Victorias City Police Station intensifies its campaign against persons with warrant of arrest resulting to the apprehension of another local for the crime of theft.
PSupt. Santiago Y. Rapiz, police chief reported that Esperaldo Santillan, 42, of Sitio Mallorca, Bry. 19 was collared about 7:30PM, April 10 for the crime of theft with criminal case number 9311.
Operatives of Victorias City Police arrested a resident of Brgy. 6 in the city during a buy-bust operation about 10:05 PM, Tuesday at Encarnacion St., Canetown Subd., Brgy. 19-A.
PSupt. Santiago Y. Rapiz, city police chief said Frederick Gomez alias Fritz, 44, of Purok Salvacion was nabbed after he handed a small sachet containing suspected shabu in exchange for 4 pieces of P100 marked bills from a poseur buyer. All items were recovered from the suspect.
Police authorities in Victorias City apprehended two suspects included in the City’s wanted list in a raid Sunday for various charges.
PSupt. Santiago Y. Rapiz, police chief reported that Ricky Basa alias Amp, 19, of North Bacayan, Brgy. 19, was nabbed at Brgy. Nanca in EB Magalona for charges of theft. He was collared through a warrant issued by Municipal Trial Court in Cities (MTCC) Judge Evelyn D. Arsenio at about 9:30AM, Sunday.
Arsenio recommended P10, 000 bail for Basa’ s temporary liberty.
Meanwhile, Christian Toles, 45, of Fermont Village, Brgy. 7 was apprehended for attempted homicide at about 12:25PM, Sunday at hacienda Leonor, Brgy. 8 in Victorias City.
Mayor Frederick Palanca of Victorias City, Negros Occidental lauded the policemen for having consistently hooked wanted persons for illegal drugs.
Palanca was speaker at the awarding of policemen for the job well done. He was with Deputy Regional Director for Administration Pol Supt. Alberto Supapo, in awarding the Medalya ng Kagalingan (PNP Medal of Merit) to the members of the anti illegal drugs special operations task group (PAIDSOTG), the Boracay tourist Assistance Center in Aklan for the successive buy bust operations in March 26, 2014, resulting to the arrest of Soledad Natural alias Solly, Mechael David Collantes alias Mike, Neomay Parreño alias Faith Gulmatico/Nicole, and Marvin Isleta, at Sitio Bantud, Brgy. Manoc-manoc and Sitio Bolabog, Brgy. Balabag, Borcalay Island, Malay, Aklan, having violated RA 9165 or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2001).
The Victorias City Women’s Council (VCWC) will mark the closing of the celebration of Women’s Month this March with a series of activities on March 28, 2014 geared to recognize women’s role in re-building lives during and after disaster.
Headed by its president Edna Durana and vice-president Norma Sumatra, Victorias Councilor Godiven de Dios-Senido, chair of the City Council Committee on Women and Family, and VCWC adviser Mary Ann Duran-Dino, executive Director of the Betty Bantug Benitez Foundation, hundreds of Victoriahanon women and supporters will join the 7 am parade and Zumba around the city streets.
Kadalag-an Queen (KQ), the sweetest and biggest beauty event, now on its 16th year has crowned Alyssa Louise Erika Jimenea during the pageant and coronation night at the Victorias City Public Plaza last March 19.
KQ adopts a star-studded Hollywood Oscars theme this year with celebrity guest Xian Lim who serenaded the candidates and entertained the Madlang Victoriahanon with his songs.
KQ royalty Yssa is a 20-year-old senior Hospitality Management student of La Consolacion College Bacolod and daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Kay and Ma. Belle Jimenea.
"The victory is not mine but I share it with God, my family and the people of Victorias City. I will forever cherish that occasion as one of the most memorable moments in my life and I will wear the crown with dignity, nobleness and utmost humility," Yssa said.
By Melvyn Jacobo Sudario
Some 400 students of Victorias National High School received reading remediation under Project DRIP (Developmental Reading In Progress) for school year 2013-2014.
Mayor Wantan Palanca breaks in the trisikad with the VNHS principal Dr. Cesar Adapon, the DRIP implementer Melvyn Sudario, DRIP recipients and parents.**
DRIP won Champion as national entry of Victorias City Government for Champions for Good Governance and Education, Project DRIP received a prize of Php 250,000. Victorias City Government led by Mayor Francis Frederick P. Palanca gave a counterpart of more than Php 500,000 to sustain the needs of the program like the non-motorized vehicle (TRISIKAD) to convey the students from home to school and vice-versa, Learning Resource Center facilities, school supplies, exposure trip and supplemental feeding. Likewise, under the DRIP implementer’s (Melvyn J. Sudario) supervision, literacy workers were provided by the local school board to teach the recipients from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m..
Gift giving during the DRIP Christmas activity with (left to right) Dr. Cesar Adapon, Mayor Wantan Palanca and Juliet A. Jeruta, Ph.D. CESO V, Schools Division Superintendent.*
Negros Occidental Third District Representative Alfredo Benitez continues to tap private and public sector partnership for health and medical projects in his District and even beyond.
A total of 57 indigent patients from cities of Bacolod, Talisay, Victorias, Cadiz and Kabankalan and Municipality of Manapla and Guihulngan City in Negros Oriental who have undergone screening and preparatory tests for surgery are beneficiaries of the Cleft Lip and Cleft Palate Surgical and Medical Mission on March 12 to 15, 2014 at the Immaculate Conception Health Center in Victorias City.
The City Government of Victorias will launch "Victorias City OFW Welfare Program: Livelihood for OFWs" at the Victorias City Sports and Amusement Center from 9am to 3pm on Feb. 21.
This program, conceptualized by Mayor Francis Frederick "Wantan" Palanca, will assist OFWs in starting their own business.
It will support Victoriahanon OFWs in securing assistance from various resource agencies especially in accessing the special loan program of the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA).
Administering the mass wedding of 326 unwed couples in Bacolod City, Mayor Monico Puentevella said, "Marriage need not be expensive; it is measured by your love and commitment to each other."
The mass wedding, held at BAYS Center during the Valentine’s Day celebration, was attended by the couples’ family members, relatives and friends.
The Bacolod BAYS Center gleaming in white as 322 husbands and wives tie the knot in yesteray’s Mass Wedding
Some of the principal sponsors were several barangay captains, Vice Mayor Greg Gasataya, as well as Councilors Claudio Puentevella, Jocelle Batapa-Sigue, Sonya Verdeflor, Ana Marie Palermo, Wilson Gamboa, Jr., El Cid Familiaran, Archie Baribar and some of the city’s Executive Assistants who stood as their "second parents".