Sagay City and the Municipality of Binalbagan were named Best Performing City and Municipality in the Province of Negros Occidental during the Pasidungog 2013 – Provincial Excellence in Governance Award, held at Nature’s Village Resort and Hotel in Talisay City, yesterday.
The awarding ceremony was spearheaded by the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG)–Negros Occ. headed by Dir. Ma. Joy Maredith Madayag.
The Pasidungog 2013 is DILG’s program aimed at recognizing local government units that showed exemplary performance and innovations.
ICCO and ACT Alliance work with local partners, including Task Force Mapalad, Inc. (TFM) towards relief and rehabilitation of the affected areas and victims of the super typhoon Yolanda in northern Negros Occidental, Philippines on November 8, 2013.
ICCO, ACT Alliance and TFM will be distributing urgently needed relief goods and shelter construction materials to victims of the super typhoon Yolanda by providing rice, canned sardines and instant noodles, as well as with corrugated sheet metal and nails for house construction to 92 families in Sagay City, 74 in Cadiz City and 60 in Manapla town.
Moreover, the distribution will cover a total of 226 households in the region.
No prisoners from Leytre nor pirates that landed in northern Negros Occidental.
Gov. Alfredo Marañon Jr. yesterday dismissed rumors on a "pirate attack" in northern Negros Occidental over the weekend, and advised Negrenses to check the reports with the police first instead of panicking.
"There are no pirates," he stressed, when asked of the veracity of the rumors. "My advice to the people is to verify the reports first with the police," he added.
About 200 residents of Punta Roma in Brgy. Old Sagay in Sagay City fled their homes Friday night following reports that "pirates" have "invaded" their village and were killing people.
TESDA turned over 50 solar night kits to residents of Typhoon Yolanda-ravaged island of Brgy. Molocaboc in Sagay City, yesterday.*(Capitol photo)
Seven people were hurt including the drivers of the tricycle and the Willy-type jeep in a vehicular accident about 9:30AM, Saturday along the national road at Hacienda Amparo, Brgy. Old Sagay.
Traffic reports identified the victims as: Roquita Sabala, 63, of Brgy. Old Sagay; Alicia Kugahit, 57, of Brgy. Lopez Jaena; Kith Contreras, 23, of Hacienda Amparo; Princess Ardemia, 13, of Purok Santan 2, Brgy. Old Sagay, all of them were passengers of the Honda TMX tricycle driven by Nino Pasaan, 24, of Sitio Quarry, Brgy. Rafaela Barrera, also in Sagay City.
Initial investigation said the tricycle was running from Old Sagay and swerved to the left side of the road causing his sidecar to hit the approaching Willy-type jeep driven by Emelio Aballe Jr.
Aballe and his passenger, Dante Flores, 27, of Brgy. Andres Bonifacio was also hurt due to the accident.
The Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) is giving 50 kits of solar night lights to victims of Super Typhoon "Yolanda" in Molocaboc Island in Sagay City, Negros Occidental.
TESDA secretary Joel Villanueva said the solar night lights will help residents of the typhoon-stricken island to have safe lighting system at night, according to a press release from TESDA.
Negros Occidental Gov. Alfredo Marañon Jr., TESDA provincial director Lorena Yunque, and TESDA Regional Training Center (RTC) –Talisay administrator Joel Villagracia will turn over the solar upgrade kits to the Molocaboc residents tomorrow (Tuesday).
The solar night light is a technology developed by MyShelter Foundation led by Illac Diaz and the engineering students of the University of Sto. Tomas.
The technology is now being taught by TESDA Training institutions.
NNFCCII President Lucio Chua, SNFCCCII President John Yap, Sagay City Mayor Alfredo "Thirdy" Marañon with Directors Philip Yap, NNFCCCII Honorary President Reynaldo Espina, Directors Aidas Uy, Sahlee Chua, Roger Yap, Johnny Yap, Barangay Captain John "Budoy" Bersolto of Himogaan Baybay, Sagay City spearheaded the distribution of relief goods to the Yolanda super typhoon victims in Sagay City with the FFCCCII.*(Jun de los Reyes/NDB photo)
NEGROS OCC. Gov. Alfredo G. Marañon, Jr. inspects the 45-year old Mango tree uprooted by the super typhoon in Sagay City.*(Capitol photo)
Four bodies were recovered in different areas in Negros Occidental, Monday with two of them were reportedly fished out of Sagay City and Cauayan waters.
Police authorities in La Castellana town led by PO3 Pleve Jun Composa recovered the body of alias Libing, 50, at Brgy. Puso road about 4AM, Monday.
The victim was a native of Sitio Mamballo, Brgy. Quintin Remo in Moises Padilla and was found with a hack wound on the neck causing his death. Suspect was identified as Richard Clarion, 30, of Brgy. Puso and was reportedly found with blood stains on his hands by a witness.
In spite of numerous complaints aired by residents of two sub-villages, Malipayon and Riverside with a combined population of 60 families in Fabrica, Sagay City, of the treasure hunting and digging operations mounted by public works contractor Andres "Andy" Taculod, and which could trigger a landslide, killing or injuring resident, the named contractor has ignored appeals succes-ively aired by village population, broadcaster Babes Gantalao and a unofficial spokes-woman of the affected places said over DYRL’s "Tungkaron Ta Ini" daily program, yesterday.
Taculod has been much-maligned by various sectors for carrying out the digging operation as the soil excavated is stacked high up on the hillsides of the two villages and which, with continued rains and wind, could trigger a landslide.