The Aloha Medical Mission continues to heal Negrenses with the conduct of a medical, dental and surgical mission held at the Teresita L. Jalandoni Memorial Provincial hospital in Silay City from February 24-28, 2014.
Dr. Brad Wong, head of the Medical Mission said that this is the 10th year that they do here in Negros Occidental.
They have a team of Gynecologists, Plastic Surgeons, General Surgeons and Dentists of different nationalities such as Chinese, Japanese, Filipinos, Guamanian, Italian, Mexican, among others.
ALOHA MEDICAL MISSION. Mrs. Maridel Gamban, Mrs. Jean Trebol, St. Scholastica’s Bacolod Alumni Foundation, Inc. Vice President with Dr. Brad Wong, General Surgeon and Medical Team leader of the Aloha Medical Mission who do minor and major surgical operations to more or less 500 Negrense at the Teresita Jalandoni Memorial Provincial Hospital from February 24-28, 2014. They will also do a medical mission in Kabankalan on March 3-8, 2014.*
Police authorities in Kabankalan City are still in pursuit of suspects in a shooting incident that took place early Tuesday morning at Guanzon St., Brgy. 1 in the city.
PO3 Ricky Roger Toledo, police investigator reported that Miguel Angel Sola, 47, of Rizal St., Brgy. 9, Kabankalan City succumbed to multiple gunshot wounds on the different parts of the body when unidentified suspects shot him at about 12:10AM, Tuesday infront of Gud Trading, Guanzon St.
Sola was rushed to Lorenzo D. Zayco District Hospital for medical treatment but was declared dead by attending physicians.
The Institute for Negros Development (IND) of the University of St. La Salle (USLS), as the area implementing partner of Busog, Lusog, Talino (BLT) School Feeding Program here in Negros, conducted a BLT Cluster Workshop and Mentoring Session last February 14, 2014 at the Kabankalan DepEd Division Conference Room in Kabankalan City.
BLT Field Coordinators Sharmaine Servano and Kavin Escabarte with the 10 BLT School Coordinators of the BLT Schools in Kabankalan City.*
The participants of the event are the BLT Coordinators of the 10 BLT schools in Kabankalan namely Amian Elementary School, Badiangay Elementary School, Candiacap Elementary School, Cara-an Elementary School, Colambo Elementary School, Hilamonan Elementary School, Pacao Elementary School, San Jose Elementary School, Tabugon Elementary School and Tampalon Elementary School.
Two men suspected of murder were jointly arrested in Negros Occidental by Kabankalan City Police and intelligence operatives of Rizal and Antipolo Police Station, Thursday evening.
PSupt. Salvador E. Dagoon Jr., of Kabankalan City Police with PSInsp. Perlito R. Tuayon, of Rizal Provincial Police apprehended Romano Rivera, 28, of Sitio Tapian, Brgy. Hilamonan and Ambrocio Caunan, 35, of Brgy. Serafina Sto. Niño, South Cotabato at about 6:45PM, Thursday at Brgy. Hilamonan.
Farmers in Barangay Kamansi in Kabankalan City, are complaining about the operations of the 47th Infantry Battalion (IB) soldiers who, aside from staying in their houses, carry out foot patrols in the dead of night.
The soldiers are staying in the hacienda owned by landowner, Gene Sola, and primarily being by his son, John Paul Sola.
Word has spread that five of the farmers will allegedly be assassinated or eliminated after New People’s Army (NPA) guerillas carried out a lightning raid last week at the hacienda compound, seizing shotguns and hogtying security guards.
The International Children Surgical Foundation based in Idaho in the United States, will perform free operations for children with cleft lip (sungi) in Kabankalan City, Negros Occidental.
Dubbed as Mission Smile, the free operations will be performed on February 3 to 14, this year at the Zayco District Hospital in Kabankalan.
Farmers coming from Lumbia Subvillage, Kamansi Village in Kabankalan City, primarily in the disputed hacienda Sta. Isabel of the Sola family, have been assured by the local Municipal Agrarian Reform Officer (MARO), that they will fast track the survey phase for the implementation of the government’s Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program (CARP), but had a heated exchange of opinion when the farmers were told that soldiers of the 47th IB would be posted in the area.
The MARO said the survey to the fast track the implementation of the agrarian reform program would be in February 11, next month but a heated discussion took place between the farmers and the National Anti-Poverty Commission (NAPC) when Ronnie Acuyan who belonged to the local DAR said that the soldiers are to provide "security" and stand guard during the survey. The farmers’ leaders reasoned out that the soldiers have nothing to do with the program and have no business being there.
As usual, after the raid carried out by the rebel New People’s Army (NPA) in the hacienda of the Sola family administered by Gene Sola and son, John Paul Sola, the military soon after carried out operations but which were again the subjects of complaints from farmer-leaders who requested they not be named for security reasons, because heavily-armed soldiers in full battle gear took liberties and forcibly stayed in farmers’ houses, evidently as a cover.
After the NPA answered the farmers’ call for succor after their corn crops were allegedly cut, crops allowed to be partaken of by the Sola’s sheeps, and being shot at a number of times, the farmers declared that this time harassments in the form of soldier-boarders are continually disturbing their lives.
Suspected New People’s Army (NPA) rebels swooped down Hacienda Sta. Isabel in Barangay Camansi, Kabankalan City at noontime yesterday and burned a warehouse with several farm implements and firearms.
Initial reports from the Kabankalan Police and other NDB sources revealed that the burning of the warehouse of the hacienda owned by sugar planter Pedro Jean Sola, also resulted to the burning of fertilizers, salt and farm implements, tractor, three shotguns and a hand grenade owned by E & R Security Agency guards.
Joint elements of Special Operations Group (SOG) – NOPPO and Bago City Police Station apprehended eight persons and confiscated a number of motorcycles in a raid against illegal gambling about 7:34PM, Sunday at Brgy. Balingasag in Bago.
PSInsp. Antonio Benitez, SOG-Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office head and PSupt. Arnel Arpon, Bago Police chief, implemented the search warrant issued by Regional Trial Court (RTC) Branch 62 Judge Francis Guanzon.