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Silay City

Ice Plant Helper Electrocuted

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An ice plant helper was electrocuted when he tried to fix an electric line in the roof Thursday afternoon.

Ernesto Dioneo Jr., 21, of the town and stay-in helper of the ice plant located beside the EB Magalona National High School was declared dead on arrival at Teresita Jalandoni Memorial Provincial Hospital in Silay City.

Aside from his burns, Dioneo sustained fractured hands and injuries in the body when he fell from the rooftop and hit the steel railings at the ice plant.

2 Students Drown, 3 Survive in Silay River

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Two of the five students who escaped school were drowned after swimming in a river in Barangay Lantad, Silay City Tuesday afternoon.

Supt. Rosauro Francisco, Silay City police chief identified the victims as Rey Allen Ibañez, 15, grade 6 of Silaynon Elementary School and Janzen Frank Pasco, 13, a second year student of Doña Monserrat National High School in the city.

Those who were rescued are Jeremy Poblacion, 11, grade 4; Rosemary Ibañez, 13, grade 5 and Michael Joshua Leterio, 18, a high school student.

Cops Arrest Pusher in a Drug Bust

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An illegal drug pusher under the watchlist of Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office (NOPPO) was arrested in a buy bust at Freedom Boulevard, Barangay Mambulac, Silay City Monday evening.

Supt. Rosauro Francisco, Silay City police chief, identified him as Delfin Pun-an, Jr., 36, alias “Lawayan,” of Barangay Mambulac.

After he handed a sachet of shabu, police operatives confiscated from him one big sachet of suspected shabu worth P30, 000 when frisked.

Silaynons Avail Service of World Medical Relief

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By Lorenzo O. Lambatin Jr.

The World Medical Relief Inc. drew 545 medical and 59 dental patients during its December 15 outreach activity in this city’s Gymnasium.

Provincial Health Nurse Allan Rojo said, WMR had four physicians to attend to patients and brought free medicines.

He said Silay City added three more physicians and two dentists to speed up the activity.

Guv Favors Privatization of Bacolod-Silay Airport

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By Eugene Y. Adiong

Negros Occidental Governor Alfredo Marañon Jr., supports moves for the privatization of the operations of the Bacolod-Silay Airport.

Marañon’s reaction comes on the heels of the report that the Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) is looking for a concessionaire that will develop, operate and maintain six provincial airports, in a bundled contract of P116.2 billion ($2.60 billion).

“Privatization will improve the operation of the airport,” Marañon said.

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