Kabankalan City

Man Arrested for Arson; 2 Others in Separate Cases

Police operatives of Kabankalan City arrested a wanted person for arson, at his residence in Repullo Street, Barangay 2, Kabankalan, while two other wanted persons were also arrested in Hinigaran and San Carlos City, respectively.

Superintendent Rhea Santos, acting Kabankalan PNP chief identified the suspect as Cesar Ananias Ibañez Segovia, 53 years old, a laborer and resident of Purok Lubi, Barangay Tabugon, Kabankalan.

Kabankalan Police Nabs Suspect in Buy Bust

Kabankalan City PNP operatives arrested a person in a buy bust operation at Sitio Buri in Barangay 4 of the city, around 4:00 p.m. Tuesday and confiscated shabu and dried marijuana leaves.

Police Superintendent Rhea Santos, Kabankalan City PNP acting police chief identified the suspect as Emilio Estrope Titong, alias “Doly”, 32, resident of the place.

Confiscated from him was P100 marked money in exchange of the illegal drugs and dried marijuana leaves.

Junk Shop Owner Robbed, Killed; Woman Also Robbed

A junk shop owner was robbed and killed at his junk shop located in Carmona Street in Barangay 3, San Carlos City, Negros Occidental, while a woman was also robbed in Kabankalan City both on Tuesday morning.

San Carlos City PNP Police investigator found the body of Melecio Racaca Bituca, 60, around 7:30 a.m. Tuesday bathed in his own blood.

He sustained stab wounds in different parts of his body.

Police is facing a blank wall yet as to the identity of the suspect as undetermined cash amount was taken by the suspect.

NOCECO Earns P17M 2015

Kabankalan City - The Negros Occidental Electric Cooperative (NOCECO) earned P17 million last year compared to the previous year of only P7.4 million, according to John Peter Millan, chairman of the board.

Millan described the increase in the power firm’s hike in profit as “substantial.”

“It can be attributed to the joint efforts of the Board of Directors, management, employees and the member-consumers, “he said.

NOCECO, based in this city has a total of 212,000 member-consumers in 2015 from only 180,000 in 2014. It covers Pontevedra to Hinobaan.

Laborer Stabbed by Neighbor

A laborer is now fighting for his life in the hospital after he was stabbed by a neighbor inside the public plaza of Barangay Oringao, Kabankalan City around 2:45 a.m. Wednesday during the barangay town fiesta.

Superintendent Rhea Santos, acting Kabankalan City PNP chief identified the victim as Julie Mahinay Sarona, 25, single, resident of Sitio Badiangay, Barangay Oringao. He sustained stab wound in the chest and was rushed to Lorenzo Zayco Memorial District Hospital in the city.