian reform beneficiaries (ARBs) in landholdings formerly owned by Mirasol Development Corporation, Hda. Lourdes, Brgy. Andres Bonifacio, Sagay City. The installed ARBs will initially occupy 29 hectares left vacant by the owner-corporation, which are portions of the total 105 hectares offered for CARP coverage through the VOS (voluntary offer to sell) scheme. The initial 105 hectares is covered by a Memorandum of Valuation (MOV) by the Land Bank of the Philippines, while the

Protests Welcome PNoy in Negros

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The scheduled visit of Pres. Benigno Aquino III in the cities of San Carlos and Sagay yesterday was a day of protests by farmers and militants in Bacolod City, Manapla and some other parts Negros Occidental as they expressed anew their call for land, food, jobs and justice.

Protest rallies welcome President PNoy in Negros yesterday.* (Owen S. Bayog/NDB photo)

Police Officer Dies of Heat Stroke

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A Police Officer 1, native of Mabinay, Negros Oriental, collapsed while jogging along with other trainees at the Provincial Public Safety Battalion based in Sitio Tan-ao, Brgy. 2 in Sagay City.and died Tuesday night in Bacolod City hospital.

Supt. Mario Maquiran, the battalion head, identified the victim as PO1 Cedric Tubilan, 26 years old, who died Tuesday night in a Bacolod hospital..

The cause of his death is hypovolemic shock secondary to infectious diarrhea with severe dehydration.

Himogaan Bridge Fruit of Reform Agenda-Pres. Aquino

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By Lorenzo O. Lambatin Jr.

Pres. Benigno S. Aquino said the P313 million bridge he inaugurated in Sagay City is a concrete result of the administration’s strategy to strengthen infrastructure projects in the country and institute social reforms.

PRESIDENT BENIGNO AQUINO III unveils the marker of the P313 million Himoga-an Bridge and Access road project in Sagay City, Negros Occidental together with the local officials of Sagay City headed by Negros Occidental Governor Alfredo Marañon, Jr., (right, partly hidden). Also in photo are (from L-R) DOE Secretary Carlos Jericho Petilla, DILG Secreaty Mar Roxas and DPWH Secretary Rogelio Singson.* (PIA 6)

He cited the travel time motorists can save - about 20 minutes between Sagay and Cadiz as the road is shortened by two and a half kilometers.

Compared to the old bridge, President Aquino said, the new one is safer, better quality and has stronger foundations.

Pres. Aquino to Inaugurate P313-M Negros Occ. Bridge

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President Benigno S. Aquino III is set to inaugurate today a P313-million bridge in Sagay City that will be a boon to the economy and travellers.

Earlier also today, PNoy will inaugurate a Solar Power Plant in San Carlos City that will augment electricity supply in Negros and Panay.

In a project brief of the Department of Public Works & Highways (DPWH), the bridge in Sagay measures 105 meters with an access road length of 3.4 kilometers. The new road will cut travel time of vehicles passing Sagay City by 20 minutes.


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