Daily Archive

June 1, 2017

A total of 150 schoolchildren of the Estado Elementary School-Hacienda Mimi Extension, in Barangay 10 – Barrio Estado, Victorias City were beneficiaries of free immunization for influenza, a project of Victoriahanon Mrs. Victoria Bantug Hoffart together with the Victorias Kaayong Lawas Foundation and the Immaculate Conception Health Center to commemorate the 98th birth anniversary of former Victorias Mayor Remedios Palanca Bantug.

School head Cynthia Lazo and teachers with project benefactors and staff led by Mrs. Victoria Bantug Hoffart, Tricia Anne L. Regino, Dr. Ralph I. Caña and Butch Gicana.*

June 1, 2017

Bacolod City Councilor

Atty. Renecito Novero Writes NDB

Dear Sirs:

June 1, 2017

Sixty-five former drug dependents finished the 8-week community-based drug rehabilitation program of Bacolod City through the City Anti-Drug Abuse Council (CADAC) that ended the other day.

Mayor Evelio Leonardia lauded them for their determination to undergo rehabilitation.

They were part of the 105 drug surrenderers who underwent an 8-week CBDRP, based on the recommendation of the City Anti-Drug Abuse Council (CADAC) Committee on Rehabilitation. Actually, there were 3, 911 drug surrenderers of Oplan Tokhang.

June 1, 2017

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources-Negros Island Region (DENR-NIR) ends the Month of the Ocean celebration with a coastal clean-up and mural painting at Barangay Punta Taytay, Bacolod City, May 31.

DENR-NIR employees and residents pick up non-biodegradable trash along the coast of Purok Seawall in Brgy. Punta Taytay, Bacolod City for the culmination the Month of the Ocean.*(DENR NIR-SCIS photo)

June 1, 2017

A man was hacked dead by his neighbour after a misunderstanding while both were drinking liquor at the house of the suspect in Sitio Cabangahan, Barangay Jilabangan, Tayasan, Negros Oriental around 9:00 a.m. Tuesday.

Police identified the victim as Jonathan Barrera Bolongaita, 44, married, resident of the place. He sustained hack wounds in the neck and different parts of the body resulting to his untimely death.

Police identified the suspect as Ricky Sabanal Villegas, 20, resident of the place.

June 1, 2017

Police authorities set to serve an arrest warrant to a person in Barangay Tabugon, Kabankalan City around 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, also arrested a person with firearm.

Superintendent Rhea Santos, Kabankalan City PNP chief identified the suspects as John Paul De la Cruz Rosario, “Alyas Jun-Jun”, 20, single, of Purok Narra in the barangay and Third Marc Georfo Ondac, “Alyas JR Ondac” and “Latit” 22, single, also of the place.

June 1, 2017

A man was found floating in Bolobito-on Beach Resort in Barangay Miranda, Hinigaran town, Negros Occ. around 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 30.

Hinigaran PNP said they only received the report after the victim identified as Jonathan Remutin Calsado, 57, of Barangay Pacol, Bago City, Negros Occidental was rushed to Hinigaran Emergency Clinic. He was declared dead on arrival by Dr. Jansen Vergara.

The victim was with other relatives and friends at the beach.

He may have been too drunk causing him to drown when he went to the deep portion of the beach.*(Cyrus M. Garde)

June 1, 2017

Three suspects in a hold up in Hacienda Cornel 1, Barangay Cabahug, Cadiz City, Negros Occidental were arrested around 11:30 p.m. Monday in a follow up operation at around 1:30 a.m. on Tuesday, May 30, 2017 at Crossing Carmen in Barangay Daga, Cadiz City.

Arrested were Mateo Brillantes Canillo, 20, “Alyas Tay Boy”, of Purok Kaisda-an, Barangay Daga, Cadiz City; Jay-R Comawas Arisgado, 19, single, of Hacienda Bayabas 3, Barangay Daga, Cadiz City and John Rey Teodocio Gonzaga, 19, single, of Purok Kakahuyan also in the barangay.

June 1, 2017

A top Army officer in the Negros Island Region recommends the enhancement of barangay drug council to help government manage drug problems.

303rd Brigade Commander Col. Eliezer Lozanes said the sheer number of drug dependents identified through anti-drug government programs show the daunting tasks could well be backed-up by strengthening the Barangay Drug Abuse Council (BADAC).

An enhanced BADAC, he said, could efficiently run a community-based drug rehabilitation program.

June 1, 2017

A teenager was found dead hanging in the beam of their nipa hut in Barangay 4, Tanjay City, Negros Oriental around 5:30 in the morning Tuesday.

Police identified the victim as John Mark Arellano Malinao, 19, single, of the said place.

He was found by his father Dionisio Malinao lifeless inside their house. He used a nylon rope in hanging.

Police is still conducting investigation to determine the cause of suicide.*(Cyrus M. Garde)



June 1, 2017

The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency-Negros Island Region (PDEA-NIR) has issued clearance to four barangays of Bago as drug-free that complied with the parameters of Section 6, Dangerous Drugs Board (DDB) Regulation 3 Series of 2017.

PDEA NIRO Director Atty. Roselyn Borja, CPA, together with Provincial DILG Officer Mary Joy Meredith Madayag, City Local Government Operations Officer Rex Abello, OIC Bago City PNP PCI Joeffer Cabural, City Health Officer Dr. Ferdinand Mayoga, and Mayor Nicholas Yulo present the Certificate of Drug-Cleared Barangay to Barangay Captains Rogelio Canag, Jr. of Pacol, Guillermo Rapiñan of Bagroy, Jose Wilson Felix of Alianza, and Eddie Roque of Busay at the Mayor’s Office on May 31.*

June 1, 2017

The city government of Bacolod has set service vehicles for employees during the two-day transport strike on June 5 and 6.

Mayor Evelio Leonardia said, “This is not the first time that there is a transport strike, so we are ready to address it.” He said they will provide free transport assistance to City Hall employees as well as private offices by assigning pick up points and dropping them near their work places. Free transport assistance is from 7:00 a.m. to 5:30pm.

June 1, 2017

Tears flowed yesterday during the last mass held at the iconic Queen of Peace church at St. John’s Institute (SJI) in Bacolod City as it ceases to be a place of worship after nearly four decades.

TEARS FLOWED. Some of the Catholic devotees of Queen of Peace Parish express sadness during the last Holy Mass held yesterday.*(Jun de los Reyes / NDB photo)