The Hinigaran Multisectoral People’s Assembly (HMPA), the first ever local multisectoral civil society initiative in the Municipality of Hinigaran, Negros Occidental will hold its Public Launching and Induction of Officers today, April 23 (2-5 PM) at the Hinigaran Covered Court.
Formed just last year, the HMPA is composed of various grassroots formations coming from the small fishers and farmers, rural women, farm workers, youth and students, and faith-based groups. It is the multisectoral partner alliance of the Philippine Rural Reconstruction Movement (PRRM) in Hinigaran.
A driver and 13 others were hurt when a bus fell after it tried to overtake another vehicle about 6:35AM, Monday along the national highway at Concepcion Village, Brgy. Caduhaan, Cadiz City.
Traffic reports said, a Ceres bus owned by Vallacar Transit Inc. with plate number FWG 951 driven by Leandre Enarsao, 38, of Brgy. Dancalan, Ilog while running from Bacolod to Escalante City tried to overtake a mini-bus that was unloading some passengers.
It was reported that the tire of the bus overstepped and accidentally skidded an elevated portion of the road and losing its balance and fell injuring the driver and bus conductor, Nestor Elmission Jr., 31, of Brgy. Mansilingan, Bacolod City.
Two of the three suspects in the robbery of loan officers of Asa Philippines Foundation Inc. were arrested by elements of Hinigaran town following their escape 11:15AM, from Brgy. Anahaw taking with them cash collections.
Investigation said, PInsp. Geruld Huerva, Hinigaran Police officer-in-charge with his men apprehended Danjie Heramis, 27, and Tomas Emolaga Jr., 45, both of Brgy. Inolingan, Moises Padilla after they reportedly robbed two of AsiaPhilippines Foundation Inc.’s loan officers.
Jennerey Borda, 24, of Brgy. Libas, Roxas City and Romie Bebedor, 24, of Brgy. San Lucas, Barotac Viejo, both employees of the loan company who told police probers that they were collecting payments in the area of Brgy. Anahaw when they were waylaid by the suspects.
The pilgrim relics of St. Therese of the Child Jesus and the Holy Face, one of the most popular saints of the Catholic church, are arriving in Bacolod City today, Tuesday, March 5, 2013 until Thursday. The relics will arrive in Bacolod City after a motorcade that will come from Kabankalan City that will start at 7:30 a.m. passing through churches in Hinigaran, Pontevedra, San Enrique, Valladolid and Bago.
The pilgrim relics of St. Therese of the Child Jesus is known as the Holy Face, one of the most popular saints of the Catholic Church. Here, the relics are shown after a motorcade on arrival here after today’s visits to Kabankalan City, Hinigaran, Pontevedra, San Enrique, Valladolid and Bago City.*
They are expected at the Provincial Jail in Bago City at 11 a.m. where there will be veneration by the inmates, and will proceed from the jail to the Bacolod San Sebastian Cathedral. The saint is believed to be an intercessor for, among others, prisoners having prayed for the conversion of the convicted prisoner Pranzini in her lifetime. She is also known for her work for children, priests, visual and performance artists, politicians and sportsmen.
Police operatives in Binalbagan town confiscated a pack of suspected shabu, paraphernalia and gun from a local in a raid 6AM, Friday at Sitio Cuartel, Brgy. Enclaro.
PSInsp. Albert H. Sy, police chief led his team to effect the search warrant on Remar Tudillo, 36, for violation of Republic Act (RA) 9165 or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002.
Recovered from the possession of Tudillo were the following; one plastic sachet containing suspected shabu, one disposable lighter, cellular phone, one .38 caliber Armscor revolver with serial number 1135889, six rounds of live ammunitions, two pieces of P1,000 bills, and three pieces of cut aluminum foil.
The warrant was issued by Municipal Trial Court of Hinigaran Judge Rolando V. Balgos on February 14, 2013. The operation was conducted with village officials Rosauro Estrabon and Alan Tabayan.
An 18-year old married man from Hinigaran town became the first person to be arrested by the Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office for violating the election-related gun ban last Saturday afternoon in Brgy. General Malvar, Pontevedra.
The apprehended suspect was identified by Police Chief Inspector Rico Santotome Jr., spokesperson of NOPPO, as Ofernie Cadungon, 18, of Sitio Montilla, Brgy Baga-as, Hinigaran.
A homemade caliber .38 revolver with two live rounds of ammunition and another empty shell of the said firearm was recovered from Cadungon’s possession by a team of local police officers led by Police Officer 3 Judesses Catalogo, according to Santotome.
Gov. Alfredo G. Marañon, Jr. (seated 2nd from right) distributes checks amounting to P3,850,000 to thirteen barangays in Hinigaran. In photo are Mayor Hermilo Aguilar (seated 2nd from left), Vice Mayor Jose Nadie Arceo (seated right), ABC President Oscar Yulo (seated left) and Executive Asst. Angel Verdeflor (standing left).*(Capitol photo)
Gov. Alfredo G. Marañon, Jr. distributed checks worth a total of P7 Million to eight barangays in the Munici-pality of Hinigaran and thirteen barangays in Binalbagan, during his visit in the said towns, yesterday.The recipient barangays in Hinigaran were Bato, Gargato, Miranda, Narauis, Nanunga, Zone II, Zone III and Zone IV (Poblacion).
Gov. Alfredo G. Marañon, Jr. (5th from left) turns over checks amounting to P3,160,000 to eight barangays in the Municipality of Binalbagan lead by Mayor Emmanuel Aranda (6th from left).* (Capitol photo)
Each of them received P250,000 for projects such as construction of Day Care center, purchase of multi-purpose vehicles, rehabilitation of stage and multi-purpose hall, construction of basketball court, rehabilitation of barangay health center and construction of rip-rapped drainage canal.
Area 5 and Area 8 were leading on the first day of athletic actions in the elementary and secondary levels even as 18 gold medals are at stake in today’s regular athletic actions, having 6 final events for the Special games in the 2012 Palarong Panlalawigan at Panaad Park and Sports Stadium.
One of the ongoing actions in the Palarong Panlalawigan 2012 at Panaad Park and Sports Stadium.*
Area 5 comprises the towns of Isabela, Hinigaran, Moises Padilla, La Castellana, Binalbagan and the city of Himamaylan collected three gold medals. Justin Romeo Artesano won the elementary boys’ 110 hurdles with a time of 19.70 seconds; Arnel Genega took the gold in elementary boys’ long jump in 5.13 meters distance and Rhealyn Flores won the elementary girls’ shot put in 8.45 meters.
Actually, AREA 5 has the most number of five (5) gold medals overall as against AREA 8 with three.
Local News: DOH Bans Imported Firecrackers, Pyrotechnics; Only 2 Manufacturers in Negros Occ. are Deemed Secured
By George M. De La Cruz
The Department of Health has declared a ban on imported firecrackers and pyrotechnics this holiday season.
This is under the newly approved implementing rules and regulations of Republic Act 7183 which prohibits the use of imported firecrackers and pyrotechnics, according to Jerry Porras, Nurse V and coordinator for Violence, Injury and anti-Paputok campaign.
On Friday, the DOH-CDC launched "Aksyon Paputok Injury Reduction" or APIR campaign in Negros Occidental at Sugarland Hotel, in Bacolod City with provincial health officer Dr. Ernell Tumimbang and the Philippine National Police.
By George M. De La Cruz
Incumbent Negros Occidental governor Alfredo Marañon Jr. chided his political opponents telling them that theirs were just words of mouth and his is a "list of captains" whom he said, have signified support for his re-election bid in the 2013 National and Synchronized Elections.
Negros Occidental Governor Alfredo Marañon Jr. showing his ‘List of Captains’ to the media yesterday.*(George M. De La Cruz photo)
Fondly called ‘Ferdie’ by many, the former congressman of the Second District and brother of the late former governor Joseph Marañon, Ferdie already a second-termer, claimed he has the support of the fifth district as he is certain to be winning in the district against his rival and incumbent vice governor Genaro Alvarez Jr. who is from southern Negros Occidental, where the district belongs.