The Loving Rose Mission of Canada, Inc., through Mr. and Mrs. Dave and Susan Ruskin donated last Monday six sets of world class fire suits to the Fire Department of Silay City.
The officials of Negros Occidental and Negros Oriental will meet on the first week of November to continue discussing the decade-old proposal for One-Island Region for Negros, Gov. Alfredo Marañon Jr. yesterday said.
Marañon said the next meeting should have been scheduled next week but some congressmen are not available on this schedule.
The Governor earlier said they are planning to hold a summit of provincial officials, congressmen and mayors of both provinces to discuss the realization of the proposed one-island region.
The body of a mother and her teenage daughter remained missing yesterday since they were reported drowned at the waters of Ilog-Hilabangan River at Purok Masombel, Brgy. Tagukon in Kabankalan City about 10:10 a.m. Saturday.
Tabugon Barangay head Raymundo Meleloa confirmed that Joy Ganaganag, 48, and her daughter Charline Joy, 13, of Purok May-ang, Brgy. Tagukon were crossing the river when they were carried and drowned by the rampaging water.
PO3 Ricky Roger C. Toledo, police investigator is now coordinating with the upstream and downstream barangays and the municipality of Mabinay, Negros Oriental for possible recovery of the victims’ bodies.
A pedestrian crossing the street in Valladolid town was accidentally hit by a 10-wheeler truck yesterday and resulted to his death.
PCInsp. Luisito Acebuche, Valladolid Police chief identified the victim as Nora Vergara, 46, of Brgy. Sagua Banwa who was pronounced dead by attending physicians at Valladolid District Hospital after she was hit by the truck along the national highway. He said, the truck was driven by Allan Flores, 43, of Magsaysay, Cadiz City and travelling south direction of the highway when the incident happened.
Flores voluntarily turned himself in to police authorities and will be facing charges for reckless imprudence resulting to homicide.
Meanwhile, another road mishap happened about 6:45AM, Tuesday at the national road in Purok Taytay, Brgy. Oringao in Kabankalan City resulting to the death of a motorcycle rider.
The body of a Kabankalan City resident was discovered by two drivers about 7PM, Sunday at the roadside of Purok Mangga, Brgy. Tabugon.
Police report said Julivan Toroy and Jerry Capiliza, truck and tricycle drivers found the body of Felomino Villar, 37, near his house in Brgy. Tabugon with multiple stab wounds and lacerations on the body.
The province of Negros Occidental is now under a state of calamity after thousands of residents from four cities and five towns were displaced by massive floods and landslides due to four days of heavy rains, damaging P39 million in crops, livestock and fisheries.
Vice Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson said the Sangguniang Panlalawigan (SP), during their regular session yesterday, placed the province under a state of calamity, by unanimously adopting a resolution of the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (PDRRMC) that recommends the same action.
Last Monday, the PDRRMC, headed by Gov. Alfredo Marañon Jr., had passed a resolution asking the SP to declare a state of calamity in the province, and recommending the utilization of the 30-Percent Quick Response Fund of the PDRRM Fund for 2013 to help the affected local government units (LGUs)
The Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (PDRRMC) has passed a resolution yesterday asking the Sangguniang Panlalawigan (SP) to declare the province of Negros Occidental under a state of calamity, as about 50,000 residents in nine local government units were affected by floods due to four days of heavy rains.
The resolution was among the agenda in the emergency PDRRMC meeting called by Gov. Alfredo Marañon Jr. yesterday, to assess the flood situation in southern Negros, and how to assist the displaced residents.
The SP is expected to make the declaration during its regular session tomorrow, Wednesday.
The Kabankalan City Hall grounds in the midst of yesterday’s floods.* (Jun Gaton/Pasiplat phpto)
Local News: Southern Negros Flooded, Evacuees Swell in Kabankalan, Ilog, Hinoba-an, Bayawan, Sta. Catalina
By Arman Toga & Jun Gaton
Three days of rains and a heavier downpour since early yesterday morning flooded at least two cities and three towns in southern Negros.
Reports gathered by NDB from government authorities and several affected residents revealed that Kabankalan City, Ilog and Hinoba-an towns in Negros Occidental, and parts of Bayawan City and Sta. Catalina town in Negros Oriental, were flooded since yesterday morning.
Brgy. 3 Kabankalan* (Jun Gaton photo)
At 12:30 this Monday morning, NDB was able to monitor from the fire and rescue communications groups in Kabankalan that the Magballo-Balicotoc-Canlamay Buttress dam in Ilog that connects the rivers and creeks of Ilog, Kabankalan and Candoni allegedly sustained substantial breaches that could bring more floodwaters to Ilog and to Magballo and other Kabankalan barangays and the city proper.*(Arman Toga/Jun Gaton)
Highway of Ilog, Mabini Street. JPG Highway of Ilog, Mabini Street.* (Rolly Gestopa photo)
Spokespersons for the Defend the National Patrimony-Negros, have exposed the entry of a US-based and a Malaysian-based company in the island which intend to convert an estimated 600,000 hectares in the island’s hinterlands areas specifically in Central Negros, which could cover part of the two provinces once converted into a palm oil plantation.
Spokespersons of the Defend the Patrimony-Negros, included Philippine Independent Church (PIC) clergymen Fr. Lemuel Canja and Bobby Minguito and Raymund But-ay, a member of the Bukidnon-Magahat-Ituman indigenous tribes living in the hinterlands of four villages in Himamaylan City, parts of Negros Oriental and parts of Kabankalan City.
These are in the connecting villages of Biao in Binalbagan, Mahalang, Carabalan Villages and in Brgy. Buenavista which also straddles part of Kabankalan City, But-ay said in the NNF/NDB interview yesterday after their press conference at the NPC.
These also border and upper reaches which are adjacent to the Kabankalan and Ilog Hilabangan rivers, he said.
Traffic authorities in Kabankalan City are looking into the case of over speeding as the cause of two riders’ injuries and the death of one in a road mishap Tuesday night along the national road at Sitio San Lucas, Brgy. Hilamonan.
Initial investigation said a Kawasaki CT100 tricycle driven by Artemio Pavillar, 24, of Sitio Balisong, Brgy. Orong going South direction of the road while on its tail was a Rusi 125 motorcycle with plate number 1915 IG driven by Prydy Villagracia, 21, of Sitio San Lucas, Brgy. Hilamonan with his elder brother Rudy riding on the back of his driven vehicle.