Two men in Sipalay City were arrested by operatives of Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office (NOPPO) Special Operations Group (SOG) in coordination with local police authorities for alleged illegal gambling, Tuesday afternoon.
PSInsp. Antonio P. Benitez Jr. apprehended Necasio Tabligan, 68, of Brgy. Mambaroto and Manuel Arboiz, 70, of Sitio Marabo at about 4:30PM, Tuesday while gambling inside the City Public Market.
The province of Negros Occidental is now under a state of calamity after thousands of residents from four cities and five towns were displaced by massive floods and landslides due to four days of heavy rains, damaging P39 million in crops, livestock and fisheries.
Vice Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson said the Sangguniang Panlalawigan (SP), during their regular session yesterday, placed the province under a state of calamity, by unanimously adopting a resolution of the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (PDRRMC) that recommends the same action.
Last Monday, the PDRRMC, headed by Gov. Alfredo Marañon Jr., had passed a resolution asking the SP to declare a state of calamity in the province, and recommending the utilization of the 30-Percent Quick Response Fund of the PDRRM Fund for 2013 to help the affected local government units (LGUs)
A church office in Sipalay City was ransacked by unidentified persons, Friday afternoon and they took computer sets.
SPO1 Marcelino L. Palomo with PO3 Jaime S. Dequillo Jr. reported that branch president of the Church of Christ of Latter Day Saints, Arnulfo Ramirez alleged that the clerk’s office was robbed by unidentified persons, in their church located at Brgy. Mambaroto in Sipalay City.
The suspects took the office’s computer monitor, central processing unit (CPU), keyboard and back-ups.
They also broke into the church’s Family History Office and Cultural Hall but police found no items were taken from the office.
The National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) serves notice of the scheduled shutdown of the following transmission facilities:
Date: 08 October 2013
Affected Distribution Utility:
*Portions of Negros Occidental Electric Cooperative, Inc. (NOCECO) franchise area
Reason: Maintenance activity at Sipalay substation
Normal operations will immediately resume after work completion. NGCP customers and the general public are advised to take the necessary preparations and precautions for this scheduled interruption.
A non-government organization - Defend Patrimony, reportedly uncovered the plan to sell the confiscated magnetite in Hinoba-an, southernmost municipality in Negros Occidental
In a press statement from Defend Patrimony through its spokesman Rev. RC Gumban, Jr., the militant environment group, after meeting with its local convenors in Hinoba-an, received new information that the confiscated magnetite are to be bidded and sold.
This ignited anger among individuals in the community.
A year ago, he said, Dr. Jiji Debuyan, a medical doctor of the local primary hospital in the town, reported the illegal magnetite mining in the shore of Brgy. 1 of Hinobaan to the DENR Sipalay office, however, the personnel there refused to entertain the complaint saying that it is not their obligation without even telling her that there is an existing local DENR office in Hinobaan. Not knowing where to report the illegal magnetite mining for she was not even told where to lodge her complaint, she went straight to Hinobaan Gymnasium where at that moment an open forum against mining was held led by Defend Patrimony. Only after she divulged this issue in the forum, the local government of Hinobaan acted and confiscated sacks of magnetite sand and now piled beside the office of the Municipal Environmental and Natural Resources Office (MENRO) .
Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office (NOPPO)-Special Operations Group members filed illegal gambling charges against five collared men in Sipalay City for alleged involvement in gambling operations at Sitio Hinablan, Brgy. Gil Montilla.
PSInsp. Antonio Benitez Jr of NOPPO-SOG in a joint operation with Sipalay City Police Station arrested the following suspects: Chiva Ko, 42, of Brgy. Burongan, Samar; Stan Alviola, 32, of Brgy. Talaban, Himamaylan City; Rodel Taburdan, 43, Brgy. Carmona, Makati City; Jeffrey Rayoso, 29, of Tobacco Albay, Bicol Region and Solomon Maantos, 28, of Brgy. Pinaginpinan, Kabankalan City for violation of Republic Act (RA) 9287 or illegal numbers game of Jai Alai.
Seized from them were three Fujitso laptop with charger, eight computer keyboards, eight Casio calculators, one Canon Scanner, one Canon adaptor, eight units of cellular phones of various models and brands, six cellular phone chargers, staplers, one Cherry Mobile tablet, mobile internet, six markers, carbon papers, 40 pieces ballpoint pens, one scanned tipster with number combinations, P2,454 cash believed to be bet money, tally sheets and bundles of lengthwise yellow pad pares with number combinations.
Hinigaran Police authorities arrested a 33-year old for violation of the Violence Against Women and Children Act Wednesday noon.
PInsp. Geruld M. Huerva apprehended Patrick Belarmino, of Sitio Coop, Brgy. Anahaw, Hinigaran town through a warrant for violation of section 5 (e) or Attempting to compel or compelling the woman or her child to engage in conduct which the woman or her child has the right to desist from or desist from conduct which the woman or her child has the right to engage in, or attempting to restrict or restricting the woman’s or her child’s freedom of movement or conduct by force or threat of force, physical or other harm or threat of physical or other harm, or intimidation directed against the woman or child, of Republic Act (RA) 9262 or the Anti-Violence against Women and their Children Act of 2004.
The warrant was issued by Regional Trial Court (RTC) Judge Fernando R. Elumba and recommended P12, 000 bail for the suspect’s temporary release who is presently detained at Hinigaran Police Station.
Several illegal gambling paraphernalia were confiscated by elements of Sipalay City policemen in coordination with Hinoba-an Police authorities in a raid early Wednesday night at Brgy. Talacagay, Hinoba-an.
PO3’s Mark A. de Jose and Eddie Napoles arrested Celso Eleuterio, 48, of Purok Hillside, Brgy. Nabulao, Sipalay for violation of illegal gambling known as Jai Alai.
Police report said, the suspect was collared following a pursuit operation from Sipalay to Hinoba-an where he was arrested.
The 3rd district is sending 22 boxers qualified in the eliminations Sunday to the 4th Negros First Gov. Alfredo G. Marañon, Jr., Boxing Cup championship slated October 9 to 13, 2013 in La Carlota City.
Four boxers were in the kids category; Melino Flores of Murcia in 26kgs; Junel Francisco of Murcia in 30kgs; Remart Soledad of EB Magalona in 34kgs and Charyl Tison of Murcia in the 36kgs.
Local News: Residents in Sipalay Village Sent Subpoenas After Complaints of Landgrabbing from Victims
The spokeswoman of the NPAs Southwest Command Guerrilla Front in the island, ka Andrea Guerrero has sent notices to specific residents in Camindangan Subvillage and Camansi Village to appear before their People’s Court to explain their side on accusations that they are intimidating and have landgrabbed landholding belonging to the farmers who are tillers and are also beneficiaries of the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program (CARP).
Guerrero said the subpoena to appear before the revolutionary movement’s People’s Court, was issued because of complaints filed by victims or landgrabbing before the People’s Court in Negros. The Southwest Negros Guerrilla Front is the Armando Sumayang Jr. Command.