The Commission on Elections (COMELEC) First Division has dismissed the petition to cancel the certificate of candidacy of Toboso Mayor Richard Jaojoco.

The case was filed by Jaojoco’s rival Maria Luisa Dela Cruz on October 23, 2015.

The decision, obtained by the Negros Daily Bulletin yesterday, was promulgated on May 3 but was released only on May 10 and signed by Commissioners Christian Robert Lim, Luie Tito Guia and Ma. Rowena Amelia Guanzon.

Two Die in Road Mishap

Two persons were killed when bumped a by cargo truck in Silay City yesterday noon and by a Ceres Bus in Pulupandan, Monday.

In Silay City, police identified the victim as Orlandino Badian, 78, of Sitio Dacutan Dacu, Barangay 3 of the city. He sustained head and body injuries and died upon arrival at the nearest hospital.

Investigation disclosed that he was sideswept by a cargo truck while along the gutter in the place and failed to get up.

Mentaly-ill Woman Commits Suicide

A 52-year-old woman suffering from mental illness committed suicide. She was found inside their house in Purok Moscuvado, Barangay Poblacion, Toboso town, Negros Occidental around 7:00 a.m., Sunday.

Lucila Baluarte Lumapay, 52, single, resident of the place was found by her mother Enriqueta, 66 and son Rogelio hanging on the beam of her room. The two reported the incident to Toboso PNP under Police Chief Inspector Robert Mansueto.

Police investigation disclosed that the victim would always lock herself alone inside her room.

Ma, Son Drown in EB Magalona; 2 Others in Cadiz City, Toboso

A mother and her 5-year-old son drowned when they were crossing a river in Barangay Gahit, EB Magalona.

By Cyrus M. Garde

A mother and her 5-year-old son drowned when they were crossing a river in Barangay Gahit, EB Magalona.

Lt. Senior Grade Jimmy Oliver Vingno, Bacolod Coast Guard head said they were sought for assistance by residents of the seashore barangay to search for the two victims identified as Roy Arnaiz Panique, 5, and his mother Roselyn Arnaiz Panique, 32, both of Purok Banago, Barangay Gahit, EB Magalona.

Toboso PNP Eyes 2 Suspects in Killing of a Person

Toboso PNP has leads in the killing of a person in Barangay Magticol in the town last June 20 in the evening.

Police chief Inspector Robert Mansueto, Acting Toboso PNP chief said that Richard Chua Ulila, 37, was gunned down beside his house in the area by two unidentified suspects using a 12-gauge shot gun and .45 caliber firearm.

He sustained multiple gunshot wounds at the back of the body.

Mansueto said they established the motive in the killing which is on illegal gambling locally known as “hantak”.