Bago City

125th Birth Anniversary Of Senator Ramon Torres In Bago

The City of Bago will commemorate the quasquicentennial or the 125th birth anniversary of one of its illustrious son, former Senator Ramon Araneta Torres on Sunday, June 12.

The event will coincide with the 118th Philippine Independence day celebration in Bago. The program will start at 7:00 a.m. with wreath-laying ceremony in the Torres Mausoleum, at the Old Catholic cemetery. Bago Mayor Ramon Torres, grandnephew of the former senator together with Vice Mayor Nicholas Yulo will lead the occasion.

Suspects Known, 1 Arrested in Killing Bagoeño; 1 Dies in Mishap at Lacson St.

One of the three suspects was accompanied by his family to surrender to police authorities Tuesday in the killing of a Bago City resident, whose body was dumped and found 9:20 p.m., Sunday in Purok Westway, Barangay Damsite, Murcia, Negros Occidental.

Police Senior Inspector Laurence Bathan, Murcia PNP chief identified the suspect as Normel Panaguiton, 18, resident of Barangay Abuanan, Bago City and neighbour of the victim.

Two of them were already identified but Bathan asked not to divulge their name pending their arrest.

‘Submit to Gov to Clear Name’, Eusebio Tells Tabianan

“Submit yourself to the Governor to clear yourself.”

This was the appeal yesterday of acting provincial administrator Leonardo Eusebio to provincial agriculturist Engr. Igmedio Tabianan.

Eusebio said that Tabianan cannot be contacted by him or even Governor Alfredo Marañon Jr., to ask him to submit an incident report involving an employee of his department.

“If an employee is involved in something, it is the responsibility of the department head,” he pointed out.

Pickup Driver Who Killed Nurse Now Identified

Bago City PNP has identified the driver of a Mitsubishi pickup who killed a nurse and injured three others 9:30 p.m. Wednesday along Rafael Salas drive in the city.

Superintendent David Cachumbo, Jr., Bago City PNP chief has arrested Rodolfo Salazar, 48 of Barangay Pacol also of the city for questioning.

Salazar alleged he did not know he hit somebody that fateful night.

But Cachumbo said the color and the debris that was left at the tricycle matched with the color of Salazar’s pickup and the debris of his bumper.

Nurse Killed, 3 Others Injured in Bago Mishap

A nurse of Bago City Hospital was killed, her two colleagues and the driver of a tricycle they were riding on were injured when a pick up hit the tricycle along Salas Drive, near the Bago Police Office at about 10 p.m., Wednesday.

They were victims of hit-and-run, according to Police Superintendent David Cachumbo, Jr., Bago chief of police.

He identified the fatality as Berlen Mondia Bedayo, 25, of Mar-El Subdivision in Bago.

Injured were nurses Lina Surmaco, 32, and Paula Oreta, 32.