Daily Archive

August 3, 2017

TENPIN MASTERS CHALLENGE SEASON FOUR JULY champion Dr Larnie Vencer (right) pose with PBC president Engr Gerry Mallillin (2nd, right) during the award ceremony. With them are Herman Santos, Toto Ong, and Richel Gumban.* (JGT photo)

August 3, 2017


From the Editor-in-Chief

Fountain of Justice - In front of the Bacolod City Hall, the former site of the old City Hall

The New Government Center - At present a sight to behold, rising from out of the open space of fresh greenery, catching the attention of passersby who sometimes call it THE WHITE HOUSE.

August 3, 2017

Vice Mayor El Cid Familiaran, chairman of the Solid Waste Action Team said, they have started Friday the Education, Information Campaign (EIC) at Barangay 30.

He said, they hope to conduct the EIC to the 61 barangays of the city before the end of the month so they could start the “No Segregation, No Collection” policy in September.

August 3, 2017

Negros Occidental Governor Alfredo Marañon, Jr. positively hopes that the Negros Island Region (NIR) will push through despite negative feedback.

Reportedly, DILG Under Secretary JV Hinlo mentioned that NIR is not included in the 2018 national budget.

But Gov. Marañon does not close his door because there are many congressmen supporting this project but Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno.

August 3, 2017

The Philippine Information Agency (PIA) will be conducting an Asean briefing for Information Officers and ‘Kumpas Barangay’ in Brgy. Granada tomorrow, Friday, August 4, in a move to heighten awareness and appreciation to the Asean that will turn 50 years-old on August 8.

In the morning, the Asean briefing for Information Officers will be held at the DTI- Bacolod City Negosyo Center Training at 8:30 am.

To speak on Asean overview is PIA’s Lorenzo Lambatin Jr. and Lilibeth French of PIA6 on Freedom of Information (FOI).

August 3, 2017

A father killed his son around 8:20 p.m. last July 28, 2017 in Sitio Lodgoron, Barangay Anibong, Ayungon, Negros Oriental, police belated report disclosed.

The victim was identified as Ariel Salimbagat Silvano, 30, fisherman, resident of the place.

He sustained injuries on his face and fell unconscious and was rushed to Bindoy District Hospital but was declared dead on arrival.

Police identified the suspect, his father, also a fisherman, as Macario Silvano y Apostol, 60, married, also of the place.

August 3, 2017

A young person was shot dead inside the Midtown Public Market in Barangay Mabigo, Canlaon City, Negros Occidental around 12:15 a.m. yesterday, August 2.

Police identified the vicim as Rodel Pologon Laparan, 20 years old, single, of Angas 1, Barangay Mabigo, Canlaon City.

He sustained gunshot wounds on his right abdomen and was rushed by bystanders to Canlaon District Hospital but died later.

August 3, 2017

Three wanted persons were arrested by joint elements of Cadiz Intelligence operatives; the 1st Maneuver Company of the Regional Public Safety Battalion-18 in Villa Luisa Relocation Site, Barangay Luna around 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Police Chief Inspector Rocky Desear, OIC police chief identified the suspects as Joemarie Delfinado Ejido, 40, married; his brothers Jessie, 37, married; and Carlos, 44, married – all of the same barangay.

August 3, 2017

Four drug personalities were arrested in separate operations in Victorias City and Ilog town in Negros Occidental Tuesday.

Superintendent Herman Garbosa, Victorias City Police Chief identified the suspects in his area as Gerry Beronio Torrena, 31, single, resident of Wet Market, Barangay 19-A Canetown, Victorias City; Jelon Subiga Padonio, 28, single, of Pusan, Barangay 20; and Bernie Torena, 33, married, of Hacienda Sta. Cruz, Victorias City.

August 3, 2017

Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) Undersecretary Jesus “JV” Hinlo clarified reports in a media outlet on the status of the Negros Island Region (NIR) and on the possible involvement of some Negros politicians in illegal drugs.

In his message to the media late in the afternoon of August 1, 2017, he wrote:

Clarification on two points on my July 31, 2017 interview by media at the Bacolod New Gov’t Center:

August 3, 2017

A 24-year-old was found hanging inside his room in Purok Ilaya, Barangay Cabug, Bacolod City around 12:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Police identifed the victim as Ricky Isulat Bartolome, 24, single, resident of the place.

He was discovered by his brother Rene, who allegedly saw his brother roaming around their residence about 11:00 a.m. until he went upstairs to fold his clothes.

At about 12:30 p.m., he heard the voice of his brother Ricardo, asking Ricky “Na ano ka Nong?” upon discovering the victim hanged himself.

August 3, 2017

One was killed and the other was wounded after they were shot by riding-in-tandem in Purok Orchids, Barangay Malaiba, Canlaon City, Negros Oriental.

Police identified the victim as Marjun Sabio, 29.

He sustained multiple gunshot wounds in the different parts of the body.

Wounded was identified as Eleuterio Gicale, 29, all of the same place.

Police said the suspects were unidentified as they were wearing bonnets. They immediately sped off. They recovered 15 empty shells of .45 caliber at the crime scene.