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.
The Commission on Elections (COMELEC) has thumbed down the application for partylist status of the supposed women’s group, the Movement for Change and Reform (Melchora) even when the longtime partner of the then late Congressman Ignacio Arroyo, visited the office of COMELEC Chairman Sixto Brillantes.
The COMELEC disqualified Melchora as a non-sectoral women’s group.
The COMELEC has already disqualified 178 alleged legitimate partylist groups with various names and titles invented by those who organized these.
A 76-year old man was accidentally hit by a motorcycle driven by a 16-year old about 2 p.m., Friday along M.H. Del Pilar national highway, Brgy. 3 in Hinigaran town, causing his death.
A road accident along the national highway at Purok Cabubu-an, Brgy. Pilar, Hinigaran town took the life of a 70-year old man and his grandson about 6:25 p.m., Sunday.
Traffic reports said, Conrado Tomazar and 13-year-old grandson, Mark Angel Tomazar, of Pandan Ville, Brgy. Pilar were on board a red-colored Honda XRM without plate number and running North direction to South of the highway when the accident happened.
Charges for qualified theft are being readied for filing against a refreshment helper in Hinigaran town after he reportedly stole an estimated P4,000 worth of assorted chicken meat, Friday evening.
Police report said, Rebe Pagunsan alias Ete, 27, a helper at BJS Refreshment/Manokan located at Rizal St., Brgy. 3 in Hinigaran was arrested in his residence during follow-up investigation from a complaint filed by the establishment’s owner, Elizede Motin.
Boxers from different Local Government Units (LGUs) in the 3rd and 5th Districts are all prepared to slug it out this weekend as the two elimination legs will be held simultaneously in La Castellana and Talisay City.
A reported stolen motorcycle was discovered by elements of Hinigaran Police Station, Wednesday morning at Brgy. Gargato.
Police report said, a black-colored Kawasaki 100CC motorcycle was found in the middle of a sugarcane field at AC Yulo Subd., Brgy. Gargato about 5:50AM, Wednesday and allegedly abandoned by robbers.
A suspected theft was arrested by school security guards, Sunday morning along with the loot inside the campus of Hinigaran National High School in the town.
Police report said, SG Jose Avelino Ortiz was patrolling inside the campus, he noticed that the front door lock of the school canteen was broken and discovered that the canteen’s water dispenser worth P10,000 with an estimated P300 coins inside and two vendo-machines were missing.
A 72-year old man in Hinigaran was shot dead after leaving the court house about 11:40AM, Thursday at Sitio Henares, Brgy. Aranda in the town.
Hinigaran Police reports revealed that Rogelio Panerio alias Eyo was shot by unidentified persons using an undetermined caliber of firearm hitting him on the right side of his body near his underarm and one gunshot wound on his nape.Initial investigation disclosed that two gunshots were heard by a resident near the area and later went to check the, Arnel Nangan who heard the fires saw the victim lying on his stomach.