Two of the 13 Sagay City Bureau of Jail Management and Penology convicts who bolted jail three days ago fell into the hands of operatives in Cadiz City PNP led by the police chief, P/Supt. Gerardo Ulanday, with the help of the unit’s Intelligence Section operatives together with members of Cadiz City BJMP around 4:40 P.M., Friday, at Ceres Terminal along Villena St., while they were onboard a Ceres bus en route to Bacolod City.
Two of Sagay City BJMP jail-breakers who were captured in Cadiz City Friday afternoon.*(NUP Helen R. Benedicto photo)
23-year-old Rolando Bajo, who disarmed one of the jail guards and used the racked-up .38 caliber revolver in shooting the jail’s padlock which caused the 12 other inmates to take off, was busted together with 24-year-old Jeck Espa-ñola, both charged with murder raps in Sagay City. Bajo is said to have been the one who authored the breakout. One live ammunition of Super .38 pistol and another of .38 caliber revolver were recovered from Bajo who is a resident of Brgy. Paraiso, Central Lopez in Sagay. He said that the firearm which he grabbed from the jail guard was taken from him by one of the escapees, contrary to Española’s statement claiming that Bajo passed it on to a co-fugitive in the person of Armando Dilao, also facing murder raps. Furthermore, when asked by the police on who holds the other firearm which was taken from one of the jail guards, Española’s afterthought led to the idea that escapee Rey Villanueva, charged for illegal drugs, currently possesses the firearm.
Cadiz City captured the Top Grosser Award and received P50,000 cash during the week-long celebration of the Panaad sa Negros Festival, with a total gross sales amounting to P881,124.
Cadiz City’s well-known dried fish sells like hotcakes during the Panaad sa Negros Festival 2013 celebration.*(Capitol photo)
The LGU Pavilions featured their respective products that their towns and cities are known for; consolidated results included sales from specialty food, gifts, toys, hard wares, furnitures and agri-based products.
Cadiz City emerged champion in the Latin DanceSport Competition – Adult Category held Wednesday at the Negros Occidental Multi-Purpose Activity Center in Bacolod City, as part of the Panaad sa Negros Festival 2013.
Elmar Dizon and Shaira Hope Bocane of Cadiz City emerged this year’s champion of the Panaad Latin DanceSport Competition as part of the Panaad sa Negros Festival 2013.* (Capitol photo)
Representing Cadiz City were Elmar Dizon and Shaira Hope Bocane who performed Samba, Chachacha, Rumba, Paso Doble and Jive together with other contestants from the participating local government units of the province.
Placing second were Jonard Pelemiano and Zoula Jean Dela Real of Himamaylan City and the third place went to Eric John Corpuz and Charity France Lidres of Silay City.
Given the consolation prizes were Paul Brian Barbosa and Gretchel Garcia of Kabankalan City, Jeremiah Gazo and Roselyn Lavadia of Bago City, and Raul Roberto Salvio II and Stephanie Lapore of Hinigaran.
A driver and 13 others were hurt when a bus fell after it tried to overtake another vehicle about 6:35AM, Monday along the national highway at Concepcion Village, Brgy. Caduhaan, Cadiz City.
Traffic reports said, a Ceres bus owned by Vallacar Transit Inc. with plate number FWG 951 driven by Leandre Enarsao, 38, of Brgy. Dancalan, Ilog while running from Bacolod to Escalante City tried to overtake a mini-bus that was unloading some passengers.
It was reported that the tire of the bus overstepped and accidentally skidded an elevated portion of the road and losing its balance and fell injuring the driver and bus conductor, Nestor Elmission Jr., 31, of Brgy. Mansilingan, Bacolod City.
The Biggest Volunteer Event of the Year: The Bayani Challenge with a theme "Isang Bayan, Isang Bayanihan" took center stage in Cadiz City yesterday, March 23, with more than 2,000 youths taking part, a press release from Cadiz City said.
According to Cadiz PIO Chief Celina Ibañez, the event is a five- day test of courage, endurance and love for the country of volunteers coming from different parts of Negros Occ.
Jordan Sun, Cadiz City Gawad Kalinga Chairman and event coordinator said the teams will conduct Building of Houses and School, ParaisongPambata, Environment and Community Health Development. This will challenge volunteers to change the lives and bring hope to the people of Cadiz, he added.
The activity kicked off with a parade followed by an orientation on the activities that will be undertaken in the days to come.
The Philippine National Police in Cadiz City led by the city police chief, PSupt. Gerardo Ulanday ushered a Peace Pact Signing at the Sto. Niño Parish Church Friday afternoon as part of the PNP’s implementing plan for Safe and Secure Elections (SAFE).
The event commenced with a mass officiated by Rev. Fr. Carlos Dela Paz and attended by 22 out of the 28 candidates in the local elective posts including the two mayoralty bets independent campaigner Manuel Garganera III and re-electionist Dr. Patrick Escalante of the Liberal Party/United Negros Alliance and the two vice mayoralty candidates Agustin Jesmar Desuyo of the Nationalist People’s Coalition and re-electionist Samson Mirhan of the LP/UNA.
Negros Occ. Vice Governor Genaro Alvarez Jr., who is challenging the reelection bid of Gov. Alfredo Marañon Jr., assured Negrenses that he will abide with the peace covenant he signed yesterday, along with provincial candidates, at the San Sebastian Cathedral in Bacolod City.
Gov. Alfredo G. Maranon, Jr. (left) and Vice Gov. Genaro M. Alvarez, Jr. shook hands and hugged each other after signing the election peace covenant held at the San Sebastian Cathedral in Bacolod yesterday.*(Capitol photo)
Alvarez, who was endorsed by Nationalist People’s Coalition (NPC) founder Eduardo "Danding" Cojuangco Jr., said as far as he is concerned, it will be a peaceful election because he has "no guns, goons and gold."
Running for vice gubernatorial post, Board Member Melvin Ibañez (left) and former San Carlos Mayor Eugenio Lacson shook hands after signing the peace covenant at the San Sebastian Cathedral yesterday.*(Capitol photo)
Provincial candidates in Negros Occidental will sign a peace covenant at 11:30 a.m. today at the San Sebastian Cathedral in Bacolod City.
Candidates for governor, vice governor, board members, and congressmen are urged by the Commission on Elections (Comelec) and the Philippine National Police (PNP) to sign the covenant.
The peace covenant signing is spearheaded by the PNP and the Comelec to ensure a peaceful conduct of the May 2013 midterm elections.
"We are urging all the candidates to attend," provincial election supervisor Wil Arceño said.
Traffic investigators revealed that the 15-year old high school student who figured in a road accident about 3:10PM at the national highway along Bangga So-ul, Gustilo Boulevard, Brgy. Zone 1 in Cadiz City.
Record shows that a red-colored Kawasaki Aura bearing plate number FL 8170 driven by Danilo Alladin III, a high school student of Dr. Vicente Gustilo High School and a resident of Andrea Village, Brgy. Zone 2 was turning left at the place of incident when it accidentally hit a dropside Fuso Canter with plate number GFU 486. The canter was driven by Isidro Carallas, 39, of Brgy. Mabini, Cadiz City.
Investigation added that both vehicles were running at a top speed when the accident happened.
Operatives of Cadiz City PNP led by the OIC, Police Senior Inspector Gil John Despi with SPO2 Ramil Amit and SPO1 Nido Olvido of the Warrant and Subpoena Section, together with members of the 2nd Platoon of the Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office Public Safety Coy led by PSI John Joel Batusbatusan arrested on Monday a 23-year-old frustrated murder suspect by virtue of an arrest warrant issued by Judge Renato Muñez of RTC Branch 60.