Kabankalan City

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NGCP Denies, Friday Blackout Deliberate

The National Grid Corp of the Philippines (NGCP) denied that the one hour brownout last Friday was “deliberate and a product of the connivance between us and the Energy Development Corporation.”

Michelle Visera, Regional Corporate Communications and Public Affairs Officer for Western Visayas of the NGCP made the clarification after a post by a Negros- based environment activist insinuated that the frequent power blackouts will be used as “a justification” for the ED to expand its operations in the island.


Kabankalan Bishop Patricio A. Buzon, SDB, D.D. assumed his post as 6th bishop of the Bacolod Diocese during installation rites yesterday at the San Sebastian Cathedral, officiated by Archbishop Socrates Villegas, president of the Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP), in the presence of some 50 other bishops, 290 priests, 120 nuns and religious leaders and with several hundreds of Catholic faithfuls from all over the Bacolod diocese and various parts of the country.

Most Rev. Patricio Abella Buzon, SDB, D.D. (L) 6th Bishop of the Diocese of Bacolod delivers his message and homily at the Holy Mass during rites at the San Sebastian Cathedral.* (Jun de los Reyes/NDB photo)

Cops Seize Firearms in Kabankalan City

Kabankalan City cops seized several firearms and grenade from a resident of Barangay Oringao in a raid in his house around 7:50 a.m. yesterday.

Superintendent Rhea Santos, Kabankalan City Police Director said they raided the house of Dionisio Magbanua, of legal age, on the strength of a search warrant issued by the court.

Residents filed complaints against Magbanua for indiscriminate firing.

Subsequently, a search warrant was issued.

Laborer Facing Two Cases Nabbed  

A laborer was arrested after the Court issued arrest warrants for two cases along Burgos Street, Barangay 8, Kabankalan City around 11:20 a.m. Tuesday.

Police Superintendent Rha Santos, Kabankalan City PNP OIC chief identified the suspect as Roljohn Tolosa Cabarles, 21, single, laborer, of Burgos Street, Barangay 8 in the city.

Judge Rosario Ester Orda-Caise, Assistant Judge of the Regional Trial Court Branch-61 in Kabankalan City issued the arrest warrants for robbery and theft.

The two arrest warrants were signed by the Judge on June 20, 2017.

Bukidnon Native Stabbed Dead

A native of Bukidnon province was stabbed dead by his fellow around 8:00 p.m. Sunday at Mackay Green Energy Inc. Charcoal Facility located in Punta Coloso, Barangay 6, Kabankalan City.

Superintendent Rhea Santos, Kabankalan City OIC police chief identified the victim as Nimrod Lunda Dinsag, 47, single, of Purok 6, Barangay San Miguel, Maramag town, Bukidnon province in Mindanao.

The suspect Benjie Berdon Ebaning, 26, single, also lives in the same address.