Silay City

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Cops nab drug suspects in Himamaylan, Silay, Binalbagan

Three drug suspects were arrested Wednesday in Himamaylan and Silay cities and town of Binalbagan.

Police identified the suspects as Jessie John Limsiaco Zamora, 21, “Alias Daboy,” of Tayom Street, Barangay 4, Kabankalan City; Yruz Perlado Hechanova, 21, of Freedom Boulevard, Barangay Mambulac, Silay and Alcher John Tinasas Miranda, 23, “Alias Toytoy,” single, of Barangay San Teodoro, Binalbagan.

Zamora was arrested in Sitio Riles Naga, Barangay Su-ay, Himamaylan around 3:00 p.m. Wednesday by policemen led by Chief Inspector Antonio Benitez, Jr.

‘We have the hospital, why we don’t use it?’ - Cong. Benitez

“We have the hospital, why don’t we use it?”

That’s the question that needs a big answer, Congressman Alfredo ‘Albee’ Benitez of the 3rd District of Negros Occidental said, as he was surprised when he visited the two station Medical Wards with 11 rooms of Teresita L. Jalandoni Provincial Hospital New Annex Building Extension. He noticed there were no beds, no equipment, no patients and even no doctors and nurses where the on-going Nikki Cares Surgical Mission (Nov. 23 to 25, 2017) in Silay City is being held.


BENITEZ AT PROV’L HOSPITAL. Congressman Alfredo ‘Albee’ Benitez (3rd District of Negros Occidental) with Medical Director Dr. Girlie Pinongan of Teresita L. Jalandoni Provincial Hospital visit the patients at the Female Surgical Ward of Teresita Jalandoni Provincial Hospital in Silay City.*(Jun de los Reyes/NDB photo)

STL Coordinator Shot Dead

A coordinator of Small Town Lottery (STL) was shot dead in a hold up attempt in Hacienda Bagacay, Barangay Bagtic, Silay City around 5:30 p.m. Sunday.

Superintendent Noel Polines, OIC Chief of Silay City PNP identified the victim as Jason Larido, 31, of Barangay Bagtic, Silay City. He sustained seven gunshot wounds on the chest but managed to flee on his motorcycle and ask assistance from the Barangay Hall.

He was rushed by Barangay Watchmen to Teresita Lopez Jalandoni Memorial Provincial Hospital but was declared dead on arrival in Silay City.

Bus Passenger Dies in Bago Collision

A Ceres bus passenger died, while about 30 others including the passenger of a tricycle and the bus driver were injured in a triple collision along the accident-prone area of Araneta Highway in Barangay Taloc, Bago City at past 9 o’clock Saturday night.

Initial Bago Police Office report identified the fatality as April Rex Narciso Villegas, 24, single of Purok Elgar in Barangay Don Jorge Araneta in Bago.