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Kabankalan City

Degamo Makes a Turn-around on NIR

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After visiting the site for the proposed regional center of the newly-created Negros Island Region (NIR) at the border of Kabankalan City and Mabinay town, Negros Oriental Governor Roel Degamo is now in favor of it.

Kabankalan Mayor Isidro Zayco said that Degamo was agreeable to the plan yesterday after visiting the proposed site on the property being offered by the Central Philippine State University (CPSU) in Brgy. Tagucon.

Last week, Degamo said he is opposed to the eventual creation of the NIR regional center at the boundary of Kabankalan City and Mabinay town.

Ex-CAFGU, Tanod Stabbed Dead by Nephew

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A former paramilitary and Tanod of Barangay Camingawan, Kabankalan City was stabbed dead by his wife’s nephew about 7:30 pm, Monday.

Police Superintendent Herman Garbosa, Kabankalan City PNP chief, identified the victim as Manuel Legarda Mabaquiao, 55 years old. He sustained stab wound in the chest and was rushed to Southern Doctor’s Hospital in Kabankalan City. He was declared dead on arrival.

Garbosa said he was informed by Barangay Head Norberto Serra of Barangay Oringao of the incident.

Scholarships for NegOcc IPs Available

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Some 21 scholarship slots for school year 2016-2017 are available for the Indigenous Peoples (IPs) of the province, according to the National Commission on Indigenous Peoples (NCIP)–Negros Occidental

Hazel Acse, NCIP Head of Provincial Community Service Center, said IPs who are currently in senior high school, out-of-school youth, or have once studied in college for a year can avail of the scholarship.

NCIP to Award 10,000 Has. Land to Negros IPs

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Indigenous people in Negros Occidental will soon have land they can call their own.

This developed after the National Commission on Indigenous People (NCIP) will award this year more or less 10,000 hectares of ancestral domain to Indigenous People (IP) communities in Negros Occidental as part of the Certificate of Ancestral Domain Title (CADT) program.

Australian Nat’l Found Dead in CR: Pa Commits Suicide

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A retired military Australian national was found dead inside their comfort room about 9:00am Saturday in their rented house at Coloso Subdivision, Barangay 4, Kabankalan City, while a 46 year old man committed suicide in Binalbagan town Friday.

Police Superintendent Herman Garbosa, Kabankalan City PNP chief identified the victim as Anthony John Coach, 79 years old.