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.

SSS Conducts 3-day Employers` Day

The Social Security System (SSS) conducted an Employers’ Day to more than 300 employers and representatives in three key cities of Negros Occidental, namely Bago, Bacolod and Kabankalan, last June 6-8.

AVP Fernando F. Nicolas during the Employers’ Day (inset), OIC-VP Lilani B. Benedian and SSS Kabankalan OIC-Branch Head Josephine P. Sombilla

1 Stabbed Dead in Kabankalan

Personal grudge led to the killing of a 55-year old resident of Purok Crutons in Barangay Tampalon in Kabankalan City 9PM Sunday.

Superintendent Rhea Santos, Kabankalan PNP chief, identified the victim as Johnie Silidonio Ibañez, Sr., a resident of the place.

He sustained multiple stab wounds in the body and was rushed to Lorenzo Zayco Memorial District Hospital in the city but was declared dead on arrival.

Police identified the suspect as Joeven Melmida, 25, single of Purok Ginubatan in Barangay Tampalon, a hinterland barangay in the city.