Sipalay City

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Sipalay PNP chief vows to respond to calls for help at the mine site, but...

The chief of the Sipalay City Police Office vowed to respond to all calls for assistance at the mining site of the defunct Maricalum Mining Corporaion (MMC) in Barangay San Jose, in the city.

MINING SITE TENSION. Sipalay PNP director, Chief Insp. Vargas, right, assured newsmen he will not take sides in the labor tug-of-war at the former Maricalum Mining Corp. property in San Jose. At left, just one of several equipment and machines the union eyes to be sold to get their dues.*(Arman Toga photos)

Ex-Sipalay mine workers hoping for PRRD’s help Counting on Sipalay PNP chief’s ‘fair treatment’

Leaders and members of some 1,200 workers retrenched by Maricalum Mining Corp. (MMC) some 22 years ago are confident that President Rodrigo R. Duterte will intervene to finally enable them to get what are due to them from the mining firm.

SIPALAY MINES. NAMAWU 103 union president Melecio Libo-on Jr. (left) told Negros mediamen Wednesday they are confident that President Rodrigo Duterte will look into their 22-year ordeal in claiming for what is due to them, being former workers of defunct Maricalum Mining Corp. They are also hoping that Sipalay PNP police chief, Chief Insp. Romeo Vargas will treat them fairly like GHI and other groups when they call for assistance.*(Arman Toga photos)

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)

Sandigan suspends Sipalay Mayor Montilla for 90 days

For delaying or holding up the ordered suspension of five Sipalay City Hall employees for many years, Mayor Oscar Montilla, Jr. was ordered suspended for 90 days.

In a three-page resolution, the Sandiganbayan ordered Montilla “to cease and desist from performing and/or exercising the functions and duties as well as receiving and/or enjoying the salaries, benefits, and privileges of his present public position or any other present public position he may now or hereafter be holding effective upon notice and continuing for 90 days.”

Sipalaynon boy loses finger to firecrackers

A total of 19 firecracker-related injuries, with one amputation involving a teenage boy in Sipalay City, were reported by the Department of Health’s (DOH) Epidemiology Bureau yesterday.

This brought to 61 the total number of injuries recorded since Dec. 21, the bureau said in its Aksyon: Paputok Injury Reduction 2017 Report 7.

“This is 98 (62 percent) cases lower than the five-year (2012-2016) average and 47 (44 percent) cases lower than the same time period last year,” read the report.