Gov. Alfredo G. Marañon, Jr. led the turnover of educational assistance worth a total of P422,500 to 169 students from the Municipalities of San Enrique, Valladolid, Pontevedra and the Cities of Bago and La Carlota, over the weekend.
Gov. Marañon personally handed the cash assistance to each student in a ceremony held at St. Michael Academy Covered Court in the Municipality of Pontevedra, together with Fourth District Board Member Jose Benito A. Alonso and Pontevedra Mayor Jose Ma. A. Alonso, among others.
Gov. Alfredo G. Marañon, Jr. (7th from left), together with Fourth District Board Jose Benito A. Alonso and Pontevedra Mayor Jose Ma. A. Alonso, at the turn over of educational assistance to student-beneficiaries, over the weekend.* (Capitol photo)
A philanthropist recently donated 15 computer units to San Enrique Mayor Mario Magno for various elementary and high schools in the municipality to further enhance the information and technology capability of their students.
San Enrique Mayor Mario Magno turns over 15 computer units donated by a private philanthropist to various school heads in the municipality.*
Mayor Magno expressed gratitude to the donor whom he described as a "private person with a big heart for education," and at the same time reminding school heads to "put these computers to good use and take care of them well."
Governor Alfredo G. Marañon, Jr. led the distribution of the 153 gilts and 5 boars to 13 LGUs of the province under the PAGIP-Swine Program of the provincial government through the Provincial Veterinary Office headed by Dr. Renante Decena, yesterday.
Provincial Animal Genetic Improvement Program-Swine (PAGIP-Swine) is an initiative of the provincial government through the Provincial Veterinary Office in partnership with the commercial hog breeders that helped conceptualize the Swine Genetic Improvement since 2007.
It allows the infusion of parent stock gilts and boars from recognized and registered nucleus farms from the Bureau of Animal Industry to organize backyard and semi-commercial hog raisers affiliated with the Alliance of Hog Raisers Association of Negros Occidental (AHRANO).
Boat captains of seven different vessels were apprehended for alleged illegal fishing about 6AM, Saturday less than seven kilometers from the shoreline of Brgy. Manta-angan, EB Magalona.
PSInsp. Conrado S. Rances III, EB Magalona Police officer-in-charge with PO1s Norman Earl Beldua and Jay Jardeliza with Bantay Dagat Task Force led by Arsenio Palma and Dennis Silva arrested the seven boat captains and their crew members, while the station is conducting an intensified campaign against illegal fishing.
Arrested were: Ricardo Arroyo, 48, of Himamaylan City, boat captain of Riara Mae vessel with three of his crews; Rene Villacanas, 27, of Fishing Boat (F/B) Hardy #7 with three crews; Edwin Samillano, 48, of F/B Aleia with two crews; Jhonny Villahermoso, 40, of San Enrique town of F/B Alona with three crews; Bernard Palma, 42, of F/B Hardy #6 and three crews; Dennis Samson, 36, of F/B Milky #1 and three crews and Manuel Quilla, 49, of Manapla of F/B Ubal along with his four crews.
GOVERNOR: Alfredo Marañon Jr.
VICE GOVERNOR: Eugenio Jose Lacson
Salvador Escalante Jr.
Miller Serondo Jr.
Patrick Leonard Lacson
Jose Benito Alonso
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.