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Sec. Lopez to Alleviate Negros Mining Areas

Environment Secretary Regina Paz Lopez challenged the locals of Sipalay City in Negros Occidental and Basay town in Negros Oriental to take part in protecting the environment while gaining from it.

From left, former Usec. Leo Jasareno, PENRO Neg. Occ. head Edgardo Rostata, former Bayan Muna Rep. Satur Ocampo and Mayor Oscar Montilla Jr. upon the landing of Sec. Gina Lopez in Sipalay City.*(NIR SCIS photo)

2 Dead in Sipalay Shootings

Two persons were shot dead in separate incidents in Sipalay City last Sunday.

Police Chief Inspector Romeo Vargas of Sipalay City PNP identified the suspect as Jonathan Torno Bargayo, 35, single, farmer, of Purok Mabinuligon, Barangay Camindangan, Sipalay City, Negros Occidental and Antonio Patinio Repaso, 45, single, jobless, of Purok 1, Barangay 2, also in Sipalay City.

Bargayo was shot dead by unidentified suspect in Sitio Samak, Barangay Camindangan around 10:00 a.m. Sunday while resting in his improvised tent at his coffee plantation farm.

Man Stabs Dead His Biological Mother

For refusing to give him money, a son stabbed dead his biological mother, and her dead body was found in Sitio Atoy-Atoy in Barangay Gil Montilla in Sipalay City, Friday morning.

Police Chief Inspector Romeo Vargas, Sipalay PNP chief, named the victim as Prencisa Saratan Lumeran, 52 years old, and a resident of Sitio Atoy-Atoy.

Vargas named the suspect as her son, Agripino Saratan Lumeran, 31 years old, also of the place.

He was arrested at Jesusito Village in barangay San Jose also in the city.

Motorcycle Driver Killed in Sipalay Mishap

A motorcycle driver was killed when he was bumped by a Toyota Hi-Lux at Sitio Hinablan Road, Barangay Gil Montilla, Sipalay City, Negros Occ. around 4:15 p.m. on Sunday.

Police Chief Inspector Romeo Vargas, OIC Police Chief identified the victim as Portoso Binarao Aliman, Jr., 45, married, of the place.

He sustained head and body injuries and was rushed to Sipalay City Satellite Health Unit but was declared dead on arrival.

Fish Vendor Nabbed with Firearm

A fish vendor was nabbed with firearm in Crossing Marabo, Barangay Mambaroto in Sipalay City, Negros Occ. around 11:25 a.m. Wednesday.

Police Chief Inspector Romeo Vargas, Sipalay City Police chief identified the suspect as Jussel Lucedo Sanchez, 31, married, a fish vend resident of Sitio Tau-angan in Barangay Gil Montilla in Sipalay City, Negros Occidental

Sanchez was arrested in a random checkpoint by police operatives while riding in his Bajah motorcycle 100 cc with plate number 8742SV.