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.

3 Hurt in Kabankalan Shooting, Hacking

Three persons related to each other were wounded and injured in a shooting and hacking incident that took place around 9:00 p.m. in Saturday at Sitio Bangkal, Barangay Tampalon, Kabankalan City.

Superintendent Rhea Santos, Kabankalan City PNP chief identified the victims as Arjan Eliseo, 25, and his brother Marvin Eliseo, 19, both single, of the said place.

Santos identified the suspect as Rogelio Eliseo, 57, married, of Narra 3, Barangay Tampalon, Kabankalan City and the victims’ uncle.

Motorcycle Driver Killed in Mishap

A motorcycle driver was killed in a road mishap involving a Toyota Hilux around 3:50 p.m. Saturday along the national highway in Brgy. Binicuil, Kabankalan City, Negros Occidental.

Superintendent Rhea Santos, Kabankalan City PNP chief identified the victim as Rodolfo Alforo Llena Jr., 34, married, of G. Cordova Street, Barangay 3, Kabankalan City.