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Riding-in-Tandem Rob Cigarette Salesmen

Two salesmen were held up by two unidentified suspects riding in-tandem on a motorcycle of cash; reams of cigarettes and personal belongings along Isabela-Hinigaran road in Sitio Linao, Barangay Bato, Hinigaran town, Negros Occ. around 1:00 p.m. Wednesday.

Police Chief Inspector Jake Barilla, Hinigaran OIC Police chief identified the victims as Eliseo Mario Barayoga, Jr., 43, married, of RGG Housing, Barangay Mansilingan, Bacolod City and Melogie Deocadez Erojo, 31, married, of Sunset Village in Barangay E. Lopez, Silay City, Negros Occidental.

Isabela to Embark on Massive Info Drive on Federalism

‘Negros Federal State a Possible Proposition’


A federalism advocate and close ally of President Rodrigo Duterte stressed that the proposition to create a Federal State of Negros is possible, and it depends more on the lobbying of the congressmen from the island.

ISABELA MAYOR Joselito Y. Malabor (upper photo) presides over the first ever Isabela Municipal Convention that kicked off Saturday at the town’s socio-cultural center, with Hugpong Federalismo convenor & former Janiuay, Iloilo administrator Mary Jane Locsin (lower inset right photo) as guest speaker, with 600 participants ttending ( lower inset left).*

Isabela Hopes for New PNP Chief, More Cops

Isabela Mayor Joselito Y. Malabor expressed optimism that his requests, for a new municipal police chief and for five additional policemen, will be granted in a few days.

Malabor, in a phone interview yesterday told NDB he already got positive response from P/S Supt. Rodolfo D. Castil, OIC-Provincial Police Director for Negros Occidental, on his request for or recommendation, to assign as Isabela PNP Chief of Police, Chief Inspector Jake Panagsagan Barila.

New Mayor, VM of Isabela Take Oath

Following the death of Mayor Enrique Montilla III of Isabela on Holy Thursday, Vice Mayor Joselito Malabor took his oath as Montilla’s successor, before Governor Alfredo Marañon Jr. yesterday morning.

NEW ISABELA MAYOR. Gov. Alfredo Marañon, Jr. administers the oath of new Isabela town mayor Joselito Y. Malabor (3rd from left), in the presence of his wife, Analyn Malabor and daughter, Mikka Ella (2nd and 3rd from right), and Fifth District Board Member Renato Malabor, Jr. and Araceli Malabor (2nd and 1st from left), at the Provincial Capitol, yesterday.*(Richard Malihan / Capitol photo)