A 37-year-old man, set to meet his female textmate, was killed when he sustained stab wounds and his head nearly cut off, inflicted by a still unidentified suspect Sunday night, in Sitio Pulupungyan in Toboso town.
Salvador Canillo’s body was discovered a few meters from an elementary school in the barangay.
His head was nearly cut off by the suspect.
Canillo also sustained four stab wounds in the chest aside from the head wound.
Canillo reportedly received messages from his female textmate asking him to meet her in the barangay.
Following an early breakfast meeting, Bacolod City Mayor Monico Puentevella went directly to the Bacolod People’s House where a special turnover of customized wheelchairs to Persons with Disabilities (PWD) spearheaded by the De La Salle Health Sciences Institute (DLSHSI) was being conducted and openly said that what he had witnessed has "made his day."
With the Dean of the College of Rehabilitation Services Dr. Ma. Cecilia Licuan.* (CMO-PIO photo)
"Thank you for remembering those who are in need," said Puentevella while he wholeheartedly thanked the organizers of the turnover, including the Charity Rehabilitation Services (CRS) of the University.
BACOLOD Mayor Puentevella with wheelchair beneficiary Girlie Pangadlo of Alijis.* (CMO-PIO photo)
The National Federation of Sugarcane Planters (NFSP) recently turned over about P500,000 cash donation to victims of Super Typhoon Yolanda.
"NFSP allocated funds to assist the typhoon victims. The Federation also spearheaded the fund-raising campaign among its members to add to the amount," disclosed NFSP president Enrique D. Rojas.
(1st Row l-r) Teresa Villanueva of NSTP, College Student Activities Coordinator Mae Ann Montaño, IS-Upper Grades Student Activities Coordinator Mel Oñate, Rolena Letran of External Relations, Vicky de Leon of Alumni Relations, Director for IS Community Services Rose Destua, Mariel Tolentino and Millie Kilayko of NVC, VCAA Dr. Marie Therese Jochico, Director for Balayan-CEP Ann Gladys Ponteras, BUsog Lusog Talino Program Officer Kathy Maguad of IND and Mylene Sison of Phil-Korea. (2nd Row l-r) Dean of Student Affairs Andre Tagamolila, Glenn Burgos of BRC, Director for External Relations, IND and UARo Rhoderick Samonte and (far left) Jeffrey Lazaro of IND.*
"In solidarity with their fellow workers in the sugar industry who were affected by the super typhoon, NFSP employees decided to do away with their Christmas party and donate the Christmas party budget to the typhoon victims," Rojas added.
Police authorities in Negros Occidental are still trying to establish the identify of suspects who shot dead a policeman while on board his motorcycle 2PM Saturday along the highway in Brgy. Palampas, San Carlos City.
SPO1 Agustilo Hulleza Jr., a member of the Toboso Police Station was shot by motorcycle-riding suspects.
He was in the back and the bullet went through his chest.
Cops are not discounting the angle it was related to the victim’s work as an intelligence officer.
Hulleza was pronounced dead by attending physician at San Carlos City Doctor’s Hospital.
The damage of super typhoon ‘Yolanda’ to crops, fisheries, and livestock have reached more than P100.4 million as of 3 p.m. yesterday, according to the latest partial report of the Negros Occidental Provincial Capitol.
Damage to palay and corn is P84,556,222; fisheries—P14,624,565; and high-value commercial crops—P1,350,643, according to provincial agriculturist Igmedio Tabianan.
Damage to livestock and poultry is PP45,748,266, according to provincial veterinarian Renante Decena.
Election offense charges will be filed by the Commission on Elections (Comelec) against violators, both candidates and non-candidates alike, in Negros Occidental, provincial elections supervisor Jessie Suarez said yesterday.
But while Suarez admitted that vote-buying, which is among the serious election offenses, is massive and rampant, it is also one of the hardest to prove.
"Definitely, there is vote-buying but it’s hard to prove because of a good defense," he lamented.
By DANNY B. DANGCALAN & RITZY ROBLES MALO-OY
Four persons were killed in separate shooting incidents in Negros Occidental yesterday and Sunday, which were believed to be election-related.
An hour before the voting precincts opened yesterday, two men were gunned down in Sitio Kinalumsan in Barangay Poblacion in Toboso town.
The victims were identified as Juan Leonardo Belleza, who died on the spot from multiple gunshot wounds on his head and body, and Bryan Bacordo, who died minutes later at a hospital, according to Supt. Roderick Alba of the Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office (NOPPO) in a media interview.
The bodies of the victims were riddled with bullets from various firearms. They were reportedly waylaid by the armed men while on board a motorcycle, Alba said quoting Toboso police chief Insp. Danilo Zuniega.
The President of the Association of Barangay Captains (ABC) of Toboso town said that Rep. Jules Ledesma (1st District, Neg. Occ.) has not neglected his constituents contrary to the accusations made by Toboso mayor Raul Jaojoco and Negros Occidental governor Alfredo Maranon Jr.,
Maria Luisa de la Cruz, ABC president decried what she claimed are unfair accusations being levied against Ledesma who is on his third term as congressional representative of the 1st District which comprises the localities of Toboso, Calatrava, Escalante City, San Carlos City and Salvador Benedicto.
De la Cruz said, for one, Ledesma has helped thousands of youth in Toboso town finish their college education.
The National Electrification Administration (NEA) has approved the release of funds for the electrification of 38 sitios in the first district.
Edita S. Bueno, NEA administrator in a letter to Rep. Julio Ledesma said that the release of the 2013 subsidy fund is part of the government’s program for "inclusive growth and poverty reduction."
The fund amounting to more than P60 million was released through the VMC Rural Electric Service Cooperative Inc., (VRESCO) on September 9 this year, Bueno said.
"We have advised VRESCO management to ensure timely completion of the projects," she said.
Governor Alfredo Marañon, Jr. and Toboso Mayor Richard Jaojoco yesterday took turns in downplaying the diversionary statements of the lawyer of First District Rep. Julio Ledesma IV, who is widely-criticized for his absence in Congress, non-appearance in his district and non-delivery of projects to his constituents.
"The provincial government has served the people of the First District well. The presence of our personnel in remote areas and our initiatives to help the marginal folk, farmers, fishermen and hinterland residents, in synergy with the Philippine Army and other government agencies, have been sustained to address poverty and insurgency in the district," Marañon said.
Our help to the people there is not anchored on the number of our votes or how big our margin was. The elections are over and it is not our problem if some people cannot move on and get on with a genuine development program for their constituencies, he pointed out.