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In Isabela Town TORNADO STRIKES 106 Houses Damaged by Twister

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Around 1:20 pm of October 22, 2014, a devastating tornado (buhawi) struck Barangay Cansalungon of Isabela town in Southern Negros Occ. leaving 36 totally destroyed and 70 partially damaged houses, mostly made of light materials.

The Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (PDRRMC) through the Provincial Social Welfare and Development Office extended food assistance and tarpaulins to affected families.

Most Rev. Vicente M. Navarra & Most Rev. Patricio A. Buzon, SDB, D.D Bishop of Kabankalan & Newly Installed Rev. Fr. Arnold Deletina and Clergy Diocese of Kabankalan & Bacolod on Oct. 22, 2014.* (Rolly Gestupa photo)


The PDRRMC has identified damages in the public market, health center and portions of school infrastructures. Two persons were injured but they were immediately attended by local health personnel.

The Local Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council (LDRRMC) responded immediately and brought affected families to Cansalongon Elementary School for temporary shelter.

Gov. Alfredo G. Marañon, Jr. instructed Liane Garcia, Provincial Social Welfare and Development Officer to continue monitoring and providing assistance to the affected families.(Capitol News)

Conjoined Twins Born in Calatrava

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Hospital authorities in Calatrava District Hospital in Calatrava, Negros Occ. has assisted a 31-year-old mother to give birth to conjoined girl twins born last Wednesday.

Maricel Banguiran delivered the twins in normal process, according to Dr. Gabby Palacios, head of the hospital.

Palacios said, she had labored a day before and her bag of water already exploded 9pm before she gave birth at 6:50am on Wednesday.

She was brought to Bacolod City hospital where there are complete facilities to assist her and the twins.

In UniGames Swimming, Athletics! 32 Gold Medals at Stake

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Thirty two (32 ) gold medals are at stake in today’s University Games swimming and athletics competitions.

Swimming will have sixteen (16) gold medals at stake on men and women 4 X 100 medley relay, 400 meters freestyle, 100 and 200 breaststroke, 200 butterfly, 200 meter individual medley, 100 freestyle and 4 X 50 freestyle relay.

There are also 16 gold medals at stake in swimming on Saturday.

In athletics, time trials will be held in the morning. The finals will be in the afternoon.

4 Top Wanted Persons in Calatrava Arrested

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Four most wanted persons in Calatrava town were arrested separately, including a couple who were charged with murder this week.

Police Senior Inspector Mark Angelo Jungco identified the couple as Linson and Ma. Luisa Lim, both of legal age, residents of the town.

Both were arrested for murder. Their warrant of arrest was issued by San Carlos City Regional Trial Court Branch 57 Judge Danilo Amisola.

The husband was arrested in Cebu City by joint operation of Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG), Cebu and Calatrava PNP last Monday.

Police Claims Identity of Suspects in LGU Ransacking

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Police authorities claimed recently that three of the seven Local Government Units (LGUs) ransacking has suspects, but their identities were not divulged.

SSupt. Milko Lirazan, Provincial Police Director of Negros Occidental said, Escalante City and Bago City “insiders” or government employees were responsible for tthe heist.

In Cauayan, it was an “outsider” with connections inside the LGU.

Earlier, in Escalante eleven government employees were found negative of fingerprints sample. But the second batch would be subjected, too.


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