Corazon Locsin Montelibano Memorial Regional Hospital
The Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office (NOPPO) head yesterday directed all police chiefs in the province including the public safety company to continue the intensified conduct of checkpoint operations and other related drives following the shooting incident in Don Salvador Benedicto (DSB) town, Wednesday afternoon.
PSSupt. Ricardo T. De la Paz, NOPPO officer-in-charge ordered police heads in the province to sustain implementation of checkpoint operations, Oplan Sita, Oplan Bakal and saturation drives in their respective area of responsibility to prevent another shooting incident that resulted to the killing of two persons and wounding three others in DSB.
Earlier reports identified the casualties as Roland Apellido and Gotelio Sabay following the exchange of fires that took place about 2:30PM, May 15, 2013 at Spur 16, Brgy. Bunga, DSB.
Senatorial candidate Juan Miguel "Migz" Zubiri yesterday said a Sugar Law is "absolutely necessary" for the sugar industry, especially with the threats pose by the collapse of our tariff walls in 2015 for sugar from other countries.
Zubiri, a former senator, said that when he wins another term in the Senate in the May 2013 elections, he promised to support the speedy passage of the proposed ‘Sugarcane Industry Development Act" principally authored by 3rd District Rep. Alfredo "Albee" Benitez.
A resident of Barangay 8, Bacolod City was arrested for attacking his neighbor due to a simple mistake, over the weekend.
Police record showed that the victim was Albert Besana, 22, of Purok Narra Baybay, Brgy. 8 and was attacked by the suspect following a heated argument, Saturday evening but were pacified. However, hours later, the suspect stabbed the victim.
Four persons were wounded in two separate shooting incidents in Murcia town and Escalante City, Friday.
Police report revealed that Estilla Evia, 56, of Sitio Antawan, Brgy. Canlandog, Murcia lodged a complaint before the local police station alleging that her husband, Ricardo, 55, and Sonny Hilado, her son-in-law were shot by unidentified persons.
Evia sustained a gunshot wound on his right thigh and Hilado on the right arm.
Probers are still investigating the identity of the suspect and the motive of the incident.
Police authorities in Murcia town arrested two persons in a reported hacking incident at about 8:45PM, Wednesday at Purok 9, Brgy. Minoyan.
PO3 George Romo with PO2 Fernando Cargando and PO1 Dennis Salmorin apprehended Herbert Arivas, 19, and Ariel Mendoza, 25, also of the same village for allegedly attacking Porferio Sanco on head using a bladed weapon.
Coming to his father’s defense, a 28-year old resident of Brgy. Felisa in Bacolod City reportedly stabbed his father’s attacker following a commotion 10PM, Sunday.
Police report said, Ronilo Capuyan, of Purok Kipot, Brgy. Felisa voluntarily turned himself in after he stabbed Elmer Garcia, 20, a native of Brgy. Banga, Candoni town.
Investigation revealed Garcia hacked Capuyan’s father, Raul, 58, after a disagreement resulting to a ruckus between them. The older Capuyan sustained a hack wound on the forehead; while Garcia was wounded on the left chest when Ronilo retaliated.
Both injured men were brought to Corazon Locsin Montelibano Memorial Regional Hospital (CLMMRH) for medical treatment.
More than 31,000 Negrenses have so far availed of free hospitalization and medical services in different public hospitals of the province, under the Negros Occidental Comprehensive Health Program (NOCHP).
The NOCHP Report said that from September 2010 to November 2012, a total of 31,418 individuals have been admitted to the Corazon Locsin Montelibano Memorial Regional Hospital (CLMMRH) in Bacolod, Teresita L. Jalandoni Memorial Provincial Hospital in Silay, and nine other district hospitals who have availed of NOCHP’s free medical services.
The total cost of medical expenses for this period reached P77.43 million, of which P16.25 million was shouldered by NOCHP, P51.79 million by PhilHealth, and P8.58 million by the Department of Social Services & Development (DSSD).
An early ambush at dawn yesterday reportedly staged by suspected members of the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People’s Army (CPP-NPA) killing a police officer and eight other civilians, leaving 10 more wounded in Brgy. Puso, La Castellana town.
Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office (NOPPO) spokesperson, PCInsp. Rico Santotome Jr. identified the fatality as Police Officer 1 (PO1) Richard Canja assigned at the local police station who succumbed to a fatal gunshot wound in the head.
Two persons died in vehicular accidents in Barangays Taculing and Mansilingan, Bacolod City Saturday and traffic investigators noted that one of them was not wearing a helmet when the accident happened.
SPO1 Dennine Perma, Traffic Management Unit (TMU) chief investigator identified the fatalities as Jake Albay, 21, of Sharina Heights Subdivision, Brgy. Taculing and Jesserel Torres, 32, of Brgy. Mailum in Bago City, Negros Occidental. PO2 Daniel Matias Ballesteros who conducted the probe stated that Albay was heading south of Gonzaga Extension in Doña Juliana Heights in Brgy. Taculing at about 12 a.m. Saturday when he lost control of his motorcycle that swerved toward the right portion of the pavement hitting a concrete barrier.
Albay, who was not wearing a helmet, was rushed with multiple injuries to the Bacolod Adventist Medical Center, but was declared dead on arrival by attending physicians.
Meanwhile, Torres was with his companion Francis Bugna, 19, of Brgy. Rizal Ibarra, Iloilo City were riding a pick-up and was heading east of the Bacolod-Murcia road in Brgy. Mansilingan when it hit a truck parked beside the road.
After hitting the truck, the pick-up which was driven by Edgar Namang, 43, of Brgy. Mailum, Bago City swerved to the left portion of the road, went up the gutter and rammed into the variety store of Joemarie Garaygay.
Police reported that there were no one at the store at the time of accident.
While issues are being debated about whether to allow civilians ownership of a gun, an incident relative to this occurred earlier this week involving a person who shot a passerby without apparent reason while reportedly under the influence of liquor in Sagay City, Negros Occidental.
Police arrested Norberto Alarcon Jr., 33, of Purok Mangingisda, Brgy. Himogaan, Sagay City following a pursuit operation after he allegedly shot a passerby identified as Rey Arevalo, 40, also of the same place using an improvised shotgun.
Investigation said, the suspect appeared to be drunk and shoot at somebody who happened to pass in front of him.