Sipalay City

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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)

Drunken Laborer Overran by Bus

A drunken laborer was overran by a Ceres bus around 10:20 p.m. Thursday at the National Highway in Sitio Campisang, Barangay Gil Montilla, Sipalay City, Negros Occidental.

Police Chief Inspector Romeo Vargas, Sipalay City PNP chief identified the victim as Jericho Occeña Capanas, 51, married, of Sitio Cabugan, Barangay Gil Montilla, Sipalay City.

The victim was in the middle of the road kneeling due to drunkenness and shirtless when he was overran.

He sustained injuries in the body and was rushed to Sipalay City Infirmary Clinic for treatment.

Laborer Survives Anew Slay Try by Neighbor

A laborer survived for the second time attempt in his life by his neighbour around 8:30 p.m. Saturday at Sitio Indangawan, Barangay Manlucahoc, Sipalay City, Negros Occidental.

Inspector Romeo Vargas, OIC police chief identified the victim as William Dela Rosa Bucar, 49, married, resident of the place.

Bucar sustained a gunshot wound on his right contusion collar that exited on his back. He was brought by members of Sipalay City Rescue to Sipalay City Satellite Health Unit for his immediate medical treatment.

2 13-Yr.-Old Girls Got Drowned

Two minors got drowned in a lagoon at Sitio Veto in Barangay Camindangan in Sipalay City Saturday afternoon.

Chief Inspector Romeo Vargas, Sipalay PNP OIC police chief, identified the victim as Lovely Mae Planas Apas and April Rose Basay Baynosa, both 13 years old and residents of Purok Lagundi in Barangay Camindangan, Sipalay.

Police investigation disclosed that the victims just finished harvesting peanuts and went swimming in a lagoon with their minor companions.

Fishermen Finds Green Sea Turtle

Fishermen found a green sea turtle found floating at sea in Sipalay City around 7:30 a.m.. Monday while going ashore after fishing.

Fisherman Joey Lahaolahao, 39, married, of Campo Quino in Barangay 4, Sipalay City loaded the green turtle to his pumpboat after seeing it weak along with his brother and brought it to Sitio Pana-on, where he docked his pump boat.

He then reported it to their Purok President, Juliet Makilan who then informed police authorities.