Kabankalan City

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‘We have the hospital, why we don’t use it?’ - Cong. Benitez

“We have the hospital, why don’t we use it?”

That’s the question that needs a big answer, Congressman Alfredo ‘Albee’ Benitez of the 3rd District of Negros Occidental said, as he was surprised when he visited the two station Medical Wards with 11 rooms of Teresita L. Jalandoni Provincial Hospital New Annex Building Extension. He noticed there were no beds, no equipment, no patients and even no doctors and nurses where the on-going Nikki Cares Surgical Mission (Nov. 23 to 25, 2017) in Silay City is being held.

BENITEZ AT PROV’L HOSPITAL. Congressman Alfredo ‘Albee’ Benitez (3rd District of Negros Occidental) with Medical Director Dr. Girlie Pinongan of Teresita L. Jalandoni Provincial Hospital visit the patients at the Female Surgical Ward of Teresita Jalandoni Provincial Hospital in Silay City.*(Jun de los Reyes/NDB photo)

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.

5 drug suspects nabbed in raid

Five drug suspects were arrested and another escaped when Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) and Kabankalan City PNP conducted a buy bust operation in Purok Paraiso, Barangay Hilamonan, Kabankalan City Wednesday.

The arrested suspects were identified as Noel Cuenca, John Mark Salazar, Harvey Ledesma, Melvin Cabatu and Ruben Villaflor, all residents of the place.

Escaped from police dragnet was Jose Hupalan.

The PDEA said that the suspects were having a pot session when they swooped down on them.