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Victorias City

PDRRMPD Monitoring Negros Rivers on the Wake of Hannah

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The Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Program Division (PDRRMPD) of Negros Occidental is monitoring the province’s different water systems in the wake of the entry of super typhoon Hannah.


Elements of BCPO-CAIDSOTG lead by PSI Jerick Filosofo, Chief and PI Larry Teovisio, Team Leader conducted a buy-bust operation at Purok Sigay, Brgy. 2, Bacolod City, around 3:30 pm yesterday, August 6, 2015. Apprehended was Melvin Balayo y Jareta, alias Nonong, 40 years old. Recovered from his possession were 2 long and 2 big heat sealed transparent plastic sachets containing suspected shabu, 1 scissors and 1 brown wallet. Estimated street value is P15,000 to P20,000, according to PIns. Teovisio.* (Malou Flejoles/Master JR/DYAF)


Bacolod City Councilor Ana Marie Palermo (right) and Madeline Diaz, Executive Assistant (Social Services) turn-over the Plaque of PWD-Friendly Barangay to Maya Dela, President of Handumanan Association of PWDs (HAPs) together with Kgd. Monat Pirote (left) and Kgd. Nene Baya (center) of Brgy. Handumanan.*

Zeaphard Gerhart Caelian, provincial disaster management program division chief yesterday said they had received instructions from the Office of Civil Defense to “closely monitor the river basins and river systems.”

Caelian cited the Malogo River in Victorias City, Ilog-Hilabangan River and Imbang River as under monitoring by local disaster risk reduction offices for possible overflowing because of the continuous rains caused by the enhanced South West moonson.

NHA Building 1T Houses for Yolanda Victims

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A total of 1,017 houses are now under construction in different LGUs of the province for typhoon Yolanda victims as of July this year, according to NHA Negros Occ. Provincial chief Engr. Alejandro Ongsuco.

The house construction is part of the government’s commitment to provide shelter to Yolanda victims here.

In Sagay City 168 units are being built, 646 in Cadiz City, 175 in Victorias City and 28 in EB Magalona town.

VCDRRMO Holds School Disaster Management Training

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The Victorias City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (VCDRRMO) conducted a whole day School Disaster Management Training at the Victorias North Elementary School yesterday.


VCDRRMO Consultant Jose Maria Vargas orients school heads and participants.*

Victorias City to Take Action with Ceres Bus Accident

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Victorias City Mayor Francis “Wantan” Palanca will confer with the city Sangguniang Panlungsod on Monday what measures they will take to regulate and minimize accidents involving Ceres buses plying the city.

At the same time, Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) is suspending 10 Ceres buses as a result of the tragic road accident in Barangay Sto. Niño Highway in EB Magalona, Negros Occidental Wednesday, July 22 in the morning.

2 Killed in Victorias and San Carlos Shooting; Man Killed by Own Gun in Bago

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Two persons were shot dead in Victorias and San Carlos cities at dawn Saturday.

Superintendent Santiago Rapiz, Victorias City PNP chief identified the victims as James Villa of legal age who was shot dead by three unidentified suspects when he emerged from the house of John Juen Camino in the city.

Villa sustained multiple gunshot wounds in the body and was rushed to Ikaayong Lawas Foundation Hospital. He was transferred later to Teresita Jalandoni Provincial Hospital but declared dead on arrival.