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Architect Dies in Road Crash

An architect was killed when his car bumped the fence of a house in Bangga Akasya in Barangay Luna, Cadiz City Tuesday afternoon.

Chief Inspector Rocky Desear, OIC police chief of Cadiz Police Station, said the victim was Albert Advincula Catapang, 50, married, of Block 5, Lot 19, Hillside Subdivision, Barangay Mansilingan, Bacolod City.

Catapang was driving a Toyota Vios Sedan bound for Escalante City when he accidentally crossed the opposite lane and bumped the bamboo fence of Jinky Jaspe’s house and a mango tree.

‘Tension Still On at Escalante City Hall’

“It is not true that there is no tension here at Escalante City Hall! It’s still on!”

This was the text message yesterday from Ranie Macadato of the City Accounting Office, incharge of the accounts of 21 barangays in Escalante, refuting the statement of Acting City Mayor Santiago Maravillas saying otherwise.

DENNIS MARAVILLAS, son of and executive assistant to Acting Escalante City Mayor Santiago Maravillas, inspecting the personal file of OIC City Accountant Joan Ester Pancho.*

Escalante official struck with bottle

A councilor of Escalante City was reportedly struck with an empty bottle after he allegedly slammed the mouth of an unidentified person while singing inside a karaoke bar in the city Tuesday night.

Police Chief Inspector Rolly Pondevilla, Escalante City OIC police chief identified the suspect as Sangguniang Panlungsod Carmelito “Mitoy” Torres.

He sustained head injuries as a result of the incident and went to police station to report.

However, he is no longer interested in filing charges against the suspect.

Drug Suspect Nabbed in Escalante

The considered No. 10 Street Level Target in Escalante City was arrested by police operatives in front of the Escalante People’s Arena cockpit located in Barangay Jonob-jonob, Escalante City around 4:30 p.m. Monday.

PCInsp. Rollie Pondevilla, Escalante City OIC police chief identified the victim as Mario Dalaguit Rezaga, 36, married, of Purok Orange, Pag-asa Habitat Homes in Barangay Jonob-jonob, Escalante City.

Man Electrocuted While Fixing TV Antenna

While fixing a TV antenna, a man got electrocuted and fell to the ground hitting his head on a stone, in Barangay Alimango, Escalante City around 6:30 in the morning Saturday.

Jonathan Padpad, 50, married of the place, was immediately rushed to the Dr. Vicente F. Gustilo Memorial District Hospital in Escalante.

He was later transferred to the Teresita Jalandoni Memorial Provincial Hospital in Silay City.

There is no confirmation yet as to his current medical bulletin as of press time last night.