GMA Network Kapuso Stars Rochelle Pangilinan, award-winning actor Rocco Nacino and premier actress Lovi Poe spiced up the annual celebration of 13th Charter Anniversary of Sipalay City, Negros Occidental during the Kapuso Fiesta last March 30, Sunday, 8pm at Sipalay City Gymnasium.
An estimated 8,000 people in attendance gathered during the Kapuso Fiesta at Sipalay City gym last March 30, featuring (L-R) Rochelle Pangilinan, Lovi Poe and Rocco Nacino.*
Sipalay City Police with Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office (NOPPO) Intelligence Branch and Anti-Illegal Drugs Special Operations Task Force (AIDSOTF) busted two persons in a raid resulting to the recovery of suspected drugs and paraphernalia, Tuesday morning.
PSupt. Noel Mana-ay and PSInsp. Irma Tagle Teoxon apprehended Victor Magbanua, 39, of Purok 2, Brgy. 2, Sipalay City and Rodolfo Manaloan after being busted by operatives and recovered several sachets of suspected shabu and paraphernalia.
A missing fisherman given up for lost by fellow villagers in St. Helis Subvillage in Inayauan, Cauayan in Southern Negros, turned up alive after rescuers chanced upon him in Cagayansillo Island to where he was carried by strong sea currents.
The villagers surmised that the missing fisherman would not be able to survive his ordeal as he had been declared missing for about five days already.
The missing fisherman, Ronnie Salendron, was barely alive, famished and dehydrated, rescuers said. His frail banca had capsized and its movements were limited because it had already been filled with seawater.
By Inna Pauline L. Monillo
A woman reported to the police that an unidentified person stole her wallet at SM City Mall, Reclamation Area, Brgy. 10, Bacolod City at about 6:15 pm, Sunday.
Jessica Magbanua y Sayco, 33, of Hda. La Paz, Brgy. Pacul, Bago City said she was walking alone inside SM Mall when she discovered that the zipper of her brown shoulder bag is already open and her pink wallet inside is already missing which contained: Singapore working permit ID, Resorts World of Sentosa ID, Kabayan Remittance ID, cash amounting to P11,000.00, 200 Euro Bill, 90 Singaporean Dollar and assorted receipts.
Authorities in Sipalay City are in pursuit of two suspects reportedly involved in the shooting to death of a city employee about 6PM Friday at the national road in Brgy. Cartagena.
Initial investigation said Richard Tolmo, 28, was shot by two unidentified suspects on board a white-colored Honda motorcycle.
Tolmo, among key men in implementing the Privilege Health Card project of City Mayor Oscar "Nonoy" Montilla’s administration, sustained several gunshot wounds causing his death.
Police authorities in Sipalay City are conducting pursuit operation to arrest the two suspects who allegedly shot a local about 8:30AM, Tuesday at Sitio Cambugi-ot, Brgy. Camindangan.
Investigation revealed, Micheal Calapardo, 23, of Sitio Cagay, Brgy. Camindangan was with his grandmother walking towards the village market when the two unidentified suspects waylaid them.
One of the suspects allegedly grabbed and held him, while the other man shot him on the chest. The suspects were donned with face covers during the attack. The victim succumbed to gunshot wounds after the incident.
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.