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MURDER CHARGES FILED vs 10 SUSPECTS: In the killing of PBM Malabor and bodyguard

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Murder charges were filed yesterday afternoon, July 28 against 10 suspects (7 named, 3 not yet) in the shooting to death of Negros Occidental Provincial Board Member Renato Malabor and his bodyguard, Leody “Butch” Jumilla in Isabela, Negros Occ. last June 28, 2015. One of the suspects was nabbed in a drug bust admitted participation to the murder. Four of the witnesses include a 12-year-old child.

The arrest of the suspects came exactly 30 days after the shooting.

An initial bounty of P2 Million from the Sangguniang Panlalawigan of Negros Occidental was offered to whoever can give information leading to the arrest of the suspects. This offer was increased to P2.5 Million to further hasten search for the killers.

BM Malabor and Jumilla were shot by a lone gunman while both were leaving the cockpit in Barangay Guintubhan in Isabela town, early morning of June 28 at about 1:00.

Senior Supt. Samuel Nacion, acting provincial director said that BM Malabor (5th District) and Jumilla were on their way to the former’s service vehicle, a Toyota Hi Lux when both were shot from behind.

Nacion said Jumilla, 40 years old and bodyguard of Malabor for 15 years died on the spot from two gunshot wounds in the back while Malabor, 55 succumbed to a lone gunshot wound also in the back while being treated at the Bacolod Adventist Medical Center.

Most PWD-Friendly Barangays

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Barangay Handumanan was awarded as the 2015 Most PWD-Friendly Barangay of Bacolod City for persons with disabilities followed by Brgy. Banago and Brgy. Villamonte.

Handumanan Brgy. Kagawads Monat Pirote (left) and Jojie Hiponia (center) with the judges of the Search for PWD-Friendly Barangay 2015.*


The award was given during the culmination program of the 37th National Disability Prevention & Rehabilitation (NDPR) Week from July 17-23, 2015 with a theme “Health & Wellness Opportunities for PWDs toward an Inclusive Development for All” at SM Atrium.

Barangay officials namely, Kgd. Monat Pirote, Kgd. Nene Baya, chairman of Social Services Committee together with Maya Dela, president of Handumanan Association of PWDs (HAPs) received the award. Other HAPs officers are Ismael Solivio - vice president; Lowell Raner — secretary, Analyn Diaz — treasurer and Board members Arnold Ardosa, Robinson Beldia, Lalaine Colendres, Rodolfo Coray and Teresa Suyo.

Local Corporate Executive Gets Outstanding LCCian of the World Award

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Delia C. Ciocon-Granada, a graduate of La Consolacion College Bacolod High School Class 1957 was recognized by La Consolacion College Bacolod for her significant contributions to the local community.

Delia Ciocon

Four LGUs Sign MOA for Metro Negros CRMDC

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The cities of Bacolod, Talisay and Silay and the Municipality of E.B. Magalona signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) creating the Metro Negros Coastal Resources Management and Development Council (Metro Negros CRMDC) in a ceremony held at Silay Civic Center in Silay City, yesterday.

Mayors Monico Puentevella of Bacolod City, Jose Montelibano of Silay City and Eric Saratan of Talisay City (seated l-r) together with Bacolod City Councilor Sonya Verdeflor, Executive Asst. to the Governor Angel Verdeflor, Allan Villaruz of E.B. Magalona, and local officials, among others, at the signing of the Memorandum of Agreement for the Metro Negros Coastal Resources Management and Development Council held in Silay City, yesterday.* (Capitol photo)

Convention on Local Knowledge Asean Integration 2015 Held

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The Asian University Digital Resource Network (AUDRN) 2nd National Convention & 3rd Conference on Local Knowledge in the Face of Asean Integration 2015 was held at the Santuario De La Salle, University of St. La Salle, Bacolod City Saturday, July 25, 2015.

Hector Gloria, Vice-Chancellor for Mission & Development, University of St. La Salle; Fr. John Christian Young, Secretary–Treasurer, AUDRN, President, Fr. Saturnino Urious University receive their plaque of appreciation from Dr. Rosario O. Lapus, President, Miriam College & AUDRN at the 2nd National Convention & 3rd Conference on Local Knowledge in the Face of the ASEAN Integration 2015 held at Santuario De La Salle. * (Jun de los Reyes/NDB photo)