Edith Colmo

Reelected San Enrique Mayor Passes Away at 64

Mario Magno, who had just won his third term as mayor of the Negros Occidental town of San Enrique in the May 9 elections, died early Friday morning, May 27.


Mayor Mario Magno
(1952-2016)

Magno, 64, had been in and out of hospital since early this year and had also been suffering complications from a recent kidney transplant. He suffered a cardiac arrest in hospital Thursday afternoon and died around 3:15 a.m. Friday.

A graduate of the University of the Philippines Los Baños, Magno was La Carlota mill district development coordinator of the Philippine Sugar Research Institute (Philsurin) before joining San Enrique politics as councilor.

Ombuds Suspends Capiz Village Head

Roxas City - Barangay Captain Rolando Luda of Barangay 7, Roxas City, Capiz was suspended for one month and one day by the Ombudsman Visayas for simple misconduct. The case stemmed from the complaint of certain Mr. Fantilanan, who was boarding in the apartment of Luda who allegedly slapped him inside his room.

But Luda said in his sworn statement that he only checked the room rented by Fantilanan because of commotion with his companion, and sounds of broken window jalousy glasses. But Fantilanan lambasted him.

Bacolod Solon Approves Duterte’s Shoot to Kill Order

“There is no need for president elect Rodrigo Duterte for another legislation to implement the shoot to kill order, because it is already a law that if ever a criminal violently resists the arrest of the arresting officer, shoot to kill is necessary.”

Thus said Bacoleño Congressman Neri Colmenares of the Bayan Partylist over the radio interview, Wednesday May 18.

He also said, “this law is already existing, and Duterte will just implement it as part of his program to address criminality in the country.”

More Women Getting Pulmonary Diseases Due to Smoking: PCOM

There is a rising case of chronic obstruction pulmonary diseases (COPD) which are manifested mostly by excessive coughing due to smoking. Thus said Dr. Ma. Bernadette Chua, pulmonary specialist, who was speaker of Pfizer sponsored 14th Dr. Telesforo delos Reyes, Jr Memorial Lecture over the weekend, in partnership with the Philippine College of Occupational Medicine (PCOM)- Neg Occ Chapter.

Unlike before, Chua said only men are smoking. But now lots of women smoke