GOVERNOR: Alfredo Marañon Jr.
VICE GOVERNOR: Eugenio Jose Lacson
Salvador Escalante Jr.
Miller Serondo Jr.
Patrick Leonard Lacson
Jose Benito Alonso
Four loose firearms were seized by local police authorities in Toboso during the station’s intensified conduct of operation bakal which also resulted to the arrest of a barangay tanod about 1:40AM, yesterday in the town proper.
PInsp. Mark Angelo Junco and members of the police station were conducting operation bakal at Poblacion Proper when they saw barangay tanod Daniel Brabat carrying a firearm in front of the municipal hall.
Brabat, 49, of Brgy. Bandila was caught possessing an unlicensed .357 revolver loaded with six live ammunitions.
Also, another .357 and .38 caliber revolvers and one 12-gauge shotgun all with ammunitions were recovered in a vacant place where the arrest took place. The guns were believed to be abandoned by unidentified persons.
Human rights advocate Bernardito Patigas of the Northern Negros Human Rights Advocates (NMHRA), has been slapped with another complaint which is another trumped-up charge, brought up against him by the military using an asset, he said.
Newly-crowned WBO mini-flyweight champion Merlito ‘Tiger’ Sabillo (21 wins 11KOs) of Toboso town in Negros Occidental gets a chance to fight again before his hometown in Bacolod City when he defends his crown tentatively on June 29.
The 29-year-old Sabillo was recently declared as official WBO mini-flyweight champion after erstwhile titlist Moises Fuentes of Mexico moved up as No. 1 challenger of Donnie ‘Ahas’ Nietes in the WBO light flyweight.
Sabillo won his interim belt last March 9 after knocking out Colombian Luis dela Rosa in the eighth round at the Coliseo Mario de León in Cerete, Colombia.
First District Rep. Julio "Jules" Ledesma IV is filing counter-charges against a lawyer who had filed a petition against him before the San Carlos City Regional Trial Court assailing his guardianship and seeking to declare him ‘incompetent.’
Lawyer Danny Ponde-villa, counsel for Ledesma, yesterday dismissed the charges filed by Epifanio Liberal Jr. against the congressman as ‘black propaganda.’
"This is purely black propaganda by his opponent because he will not win in San Carlos City, which has about 40 to 50 percent of the votes in the First District," Pondevilla said.
Negros Occ. Vice Governor Genaro Alvarez Jr., who is challenging the reelection bid of Gov. Alfredo Marañon Jr., assured Negrenses that he will abide with the peace covenant he signed yesterday, along with provincial candidates, at the San Sebastian Cathedral in Bacolod City.
Gov. Alfredo G. Maranon, Jr. (left) and Vice Gov. Genaro M. Alvarez, Jr. shook hands and hugged each other after signing the election peace covenant held at the San Sebastian Cathedral in Bacolod yesterday.*(Capitol photo)
Alvarez, who was endorsed by Nationalist People’s Coalition (NPC) founder Eduardo "Danding" Cojuangco Jr., said as far as he is concerned, it will be a peaceful election because he has "no guns, goons and gold."
Running for vice gubernatorial post, Board Member Melvin Ibañez (left) and former San Carlos Mayor Eugenio Lacson shook hands after signing the peace covenant at the San Sebastian Cathedral yesterday.*(Capitol photo)
Provincial candidates in Negros Occidental will sign a peace covenant at 11:30 a.m. today at the San Sebastian Cathedral in Bacolod City.
Candidates for governor, vice governor, board members, and congressmen are urged by the Commission on Elections (Comelec) and the Philippine National Police (PNP) to sign the covenant.
The peace covenant signing is spearheaded by the PNP and the Comelec to ensure a peaceful conduct of the May 2013 midterm elections.
"We are urging all the candidates to attend," provincial election supervisor Wil Arceño said.
Nine Persons with Disabilities (PWDs) received from Gov. Alfredo G. Marañon, Jr., one photocopier each, with built-in scanner and printer as part of livelihood assistance program of the Provincial Government, in a ceremony held at the Capitol, yesterday.
Gov. Alfredo G. Marañon, Jr. (extreme left) with the PWDs at the turnover ceremony of livelihood equipment at the Capitol, yesterday.*(Capitol photo)
The livelihood assistance is in line with the Negros First Agenda of the governor to help alleviate the plight of the poor and marginalized sector of society.
Eleven LGUs in the province of Negros Occidental are being closely monitored having been listed from a military intelligence report to be under the election watchlist.
Negros Occ. Provincial Police Office (NOPPO) Chief OIC S/Supt.Celestino Guarra, Jr. identified these areas under category 1 - Escalante City and under category 2 - Cadiz City, Manapla town, Victorias City, Toboso town, Calatrava town, Moises Padilla town, Binalbagan town, Himamaylan City, Ilog town and Sipalay City.
Category 1 means there is an existing intense political rivalry and possible presence of armed group while category 2 means there is a possibility of the presence of armed group such as the NPA or private armed group, Guarra explained.