By CLAUDEN MAE GENANDA
Bantayan Mayor Ian Christopher Gonzaga Escario received P100, 000 from Bacolod City Mayor Monico Puentevella at the City Mayor’s Office as extension of the city’s financial assistance for the victims of typhoon Yolanda in Bantayan Island.
"I thank Bacolod Mayor Puentevella especially the people of Bacolod for extending help to the island and people of Bantayan," said Mayor Escario who was proud to say that his family and friends are mostly from Bacolod.
According to Escario, 90% of electricity and livelihood were damaged in Bantayan. In 25 barangays almost 22,000 households were also damaged including their poultry considered as the capital of egg manufacturing in the country.
They used to be the number one in terms of supplying eggs to the Visayas islands and the Philippines, thus prices are expected to further increase after the typhoon struck the island.
Police authorities in Silay City with troops of Philippine Army arrested a local of Cadiz City and member of the Civilian Active Auxiliary (CAA) for alleged unlawful acquisition or possession of firearms and ammunitions about 8AM, Monday.
Reports said a complaint was filed by Brgy. Kagawad Salvacion Corugda against Lemuel Paunillan, 22, of Brgy. Tinampa-an, Cadiz City for alleged violation of Republic Act (RA) 10591.
The Dr. Pablo O. Torre Hospital, Dr. Pablo O. Torre Memorial Foundation and Riverside College conducted a medical and relief mission last Friday, November 22, 2013 which was held at Barangay Daga, Cadiz City. This area, along the coast, was highly devastated by Typhoon Yolanda.
Theme of the project was, "One For Juan" – Riverside Unity Medical and Relief Mission.
Their medical team composed of physicians and volunteer nurses attend to some 200 patients who were given free medicines.
Ms. Janet Villanueva, Ms. Grace Castidad of Riverside College Extension Office and staff of the hospital and Foundation coordinated the activity. They distributed 750 packages containing rice, canned goods, clothing and medicines donated by the three entities.
By CLAUDEN MAE GENANDA
CADIZ CITY – The City of Cadiz and its people are still reeling from the destruction wrought by Supertyphoon Yolanda.
The city in northern Negros Occ. is still needing relief and other asssistance and support for its typhoon victims.
Among those respnding to calls for assistance is the City of Bacolod, thus Mayor Monico Puentevella personally delivered yesterday to Cadiz a check worth P200,000 coming from the city.
After the wake of the world’s strongest typhoon to hit landfall and the fourth strongest ever recorded, Mayor Puentevella, together with some members of his administration travelled 63 kilometers from Bacolod to Cadiz City to directly handover the check to Cadiz Mayor Salvador Escalante, which in turn appreciated the gesture.
"This donation is from the people of Bacolod to the people of Cadiz," Puentevella said. He likewose thanked the members of the Sangguniang Panlungsod and Vice Mayor Greg Gasataya for letting him "help Cadiz and the other affected areas" and for letting him be the city’s "representative and instrument".
The damage of super typhoon ‘Yolanda’ to crops, fisheries, and livestock have reached more than P100.4 million as of 3 p.m. yesterday, according to the latest partial report of the Negros Occidental Provincial Capitol.
Damage to palay and corn is P84,556,222; fisheries—P14,624,565; and high-value commercial crops—P1,350,643, according to provincial agriculturist Igmedio Tabianan.
Damage to livestock and poultry is PP45,748,266, according to provincial veterinarian Renante Decena.
Local News: Cadiz Comelec Officer Fires Gun, Airs Death Threats Against Partylist Coordinator in Run-in
Cadiz City Comelec officer, lawyer Revo Sorbito, son of still another lawyer, Nilo Sorbito, who figured in a minor traffic incident with CIS-Negros partylist provincial coordinator Joseph Nazareno and his group, had a heated run-in with the Comelec official firing dozens of shots from his 9mm pistol and threatening the complainant an estimated 20 times, warning he would kill Nazareno. Sorbito swore Nazareno and in a cellphone video shot, appeared heavily intoxicated while uttering the threats, Sorbito was drunk.
The incident took place Tuesday while Nazareno was driving southwards using his Navara Pick-up vehicle and Sorbito driving his own car going east, to bring a girlfriend home.
In a police blotter report filed with Police Station 1, complainant Joseph Nazareno, said at about 11:30pm, Tuesday, in an altercation over a minor traffic incident, pointed his gun, allegedly a 9mm pistol and fired several shots upwards. Sorbito, said Nazareno also uttered the words "patyon ta ka" which in English is self-explanatory.
By DANNY B. DANGCALAN & RITZY ROBLES MALO-OY
Four persons were killed in separate shooting incidents in Negros Occidental yesterday and Sunday, which were believed to be election-related.
An hour before the voting precincts opened yesterday, two men were gunned down in Sitio Kinalumsan in Barangay Poblacion in Toboso town.
The victims were identified as Juan Leonardo Belleza, who died on the spot from multiple gunshot wounds on his head and body, and Bryan Bacordo, who died minutes later at a hospital, according to Supt. Roderick Alba of the Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office (NOPPO) in a media interview.
The bodies of the victims were riddled with bullets from various firearms. They were reportedly waylaid by the armed men while on board a motorcycle, Alba said quoting Toboso police chief Insp. Danilo Zuniega.
A first- term councilor of a city north of this capital has resigned effective September 30 this year.
This was confirmed by Cadiz City Vice Mayor Jongben Merhan in an interview with Panay News yesterday naming the resigned councilor as Dovie Ibañez.
Merhan said that Ibanez resigned for "personal reasons".
"We are saddened by his resignation as he was an effective legislator and shared good ideas when he was a member of our city council," the vice mayor said.
The court hearing for political detainees accused of murder in the ambush-slay of 1st Lt. Archie Polenzo of the army’s Special Forces, was held last week in the Regional Trial Court (RTC) presided over by Judge Rosario Caise. She is a newly-assigned magistrate as replacement of the branch’s Judges Gregonio Ybañez and Edgar Garvilles who had one after the other, retired from the service.
Heavily escorted by policemen were accused Greg Tuayon, Eliezer Navas and diminutive Zarah Alvarez.
Cadiz City police officers are in pursuit of the three suspects involved in stabbing two teenagers, early morning Sunday at Hacienda San Ramon, Brgy. Luna.
Reports said, Clifford Moralla, 17, and Simon Julita, 19, of Sitio Bangko, Brgy. Luna were rushed to Silay City Provincial Hospital for multiple stab wounds in the different parts of their body.