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Kabankalan City

Septuagenarian’s Body Found in Sack

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A 75-year-old farmer was brutally killed and put inside a sack half buried in a canefield. The body was found yesterday morning by a woman in Sitio Amian, Barangay Tampalon, Kabankalan City.

Police Senior Inspector Anthony Grande, deputy police chief of Kabankalan City PNP identified the victim as Victor Tornis, farmer and widow of Purok Calabasahan, Barangay Tapi, Kabankalan City.

He sustained multiple stab and hack wounds in the body and already in a state of decomposition.

NIR Eyed in 2015

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Brgy. Tagukon, Kabankalan City- Interior Secretary Mar Roxas has expressed optimism that the Negros Island Region will be realized within the year after a series of consultations.

Bacolod City Mayor Monico Puentevella addressing the committee heads and members of the APEC-Bacolod Organizing Committee (APEC-BOC) during their last and final preparation meeting at the MKK Annex Hall yesterday.* (CMO-PIO photo)

Bacolod City Mayor Monico Puentevella delivering his message at the 1st Solid Waste Management Summit at Santuario de La Salle yesterday.* (CMO-PIO photo)


PNoy Arriving in Negros Occidental on April 30

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Brgy. Tagukon, Kabankalan City- Negros Occidental Governor Alfredo Marañon Jr., yesterday said that finally the Presidential Management Staff has confirmed that President Benigno Aquino III is arriving in the province next week for the inauguration of the multi-million peso Negros First Cyber Center as well as for the APEC meeting.

Marañon said that members of the PMS will arrive today to finalize details of the presidential visit.

He said that President Aquino’s scheduled visit to the province for the inauguration of the Negros First Cyber Center is on April 30, 2015 to jive with the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) meetings here on April 29-30, 2015.

Marañon added that Aquino may also lead the inauguration of the three story school building at the nearby Negros Occidental High School and the Provincial Processing Center of the provincial government in Bago City if his schedule permits.

Zayco Won’t Run for Governor

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Kabankalan City Mayor Isidro Zayco yesterday denied he is planning to run for governor next year, and even totally dismissed any possibility of him ever running for governor of Negros Occidental.

Zayco’s name has been tagged among possible Nationalist People’s Coalition (NPC)-Love Negros bet for governor, against incumbent Governor Alfredo Marañon Jr., who is expected to run for re-election for his last term.

“I am not running and I will not run for governor in the 2016 elections and even in the coming elections after that,” Zayco said.

Farm Worker Shot, Hacked

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A farm worker was rushed to a hospital in Kabankalan City after he was shot and hacked multiple times about 7:30PM, Saturday.

Police records show Jeffrey Fuentebella, 27, of Purok Landing, Brgy. Balicotoc, Ilog was attacked by unidentified suspect. He sustained multiple hack wounds on the left shoulder and a single gunshot wound on the right lower arm.

He was brought to Lorenso D. Zayco District Hospital for medical treatment; while probers are investigating the case to identify the suspect and the motive of the incident.