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March 1, 2017

DUMAGUETE CITY – Department of Education (DeEd) Secretary Leonor Briones turned down speculations and false news about the change of venues in the upcoming 2017 Palarong Pambansa.


DepEd secretary Leonor Briones during a brief interview with the Bacolod media in the Dumaguete City over the weekend.* (Photo by James G. Toga)

March 1, 2017

The Negros Occidental Provincial Development Council (PDC) presided by Gov. Alfredo Marañon, Jr. has approved resolutions of the Proposed Sub-Provincial Key Development Centers and Proposed Inter-Provincial Road Sections for endorsement to the Negros Island Region (NIR) Development Council (DC), during the First Regular Meeting held yesterday at Nature’s Village Resort in Talisay City.


Gov. Alfredo Marañon, Jr. (seated center) at the Provincial Development Council First Regular Meeting held at Nature’s Village Resort in Talisay City, Tuesday.*(Capitol photo by Richard Malihan)

March 1, 2017

A court in San Carlos City, Negros Occidental dismissed three murder cases and one frustrated murder case filed against Rep. Melecio Yap (1st District) for lack of probable cause.

Escalante City Prosecutor Ranela De la Fuente said, Regional Trial Court Branch 57 Judge Danilo Amisola ruled on four of the five cases even before a hearing on their opposition to the motion for judicial determination of probable cause.

March 1, 2017

A security guard ended his life by hanging himself inside the guard house in a warehouse he was guarding at Sibulan town in Negros Oriental.

He was found around 6:30 a.m. Monday.

Police identified him as Dhyron Benedicto, 24, single, resident of Barangay Tabu-an, Bayawan City.

He used a cable cord to hang himself. He was rushed to Negros Oriental Provincial Hospital in Dumaguete City, but was declared dead on arrival.

Police investigation disclosed he ended his life after his girlfriend left him for another man.

March 1, 2017

The current issues besetting the Philippines is “divisive for the country,” Negros Occidental Governor Alfredo Marañon Jr., said yesterday.

Marañon’s concern comes on the heels of the political controversies including alleged destabilization plots against President Rodrigo Duterte.

“It is said that 95 percent of the sins of men are caused by his tongue. We should minimize talking. My philosophy is not to say anything bad about other persons. Only see the positive side in people,” the Governor pointed out.

March 1, 2017

A driver of “habal-habal,” a single motorcycle that ferries passengers in the mountain roads, was shot dead by a group of suspects in Moises Padilla town around 3:00 p.m. Monday.

Police Senior Inspector Allan Reloj, Moises Padilla PNP identified the victim as Dante Ignacio Bahala, 27, of Sitio Balunggay, Barangay Montilla of the town.

The victim was sitting beside the road in the area when the suspectes spotted him.

He sustained multiple gunshot wounds in the body and died on the spot.

March 1, 2017

A driver of a motorcycle and his backrider were injured when bumped by a cargo truck loaded with sugarcane along the national highway, Barangay Alicante, EB Magalona town in Negros Occidental about 12:50 in the morning Monday.

Senior Inspector Bonifacio Aral, EB Magalona PNP OIC police chief identified the victims as Pedro Bantillo Francisco, Jr., 40, married, of Hacienda Chambery in Barangay Caduhaan, Cadiz City; and Mart Grace Elquizer, 20, single, of Bacolod City.

March 1, 2017

A man was found dead outside his house in Barangay E. Lopez, Silay City around 12:45 p.m. Monday.

Police Superintendent Willy Diel, Silay City PNP chief identified the victim as Reynaldo Pineda Romal, 56, with live-in partner, of Hacienda Guinsang-an 2, Barangay E. Lopez, Silay City in Negros Occidental.

Police said they found no foul play in his death and is believed to have died of natural cause or cardiac arrest.*(CMG)

March 1, 2017

DUMAGUETE CITY, Negros Oriental - Bacolod City wrapped up two volleyball titles in the secondary girls’ division, while La Carlota City and Tanjay City in elementary and secondary boys’ respectively in the 2017 NIRAA regional meet here.

NOPSSCEA champion BTTHS which represents Bacolod in the secondary division beat Dumaguete, 11-25, 22-25 and 21-25 for the crown.

Negros Occidental won third place beating Tanjay, 22-25, 25-15 and 19-25.

Bacolod also beat Silay City for the crown in elementary girls’ division, while Dumaguete beat La Carlota.

March 1, 2017

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March 1, 2017

Negros Occidental Govenor Alfredo Marañon Jr. maintained that he and his United Negros Alliance (UNA) has no political plans yet for the next local elections in 2019.

“Let us not talk about politics yet. We should not delve in politics or we cannot do anything. We still have a lot of things to do. Politics is envious, destructive and retrogressive,” Marañon said yesterday.

The Governor also denied that he was endorsing Rep. Alfredo Benitez (2nd district) to run as governor in an interview Monday.