Victorias City

Visayan Bloc To Back Federal Form of Gov’t  

Victorias City - The Visayan Bloc in Congress will spearhead the push for a federal form of government in the Philippines, Rep. Alfredo Benitez (3rd district) said yesterday.

Congressman Alfredo Albee Benitez (3rd District of Negros Occidental) with his wife Dominique, son Javi and daughter Betina takes his oath of office before Judge Eunice Tan Cuansing of the Regional Trial Court of Silay City at Victorias City Coliseum in the presence of all barangay and city officials, kagawads and residents yesterday.*(Jun de los Reyes/NDB photo)

Victorias City Prepares For 118th Philippine Independence

Victorias City is now getting ready for the commemoration of the country’s 118th Independence Day Celebration this coming Sunday, 6am at the Victorias City Public Plaza.

This year’s theme, “Kalayaan 2016: Pagkakaisa, Pag-aambagan, Pagsulong”, is not just a traditional flag raising ceremony as it will feature the evolution of flags since the time of Andres Bonifacio’s revolution until the first declaration of the country’s independence by General Emilio Aguinaldo in 1898 where the Philippine national flag was first raised.

‘Salvage Victim’ Identified by Cops

The unidentified body of a man found in a secluded place at Purok Tumpok in Barangay Zone 15, Talisay City 6:00 a.m. Thursday was identified by his sister that night at Manapla Funeral parlor in Silay City.

Police Inspector Glenn Grajo, OIC deputy police chief of Talisay City identified the victim as Jeffrey Buencuchillo, 33, of Sitio Boulevard, Barangay 6-A, Victorias City, Negros Occidental.

Tanod, Gov’t Employee Die in Road Crashes

A tanod of Barangay Pasil in E. B. Magalona and a government employee were killed in separate road crashes involving their motorcycles Friday and Saturday night, respectively.

Jessie Sajo, 26, married, of Hacienda Mercedes, Barangay Pasil, E. B. Magalona sustained head injuries after he fell from his Rusi motorcycle on his way home from Victorias City around 8:40 p.m., Saturday.

He was not wearing a helmet when his motorcycle slid and hit the railings beside the road, throwing him away, his head hitting a hard object.

Pa Escapes After Rape Charges Filed Against Him

A father who was arrested and charged in court for raping his own daughter, was able to escape Friday at Victorias City PNP custodial jail.

Superintendent Frederick Mead, acting Victorias City PNP chief refused to identify both the suspect and the victim who are resident of the city.

The suspect father was reportedly arrested by police Thursday. The case was filed Friday but he escaped.

Police manhunt operation was conducted against the said suspect.