A couple in San Enrique town is facing drug charges following their arrest in a raid jointly conducted by operatives of the Negros Occidental Provincial and Regional Anti-Illegal Drugs Task Force and local police authorities, at about 2PM, yesterday.
PSSupt. Ricardo T. De la Paz, Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office (NOPPO) head reported that Roberto and April Sy, of Sitio Pangpang, Brgy. Poblacion were nabbed in a search and seizure operation through warrant number 13-02 issued by Regional Trial Court (RTC) Branch 62 Judge Manuel Cardinal.
The warrant was effected against the couple for violation of Republic Act (RA) 9165 or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002.
We are overwhelmed at the outpouring of love from people who came to welcome the pilgrim relics of St. Therese of the Child Jesus and the Holy Face in Bacolod City and Negros Occidental.
The pilgrim relics of St. Therese arrived in Bacolod City with a motorcade from Kabankalan City.
Thousands of Catholic devotees line up the streets to offer prayers and flowers to St. Therese as her relics pass by the parishes of towns and cities in southern Negros Occidental and in Bacolod on Tuesday. Photo shows the crowd lining up in front of Hinigaran Church. Her relics stayed at the Carmelite Monastery and will be brought to Roxas City today.*(Daryl Jimenea photo)
Sergie Tan of the National Organizing Committee representing the Visayas yesterday said that they never expected the reception for St. Therese to be that warm, with hundreds and thousands of people lining up at the streets to welcome the motorcade of the St. Therese mobile and 10-15 other vehicles from Kabankalan all the way to Bacolod.
Six wanted persons in Panay Island were hooked by the police.
The number 9 most wanted person in Calinog, Iloilo was arrested Wednesday by elements of Calinog Police Station. Juanito Chiva, Jr., 26, is facing robbery with violence case. He is now detained at Calinog PNP.
Another wanted person in Pototan, Iloilo was arrested for simple theft by the joint teams of Pototan and Oton Police Station. Danny Tormon, 42, married, of Barangay Siniwagan was arrested at Poblacion Centro, Calinog, Iloilo. He is now detained at Pototan Police Station.
Negros Island, particularly the southern part of Negros Occidental is considered an important migratory flyway or traditional route taken by migratory birds, according to the Provincial Environment Management Office (PEMO).
In Negros Island, several wetlands were already identified by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) as important sites for migratory species.
A tricycle driver and one of his passengers were killed after their vehicle accidentally bumped against an Isuzu truck early Saturday morning along the national highway of Rizal St. between Kilometers 36-37, Brgy. Poblacion, San Enrique town.
Traffic reports said, an Isuzu truck bearing plate number FFV 238 driven by Virgilio Cainoy Jr., 35, of Hacienda Bonifacio, Isabela was travelling North to South direction of Rizal St. national highway when a Honda TMX 155 with sidecar coming from East to West accidentally hit the left rear tire of the truck.
Gov. Alfredo G. Marañon, Jr. (center) with Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office Chairman, Margarita Juico during the blessing and inauguration of the PCSO-Negros Occ. Branch Office, together with Board Member Nehemias Dela Cruz, Sr., Mayors Jose Ma. Alonso of Pontevedra and Mario "Mayok" Magno of San Enrique and Councilor Carl Lopez of Bacolod City.*(Capitol photos)
The cash grants of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) will now cover all 32 local government units (LGUs) in this province this year.
To date, 29 towns and cities in the province are already covered by the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program while the towns of Pontevedra, San Enrique, Valladolid and Pulupandan are set to be given the conditional cash grants next month.
A total of 29,084 beneficiaries (subjected to validation) will be added to the 86,702 registered clean and active grantees in the province.
Fifteen beneficiaries of barangay officials and tanods from different cities and municipalities of the province received P680,000 worth of insurance coverage in a turnover ceremony held at the Governor’s Office, yesterday.
Gov. Alfredo G. Marañon, Jr. (3rd from left) together with 2nd District Board Member Miller Serondo (right), pose with some of the beneficiaries of the Provincial Government’s Barangay Tanod & Officials Insurance Program during the turnover ceremony at the Governor’s Office, yesterday.*(Capitol photo)
Under the Barangay Officials Insurance Program, Wilson and Ann Villarino and Mae Balulot, relatives of Barangay Treasurer Winiefredo Villarino of Brgy. Nanca, EB Magalona received P50,000; Ernesto, Herbert and Vanessa Tomazar, relatives of Elsa Tomazar of Brgy. Gargato, Hinigaran received P50,000; Rodilyn Castillo, widow of Kagawad Jeffrey Castillo of Brgy. IV, Himamaylan City received P50,000; Adonna Bilbar, widow of Kagawad Freddie Bilbar of Brgy. Binicuil, Kabankalan City also received P50,000 and Kagawad Leomar Sumido of Brgy. Sta. Rosa, Murcia received P5,000 representing his medical reimbursement.
The heavy rains, strong winds, and tornadoes brought by southwest monsoon from July 27 to 31 wrought P5.6 million in damage to palay and fishing boats in Negros Occidental, Provincial Capitol reports said.
According to the Office of the Provincial Agriculturist, damage to palay was P5,568,595, itemized as, Valladolid – P3,798,000, Hinoba-an – P213,920, Ilog –P384,000, Cauayan – P69,800, Sipalay – P549,675, and Pulupandan – P553,200.
The body of two girls, 9 and 3 years, were fished out of NIA Irrigation Project at New Society, Brgy. Tabao Baybay between the boundaries of San Enrique and Valladolid towns, about 11:20AM last Tuesday.
Police identified the victims as Analyn and Angel Aligado, age 9 and 3, respectively, who were just on vacation at the house of their aunt near the said place. The girls were from Sitio Katwang, Brgy. CodCod, San Carlos City. Initial investigation said the girls were playing near the water channel when Angel accidentally fell; seeing her younger sister in the water, Analyn immediately rushed to rescue her; however, both were driven by the current of the water.