Restoration of electricity service in the northern parts of Negros Occidental is a 24/7 job with VRESCO linemen, backed by complement teams from other electric cooperatives like CENECO, are working 24 hours a day and seven days a week.
Atty. Dan Pondevilla, OIC General Manager of Manapla-based VRESCO yesterday told NDB some P30 million in facilities and equipment were lost to Typhoon Yolanda in its area of jurisdiction, which is from E.B. Magalona to San Carlos City.
Vresco It is also losing some P4 million a day in revenues since Yolanda downed more than 500 of its electric poles and about 85 69-kilovolt main lines.
As of yesterday, Pondevilla said about 80 percent of the city proper and nearby areas in badly-hit Sagay City have been provided with electricity except in certain barangays and puroks that power lines are still being restored.
By ARMAN TOGA & ROX ESTRELLA
TALISAY CITY - A woman who is Number 2 in the list of illegal drug personalities in Bacolod City and Number 12 in Western Visayas or Region 6 was arrested by operatives of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) in Talisay City yesterday.
Mary Rose L. Celes alias Gwapa, 38, of Barangay Banago, Bacolod City was nabbed in a buy bust operation at the Spa By The Sea at Barangay Zone 15 in Talisay around 3:30 p.m. yesterday.’
(L-R photos) Police security and students of VMA Global College watch the candidates of Miss Earth 2013 as they observe the Safety Of Life At Sea (SOLAS) demonstration of VMA students. They were amazed by the techniques of VMAers in saving life at sea.*(Edith B. Colmo photos)
KABANKALAN CITY - There is no foul play in the death of 33-year-old Dr. Roselyn Gomez of Victorias City who was found dead inside her apartment room at Sola Street at the Kabankalan city proper Monday.
Supt. Salvador Dagoon, Kabankalan Police OIC Director told newsmen yesterday Dr. Gomez was found dead when policemen responded to the call of her clinic secretary when the latter found out that there was some odor emanating from the lady physician’s room.
Soldiers belonging to a unit of the 47th IB, which is deployed in Southern Negros, and who have been out on a series of military operations against the NPAs, forced a farmer in Tapi Village, Kabankalan City, to strip stark naked and took footage of him, using a video camera. The incident happened November 17, said Felipe Levy Gelle.
In an interview with DYRL’s "Tungkaron Ta Ini" program, yesterday the farmer identified himself as Billy Laga who owns a small farm in the area. He said he was working in his farm when the soldiers who belong to a 47th IB unit, composed of a number of men he could not identify, forced him to undress and in the buff took footages of his body concentrating on his sexual organ.
Governor Alfredo Marañon, Jr. giving away relief goods at Barangay Paitan, Escalante City last Saturday.*
First time in the history of VMA Global College that the provincial government of Negros Occidental has forged an agreement for a study now pay later project benefitting the students from far flung areas of the province. The project is a tripartite endeavor between VMA Global College, Negros Occidental provincial government, and the management of Marlow Navigation, Inc. There are 54 students presently benefitting the program.
Through the memorandum of agreement (MOA) that the representatives of each organization have signed, they committing to extend assistance to the students. On the part of the Negros Occidental government represented by Gov. Alfredo Marañon, Jr., he committed to pay the tuition and other school fees of the students. VMA shall provide the necessary educational inputs to the scholars, while Marlow Navigation committed to handle the cadetship training onboard their vessels, and hire them after graduation.
tting 54 students in BS Maritime courses at VMA Global College, three agencies agreed. (left photo) Marlow Navigation, Inc. represented by Capt. Rolando Ormas, manager, Cadet Development Department, and company president Capt. Leopoldo Tenorio; Negros Occidental Gov. Alfredo Marañon, Sr., and Atty. John N. Orola, Jr, president, VMA Global College. Witnesses are student scholars and Orola sisters, and other school officials (center photo).*(EBColmo)
Police authorities in Silay City with troops of Philippine Army arrested a local of Cadiz City and member of the Civilian Active Auxiliary (CAA) for alleged unlawful acquisition or possession of firearms and ammunitions about 8AM, Monday.
Reports said a complaint was filed by Brgy. Kagawad Salvacion Corugda against Lemuel Paunillan, 22, of Brgy. Tinampa-an, Cadiz City for alleged violation of Republic Act (RA) 10591.
Close to 100 drivers with their passenger jeepneys, carred out a protest tackling two major issues and who later carried out a dialogue with Talisay City Mayor Eric Saratan in the city hall yesterday morning.
United Negros Drivers’ Operators’ Center (UNDOC) Secretary General Diego Malacad, who was interviewed by NNF/NDB and in DYRL’s "Tungkaron Ta Ini" radio program said the protest action and the dialogue with Mayor Saratan, yielded satisfactory results.
Participating in the protest action were Talisay and Silay cities’ passenger jeepney drivers.
A motorcycle rider and his 9-year old back rider were hurt in a road accident about 4AM, Sunday at the intersection of Montinola St. and Osmeña Avenue, Brgy. 3 in Victorias City.
Investigation revealed a blue-colored Honda 155 motorcycle with plate number 7550 driven by Jeric Francisco, 21, and his back rider Oniel Inociete, 9, both of Hacienda Amanda, Brgy. 8 were traveling from north to south direction of the highway when it accidentally hit a Fuso Canter dropside with plate number KFP 271 and driven by Alberto Presidentes.