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6th and 1st District Gov Cup Boxing Elims Set

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The district boxing eliminations are set for the 6th and 1st District for the forthcoming finals of the 5th Negros First Gov. Alfredo G. Marañon, Jr. Cup Open Boxing Championship on October 8 to 12, 2014 at the BAYS Center.

Candoni will host the 6th District elimination on August 9 to 10, while San Carlos City, the 1st District on August 29, 30 and 31.

Other districts have yet to submit their elimination to the Provincial Sports Development Office.

The finals will be on October 8-12 as part of Bacolod City celebration of the 2014 MassKara Festival.

Excel Vet Conducts 2-Day Mission in Cadiz

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CADIZ CITY - Residents who are engaged in backyard animal raising in six barangays here can avail of various services starting today, July 24 until July 25.

Excel Vet will conduct the free consultations, deworming and vitamins which can be availed by those who registered.

Excel Vet is the distributor of veterinary products in the province. The group will assemble at the Barangay Hall of each barangay.

Mr. Jun Figueroa of Negros Agrivet supply based here is coordinating the 2-day veterinary mission.

2 Drivers in Hot Water in Calatrava Filling Materials Mess

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Two Calatrava town employees are in hot water for diverting filling materials for government project to private construction site last June.

Calatrava mayor Araceli Somosa has created an investigating body about the mess.

She assures the culprits will be dealt accordingly, even if they are her followers.

The town’s Sangguniang Bayan also conducted a separate probe in aid of legislation.

Calatrava Pushes for Cityhood

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Calatrava Mayor Araceli T. Somosa is pushing for the cityhood of her town for the benefit of her constituents.

Somosa said the Sangguniang Bayan resolution was already passed during the time of Mayor Samuel Fabroz, but local officials did not grab the opportunity to make it a city even ahead of the city of Escalante.

Its income is that of a first class town based on the 2007 Census.

In the entire requirement for cityhood, Calatrava is qualified, she added.

‘Buriring’ Festival Set in Cadiz City, Say Officials

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"Buriring" Festival is set to be held next month (August) in Cadiz City.

The date of its celebration is still to be finalized, being first to be celebrated in the city, the City Tourism Office disclosed.

"Buriring" is a small pufferfish and is one of the delicacies in this northern part of Negros Occidental, a seashore city, which is about 65 kilometers from Bacolod City.

Bacolod Steel, JKT Beat Foes in Fil-Sino

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Bacolod Steel Center and Johann Kendrick Tan defeated their respective opponents to lead Class B in the Fil-Sino Inter-Company Friendship Cup at Po Hang Gym of Bacolod Tay Tung High School, Monday.

Bacolod Steel squeaked past Northwest Inn, 76-73, while JKT pulled away in the fourth to prevail over Eversure Mktg., 76-59.

With the win, Bacolod Steel and JKT are tied at 2-0, while Northwest and Eversure dropped to 0-2 win-loss cards.

The Bacolod Steel and Northwest Inn tussle went down the wire as both teams had several lead changes in the payoff quarter.

Motorcycle-Riding Man Shot Dead

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A man riding on a motorcycle with his live-in partner was shot dead by an unidentified suspect along Sitio Tanquinto in Brgy. Mabini, Escalante City at about 5:30 Saturday afternoon.

Supt. Leo Batiles identified the victim as Juvy Carbaquil Enao, 38, single, of Sitio Lamac in Brgy. Rizal, Escalante.

Enao sustained a gunshot wound in the head and fell from the motorcycle, along with his live-in partner, Jennifer Nillamo Canoy, 26 yrs. old.

Canoy told police investigators she heard a shot and saw the victim fall from the motorcycle that caused them to outbalance.

2014 Nat’l PYG-Batang Pinoy Set in Bacolod, NegOcc

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The 2014 Philippine Youth Games (PYG) National Batang Pinoy will be hosted anew by Bacolod City and the province of Negros Occidental on December 9 to 13, 2014.

Provincial Sports Development Office (PSDO) confirmed this yesterday.

PSDO Officer Manuel "Tawi" De Oro said that Kalibo, Aklan still play host to Batang Pinoy Visayas Leg on October 21-25, 2014.

Earlier, PYG national Batang Pinoy was announced to be hosted by Iloilo Province on the same date.

Nhojs Posts 2nd Win in Fil-Sino Fellowship Caging

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Nhojs Sportswear beat Pilmico/Salto, 103-93, for its second win in Fil-Sino Inter-Company Fellowship Cup Class A at Po Hang Gym of Bacolod Tay Tung High School Friday.

Nico Lopingco led Nhojs with big 67 points. Lopingco drilled 21 triples in the game.

In their first game beating Marby Arcade La Salle, 84-83, Lopingco score 12 points.

It was Pilmico/Salto’s first defeated in two outings. They beat 365 Fuelstar, 77-71, last week.

JKT, BCD Debuts in Fil-Sino Class B

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Johann Kendrick Tan and Bacolod Steel Center debuted in Class B of the Fil-Sino Inter-Company Fellowship Cup held at Po Hang gym of Bacolod Tay Tung High School.

JKT routed Northwest Inn, 106-65, while Bacolod Steel Center held off Eversure Mktg., 95-84.

JKT and Northwest Inn stalled at 23-all in the first quarter, but pulled away, 55-31 at the break.

After both teams played to a 1st quarter standoff at 23 all, JKT’s Allan Su and Edward Uy delivered 9 pts. apiece to pull away at the break 55-31.

2 Soldiers Killed; Another Injured in Clash

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Two soldiers of the 47th Infantry Battalion based in Himamaylan City were killed and another was injured in an encounter with New People’s Army (NPA) rebels at 2:15PM Thursday in Sitio Madaha, Brgy. Buenavista in the city.

City Mayor Agustin Ernesto Gatuslao Bascon condemned the incident claiming this will create fear and chaos among residents.

Bascon claimed the soldiers are helping the city identify the issues in the barangay and nearby places.

Buenavista is a progressive barangay about 20 kilometers from the city proper, Bascon added.

Cops Find Abandoned Checks Inside 3 Steel Boxes

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Escalante City PNP recovered abandoned checks inside three steel boxes in Sitio Varca in Brgy. Jonob-Jonob, in the city at about 3PM Wednesday.

Jonob-Jonob is located outside of the city going to Toboso town.

City PNP chief, Supt. Leo Batiles said a passer-by found the three steel boxes beside a sugarcane field in the area.

Eleven checks with total amount of P740, 830 were found.

The amount is part of P2-M in cash and checks taken from a vault destroyed by robber susing chisel and hammer at the Escalante City Treasurer’s Office.

Bacolod, Province to Co-host 5th Gov Cup Boxing Tilt

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Bacolod City and the province of Negros Occidental will co-host the championship of the 5th Gov. Alfredo G. Marañon Jr. Open Boxing Tournament on October 8-12 at the Bacolod Arts, Youth and Sports (BAYS) Center.

The boxing championship will be part of the 2014 MassKara Festival in Bacolod City.

Mayor Monico Puentevella has invited Filipino boxing icon and Sarangani congressman Manny Pacquiao to attend the event to spice up the opening of the tournament.

17-Yr. Old Woman Found Dead in Waiting Shed

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A 17-year old girl was found dead in a waiting shed in Brgy. Cabug, Bacolod City at dawn yesterday.

Leah Perez of Brgy. Man-uling, Cauayan, Negros Occidental was founmd with an injury and hematoma in her left eye, bruises and abrasions in the body.

Police Inspector Wilfredo Gilonggo was able to identify the victim after dialing numbers in her cellphone and contacted the victim’s aunt in Cauayan.

Pa Killed for Protecting Daughter in Rape Try

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A father who tried to prevent his daughter from being raped by two suspects was instead killed in Sitio Binokawan, Brgy. Manlocahoc, Sipalay City Tuesday.

Supt Noel Mana-ay, police chief identified the victim as Vicente Lagulao, 54, of the place.

He sustained about 20 stab wounds in the body that caused his death.

Mana-ay refuses to name the suspects pending their arrest.

The victim’s daughter is still in shock until this time.

Mana-ay assured the victim’s family for the speedy disposition of the case.* (Cyrus M. Garde)



Stepdad Rapes 8-year old

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A grandmother of an 8-year-old girl was awakened by the latter’s loud cries and when she sneaked in to check her granddaughter, was stunned to see the girl’s naked stepfather on top of her. The incident happened at 1:00AM, Wednesday in Brgy. Bagumbayan, Valladolid town.

The 70-year-old grandmother reported to the Valladolid PNP at 1PM that day.

Police Chief Inspector Luisito Acebuche led his men to arrest Edgardo Palma Panaguiton, 33, about 3:30PM.

Depressed Man Hangs Self

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A 45-year-old man hanged himself inside his room in Purok Masagana, Brgy. Bagumbayan, Valladolid, Negros Occidental Tuesday.

His sister Jonna Barbosa found Danilo Huelar, 45, married, hanging from the house beam using a rope.

He was declared dead on arrival at Valladolid District Hospital.

Police Chief Inspector Luisito Acebuche said, the victim was having personal problem and become depressed.

Aside from personal problem, he also is suffering from a long lingering illness. Acebuche refuse to elaborate.

Nhojs, Philmico Post Initial Win in Fil-Sino Fellowship Caging

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BACOLOD CITY - Nhojs Sportswear and Philmico/Salto won their initial matches in the Fil-Sino Inter-Company Fellowship Cup at Po Hang Gym of Bacolod Tay Tung High School Monday.

Nhojs escaped Marby Arcade La Salle, 84-83, while Philmico/Salto defeated 365 Fuelstar, 77-71.

Comebacking Bobil Alagaban knocked down the winning free throw for NHOJs with .3 seconds left to complete the come from behind victory.

Marby was enjoying a 10-point lead at the start of the 4th quarter, but Ralph Richard Tan knocked down back-to-back triples to cut the lead to 69-66.

8th Monico Cup Semis Reset on Aug 2 & 3

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The crossover semifinal of the 8th Monico Cup was reset to August 2 and the championship the next day on August 3 at the Bacolod Arts Youth and Sports (BAYS) Center.

This was disclosed by Joey Puentevella of Bacolod City Sports Office in a telephone call yesterday.

Puentevella said the resetting of the crossover semifinal and the championship, to pave way for the renovation and repainting of BAYS Center gym.

There is no changes in the schedules of the pairing after the July 16 coaches meeting, he added.

Cops has Suspect in Escalante Heist; ‘To File Charges in 5 Days’

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After a thorough investigation, Supt. Leo Batiles, Escalante City police chief has identified the suspect in the emptying of the City Treasurer’s Office’ vault.

Batiles said yesterday he will not name the suspect in order not to pre-empt the filing of charges against him which he assures to be done in five days.

"If he does not admit openly, we will file the charges based on testimonies of witnesses and circumstantial evidences," Batiles added.

Parolee Live-in Partner Admits Crime

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CADIZ CITY - In what could be expected, the live-in partner of murdered 33-year-old woman, admitted the crime to Supt. Gerardo Ulanday, city police chief after his surrender Monday.

Ricky Lamis, 46, of Sitio Pasto, Brgy. Magsaysay here admitted to Ulanday that he killed his live-in partner May Rose Gella, out of jealousy.

He earlier denied having a hand in the killing during media interview but later admitted the crime to Ulanday.

He said he was jealous that Gella had a foreigner chat mate.

The couple had been living in for eight years already.

8th Monico Cup Semis on Saturday

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Four teams will battle for the crossover semifinals in the 8th Monico Cup on Saturday at Bacolod Arts Youth and Sports (BAYS) Center.

Rolando "Jack" Marañon, tournament manager said the game starts at 3PM between Brgy. Singcang-Airport and Brgy. 10.

This will be followed between two teams; Brgy. 18 against Brgy. 19 at 4:30PM

The championship will be on July 27.

Loser in game 1 and loser in game 2 will play for third place, followed by the championship between the winners.

Nat’l PRISAA Workshop in Angeles City

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Regional Technical committees will converge for a 2-day National PRISAA Technical Working Committee Meeting–Workshop at Angeles University Foundation in Angeles City, Pampanga.

The activity, aimed at improving hosting of National PRISAA will start today, July 16 until July 17, 2014.

The meeting-workshop is in preparation for the 2015 National Private Schools Athletic Association (PRISAA) Games slated on April 12 to 18, 2015.

Rebel Killed, Firearms Recovered in Encounter

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A rebel was killed as assorted firearms were recovered and nine other youngsters were arrested after an encounter with members of 11th Infantry Battalion in Sitio Mainit, Brgy. Santol, Binalbagan, Negros Occidental about 6:15 a.m. Monday.

Barangay Santol is a hinterland place about 50 kilometers from the town proper near the Occidental and Oriental boundaries.

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)

Losing Village Chief in Escalante Installed

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The losing candidate for village chief Felicitas Ejusa of Brgy. Old Poblacion in Escalante City was installed yesterday as village chief after her protest was favored by court.

She replaced proclaimed village chief Abeto Maratas after the Municipal Trial Court in Escalante city found out she led by 44 votes after the recount.

Ejusa was the incumbent and on her second term as village chief when Maratas was proclaimed by the Board of Canvassers during the last October 2013 barangay election with a margin of 37 votes.

6th Bro Ceci Volley Tilt Slated Aug.2-Sept.6

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The 6th Bro Ceci Hojilla Memorial Volleyball Cup will be held August 2 to September 6, 2014 at the University of St. La Salle College covered Court.

The tournament will be in two divisions and held annually, according to Roger A. Banzuela, Negros Occidental Volleyball Association (NOVA) president and former Philippine Volleyball Federation head.

The two divisions are Class A Open for men and women; and Class B men and women for 30 years old and above.

Teams from Iloilo and Dumaguete are joining Class A Open division, Banzuela added.

Polish with Fake Money Nabbed in Candoni

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A Poland national was arrested for spreading fake peso bills in Candoni 9PM Wednesday, July 11.

Police Inspector Junie Liba, Candoni police chief identified the suspect as Wojciech Taolniak Stolarskijan, 32, single, of 13/5 Pavia Street, Lubin City, Poland.

Stolarskijan was nabbed after a chase in a hot pursuit operation along Brgy. Dancalan Road in Ilog town.

A concerned resident tipped off police operatives about Stolarskijan’s presence in the town riding on a motorcycle roaming around and buying groceries in different stores.

Sagay Drug Buy Bust Nets

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Sagay City cops nabbed eight illegal drug suspects in a buy-bust operation in the outskirt Purok Alabi in Brgy. Andres Bonifacio, in the city Tuesday afternoon.

NEGROS OCC. Vice Governor Eugenio Jose "Bong" Lacson together with the members of Sangguniang Panlalawigan and SP Secretary Atty. Maki Angel Ascalon after he delivers his first-year accomplishment report, yesterday.*(Capitol photo)

Supt. Jose Edel Manzano, Sagay Police Station chief, said Donato Roa Requiron, alias "Atoy", 40, married, of Purok Sambag, Brgy. Vito, a coastal barangay, was the subject of their operation.

A poseur-buyer bought one sachet of shabu from Requiron for P300 marked money.

Requiron, on noticing that the poseur-buyer’s companion was a police operative, ran towards another house to elude arrest.

He sought refuge in the house of Orvin Bongcasa Velano, 42 and live-in partner Mary Grace Maguad, 40.

Police discovered five other persons sniffing shabu or having "pot session" inside.

They are Ronel Apas, 33 and Algen Aldea, 26, both of Sitio Nabantuan 1, Escalante City; Ronald Ogahayon, Oliver Velano, 40, both of Brgy. Andres Bonifacio; and Edgardo Yu of Brgy. Vito, in the city.

Police recovered one heat-sealed suspected shabu and prohibited tablets; one heat-sealed big sachet of suspected shabu; and three cellphones from Donato.

Other recoveries included five more sachets of suspected shabu; 3 heat-sealed suspected dried marijuana leaves; P3, 400 cash believed proceeds from selling shabu; a caliber .38 firearm with 10 live ammunitions; several live ammunitions of M16 rifle and other drug paraphernalia.

Cadiz LTO Chief Denies Deputized Agents in Rampant Apprehension

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The Land Transportation Office (LTO) head in Cadiz City denied he has deputized agents who resort to unreasonable apprehensions of delivery trucks and van salesmen along the national highway at Purok Lag-asan, Brgy. Tinampaan, Cadiz City

Henry Melocoton said he has never authorized LTO deputized agents to do so, referring to the complaint letter of Manuel T. Parroco, president of Negros Sales Distributors Association.

"I challenge Mr. Parroco to name names of my deputized agents, so I can recommend him (LTO deputized agent) for dismissal," Melocoton said.

Cop Companion Nabbed in Victorias

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A companion of arrested policeman that yielded prohibited shabu and unlicensed firearm at dawn of July 1 was arrested by Victorias City PNP Monday night in Brgy. 13, of the city.

Jemar Ramos Morales, 34, was arrested by Supt. Santiago Rapiz after a buy-bust operation.

A poseur-buyer with policeman companion bought a sachet of suspect shabu from him in exchange of P300 and police operatives pounced on him.

Morales even received text message to flee as Rapiz will arrest him but it’s too late, Rapiz said.

Piggery Worker Dies in Road Mishap

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A piggery worker in Purok Punong Ko, Brgy. Daga, Cadiz City died in a vehicular accident a few kilometers to his work assignment along Gustilo Boulevard near Cedar College that took place about 8 PM Sunday.

Police identified the victim as Hilario Aldava, 54, separated, of Crossing Cadiz in Brgy. Daga.

Aldava was allegedly drunk when his motorcycle skidded and hit a pavement, throwing him a few meters away, sustaining head injuries.

He did not make it to the Cadiz City Emergency Clinic.

‘Student Died of Dengue, Not for Sniffing Perfume’

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Dengue may be the cause a student’s death and not because she inhaled the perfume of her classmate at Victorias City National High School.

Josephine Martinez, class adviser of victim Aira Verdajo, a 15-year old student and resident of Hda. Yawi, Brgy. 13 in Victorias City.

NFSP President Enrique D. Rojas (right) and UNIFED President Manolet Lamata (left) converse with Vice-President Jejomar Binay during the American Independence Day Celebration at the US Embassy in Manila last July 3.*

Martinez said Verdajo was found to have rashes on her skin after she collapsed inside her classroom after she inhaled or sniffed the perfume of one of her classmates.

The teenager was rushed to the Ikaayong Lawas Foundation in the city and was brought home after she regained consciousness.

She however collapsed again at home and was subsequently rushed to the Teresita Jalandoni Memorial Provincial Hospital in Silay City where she was pronounce dead on arrival.

Her death certificate indicated she died of cardiac arrest.

Prior to the incident, Martinez said the student was absent for a week due to high fever, and was able to return to school on June 30.

"It was because her parents’ failure to seek medical attention to determine her sickness," Martinez disclosed.

Reports from the same school said Verdajo’s case was the second time such event happened there.

DOH Extends P8-M for Cadiz Health Care Program

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Regional Health Office Director in Western Visayas, Dr. Marlyn Convocar extends P8-M assistance for Cadiz City Health Program centered in its birthing program.

Convocar made the pronouncement as guest, on behalf of Department of Health (DOH) Secretary Enrique Ona in the inauguration of Cadiz City Health Office along Cabahug Street here Friday.

The activity coincides with the 47th Charter Anniversary of the city.

Convocar said, the P3-M will be intended for construction of birthing facilities in hinterland and seashore barangays in the city.

Brgy. 35 Loses Anew in 8th Monico Cup

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Barangay 35 of former Negros Slashers’ village chief Maui Huelar loses anew yesterday in the losers bracket and faces elimination with one more game left next week in the 8th Monico Cup at Bacolod Arts and Youth Sports (BAYS) Center.

Brgy. 35 lost to Brgy. 19, 75-72, in the lone match in the loser’s bracket yesterday.

In the knockout quarterfinals Saturday, Brgy. 19 lost to Brgy. 18, 98-86 top scored by University of St. La Salle varsity player Nike Montalbo producing 9 points.

Candoni, San Carlos to Hold District Elims in 5th Negros First Gov. Boxing Cup

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Candoni will hold the 6th District elimination of the 5th Negros First Gov. Boxing Cup on August 9 to 10, 2014, while San Carlos City the 1st District third week of same month.

The 6th District composed of Cauayan, Hinobaan, Ilog, Kabankalan and Sipalay placed fourth last year finals held in La Carlota City.

The 1st District boxers composed of Escalante City, Toboso, Calatrava, San Carlos City and Salvador Benedicto top the tournament.

New Cadiz City Health Office, ‘Patient Friendly’

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The first impression of Regional Health Officer, Dr. Marlyn Convocar upon seeing the new Cadiz City Health Office building is "it looks like a hotel," but Mayor Dr. Patrick Escalante was quick to say that it is a "patient friendly" hospital.

Mayor Escalante justified his notion of having the edifice look like a hotel to be "patient friendly", citing his observations that patients look at hospitals as another place where they are going to endure pains and odorous smells.

Sec. Ona Inaugurates P25-M New Cadiz CHO Building

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Department of Health (DOH) Secretary Enrique Ona will inaugurate today the new City Health Office (CHO) building.

The inauguration will coincide with the 47th Charter Anniversary of Cadiz.

Also expected to join Ona are city officials, 2nd district congressman Leo Rafael Cueva and Acting Governor Salvador G. Escalante, Jr., former mayor himself and other provincial officials.

The edifice is located adjacent to the old CHO and beside the City Library along Cabahug Street.

Farm Machineries, Agri Inputs Given to Farmers’ Group

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Farm machineries and agricultural inputs were distributed to different farmers’ associations in Cadiz City yesterday as part of the celebration of this city’s 47th Charter Anniversary today, July 4.

Seven rice threshers and 7 hand tractors with trailers; 12 collapsible dryers; 2 corn shellers and about 100 sacks of certified varieties of palay were given to these farmers’ associations held at Don Bernardo Benedicto Cultural Center in the city.

Cop Charged, Another on Watch in Negros

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Another policeman is on watch following the arrest of a comrade from Manapla town nabbed in a saturation drive inside a KTV bar in Bangga Daanbanwa, Victorias City about 1:30AM Tuesday with shabu and firearm, Supt. Santiago Rapiz, Victorias City PNP chief said.

PO1 Reylan Berja Dordas, 24, single of Hda. Mauyon, Brgy. Punta Mesa in Manapla was subjected to drug test after his arrest Tuesday and was found positive.

Cop Nabbed with Shabu, Firearm; Another Creates Alarm Inside Station

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A Capiz province–bound policeman from Manapla, Negros Occidental was nabbed by Victorias City PNP while implementing "Oplan Bakal" at a KTV bar along Crossing Daanbanwa in Victorias City about 1:30AM yesterday.

Supt. Santiago Rapiz, Victorias City PNP chief identified the suspect as PO1 Reylan Berja Bordas, 24, single, of Mauyon, Manapla, Negros Occidental.

He yielded one elongated sachet of suspected shabu and a homemade .38 caliber firearm with six live ammunitions.

RIU Files Illegal Possession of Firearms vs Gawat

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The Regional Intelligence Unit (RIU) has filed corresponding charges against Eugene Angelo Lacson Gawat for violation of Republic Act 10591 or the Comprehensive Law on Firearms and Ammunition at the City Prosecutor’s Office yesterday afternoon.

Chief Supt. Josephus Angan, PNP Regional Director for Western Visayas said that Supt. Ronald Allan Gepana, chief of the RIU-6 has submitted necessary documents needed in the filing of charges in court.

Jail Officers in Hot Water for Escape of Inmates

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Two jail guards are in hot water for the escape of inmates Sunday afternoon at the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) in Talisay City.

The escape of an inmate also cost the relief of Jail Senior Inspector Nillon Magbanua, as a normal process, according to Senior Jail Officer 3 Leo Lacerna, the Regional BJMP 6 Investigation and Detection Head, said.

Jail Officer 1 Junel Moreno and Jail Officer 3 Victor Servo were on duty during the escape of Arman Toledo Penalo, 24, single, of Talisay City who is charged with robbery and frustrated murder.

Kudos to Mayor MonicoAACI Trading Captures Fil-Sino Cage Title

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AACI Trading defeated AACI Transport, 79-57 to capture this year’s Fil-Sino All Asian Countertrade Inc., 1st Conference inter-Company Basketball Tournament at Po Hang Gym of Bacolod Tay Tung High School Friday.

CHAMPIONS. (standing left to right) JR Lacson, Wilson Dy, Bren Tajonera, Bryan Victor Javelosa, Jeremy Coo, Luigi Coo, Chipeng Uy, Andre Tan, Robbie Jalando-on, (seated) Danny Boy Uy, Brian Coo, Keith Banzon, and Deonyson Dy.*

Mayor Saratan, Clavecillas Exhort Camaraderie Transport Caging

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TALISAY CITY - Talisay City Mayor, Dr. Eric Saratan and Disaster Risk Management officer Jack Clavecillas exhort friendship, camaraderie among participants yesterday in the opening of "Dr. Eric Saratan Cup" Transport Basketball Tournament at Talisay Public Plaza Covered Court.

Saratan address the 24 teams participating in this year’s tournament which for the first time happen in the city never have been initiated by other Local Government Units.

"If other LGUs will follow, it is first introduce in this city," Saratan said.

Trading, Transport to Dispute Fil-Sino Title

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AACI Trading and AACI Transport are playing as of press time for the title in the Fil-Sino All Asian Countertrade, Inc. 1st Conference Inter-Company Basketball tournament at Po Hang gym of Bacolod Tay Tung High School.

AACI Trading and AACI Transport arranged the finals showdown after beating separate opponents in the semifinals Wednesday.

Top seed AACI Transport defeated No. 4 Jast Enterprises, 89-81, while No. 3 AACI Trading ousted JSY Transport, 85-73.

Marijuana in Toothpaste Tube Intercepted

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Four sticks of marijuana cigarettes were intercepted by alert personnel of Bago City BJMP concealed in a toothpaste tube and delivered by unidentified tricycle driver about 1:30PM.

BJMP Chief Inspector Julius Ceasar Chavez immediately held the plastic bag containing laundry soaps, bath soaps, toothpaste and other toiletries intended for Agustin" Jojo" Salutin who was detained for murder.

The plastic bag was subjected to normal process of inspection but they doubted the form of toothpaste tube which attract their attention.

San Carlos PNP in Hot Water for Refusing Blotter Entry

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San Carlos City PNP is in hot water after refusing to put in its blotter about abduction incident that happened under their jurisdiction by a Cadiz City resident on Sunday.

Chief Supt Josephus Angan, Regional PNP 6 chief ordered Supt Victorino Romanillos to explain why they fail to blotter the incident when said person reported to their office Sunday.

PNP to File Charges for Seized Firearms & Ammos

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Police operatives are set to file charges this week against the subject of the search warrant where cache of firearms and ammunitions were seized in a rented residential house located at #85 San Carlos, West Avenue, Sta. Clara Subdivision, Brgy. Banago about 6:30PM Wednesday.

This was disclosed by Chief Supt Josephus Angan, Regional Director of Western Visayas Regional Office.

Angan said pertinent documents are still being collated for the filing of charges in court against Eugene Angelo Lacson Gawat.

Police Fails to Establish Motive in Ex-Ilog SB Member Killing

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Police in Ilog town has not yet found the motive behind the killing of Edmund Turk Vail, former Sangguniang Bayan member of Ilog who was shot dead Tuesday night in a bar at Brgy. Dancalan of the said town.

This despite the persis-tence of barangay residents in entertaining three angles as motives of the killing.

"We are not undermining police capability in investi-gating the incident, but they should have entertained them in conducting parallel investigation to dig deeper into the killing," a local resident who asked not to be identified, said..

Knockout Matches in Monico Cup Start Today

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The top 12 teams will play knockout matches today and Sunday at the Bacolod Arts and Youth Sports (BAYS) Center.

Rolando "Jack" Marañon, tournament manager said these top two teams in each bracket will play and the winning six teams will advance to the crossover knockout quarterfinals.

The original 37 teams were reduced to 12 after the single round eliminations.

4 Games Usher Dr. Eric Saratan Cup Transport Basketball Opening

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Four games will be played on opening Sunday of "Dr. Eric Saratan Cup" Transport Basketball Tournament at Talisay City gym.

Small Nonato, tournament director said the games will be played after the simple opening ceremony.

Dr. Eric Saratan, Talisay City Mayor will give his message before 24 teams that participate in this tournament among Transport groups. It will start at 1:30PM.

Police Operatives to Establish Linkages to Previous Firearms Raid

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Police operatives are establishing possible linkages to the previous firearms raid and missing firearms from the national headquarters of the PNP, after Wednesday night’s raid in a posh subdivision in Bacolod City.

The Regional Intelligence Unit (RIU) raided a residential house inside Sta. Clara Subdivision about 6:30 PM Wednesday.

Regional Trial Court (RTC) Judge Anita Guanzon-Chua of the RTC Branch 51 issued the search warrant against Angelo Eugene Lacson Gawit, legal age, of #85 San Carlos, West Avenue, Sta. Clara Subdivision, Brgy. Banago in the city.

Illegal Poacher Charged in Court

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A person illegally cut trees in a protected area in Brgy. Camalandaan, Cauayan last week.

Brgy. Captain Boy Cesar identified one of the residents of his barangay as Joemarie Villar.

Community Environment and Natural Resources (CENRO) officer, Dr. Vilma Linates whose jurisdiction covers Hinoba-an and Cauayan also confirmed the filing of charges against Villar.

Villar appealed to authoritires not to pursue the case saying he thought the place is not a protected area.

Villar cut trees which he intended to use in the repair of his house.

3 Negrense Boxers to PLDT-ABAP National Championship in Digos

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Two female boxers and a lone male will represent Negros Occidental in the PLDT-ABAP National Championship to be held at Digos City Gym in Digos City, Davao Del Sur on July 1 to 7, 2014.

Angel "Nonong" Verdeflor, the Association of Boxing Alliances of the Philippines Western Visayas President and Negros Occidental Provincial sports coordinator head, said sisters Sheila Mae and Sarah Jean Mag-usara of Escalante city and Crisan Paul Diacumos of Cadiz City in the youth boys light- flyweight 49 kilograms.

3 Angles Eyed in Killing of Ex-SB in Ilog

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Three angles are being considered in the killing of former Sangguniang Bayan (SB) member of Ilog town who was gunned down inside a bar at Brgy. Dancalan Tuesday night.

Edmund Turk Vail, 48, married, with two children sustained gunshot wounds in the head, chest and other parts of the body.

He was rushed to Kabankalan City hospital but was declared dead on arrival.

Turk Vail, whose wife is abroad, is the owner of Dancalan Private Academy and general manager of Ilog Water District.

4 Fil-Sino Teams Clash in Crossover Semis

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Four teams are playing each for the semifinals last night in the 2014 Fil-Sino All Asian Countertrade Inc., 1st Conference Inter-Company Basketball Tournament at Po Hang Gym.

No. 2 JSY Transport is facing No. 3AACI Trading in knockout match, while No. 4 Jast Enterprises is battling top seed AACI Transport as of press time.

In advancing to the semifinals, AACI Trading and Jast Enterprises defeated their respective opponents Monday.

AACI Trading defeated Basecom, 104-84, while Jast Enterprises survived JSY Countertrade, 80-70.

KMH Continues to Lead LTBC Trio Bowfest

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Kami Mga Hubin (KMH) managed by Edgar de Leon keeps the #1 spot with 5,823 accummulated points after round 6 to lead the ongoing 1st Lane Thunder Bowling Circle (LTBC) Trio Bowlfest at the Negros Super Lanes (NSL), Goldenfield Commercial Complex in Bacolod City last Tuesday.

Anchored by Richard Salvo, they added 988 (323, 331, 334) pinfalls despite the pressure to defend its twice-to-beat advantage being the top team to beat. Other members of KMH are Odong Paran and Tristan Teruel.

Dr. Eric Saratan Cup Transport Basketball Tourney Opens Sunday

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Twenty four (24) teams are set to slug it out for the coveted "Dr. Eric Saratan Cup"

Transport Basketball Tournament which opens Sunday at Talisay City gym.

Dr. Eric Saratan, Talisay City Mayor himself will be the keynote speaker on opening day which starts at 1:30PM.

The games will be played daily and four games will be played after the opening ceremony on Sunday.

Small Nonato, tournament director said that the teams will be bracketed to four.

3 Suspects Charged in Killing a Seaman

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Three suspects were charged Monday by police authorities in the killing of a 25-year-old seaman, at the City Prosecutor’s Office in Cadiz City.

Charged were Santigo "Tagoy" Aguisanda; Reynaldo "Kawa" Tan, and Kenneth Inocencio, all of Brgy. Zone 2, Cadiz.

The three were charged for killing Rey Divinagracia Carbajal of Brgy. Zone 6 while the latter walking with three others in an alley in Purok Eden in Brgy. Zone 4, at about 12:30 Saturday morning.

Carbajal sustained gunshot and stab wounds.

Defending Champion Eliminated in Monico Cup

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Defending champion Barangay 9 was eliminated in the teams vying for the title in this year 8th Monico Cup 21-Under Basketball tournament played at the BAYS Center..

The top two teams in each bracket have been known except for Bracket D where the last remaining slot is still played as of press time last night between Brgy. Mansilingan and Brgy. Tangub.

Former CENECO Employee Shot Dead

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A former employee of Central Negros Electric Cooperative (CENECO) was shot dead by an unidentified man at their rented house in Zone 10, Block 19, Brgy. Handumanan, Bacolod about 10:30 yesterday morning.

Police identified the victim as Diego Castillo Panhilason, 43, married. He sustained multiple gunshots in the head and body and was declared dead on arrival at Corazon Locsin Montelibano Memorial Regional Hospital.

Panhilason was fixing his motorcycle when an unidentified man offered to help him.

Man Killed by In-law

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A man, while on a heated argument with his father-in-law was stabbed dead by the husband of his sister-in-law in Hda. Conchita, Brgy. Andres Bonifacio, Cadiz City about 4PM Sunday.

Police identified the victim as Emmar Hilario Gumban, 29, of the place. He sustained a stab wound at the back of his body from an "ice pick".

He was declared dead at Cadiz District Hospital.

Police identified the suspect as Guillermo Servaña, 36, who escaped to a sugarcane farm nearby.

LGU Supports in Sports Crucial

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The Local Government Unit (LGU) support in sports is crucial and plays an important role in the development of sports.

This was disclosed by Coach John Carmona of San Carlos City Football Club.

The inclusion of three girls’ football player from this city in the U14 Girls’ national team that placed 1st runner-up in the 2014 U14 Girls Asian Football Confederation is a living witness that supports of San Carlos City in its sports development program, especially football paid off.

RP U14 Girls to Compete in 2015 U16 AFC

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The reigning 1st runner-up in the 2014 Asian Football Confederation U14 girls RP team will still compete in the upcoming qualifying tournament for the AFC Under-16 Women’s Football Championship next year either on September or October in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

John Carmona, San Carlos city Football Club coach disclosed this as three of his players will still compose the national team.

San Carlos city contributes three of its players in the just ended AFC Under-14 girls football tournament held in Vietnam last week.

‘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.

3 San Carlos RP U14 Girls Members to be Honored

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SAN CARLOS CITY, Negros Occidental - The three girls who were members of the RP National team that placed 1st runner-up in just ended U14 Girls Asian Football Confederation (AFC) held in Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam will be honored here during the 54th Charter Day on July 1.

Coach John Carmona of San Carlos City Football Club where the girls went under rigid training was also fitted with a Sanguniang Panlungsod resolution acknowledging their accomplishment making the city proud of.

500 Illegally Cut Trees Seized

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The Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office (PENRO) found Wednesday about 500 pieces of Lawaan and other endangered tree species which were illegally cut in remote Barangay Damutan in Hinoba-an town in southern Negros Occidental.

BACOLOD First Lady Josefa "Patching" Puentevella, City Vice Mayor Greg Gasataya and Bacolod Councilors offered flowers as a sign of homage to Dr. Jose Rizal’s 153rd birth anniversary yesterday.*

2 Nabbed in Buy-bust in Singcang-Airport

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Two alleged suspects were nabbed in a buy-bust operation about 11:25PM Thursday night in Brgy. Singcang-Airport, Bacolod City.

Police Station 8 led by Senior inspector Ser Ulrich Gelera identified the suspects as Ian Clark Bactol Moreno, alias Butchik, 30, single, of Brgy. 31 of the city; and Roger Tubongbanua Colimbo, 29, of Magsungay, Brgy. Singcang-Airport.

Police operatives pounced on them after a test buy that turned positive.

Fil-Sino Quarterfinals Cast Completed

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It’s complete.

The teams that qualify for the quarterfinals in the Fil-Sino All Asian Countertrade Inc., 1st Conference Inter-Company Basketball Tournament were completed even as two other teams are still playing as of press time at Po Hang gym of Bacolod Tay Tung High School in Bacolod City.

AACI Trading routed Huminova Tigers, 102-74 Wednesday.

JSY Transport and AACI Transport got a free ride victory as ousted Sweet Crystal forfeited its last two games. Both teams ended with 6-2 cards.

Drug Suspect Escapes Police Dragnet; 1 Nabbed

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A person who is in the "watch list" of Manapla PNP engaged in pushing illegal drugs escaped police dragnet at his residence in Brgy. 2-A, Manapla yesterday morning.

However, one was arrested inside a house considered a "drug den", according to Senior Inspector Edencio Gregorio, the town police chief.

He was identified as Joven Bolinas, 21, of the place.

Gregorio said he will be charged with visiting a drug den.

The subject of the raid was Jordan Vasquez, of legal age.

Run Negros Run to Compliments ‘Cinco De Noviembre’

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The revival of the famous "Run-Negros-Run" almost 35 years ago is taking its toll with its planning stage on the way to be back early this year.

Angel "Nonong" Verdeflor, Negros Occidental Provincial Sports coordinators’ head disclosed that the event may compliment with the province’s celebration of "Cinco de Noviembre".

However, he added that he will present yet the plan to Gov. Alfredo G. Marañon, Jr.

If push through, this will also revive how Negrenses are best in running events.

Huminova Tigers, Basecom win in Fil-Sino Caging

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Huminova Tigers and Basecom posted important wins against separate opponents for a bright hope in the quarterfinals of the Fil-Sino Asian Countertrade Inc., 1st Conference Inter-Company Basketball Tournament at Po Hang Gym of Bacolod Tay Tung High School Monday.

The Tigers (3-4) is playing as of press time against AACI Trading with 4-2 win-loss card. If the Tigers win, it will create tie with Basecom for the last quarterfinal slot.

The win of AACI Trading will move them for the top 2 automatic semifinal slot.

Massive Dog Vaccination in Cadiz City Held

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Massive vaccination of dogs inCadiz City took place yesterday, Dr. Josue Rabang, Cadiz Veterinarian, said.

Rabang said the vaccination started at Barangay Tinampaan for two days, June 17 and 18, 2014.

Other barangays will follow in coordination with Barangay Social Workers that identified families with dogs.

Rabang said they have already started months before the vaccinations and completed about 57 percent yet and half of it will be done within this week or the next scheduled vaccinations.

Ex-Army Killer Hunted by Police

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Talisay City Police is hunting a suspect who stabbed dead a former Army soldier after a quarrel of the victim with his live-in partner in Brgy. Katilingban of the city Sunday afternoon.

The victim was identified by Chief Inspector Supt. Joeresty Coronica, Talisay police chief, as Alberto Borda, 52, a former Army soldier.

JAPAN AIRLINES. Visitors from Japan Airlines and Kopernik led by Koji Asaka (Senior Director), Yoshie Hara, Maggie Kuwasaki, Sarah Wilson, Cantika Marlangen and Hiromi Tengeji presented a token to Vice Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson (center) in a courtesy visit at the Vice Governor’s Office, yesterday.* (Capitol photo)

He sustained multiple stab wounds in the body.

The suspect was Dionisio Cataluña, of legal age, and brother of Borda’s live-in partner Josephine.

He escaped after the killing.

Police investigation disclosed that Borda was drunk and a misunderstanding with Josephine ensued which resulted to physical abuse.

Jaime, another brother of Josephine, saw the incident and came to the rescue of his sister, but he was instead stabbed by the victim.

Dionisio, seeing what happened grappled with Borda while armed with a kitchen knife.

Muslim Nabbed in Buy-bust in San Carlos City

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 A Muslim resident of San Carlos City was nabbed in a drug buy-bust police operation by San Carlos PNP Saturday noon.

Senior Inspector Mark Anthony Darroca, San Carlos Deputy Police Chief identified the suspect as Vicente "Wenison" Bohol Ramirez, 19, of Purok Tindalo, Villarante Village, Brgy. 1, San Juan, San Carlos.

Police poseur-buyer did follow him and bought one sachet of prohibited shabu weighing about 2 grams in exchange forf P1,000 bills as marked money.

Darroca said the suspect has been under surveillance for two weeks.

Huminova Tigers Win Crucial Game in Fil-Sino

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The Huminova Tigers won a crucial match against Sweet Crystal, 93-86, to keep alive its quarterfinal hope in the ongoing Fil-Sino All Asian Countertrade Inc., 1st Conference Inter-Company Basketball Tournament on Friday at the Po Hang Gym of Bacolod Tay Tung High School.

JSY Transport, on the other hand, was at second spot after its win against Royal Star Trading in their own encounter.

Both Sweet Crystal and Royal Star were eliminated posting a 1-6 cards each.

1st Bacolod Cup Karatedo Tilt Slated

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The 1st Bacolod Cup Karatedo Tournament is slated on July 1, 2014 at the Bacolod Arts and Youth Sports (BAYS) Center.

The tournament will serves as qualifying for those aspiring players for a slot in the upcoming 2014 Batang Pinoy Visayas Leg in Kalibo, Aklan on August 21 to 25.

Organized by Bacolod City Sports Office, the tournament will be supervised by Philippine Karatedo Association (PKA)-Bacolod chapter.

Three events - Kata, Team Kata, and Individual Kumite - will be contested in different weight categories.

More Football Tourneys in Bacolod Set - Puentevella

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Bacolod City Mayor Monico Puentevella will conduct more football tournaments when he comes back from 2014 FIFA World Cup in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Bacolod City Mayor and member of FIFA’s Television & Marketing Committee Monico Puentevella is beside the iconic FIFA World Cup trophy last week.*

62ndIB Encountered Rebels in Calatrava

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Elements of 62nd Infantry Battalion based in Escalante City exchanged bullets with armed members of CPP-NPA at 6:30AM yesterday in Sitio Baybayon, Brgy. Hilub-ang in Calatrava town.

The rebel group is the one that entered and destroyed properties at Lopez Sugar Central transloading station in Sitio Sta. Ana, Brgy. Mabini, Escalante City Sunday night, a report from the Army said.

Damaged to property was placed at about P10-M.

Phl U14 Girls’ Upset Vietnam, 1-0

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The Philippines made an upset result to last year’s champions Vietnam, 1-0, in their 2014 AFC U-14 Girls Asian Football Confederation Regional Championship (ASEAN) match at Thong Nhat Stadium on Wednesday.

Finishing fourth in the inaugural tournament last year, the Philippines went into the match as the underdog but Subic Bay Lindsay Whaley’s goal on 28 minutes sent the Filipinas leapfrogging the hosts over to top spot in four-nation Group A.

They started their campaign with a bang as they whipped debutants Singapore 6-0 in their opener on Tuesday.

Bravehearts Jins Win in All Women Reg’l, Silay Tilts

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The Bravehearts Taek-wondo Academy players had brilliant a performance during the All Women Regional Taekwondo Championship held last May 31 at Negros Occidental Multi-Purpose Activity Center (NOMPAC) and the Silay City 57th Charter Anniversary Taekwondo Championship last June 1.

BTA jins during the Silay City Charter Anniversary Taekwondo Championship with coach Bong Mercurio.*

They won 6 gold and 3 silver medals in the All Women Regional Taekwondo Championship and 5 gold and 5 silver medals in Silay City held at Mayor Velez gym.

Man Posing as RPA-ABB Commander Yields FAs in Raid

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A person who posed as commander of Revolutionary Proletarian Army-Alex Boncayao Brigade (RPA-ABB) was nabbed along with three others in a raid yesterday morning at their respective houses in San Carlos City.

The joint team of the regional Special Operations Group (SOG), Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office (NOPPO) SOG, Army Special Action Force and Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) arrested Marlon De La Cruz, of legal age.

Police authorities were armed with a search warrant to effect his arrest.

Negrense Part of RP U14 Girls in AFC

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Negrense football players help the national football U14 girls defeat Singapore, 6-0 in the ongoing Asian Football Confederation Regional championship in Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam Tuesday.

Despite heavy rains, the RP teams emerged more composed against Singapore. They were nervous as it was their first international tournament.

Drug Summit in Bacolod Set

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A drug summit is expected to take place in Bacolod City upon the return of Mayor Monico O. Puentevella who is now attending the FIFA World Cup in Brazil, City Councilor Elcid Familiaran said.

Familiaran, Chairman of the Sangguniang Panlungsod (SP), Committee on Police Matter and Peace and Order said, illegal drugs are alarming now in the city and the province of Negros Occidental.

USLS Beats CSA-B in Women’s Volley Exhibition Match

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University of St. La Salle (USLS) defeated Colegio San Agustin-Bacolod (CSA-B) in Toboso Women’s Volleyball Exhibition game Sunday in the town’s gym.

The match is part of Toboso town annual fiesta celebration.

USLS women Stingers and CSA-B women Eagles fought a close match with the scores 25-15, 26-24, 18-25 and 25-17.

The event was organized by the Parish Pastoral Council of Toboso in cooperation with Hijos De San Antonio headed by Rev. Fr. Larry Martinez and Junar Mahilum.*

Hosting of Nat’l PRISAA Assured

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Host Iloilo Private Schools Athletic Association (PRISAA) is assuring other regions for a more improve hosting or conduct of the 2015 annual tournament in Iloilo City.

Western Visayas PRISAA Executive director Roger A. Banzuela said his many suggestions were noted by other regions during the Annual Strategic Planning Meeting that took place at Quezon City Sports Club on June 6.

The meeting was attended by 17 regional presidents and executive directors.

One Negros Island Region Gets Nod

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Majority of the attendees during the 1st Negros Island Region summit held in Zaycoland Resort and Hotel in Kabankalan City over the weekend echoed no objection on the proposed One Island region.

About 214 attendance were recorded, 150 of them officials.

Gov. Alfredo G. Marañon, Jr. opened up with a message that the day "is a very significant one where what will be decided here now will affect the future of our children and the children of our children."

He emphasized that the One Negros Island One Region dream is "non-political" event.

Aquino Recommends Study One Island Negros Region-DILG

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President Simeon Benigno Aquino III has recommended studying the proposal of One Island Negros region, according to Atty. Anthony Nuyda, Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) Regional Director.

The proposal was presented by Governor Alfredo G. Marañon, Jr., during the San Carlos City visit of the president last May 15, Nuyda said.

He said, immediately the President directed DILG Secretary Mar Roxas to study the proposal.

He said the central office of DILG will be doing the study and the regional office was only requested to get some inputs.

Jast in Solo Lead in Fil-Sino Caging

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Jast Enterprises defeated JSY Countertrade, 82-73, to register four straight wins, even as Basecom survived Royal Star Trading, 85-79, in the Fil-Sino All Asian Countertrade Inc. Inter-Color Basketball Tournament at Po Hang Gym of Bacolod Tay Tung High School last Tuesday.

Balance offense was the key of Jast winning all four quarters en route to its fourth straight wins.

They took the half, 44-30 and 61-50 in the third quarter.

Yan Yan Dy paced Jast with 21 points; Edward Uy added 18; Joel Masadia 12; Jolly Castillo 10 and Beejay Paredes 8.

Palaro Softball Team Decides to Stay at DLNHS

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Palarong Pambansa champion secondary girls softball team decided to stay at Domingo Lacson National High School (DLNHS) after they were assured of support.

The management of the school through Bacolod School Division Superintend Gemma Ledesma gave assurance that Bacolod City Mayor Monico O. Puentevella is supporting the team.

The beleaguered softball team was nowhere to go after they were informed that the new administration of the school will no longer support them.

Last Night’s Benares Raid Found Drugs, Guns

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Huge amounts of shabu, firearms and ammunitions were recovered by members of the Bacolod City Police Office (BCPO) Special Operations Group (SOG) headed by Senior Inspector Jose Muleta, at Benares Compound in Purok San Jose, Brgy. Alijis about 6:30 last night.

Muleta said they conducted a test buy and when it resulted positive, they raided the compound of Benito "Morito" Benares who is the subject of the SOG operation.

Several personalities were in the compound including a son of prominent Chinese family in Bacolod.

Muleta said a certain Bong Chua was caught inside the compound.

Others were able to escape by jumping over concrete fence when police operatives came.

BCPO OIC Director SSupt Larry Decena was in the area last night to support the raiding team.

He acknowledged report that in the absence of relieved Supt. Jefferson T. Descallar, 10 or 20of his men vowed to intensify police operation against illegal activities in the city, especially drugs.

Decena also acknowledged the participation of residents by informing them about the illegal operation in the area, as well as the media for their support.

Three houses inside the compound were searched by the raiding team, where Benares also has a cock farm.

Decena believes that Benares is in the business for pushing, selling and using prohibited drugs.

It was not yet known as of presstime last if he was one of those arrested or if he was able to escape.

"There is someone supplying Benares such illegal stuff," Decena said.

Operatives were still conducting inventory of confiscated items as of press time.

Ayalin Informant is Richer by 800K

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The informant who leaked the whereabouts of fugitive Noel Ayalin’s may claim the reward of P800, 000 soon, Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office OIC Provincial Director SSupt. Milko Lirazan disclosed.

The informant may claim the reward after Lirazan issued a certification.

The informant’s identity is being withheld by police authorities.

Enrique Pinongan, Provincial Administrator, also disclosed the check is now being processed by the Treasurer’s Office.

GAB Warns Holding of Illegal Gambling  

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Games and Amusement Board (GAB) Chairman, Negrense Juan Ramon "Monju" Guanzon issued a warning against holding illegal cockfighting events not duly authorized by Local Government Units (LGUs).

This came following a report his Bacolod office received that illegal cockfighting is held here frequently.

"One of the schemes employed by operators is obtaining appropriate permits from LGU for allowed number of days, but actually hold additional cockfighting events on days not allowed under their permits," he observed.

BCHNS Willing to Absorb Palaro Softball Team Champion

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Bacolod City National High School (BCNHS) is willing to absorb Palarong Pambansa secondary girls’ softball champion to their fold.

Jose Dayot III, the school principal said, he is willing to help the team in whatever capacity.

He is willing to help in order not to disband because of the problem they are facing.

The coaching staff feared of the team’s status at Domingo Lacson National High School following the retirement of school principal Esteban Albacea.

San Carlos to host 1st District, 5th Negros First Gov. Boxing Cup

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San Carlos City will host the 1st District boxing elimination on the first week of August, Boxing Coordinator Bert Alison said.

The elimination aimed to produce boxing champion in the district to represent in the 5th Negros First Gov. Alfredo G. Marañon, Jr., Boxing Cup Open Championship finals set in October this year at BAYS Center.

The championship will be part of Masskara celebration of Bacolod City.

The first district is composed of Escalante and San Carlos cities; Toboso, Calatrava and Salvador Benedicto.

Negrense Softball Team Disbanding?

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The fear of losing a sports event dominated by Negrenses in every Palarong Pambansa may no longer be as strong or face disbandment if not given support from the Department of Education (DepEd) and Local Government Unit.

This was disclosed by coaching staff of Palarong Pambansa multi-title softball team from Domingo Lacson National High School that aired their concern during the cash incentives awarding Thursday at Social Hall of the Provincial Capitol.

5th Negros First Gov. Boxing Cup Championship at BAYS Center in October

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The 5th Negros First Gov. Alfredo G. Marañon, Jr., Boxing Cup Open Championship finals set in October this year will be part of the Masskara celebration.

This was disclosed by Angel "Nonong" Verdeflor, Negros Occidental Provincial Sports Coordinator head and Association of Boxing Alliances of the Philippines, Incorporated, (ABAP) Western Visayas president.

The venue is the Bacolod Arts and Youth Sports (BAYS) Center. The date has not been known yet.

Police Faces Blank Wall in Bizman Slay

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Police authorities are still facing blank wall in identifying the killers of businessman who was gunned down 5:30AM along McKinley Street, Panaogao, Brgy. 4, Silay City Friday.

Supt. Jacob Crisostomo, city police chief said the victim Alberto Amazona, 50, of Brgy. 4 sustained a lone gunshot wound in the head. He was declared dead at Teresita Lopez Jalandoni Provincial Hospital in the city.

2 Negrense Fil-Sino Teams Sweeps Iloilo

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Two Negrense Fil-Sino teams swept their counterpart, Iloilo Fil-Chinese Basketball Assn. in their annual Friendship Game during the weekend at St. Joseph Gym, Iloilo City.

Jimmy Yap coached the two teams from Bacolod City.

Negrense Fil-Sino team A defeated its IFCBA counterpart, 90-81, while Fil-Sino B also beat the same team, 70-59.

Carlo Chu paced Fil-Sino A with 17 points, Robbie Jalandoon added 16, RB Chua & Ritchie Militante made 12 apiece, Carl John Oquindo had 9, and Derek Sibug with 8.

Laureño Pushes AACI Transport vs. Royal Star Trading in Fil-Sino Caging

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Arnol Laureño scored 34 points to push AACI Transport to defeated Royal Star Trading, 89-85, Wednesday in the Fil-Sino All Asian Countertrade Inc. Inter-Company Basketball Tournament at Po Hang Gym of Bacolod Tay Tung High School.

In the other game, Joppy Cuaycong scored the same output to lead JSY Countertrade gets past Basecom, 94-84, posting a slim 17-16 lead in the first quarter but kept its breeze to take, 46-31 at the break.

Local KBP Denies Hand in the Anonymous Letter vs Descallar

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The local Kapisanan ng mga Brodkaster ng Pilipinas (KBP)-Bacolod Chapter Chairman Joppy Ploteria here denied that a KBP member has a hand in the anonymous letter sent to PNP Chief Allan Purisima claiming members of Bacolod City Police Office (BCPO) is receiving drug money from drug pushers.

Ploteria said, if that concerned media reporter of Bacolod is a member of KBP, his letter should have been passed to them.

Bacolod SP Congratulates Laguna Palaro Medalists

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The Sangguniang Panlungsod of Bacolod City has congratulated Bacolod City medalists in the last Palarong Pambansa held in Sta. Cruz, Laguna last May 4 to 10, 2014.

Governor Alfredo Maranon, Jr. and DepEd Superintendent Juliet Jeruta hand out the cash incentives to Palarong Pambansa 2014 medalists from Negros Occidental at the Capitol Social Hall as Executive Assistant for Sports Angel Verdeflor looks on. A total of P670,000 was given to athletes, who won gold, silver and bronze medals during the recently-concluded school-based sports conclave.* (Capitol PIO Photo)

Authored by Councilor Wilson Gamboa, Jr. and co-authored by Councilor Kalaw Puentevella, the Bacolod Sangguniang Panlungsod (SP) passed the resolution during its May 28, 2014 regular session congratulating and appreciating the Bacolod City athletes which is part of the Western Visayas contingent.

Jast Enterprises Gets Past Sweet Crystal in Fil-Sino Caging

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Jast Enterprises defeated Sweet Crystal, 98-91 to deal the latter its first loss in the ongoing Fil-Sino All Asian Countertrade Inc., 1st Conference Inter-Company basketball Tournament Tuesday at Po Hang gym of Bacolod Tay Tung high School.

Earlier, JSY Transport also defeated Huminova Tigers, 79-72 making its mark in the payoff quarter for the win.

Sweet Crystal started the game with 31-17 lead through Carl John Oquindo and Atty. Jubert Katalbas that combined for 22 points.

Decena Clears Supt. Descallar of Illegal Acts

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Bacolod City Police Office (BCPO) OIC Director P/SSupt. Larry Decena had already cleared Supt. Jefferson Descallar of any link to illegal drugs or gambling and even had position papers for him to return to his position.

Earlier, Decena has sent official communication inviting complainants to come to his office and to substantiate their claims that Descallar is receiving money from drug lords. But they did appear or send any representative.

This made Decena conclude these complainants are "pseudo "personalities aimed at harassing police operatives. The complaints are fabricated," he added.

Observers claimed, the same fabricated complaints were also used to previous police officers that led the Special Operations Group, notably Supt. Santiago Rapiz.

Rapiz is now the police chief of Victorias City PNP and is conducting relentless operations against illegal drugs and gambling in the area.

Its Azkals, Palestine in AFC Challenge Cup Finals

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  The Philippines only needs 90 minutes to score a history in Philippine football when they take Palestine in the Asian Football Confederation Challenge Cup Finals tomorrow at 12AM (Manila time) at the National Stadium in Male, Maldives.

Azkals in jubilation after securing finals’ berth in the AFC Challenge Cup in Maldives.*

The Azkals survived host-Maldives, 3-2 in extra time during the second semifinal match last Wednesday.

Diesto Top Grosser in Palaro to Get Cash Incentives Today

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Mary Anthony Diesto of Negros is the top grosser to get cash incentives at 4pm today at the Social Hall of the Provincial Capitol.

Diesto, a graduating student of Negros Occidental High School, was the Palarong Pambansa fastest runner in secondary girls for topping the 100-meter dash.

Aside from the century dash, she also dominated the triple jump and part of relay team that won the 4 X 100. She took the silver medal in long jump to get total cash incentives of P20, 000.00

VRESCO Now Changed to NONECO

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The VMC-Rural Electric Service Cooperative (VRESCO) has been changed to Northern Negros Electric Cooperative, Inc. (NONECO) for electric cooperative servicing Northern Negros Occidental, according to Atty. Dan Pondevilla, OIC-General Manager.

Pondevilla clarified that the NONECO was approved in the last 41st Annual General Membership Assembly (AGMA) held last year.

In last Sunday’s 42nd AGMA, the electric cooperative presented the official logo, its theme and theme song.

Sweet Crystal, AACI Trading Post 1st Win in Countertrade Caging

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Sweet Crystal and AACI Trading posted their initial win in the opening games of Fil-Sino All Asian Countertrade Inc. 1st Conference Inter-Company basketball tournament played last Wednesday at Po Hang Gym of Bacolod Tay Tung High School.

Sweet Crystal defeated JSY Countertrade, 81-69, while AACI Trading poured it on in the 4th quarter to neutralize Basecom, 89-73.

AACI Trading Robbie Jalandoon delivered 16 of his game high 28 points in the penultimate quarter as he singlehandedly outscored Basecom.

In two homicide cases, AYALIN PLEADS GUILTY

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Former Barangay Captain Noel Ayalin of Brgy. Kapitan Ramon in Silay City pleaded guilty to the charge of two counts of attempted homicide at the Municipal Trial Court in Cities (MTCC) after arraignment yesterday morning at the Hall of Justice (HOJ) in Silay City.

Noel Ayalin

MTCC Judge Eunice Guance immediately read the decision to Ayalin for 3 months "arresto mayor" to maximum of prison correctional with a minimum of 1 year and 6 months imprisonment for each case at the Special Intensive Care Area (SICA) of Bacolod City District Jail.

The complainants were Jeffrey Latorgo, Ayalin’s godson and Joemarie Occeña. Both no longer ask for indemnity against the suspect ,claiming they are already satisfied with the decision.

Ayalin was assisted by the Public Attorney’s Office (PAO) legal counsel, Atty. Maria Lico, whom the judge sought and assigned to Ayalin.

Meanwhile, Regional Trial Court (RTC) Branch 69 Judge Felipe Banzon deferred the arraignment of Ayalin to June 9.

DLNHS Claims PNG Softball Title

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Reigning Palarong Pambansa secondary girls’ softball champion Domingo Lacson National High School defeated back-to-back Grand Slam at National Open champion University of Sto. Tomas, 3-2 held in Manila yesterday morning.

The match was so close that ended in 2-all in the seventh inning where Bacolod-Negros representative was able to score with runners from first and second bases.

Lyka De La Torre made a hit to enable runner from second base for home base and the match was called to a halt declaring the Negrense softbelles as champion.

Antique Native Kills Self

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A native of Antique province shot himself inside the comfort room of their house in Purok Paglaum, Brgy. Taculing , Bacolod City, Friday evening.

Rolly Gapos, 47, married, reportedly a native of Antique province and a hollow blocks worker used a .38 caliber firearm in shooting himself in the head.

He was discovered about an hour later by his relatives who could not believe he ended his own life.

Chess Nat’l Arbiter Succumbs to Cardiac Arrest Friday

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Chess national arbiter Kim Dumdum succumbed to cardiac arrest Friday noon at Bacolod Adventist Medical Center in Barangay Taculing, Bacolod City.

Kim Dumdum

Dumdum, 65, a native of Toboso, Negros Occidental and settled in Taculing was a hands down choice for organizing or being a tournament manager in local chess tournaments like the provincial meet, and in Negros Occidental Private Schools Sports, Cultural & Educational Association (NOPSSCEA) chess tournaments.

He is also the choice of managing chess tournament in the University Games (UniGames) and National Private Schools Athletic Association (PRISAA).

Dumdum’s last stint was in the national PRISAA held in Tagum City, Davao Del Norte last April.

He did not feel well during that time and was hospitalized on April 19.

It’s All-Negrense Softball Championship!

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LNHS vs UST in PNG Softball Today

After placing 2nd runner-up in the Grand Slam 8 National Open in Marikina City last week, the reigning Palarong Pambansa champion from Domingo Lacson National High School in Bacolod City, the same team will vie for the 2014 Philippine National Games (PNG) softball championship against University of Sto. Tomas today.

It will be the battle of Negrense as UST is beefed up mostly by senior players of DLNHS.

Its final!, Iloilo to Host Nat’l PRISAA on 2015

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Iloilo will host the national Private Schools Athletic Association (PRISAA) in the second week of April 2015.

Davao Del Norte Gov. Rodolfo Del Rosario and WVPRISAA technical director Roger Banzuela holding together the Torch during the closing ceremony of national PRISAA held in Tagum City last April. With them are Tagum vice mayor Geterito Gementiza and city mayor Allan Rellon (from left) with WVPRISAA Ive Sta. Ana and provincial board member.*

This was disclosed by Roger A. Banzuela, Western Visayas PRISAA Executive Director recently after his efforts to bring the hosting to Bacolod City failed to convince the local city government who reportedly adamant to accept the hosting.

P685K Cash Incentive for Negrense Palaro Medalists Up

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Gov. Alfredo G. Marañon, Jr. will lead the giving out of cash incentives to Negrense medalists in the last 2014 Palarong Pambansa held in Sta. Cruz, Laguna 4pm, on May 24 at the Social Hall of Provincial Capitol.

The amount set to be awarded is P685, 000.00, according to Romeo Sison, Provincial Department of Education (DepEd) Sports head.

Awarded will be 83 gold, 43 silvers and 59 bronze medals.

Those who will receive cash incentives also include coaches, chaperons and trainers, Sison added.

Varsity Volleyball Players 1st Reunion Saturday

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Men and women former and present volleyball players from at least twelve schools in Bacolod, Dumaguete and Iloilo cities are holding their 1st Grand Reunion at Balay Kalinungan at 7pm, Saturday.

Dubbed as the "1st Grand Reunion of Coach Roger Banzuela’s Volleyball Teammates and Players" from 1972 up to 2014 will come "face to face" with each other in a mass dinner fellowship on said date.

Mana-ay Tops PNG 100 Meters

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Negrense Michael Mana-ay topped the junior century dash beating 2014 Palarong Pambansa record breaker NCR Jomar Udtohan of San Sebastian College who suffered leg cramps midway in the event in the 2014 Philippine National Games athletics competition at ULTRA, Pasig City.

Athletics competition started May 12 to 22, 2014.

DLNHS Settles for 2nd Runner-up in Summer Grand Slam 8 Softball

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Reigning 2014 Palarong Pambansa secondary girl’s softball champion from Domingo Lacson National High School here settled for 2nd runner-up honor in the women’s club division of the summer Grand Slam 8 held at Marikina City Softball Field last May 12 to 18 this year.

After retaining the Palaro title representing Western Visayas, the team stayed for a week to compete in the tournament dominated by their older counterpart and former teammates now donning separate schools’ teams in Manila.

A Remorseful Ayalin Wants to ‘Rest Now’

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Fugitive former Barangay Captain Noel Ayalin of Brgy. Kapitan Ramon, Silay City wants to rest now as he was already arrested for his crimes.

Ayalin who first refused to be interviewed allowed selected media outlets to get his side without asking him how the crime happened.

Noel Ayalin

But one thing, he said, he did not resort to shooting if only he was not shot first. He did not elaborate further.

Grenade Blasts: 4 killed, 4 Hurt

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A father and his two children and a neighbor who carried a hand grenade with him were killed, while three other minors and their mother were wounded when two grenades exploded in a house early yesterday morning in Barangay Lima-Lima in Isabela, Negros Occidental.

Police Sr, Insp. Ramil Sarona, Isabela town police chief identified the fatalities as Melvin Pangian, Sr., a barangay tanod, of legal age and his daughters Mary Michelle, 12 and Karen 5, and Reynaldo Domingo, alias "Dagul", all of the barangay.

Wounded were Marilou Pangian, 39, Melvin, Jr., 10, Rica 8 and Kevin 3. They are now confined at the Corazon Locsin Montelibano Memorial Regional Hospital in Bacolod City, for treatment.

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.

VDS Retains Media Bowling Title

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The Visayan Daily Star (VDS) retained by winning this year’s Negros Press Club (NPC)-PAGCOR sponsored Inter-Media 5-Man Fellowship Bowling Tournament d title at the Negros Super Lanes, Goldenfield Commercial Complex, Bacolod City on Saturday.

Winners of the inter-media bowling tournament pose after the awarding ceremony at NPC building.*

The VDS team led by Hernand Garciniego took an early lead by topping the three- game set total in the elimination round in the tournament.

The team, took home a trophy and P6,000.00 worth of gift certificates.

First runner-up was MBC Aksyon Radyo led by veteran bowler Boy Duran who won the P4,000.00 worth of GCs.

UNO-R Claims SBP ‘Tatluhan’ Title Bacolod Leg

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University of Negros Occidental-Recoletos (UNO-R) Davies Paints defeated West Negros University (WNU) Mustangs, 15-11 to capture the Talk ‘N Text-Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP) U18 "Tatluhan" Bacolod leg Championship at the (WNU) gym.

Ayalin Well-Guarded in Silay PNP Jail

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Former Barangay Kapitan Ramon Captain in Silay, Noel Ayalin who is accused of killing four barangay officials and injuring several others last March 6, 2011, arrived with his captors Saturday afternoon in Silay City.

Noel Ayalin

Ayalin was immediately detained at Silay PNP jail with maximum security.

Ayalin arrives with police-escorts from Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office (NOPPO) intelligence unit sent by Provincial PNP Director PSSupt Milko Lirazan about 5:30PM Saturday at the Silay-Bacolod Airport.

Descallar Cries Foul on His Relief at BCPO

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After the "demolition job" aimed at him for his relentless campaign against all forms of illegalities, Police Supt. Jefferson T. Descallar was relieved from his post effective May 9, 2014 as deputy for Operations and Special Operations Group (SOG) head at Bacolod City Police Office (BCPO).

BCPO Officer-in-charge Senior Supt. Larry Decena said he received the relief order only on Tuesday, May 13.

Supt. Armando Tubongbanua will replace Descallar, Decena added.

Tubongbanua handles the position previously at BCPO.

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.

WV Retains Softball Titles; Reclaim secondary volley, loses elementary

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STA. CRUZ, Laguna – Western Visayas retained its secondary softball and reclaimed the elementary titles at the close of the completion in the 2014 Palarong Pambansa at the New Laguna Sports Complex in Brgy. Bubukal here.

The many times Palarong Pambansa champion from Domingo Lacson National High School clobbered National Capital Region, 7-2, while then elementary softball blanked host region R4-a, 7-3 for the title.

Brod Kills Brod Over Wedding Expense

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CADIZ CITY - An argument on their contribution over their sibling’s planned marriage resulted to the killing of the younger one in Brgy. Aloyan, Brgy. Caduhaan about 1:30 Sunday afternoon here.

Police identified the victim as Joan Jusayan Balderas, 31, single, a farmer of Hda. Caridad, Sitio Aloyan, Brgy. Caduhaan here.

The older brother, Aladin, 40, separated, a carpenter of the place was the suspect. He is at-large.

Jacklyn Balderas Martinez, 34, married of Purok Awa, Brgy. Zone 6 here told police that her younger brother was struck with a bamboo by their older brother causing his death.

1 Killed in Fiesta Rumble

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An annual fiesta celebration turned bloody after a rumble among groups erupted at past 3AM Monday dawn at Purok Talaba, Brgy. Singcang, Airport here.

Police identified the victim as Serafin "Jun-Jun" Jaena Quabe, 37, who sustained a stab wound in the thigh.

He did not make it to the hospital for loss of blood, police report disclosed.

The suspect was identified as Reynaldo Ramos alias "Intsik" of Purok 4, Brgy. Magsungay also of the city.

Teodosio Saves Day for WV Athletics in Palaro

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STA. CRUZ, Laguna - Silay City native Aira Teodosio saves day for Western Visayas in the morning athletic event ruling the secondary girl’s discus throw, even as National Capital Region made another record-breaking feat in 200 meters in the ongoing 2014 Palarong Pambansa at the New Laguna Sports complex in Brgy. Bubukal last Sunday.

Aira Teodosio

Teodosio, a graduating student from Doña Montserrat Lopez Memorial National High School in Silay City, heaved the iron plate to a distance of 34.75 meters to improve her last year record in Dumaguete City Palaro of 34.11 meters, but shied away from the Palarong Pambansa record of 40.25 meters set by teammate Maika De Oro in her last stint in 2011 in Dapitan City, Zamboanga Del Norte Palaro.

PDEA Files Charges vs. Suspects in P4.5M Shabu Heist

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CADIZ CITY, Negros Occ. - The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) Regional Office in Iloilo City has filed charges against two persons who were the subject of buy-bust operation Tuesday afternoon, at the City Prosecutor’s Office here about 3pm yesterday.

The charges were filed against Jonathan Sabordo Badilles, 49, of Tongoy Street, Brgy. Zone 5 for violation of Section 11 and Section 26 in relation to Section 5 of Article 2 of Republic Act 9165.


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