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Kabankalan City


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A soldier was killed, while another was in critical condition after an explosive exploded past 5 o’clock yesterday afternoon at the shop of the Advance Command Post (ACP) of the Army’s 303rd Infantry Brigade at Camp Alfredo Montelibano, Sr. in Barangay Estefania, Bacolod City.

Negros Occidental Vice Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson welcomes Iloilo Vice Governor Raul Tupas together with his staff in a courtesy visit yesterday at the Vice Governor’s Office.*(Capitol photo by Richard Malihan)


As of press time last night, NDB was informed that the fatality was Technical Sergeant Joven Maravilla of Iloilo City.

In critical condition was Corporal Erwin Trases of Kabankalan City.

The two were rushed to Corazon Locsin Montelibano Memorial Regional Hospital, but Maravilla was reportedly declared dead on arrival.

Trases was still fighting for his life as of last night.

The two are members of the Army’s Explosives and Ordnance Department (EOD) responsible in detonating explosives and devices.

Initial report disclosed that the two were in the shop inside the ACP compound at the back of Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office (NOPPO) trying to repair or detonate explosives.

Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office (NOPPO) Scene of the Crime Operatives (SOCO) are conducting investigation to determine the cause of explosion.*

Centenarian Receives P10K Financial Assistance from City

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Rosenda Juarez became the first beneficiary of City Ordinance No. 08-14-670, or the Centenarian Award that provides additional benefits to Filipinos who reached the age of 100.

Department of Social Services and Development Social Welfare Officer II Alma Gustilo presents Centenarian Rosenda Juarez with a check worth P10,000.00 as financial assistance in line with City Ordi-nance No. 08-14-670 that provides additional benefits to Filipino citizens who reached the age of 100. Juarez turned 101 last March 1.* (CMO-PIO photo)

8 Drug Suspects Nabbed in Separate Buy-bust

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Eight persons were arrested in separate buy bust operations in Himamaylan, Kabankalan and Bacolod cities last Friday.

Himamaylan City PNP led by Supt Antonieto Cañete conducted a buy bust operation at Purok 6, Barangay Aguisan and arrested the No.2 in the city drug watch list Gladys Dayrit, 43, and companion Joemar Mendoza, 45, Friday afternoon.

Confiscated from them were three big elongated sachets of suspected shabu with estimated market value of P150, 000 and marked money.

Police operatives also confiscated one homemade shotgun, locally known as “sulpak”.

Wife No Interest to File vs. Hubby, Son Killers

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The 60-year-old wife and mother is no longer interested to file charges against the killer of her husband and son for fear of her life.

Laila Lalino Sta. Ana went to Kabankalan City PNP to execute affidavit of no interest to file charges against three unidentified armed suspects.

The suspects were armed with M-16 Armalite rifles that forcibly abducted the two victims in the morning of May 1. Gunshots were heard just a few meters away.

Aside from fear for her life, no one has stood to witness the killing, too.

Police Eyes “Revenge” in Killing of Father and Son

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Police authorities are eyeing revenge in the killing of a father and his son in Sitio Pagnanawon, Barangay Tapi, Kabankalan City Friday morning, May 1.

Police Senior Inspector Anthony Grande identified the victims as Alfredo, 61 and son Rudy Sta. Ana, 41, both resident of the place.

Alfredo sustained gunshot wounds in the head and back, while Rudy also in the head and different parts of the body and was handcuffed.

Both also sustained stab wounds in different parts of their bodies and left behind in the creek 300 meters away from their house.