Victorias and Silay City Police arrested a suspect facing charges for attempted rape in a raid about 6:30PM, Tuesday at Hacienda Macamig I, Brgy. E. Lopez in Silay City.
PO3 Ian Libo-on and PO3 Valentin Cerdeña effected the arrest against Jonas Flores, 26, of Hacienda Fe, Brgy. 12, Victorias City through a warrant in criminal case number 6409-40 for attempted rape in relation to Republic Act (RA) 7610 or the Anti-Child Abuse Act.
Victorias City officials and department heads visited Nanjo City, Okinawa-Prefecture in Japan upon friendly invitation for cultural exchange and partnership last Nov. 22–28.
The delegation was headed by Mayor Francis Frederick Palanca along with Vice Mayor Jerry Jover, City Administrator Paul Ricardo Palanca, City Planning and Development Officer Evangeline Alo and partnership coordinator Mari Kurata, project manager of IKAW-AKO Japan–Negros Partnership for Environmental Protection. The team was joined by businessman Mr. June David Palanca.
The trip to Nanjo facilitated the delegation to witness the simultaneous festivals being held annually in Nanjo City namely the National Herb Summit/Festival, Art Festival and Open Garden Festival which significantly contribute to the influx of tourists of 1 million to 2.5 million a year in Nanjo City alone and 6 million in Okinawa.
KABANKALAN CITY - There is no foul play in the death of 33-year-old Dr. Roselyn Gomez of Victorias City who was found dead inside her apartment room at Sola Street at the Kabankalan city proper Monday.
Supt. Salvador Dagoon, Kabankalan Police OIC Director told newsmen yesterday Dr. Gomez was found dead when policemen responded to the call of her clinic secretary when the latter found out that there was some odor emanating from the lady physician’s room.
A motorcycle rider and his 9-year old back rider were hurt in a road accident about 4AM, Sunday at the intersection of Montinola St. and Osmeña Avenue, Brgy. 3 in Victorias City.
Investigation revealed a blue-colored Honda 155 motorcycle with plate number 7550 driven by Jeric Francisco, 21, and his back rider Oniel Inociete, 9, both of Hacienda Amanda, Brgy. 8 were traveling from north to south direction of the highway when it accidentally hit a Fuso Canter dropside with plate number KFP 271 and driven by Alberto Presidentes.
Third District Congressman Alfredo Benitez led last November 16, 2013 the turn-over, inauguration and blessing rites of the Science Laboratory Building of the Negros Occidental National Science High School located in Barangay 14 in Victorias City.
The Php 2M building is funded by the Priority Development Assistance Fund of Congressman Benitez and construction was done from May to August this year.
Left to right: Rev. Fr. Alex Colmero, Principal Maritess Rivera, Vice-Mayor Jerry Jover, Congressman Albee Benitez, Superintendent Juliet Jeruta.*
Congressman Benitez who turned over the building to Department of Education Negros Occidental Schools Superintendent Juliet Jeruta and NONSHS Principal Maritess Rivera, said the facility is vital to the school as this is where the best of the best of our secondary school students are trained and prepared for greater roles and responsibilities in society in the future and urged the project recipients and beneficiaries to take good care of the facility.
Local police authorities in Victorias City are in pursuit of a security guard detailed at Migan Farm compound in Brgy. 18-A for reportedly shooting a resident about 9AM, Wednesday.
Initial investigation by PO3s Allan Silverio and JR Olis identified the victim as Julieto Digmanoy, 55, of Hacienda Florencia, Brgy. 18-A who succumbed to a gunshot wound on the back allegedly inflicted by Security Guard Benjamin R. Calumpang and temporarily staying at the said compound.
Digmanoy was declared dead by attending physician at Kaayong Lawas Foundation Hospital.
John Jezreel Lozada, a first-year high school student of Don Bosco Technical Institute got the nod of the judges to be declared the grand prize winner in the 1st VMC Inter-School Art Contest.
Lozada’s entry entitled, "Victorias….remains strong amidst the storm," was unveiled to the public along with other five entries that made it to the semi-finals during the awarding rites held last night at the Negros Museum.
Artwork by 1st year high school Bosconian student, Jezreel John Lozada entitled: "Victorias... Remains strong amidst the storm" won in the 1st VMC Inter-school Art Contest and will be the cover of VMC’s 2014 calendar.
Judges were impressed by Lozada’s "stroke and style," and his piece "showed maturity" beyond his age.
In his brief, Lozada describes his artwork as a symbol of how Victorias remains resilient despite the odds because of "faith in God."
Two bodies were found by police authorities, Monday in Victorias City and Cauayan town.
Over Victorias City, Edwin Sayson, 43, of Brgy. 20 was discovered about 11AM, Monday at Hacienda Paquita with multiple hack and stab wounds in the body and was identified by his relatives.
The victim was found dead inside the sugarcane plantation rented by Jose Nadi Arceo.
Victorias Milling Company, Inc. (VMC) will announce the winner of the 1st VMC Inter-School Art Contest during the awarding rites slated tonight at the Negros Museum. The art tilt with the theme "Victorias: Bringing Pride to Negros" is part of VMC’s thrust to promote Negrense Arts and Culture particularly among the schoolchildren in the VMC community.
VMC President and Chief Officer, Hubert Tubio will grace the affair and will lead the unveiling and awarding of the Grand Prize winner which will be the cover of VMC’s 2014 calendar.
Judging the 1st VMC Inter-School Art Contest (seated l-r) Antonio Tejado, Charles Luzurriaga, Bamboo Tonogbanua and Joey Gaston; (Standing l-r) Arch. Robert Aguillon, Dr. Adrian Torres and Atty. Brian Keith Hosaka.* (Japoi Cequina photo)
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.