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Arman Toga

Kabankalan Charter Day Highlights Tom. Saturday

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The highlights of the 17th Charter Anniversary celebration of Kabankalan City will happen tomorrow, Saturday starting at 7 in the morning.


17TH KABANKALAN CHARTER. The giving of Plaque and Token of appreciation of Miss Eliza Bronola, Schools Division Superintendent, and Kabankalan City Mayor Isidro P. Zayco, to Keynote Speaker Mario A. Deriquito, DepEd Undersectary for Partnerships & External Linkage, during the 16th DepEd Day Celebration & the opening of 17th Charter Day Anniversary of Kabankalan, held at the Evacuation & Command (Evacom) Center.* (Jun Gaton / Pasiplat photo)

The BPI Files; Suspending Hiked LTO-LTFRB Fines

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We do not want to sound like a broken record but the only way for drivers to be spared from getting apprehended and fined "expensively" is to avoid violating traffic regulations.

The same goes with car owners - make sure all signal lights and other accessories for safety are working.

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Kabankalan Mayor Zayco Invites All to City’s 17th Charter Anniversary

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Negros Occidental’s premier city in the south, Kabankalan is celebrating its 17th Charter Anniversary this week, with various activities and programs.

Mayor Isidro Zayco told NDB the celebration will be highlighted by a Job fair on Thuirsday July 31, and the Charter Day Parade and Program on Saturday, August 2.


KABANKALAN CHARTER CELEBRATIONS OPEN. In the celebration of the 17th Charter Anniversary of Kabankalan City, a ribbon cutting ceremony opening the Agro Fair is held yesterday, featuring the showcase of 32 barangays. City Mayor Isidro P. Zayco cuts the ribbon. With him is the keynote speaker Mario A. Deriquito, Undersecretary for Partnerships & External Linkages of the Department of Education, Also present are Eliza Bronola, CESO VI, Schools Division Superintendent, City Vice Mayor Delia O. Anacan, 6th District Board Members Helen Zapra, Pedro Zayco, PCL Pres. and Committee on Education’s Raul Rivera, City Tourism Officer Bernadeth Ayala, and the City Councilors.*(Jun Gaton Pasiplat photo)

THE JERRY TABUJARA FARM

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Early last week on another instant southern Negros Occ. trip we chanced upon Cauayan Vice Mayor Jerry Tabujara infront of the town hall.

It was timely because it was almost 5 o’clock in the afternoon.


THESE ARE JUST among hi-breed animals (goats, cows, pigs, birds, chicken, Peking duck, etc.) that the Tabujara farm has in Cauayan. The farm is a showcase of an environment-friendly and self-sustaining agricultural farm.* (APT photos)

‘LTO Issuing Typewritten Receipts’

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We continue to receive information from several public utility jeepney (PUJ), bus and even private car drivers from different parts of Negros Occidental, claiming that at times the LTO issues "typewritten official receipts".

Drivers who are apprehended for violations are required to pay fines at the LTO where the latter issues ORs and then releases their confiscated driver’s license.

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Hot Selfies & Steamy Videos

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We cannot stop many individuals from posting their selfie photos and videos on Facebook and on other social media channels.

We also do not want to cross swords with those who are fond of recording their bedroom adventures.

Volunteer Group KASANAG Vows to Keep Helping People

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The founder and president of KASANAG, a Bacolod City-based group composed of thousands of members believing in the spirit of volunteerism, vowed not to stop sharing their time, efforts, and even money, with people needing help.

John Chiong, also told NDB that as long as the purpose of a group or an individual needing Kasanag’s manpower capability is to assist others, they will not hesitate.


VOLUNTEER GROUP KASANAG’s outreach program in Himamaylan, Negros Occ. last June 26, 2014 -- just one of its efforts to help as many people as it can.*  

"Kasanag’s presence in many parts of the country, which continues to grow, did not happen if not for the burning volunteerism in each member. We are here to help enable groups and individuals reach more people, in delivering to the underpriveleged services and goods, no matter whether it is in the urban center or in rural areas like high above the mountains and far-flung barangays," Chiong said.

Anger & Stress Management Seminar Set July 24

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In these hard times, this is one rare opportunity needed - whether one is in business and employment, learning or teaching, or just plainly "manning the streets".

2 Drowned Youngsters Found; 1 Still Missing

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Two of the five youngsters who went to catch shrimps in the river of Hda. Crossing Pilar in Brgy. Crossing Magallon in Moises Padilla town were fished out in a river in Hacienda Antolanga, Brgy. Tinongan, Isabela 6:30 AM yesterday.

One of them remained missing as of press time.

Isabela police identified the victims as Michael Kenn Amantoy Pueda, 17 of Hda. Maria Cecilia in Brgy. Crossing Magallon; and Ronil Tadena Miraflores, 19 of Brgy. Baliwagan, San Enrique, Negros Occidental.

Missing is Jason Baladhay of Crossing Magallon.

Robbers Empty Escalante City Hall Vault Inside Job Eyed; Big Amount Believed Taken

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A city hall janitor went early Sunday to clean his assigned area only to discover that the Escalante City Treasurer’s Office (CTO) vault was emptied of its contents, including some P2 million in cash and checks.


‘CHILD LABOR or GO HUNGRY.’ This is a common sight not only along the Bacolod-Murcia-Salvador Benedicto-San Carlos eco-tourism highway. Kids skip school -- that is if they are enroled at all -- to help their parents sell foods and drinks to motorists and commuters to earn a living. Obviously they have no choice, or else they all go hungry.* (Arman Toga photo)

11 South Negros LGUs Fortify Disaster Management Alliance

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SONEDMA capability to include with all-weather systems, 24/7 real-time monitoring, warning & data-sharing

KABANKALAN CITY - Leaders of 11 local government units (LGUs) in southern Negros agreed to equip their newly-formed alliance with communications systems that will continue to link them even during calamities.


Kabankalan City Mayor Isidro P. Zayco receives the symbol of two classrooms and Blessing on the turn-over of two-classroom school building of Kabankalan National High School donated by Mr.Nelson Uy Lee of Federation of Filipino-Chinese Chambers of Commerce and Industry, Inc. (FFCCCII) and the Bacolod-Filipino-Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Inc.(BFCCCII) on their program "Operation Barrio Schools Project" in the presence and witness of school principal Norma Salditos, City Councilor Raul Rivera, Committee of Education. (Jun Gaton Pasiplat photo)

During Thursday’s meeting in Kabankalan of the Southern Negros Disaster Management Alliance (SONEDMA) presided by its chairperson and Bayawan City Mayor German Saraña, it was also agreed that monitoring of major rivers that affect all member-towns and cities during heavy rains will be a round-the-clock undertaking.

PAG-ASA Says: ‘Storm Glenda Can Become a Typhoon’

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The storm with international name "Rammasun" was expected to enter the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) between 10 p.m. and 12 midnight last night.

Once it did, it will be named "Glenda", said the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) last night.

The storm was spotted early last night at 1,150 kilometers east of the Bicol region.

It was carrying a maximum sustained wind of 65 kilometers per hour (kph) and gustiness of up to 80 kph.

It was moving westward at 23 kph.

Iglesia Ni Cristo’s Philippine Arena is World’s Largest

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The Philippine Arena, touted as the world’s largest domed arena with its 55,000 seating capacity, is ready for its opening and inauguration on July 27, 2014.


BUSINESS WEEK OPENS TRADE FAIR, EXHIBITS. Negros Occidental Board Member Salvador Escalante Jr., Metro Bacolod Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MBCCI) President Frank Carbon, and Bacolod City Mayor Monico Puentevella lead in the ribbon-cutting ceremony yesterday that marked the opening of the week-long Negros Business Week at Robinsons Place Bacolod, with the theme, "Strengthening the Small Businesses for More and Better Jobs". Also in photo is Bobby Montelibano, Fred Barcelona, and Mr. George Zulueta.*

Very few landscaping work and other finishing touches are now being completed in time for the opening of the "largest theater in the planet" that would be the center of the INC’s Centennial celebrations this July 27, NDB sources in the church revealed..

The Korean firm, Hanwha Engineering and Construction, announced the completion of the Philippine Arena in Bulacan weeks ago.

Construction work was officially finished on May 30, it said.

Korea Bizwire quoted Hanwha as saying that the completion of the construction work on the indoor arena took 30 months to complete, at a cost of $175 million.

The Philippine Arena was built on a total area of 74,000 square meters.

Its roof area is scaled to 35,000 square meters, reported the Korea Bizwire.

The funds spent for the construction of the landmark Philippine Arena, and for the various houses and buildings of worship of the Iglesia Ni Cristo in the Philippines and in other countries, all came from the offerings of church members, NDB was told by insiders.

Letter to the Editor: On the Peña Lease of a Property in Kabankalan

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July 4, 2014

Mr. Arman Toga
Editor
Negros Daily Bulletin
Bacolod City

Dear Mr. Toga,

In response to the reply of Mr. Peñoso, please allow us to clarify the following:

I. Regarding the Validity of the Contract of Lease;

He argues that the Contract of Lease in favor of Mr. Bonifacio M. Peña is null and void citing the order of the RTC Kabankalan dated October 9, 2006.

Letter to the Editor

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Hernaez Intestate Estate
Kabankalan city

June 23, 2014

 

MR. ARMAN P. TOGA
Editor, Negros Daily Bulletin
Bacolod city

Dear Mr. Toga

Felicity in Christ!

This is a response to the letter of Atty. William Mirano on legal issues.

Please publish also for fair treatment of which your publication has been known for.

Sta. Clara Raid Nets 16 AK-47 Assault Rifles

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Also numerous other firearms & ammunitions

Some 16 AK-47 assault rifles and thousands of rounds of assorted ammunitions were seized in a police raid on a rented house at Sta. Clara Subdivision in Bacolod City early last night.


"(Right photo) Newspaper editor and former Negros Press Club president Arman Toga, Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Officer (PENRO) Andres Untal and Philippine Information Agency Information Center Manager Lorenzo Lambatin Jr. seal their commitment to advocate for Climate Change adaptation and mitigation as part of the Climate Change Advocacy Campaign between PIA and DENR with the focal theme: Nagbabago na ang Panahon, Panahon na para Magbago.* (EAD-PIA6 photo)

Police operatives from various units, led by the Regional Intelligence Unit (RIU), also recovered various types of firearms and accessories, during the raid at a Jalandoni family-owned house being rented by one Eugene Angelo Lacson Gawat.

Ex-SB Man & School Pres. Shot Dead

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Ilog Police Station operatives are in pursuit of suspects involved in last night’s shooting to death of a former town councilor and Dancalan Private Academy (DPA) president.

Former Ilog Sangguniang Bayan (SB) member Edmund Turk Vail, DPA’s President, was shot dead at about 8 last night by unidentified men riding on a motorcycle.

Vail, 48 years old and married, was with his friends in a store in Barangay Dancalan proper in Ilog when shot dead by the riding-in-tandem.


DILG SECRETARY Mar Roxas during yesterday’s One Negros Island Region consultation meeting at the Provincial Capitol yesterday.*(Owen S. Bayog photo)

A source very close to Vail whose name is being withheld by NDB, in a long distance call last night, said Vail was rushed to a hospital facility in Kabankalan City after the shooting but was declared dead by the attending physician.

Letter to the Editor

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‘Psychic Healing, Surgery in Negros’?

June 20, 2014

 

Mr. Arman Toga
Editor, Negros Daily Bulletin

Dear Mr. Toga,

‘Don’t Entice IPs to Cut Trees’ DENR-CENRO Urges

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While Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Officer (PENRO) Andres Untal said there are government officials from southern Negros Occidental and Oriental who were alleged to be behind illegal logging in Hinoba-an town, Community Environment and Natural Resources Officer (Cenro) Dr. Vilma Linates said private financiers are also behind cutting of endangered tree species.

Dr. Linates, whose area covers the towns of Hinobaan and Cauayan, appealed to the private sector to refrain from enticing people in the hinterlands, or those referred to as indigenous people (IPs), to engage in illegal logging in the wilderness of Barangay Damutan in Hinobaan or anywehre else.

These, following the discovery last week of 50- to 100-year old Lauan and other tree species that were illegally cut in the remaining virgin forest in Damutan.


IF THE LEADER LEADS BY EXAMPLE - the rest will surely follow. Talisay City Mayor Eric Saratan led the blood letting activity at Barangay Zone 1 recently.* (Owen S. Bayog/NDB photo)

The trees were reportedly left untouched by logging company Insular Lumber Co. (ILCO) decades ago to serve as a wildlife habitat.

Some 500 cut pieces of endangered tree species like Red Lauan, estimated to be about 1,000 cubic meters, were cut.

Rep. Paduano Calls for Transparency

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Former rebel leader known as Carapali Lualhati and now Representative of Abang Lingkod Partylist, Joseph Stephen Paduano re-echoed his reminder to public office employees and officials to be transparent and practice accountability in all government offices.

"Lead by example for leadership is not imposed, not dictated but rather we earn the respect of our peers through practice," Congressman Paduano said in a broadcast interview in Bacolod City..

San Carlos @ 54 Towards a Cleaner and Greener City

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Local talents of San Carlos City were once again showcased last Friday, June 13, 2014.

San Carlos will again be celebrating its Charter Day on July 1.

San Carlos became a city on July 1, 1960 under the leadership of then Mayor Sofronio C. Carmona.

Fifty four years later, the city continued its progressive growth, together with its residents, with the guidance of the city officials.

In line with the 54th Charter Day Celebration, the City Tourism Department under has prepared a series of activities for visitors and locals alike.

As BREDCO Port Operator Twits Banago Port

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‘Port Zone Delineation CDC O’k Not Yet Final, SP Approval Needed’

The approval of the City Development Council (CDC) on the request of the Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) for port zone delineation is not yet final as it requires the concurrence of the Sangguiang Panlungsod, said Bacolod Councilor Caesar Distrito, newly assumed chair of the SP Committee on Government Assets.

"There will be a lot of considerations and factors to consider before the port delineation will be approved by the SP, like the question why the port development is necessary before the P420 million port development will be implemented, why it consists of 21 hectares and not the finger port alone, the boundaries and coverage of the port zone delineation, what will happen to the thousands of residents living along the Banago shoreline, and many other legal issues that will come out in the course of deliberation," Distrito said in a statement sent to media yesteday.


INDEPENDENCE DAY AT CAPITOL. Gov. Alfredo G. Marañon, Jr., Vice Gov. Eugenio Jose V. Lacson, and Board Member Salvador Escalante, Jr. (center) with the tanod insurance beneficiaries from the different towns and cities of the province, receiving checks worth a total of P956,926 during the 116th Philippine Independence Day celebration, at the Capitol Park, yesterday. (Capitol photo)

He added that a public hearing will also be called to listen to the side of the present port operator of the city port, BREDCO, especially on the letter sent by Atty. Simplicio Palanca questioning the port delineation and opening of the Banago Port.

"We will take into consideration the points raised by Atty. Palanca in his letter to the Sanggunian. We will give him that privilege considering of his contribution to the development of the city, although we want to hear from him also that he will say that he is willing to increase the rental fees that BREDCO is paying to the city," Distrito added.

COMELEC Disqualifies Cauayan Barangay Captain

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The first Division of Commission on Elections (COMELEC) cancelled and set aside the candidacy of a barangay captain in Cauayan town Negros Occidental for his failure to comply with the residency requirement, a copy of the decision obtained by the NDB showed yesterday.

Disqualified from his post was Captain Ernie Magbanua who will be replaced by his opponent Sergio Esmores as the "lawfully" elected Captain of Brgy. Poblacion, Cauayan.

Depositor Files Damages vs. BPI for ‘Diminishing Accounts,’ Etc.

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A bank depositor and retired employee of a multi-national pharmaceutical firm has filed a complaint for damages to the tune of P31.76 million against a giant bank before the Regional Trial Court (RTC) in Bacolod City.


PP31.76-M DAMAGES VS. BPI. Joe Marie L. Sy (right) with his lawyer Roland G. Ravina, (left) at Business Inn Hotel yesterday during which complainant Sy bared his legal action against Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI). Sy alleged that his bank deposits were fraudulently withdrawn, his ATM account mysteriously emptied, among others.*(Jun de los Reyes / NDB photo)

Docketed as Civil Case No. 14-14339, Bacolodnon Joe Marie L. Sy filed the complaint against Bank of the Philippine islands (BPI), specifically BPI’s branch in Pasong Tamo.

In his complaint, Sy claimed his bank deposits "were fraudulently withdrawn and to cover up the fraud, bank records and checks under his name (were) electronically falsified."

The suit includes P21,755, 525.84 in actual damages, P10 million in moral and exemplary damages or a total of P31,755,525.84."

Sy said "audit is still on-going and the amount could increase to a range between P40 million to P60 million."

Sy was a former employee of Roche Philippines which he served for 24 years until his retirement in December, 2008.

During his employment at Roche, his salaries, bonuses and allowances were deposited by his employer through a payroll bank account... initially at BPI-Bacolod, and later at Pasong Tamo branch.

He then had five bank accounts with BPI-Pasong Tamo - three savings accounts, a current account and a dollar account.

Due to substantial amounts of cash he deposited with BPI and the volume of his transactions, he also qualified as a Gold Card member and was issued another special card called "Privileges", entiling him to a lot of perks and benefits.

P7 M Shabu Seized

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An estimated seven million pesos (P7M) worth of shabu was confiscated in another bigtime Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency 6 (PDEA6) buy bust operation at downtown Bacolod City, yesterday afternoon.


ABOUT A KILO OF SHABU VALUED AT P7-M, stuffed in shoes and sandals, were seized in a PDEA buy bust operation at a mall parking lot yesterday afternoon in Singcang, from Edgardo Morales Justo alias Rey F. Roman of the town of Murcia, Negros Occ.* (Rox Estrella photo)

PDEA6 regional director Paul Ledesma said 36-year old Edgardo Morales Justo alias Rey F. Roman, married, owner of a fighting cock breeding farm in Barangay Sta. Cruz in Murcia town, was nabbed in a buy bust operation at 2PM yesterday at Gaisano City Bacolod’s parking lot.

PDEA operatives were able to recover shabu in sachets stuffed inside several pairs of shoes and sandals all estimated to be about a kilo with street value at P7 million.

Also the marked money used in the buy bust, and Justo’s black Isuzu Dmax vehicle.

The drugs were shipped from Manila through LBC, similar to various cases of drug shipment that were also busted by PDEA recently in Bacolod and elsewhere in the country.

Charges for violation of Sections 5 (sale) and 11 (possession) of Republic Act (RA) 9165 or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002 are being filed against Justo.

Dismissed St. Benilde Employee Aaron Esmane Upheld by SC

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The Supreme Court (SC) upheld the August 28, 2009 decision of the National Labor Relations Commission (NLRC) favoring Aaron Esmane, a dismissed employee of St. Benilde School in Mansilingan, Bacolod City.

In its motion for Execution of Judgment dated May 14, 2014, the NLRC Regional Arbitration Branch VI in Bacolod, that "the decision in the above-entitled (labor) case (NLRC RAB VI Case No. 04-10336-08) has become final and executory per entry of judgment dated November 13, 2013 issued by the Supreme Court."

Fortress College 6th Alumni Homecoming Set

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Fortress College in Kabankalan City, Negros Occidental will hold its 6th Grand Alumni Homecoming on December 26 and 27, 2014.

Preparations are now underway for the big two-day event, to be held at the ASCO Compound in Kabankalan.

Theme is: "FC... Sa December 2014 Naman Kita Kilit-anay".

It will be hosted by Batch ’92.

Graduates of Fortress College are invited to come and join.

Contact persons for the event are: Ma’am Grale G. De Jesus (0906-3548530), Yvonne Q. Suarez (0910-6530171), or call FC office at (034) 4712-152.*(Arman P. Toga)

INC Gears for May 23 ‘Kabayan Ko, Kapatid Ko’ in Bacolod

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Thousands of indigent Negrenses to avail free medical, dental services, food packs, etc.

Thousands of indigent Negrosanons are expected to avail of free medical, dental and other services, and will be given aid such as food and clothing, during the holding of the Iglesia Ni Cristo (INC) "Kabayan Ko, Kapatid Ko" project at Panaad Park and Stadium in Bacolod City on Friday, May 23.


Thousands of indigents availed of the recent "Kabayan Ko, Kapatid Ko" outreach project of the INC in Davao City.*

Grandpa Killed by Grandsons

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MANAPLA -- A 73-year-old grandfather who wanted to pacify his warring grandsons and his son was instead killed Sunday evening in Brgy. Punta Salong, Manapla town.

Senior Inspector Edencio Gregorio, Manapla police chief identified the victim as Romeo Ramirez who is living with his son, Gaspar, of legal age.

The incident transpired about 8pm Sunday after his grandsons and son were having a drinking spree.

PROTESTS IN CROSSING MANAPLA & SAGAY

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Some 200 Task Force Mapalad (TFM)-led farmers and others from non-TFM farmers’ groups, meanwhile assembled and positioned themselves in various areas although they knew President Aquino would not be passing through such areas.


Bayan and Gabriela-Negros hold pocket rallies during the arrival of President Benigno Simeon Aquino III in Negros yesterday.* (Owen S. Bayog/NDB photo)

Hundreds of farmers, their dependents and many others swarmed at Hda. Bariw Transloading Station at Crossing San Agustin in Sagay and at a transloading station in Bariw in Central Manapla - with streamers and placards although, PNoy did had no sorties thrpough their areas.

Fugitive Ayalin Finally Captured

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Long-wanted Noel Ayalin, the former barangay captain of Kapitan Ramon in Silay City who massacred four barangay officials while they were holding a meeting on March 6, 2011, was finally captured yesterday afternoon.

Tagged as the Most Wanted Person in Western Visayas (Region 6), Ayalin was collared in Iba, Zambales by operatives of Region 3 PNP led by PSupt. Andrew Aguirre, PSupt. Freston Bangangan and PSSupt. Crisaldo Nieves.

M6.3 Quake Shakes Negros, Panay

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A Magnitude 6.3 earthquake shook Negros and nearby islands at 6:16 last night, sending people out of buildings, houses and other infrastructures.

The Department of Science and Technology’s (DOST) Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) said the earthquake’s epicenter was plotted at a depth of 10 kilometers, at 09.40 North,122.08 East, 49 kilometers southwest of Hinoba-an town in southern Negros Occidental.

No reports of damages as of 9 o’clock last night but officials of various cities and towns are set to check buildings and other structures today.

City Hall Won’t Accept Patrol Boat

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The controversial patrol boat donated by the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) years ago to the City Government of Bacolod - through the effort of Councilor Carl Lopez, was not accepted yesterday afternoon by City Hall.



THESE ARE JUST AMONG PHOTOGRAPHS taken yesterday morning at about 9 o’clock by Executive Assistant to the Bacolod Mayor, Butch Ebreo, saying the controversial patrol boat and dumptruck were being kept in a compound he suspects belongs to Bacolod Councilor Carl Lopez.*


Anti-Drugs Czar Descallar Relieved

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Yesterday, BCPO director Larry Decena confirmed that Descallar was being relived and is now reporting to the Regional PNP headquarters in Iloilo City.* (Cyrus M. Garde w/ reports from Arman Toga)

It looks like it has become a usual thing to happen next everytime a series of massive anti-illegal drug drives are achieved in Bacolod City and Negros Occidental - the relief of one or two police officers behind huge successes in the fight against drugs.

Yesterday, Police Supt. Jefferson Timosa Descallar, Bacolod City Police Office (BCPO) deputy director, spokesman and Special Operations Group (SOG) head was relieved by the Regional PNP Office from his post.

Descallar had been highly-successful in the fight against illegal drugs and other crimes in Bacolod.

PDEA NETS SOME MORE ILLEGAL DRUGS, MEN & WOMAN IN CONTRABAND

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PDEA NETS SOME MORE ILLEGAL DRUGS, MEN & WOMAN IN CONTRABAND. We are awashed with illegal drugs-- shabu, marijuana, other substances, that almost everyday there are apprehensions and seizures by the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) & by other police units and operatives in Bacolod City and other parts of Negros Occidental. PDEA R6 led by IO1 James Afuang nabbed in another drug buy-bust last Sunday, May 11 in Purok Pilit II in Barangay 6, Bacolod City.

Standoff Between Murcia Parish & LGU

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Over Illegal Gambling, Drugs Ouster Moves vs. Priests

A spark between church leaders and municipal officials in Murcia can ignite anytime allegedly over illegal gambling, rampant illegal drug trade and ouster moves against priests in the Andrew Montelibano-mayored town.

This was more evident during an interview granted by Fr. Greg Patiño to DYRL Abyan Radyo’s Pitik Palabtik program, hosted by Nonoy Ferrer and co-host Henceboy Cestina.

COAL-FIRED PLANT

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COAL-FIRED PLANT. Construction of the 135-megawatt Coal Fired Power Plant of Palm Concepcion Power Corporation (PCPC) in Sitio Puntales, Brgy. Nipa, Concepcion, Iloilo is now in full swing. Dropping the time capsule during a ceremony yesterday, May 8: (From left) PCPC Director Jacinto Ng, 5th District Rep. Niel Tupas, Jr., Energy Secretary Jericho Petilla, Senate Pres. Franklin Drilon, Iloilo Governor Arthur Defensor, Sr., PCPC chairman Walter Brown, Aklan Governor Florencio Miraflores and 2nd District Rep. Arcadio Gorriceta.* (Arman Toga photo)

3 ‘Rob Gang Members’ Killed

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Three alleged members of a notorious group behind the series of armed robbery-holdups, killings and other crimes in northern Negros Occidental were killed in a clash with policemen early yesterday morning in E. B. Magalona (Saravia) town.

Killed during the firefight at Hda. Banilad in Barangay Nangka was identified by the police as Andy Esguiran, of the town.

Identities of the two other casualties, whose bodies are now at Lourdes funeral parlor in E.B. Magalona, remain unknown.

The three were killed in a duel with a joint team of Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office (NOPPO)-Special Operations Group (SOG)-E. B. Magalona PNP operatives.

5-Day Construction Occupational Safety and Health Seminar (COSH) is On

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The 5-day Construction Occupational Safety and Health Seminar (COSH) started yesterday at Planta Hotel in Bacolod City, with more than 40 participants representing various construction and other firms and offices in Bacolod and Negros Occidental.


AT THE COSH TRAINING OPENING AT PLANTA HOTEL, BACOLOD. From left, Mike Carriedo of Kwik Built Dev’t. Corp., Val Del Rosario one of the the Seminar Speaker-Lecturers, Darwin Destacamento, Ph.D of Efficacy Consultancy & Mgt. Services, and Architect Jose Edmundo Togado, UAP at the opening yesterday.* (Arman Pelayo Toga photo)

The May 5 to 9, 2014 training is spearheaded by the First Safety Systems Training Services, in coordination with the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) and the Occupational Safety and Health Center (OSHC).

In Cadiz City, PDEA Seizes P4.5M Shabu

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This is one for the record, at least in Negros Occidental and in the entire Western Visayas region, in the drive against illegal drugs.


PDEA OPERATIVES marking the suspected shabu they seized in Cadiz City during yesterday afternoon’s buy bust operation, with one person arrested. PDEA agents also seized shabu and arrested three persons the other day in a buy bust in a pension house in Himamaylan City.* (Arman P. Toga)

A plastic bag containing suspected shabu, weighing more than half a kilo and valued at P4.5 million, was seized by Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) operatives in a buy bust operation in Cadiz City in northern Negros Occidental yesterday afternoon.

WV’s Top Most Wanted Persons Bared

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The Philippine National Police Regional Office 6 (PRO6) yesterday launched more posters with photos and data of the Top 20 Most Wanted Persons and Most Wanted Persons with Rewards in Western Visayas.


WANTED PERSONS’ PHOTOS. The regional PNP office is posting more tarpaulins and posters bearing the photos of Top Wanted Persons, in the islands of Negros Occidental, Guimaras and Panay comprising Western Visayas. This is part of Regional Police Director Chief Supt. Josephus Garrote Angan’s strategy against criminals and illegal activities.*

A PRO6 statement said the posters are part of the efforts of PNP Regional Director Police Chief Supt. Josephus Garrote Angan to go against illegal drugs, to account loose firearms, arrest wanted persons, and prevent crimes.



 

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