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Kabankalan City

Arles Scion Notice Fruitless Efforts of Police in Arresting the Accused

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Philip Arles, son of the late Judge Henry Arles, noticed that the efforts of the police in Kabankalan City seem fruitless because until now, they have not apprehended the accused for the murder of his father.

Arles Murder Case to Quezon City RTC

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The trial of the murder case against seven accused in the ambush-slay of the late Kabankalan Regional Trial Court (RTC) Judge Henry Arles will now be transferred from the Kabankalan RTC to a Quezon City RTC sals.

ABK3 LEAP Project Director Daphne Culanag briefs social workers, planning officers and partners on the update on the child labor situation in the country and how the recently launched Child Labor Monitoring System is vital in reaching the vision of a Child Labor Free Negros Occidental.* (EAD-PIA6 photo)

Atty. Frank Britanico, brother-in-law of Judge Arles and lawyer of the Arles family, he received an order from the Supreme Court (SC) granting the petition filed last year by the late judge’s son, Philip, who sought for the change of venue from Kabankalan to Metro Manila "due to threat and intimidation".

Britanico told NDB that the High Court ordered Kabankalan RTC Judge Fernando Elumba to deliver all court records to Quezon City RT C for disposition.

"The 4 out of 7 accused who remain at large are Marvin Salve, Rustom Puro, Emman Medes and Gerald Tabujara and those detained at the Kabankalan detention cell are Jessie Daguia, Capunong and Fortunado - all known members of the Revolutionary Proletarian Army-Alex Boncayao Brigade (RPA-ABB) operating in southern Negros Occidental.*(Clarence Locsin)

TB Remains Major Challenge to Treat: DOH

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Although tuberculosis (TB) is easy to treat, but it remains a major challenge according to the Department of Health (DOH).

Ms. Lorna Garde, head, provincial National TB Program, Negros Occidental admits, TB is curable but some patients are hard to treat because they do not go out, or can not depart from their vices.* (EBColmo)

Kabankalan Cop Hunts Suspect in Stabbing of Construction Men

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Policemen in Kabankalan City are in pursuit of the suspect involved in the stabbing of three construction workers, Sunday evening.

Victims were identified as Richard Entera Jr., 39, of La Libertad; Richard Saputalo, 25, of Brgy. Mabinay and Dalmacio Balansag, of La Libertad, all of Negros Oriental and workers of Dakay Construction.

The incident took place at Sitio San Juan, Brgy. Camugao in Kabankalan City about 10PM while the victims were walking towards their barracks.

11 South Negros LGUs Fortify Disaster Management Alliance

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SONEDMA capability to include with all-weather systems, 24/7 real-time monitoring, warning & data-sharing

KABANKALAN CITY - Leaders of 11 local government units (LGUs) in southern Negros agreed to equip their newly-formed alliance with communications systems that will continue to link them even during calamities.

Kabankalan City Mayor Isidro P. Zayco receives the symbol of two classrooms and Blessing on the turn-over of two-classroom school building of Kabankalan National High School donated by Mr.Nelson Uy Lee of Federation of Filipino-Chinese Chambers of Commerce and Industry, Inc. (FFCCCII) and the Bacolod-Filipino-Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Inc.(BFCCCII) on their program "Operation Barrio Schools Project" in the presence and witness of school principal Norma Salditos, City Councilor Raul Rivera, Committee of Education. (Jun Gaton Pasiplat photo)

During Thursday’s meeting in Kabankalan of the Southern Negros Disaster Management Alliance (SONEDMA) presided by its chairperson and Bayawan City Mayor German Saraña, it was also agreed that monitoring of major rivers that affect all member-towns and cities during heavy rains will be a round-the-clock undertaking.

Village Farmers Complain vs Sola Family for Taking Carabao a Member Owns

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Several leaders of a small farmers’ group in Kamansi Village, in Kabankalan City in Southern Negros, have once more complained against what they said were harassment carried out by the Sola family which owns an hacienda in the area with the patriarch Gene Sola taking away a carabao and bringing it to the village captain "because it had no credentials or documents" and therefore, ‘probably stolen.’

Man Shoots Another in Squabble

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A 35-year old resident of Kabankalan City is pursued by police authorities for allegedly shooting a younger man, Monday afternoon due to some misuderstanding.

Records identified the victim as Sonny Boy Mirano, 25, of Sitio Lupni, Brgy. Hilamonan who sustained gunshot wounds on the left portion of his body. The perpetrator was identified by police as Dante Gordavilla who shot the victim using an unknown caliber of firearm.

Letter to the Editor: On the Peña Lease of a Property in Kabankalan

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July 4, 2014

Mr. Arman Toga
Negros Daily Bulletin
Bacolod City

Dear Mr. Toga,

In response to the reply of Mr. Peñoso, please allow us to clarify the following:

I. Regarding the Validity of the Contract of Lease;

He argues that the Contract of Lease in favor of Mr. Bonifacio M. Peña is null and void citing the order of the RTC Kabankalan dated October 9, 2006.

Letter to the Editor

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Hernaez Intestate Estate
Kabankalan city

June 23, 2014


Editor, Negros Daily Bulletin
Bacolod city

Dear Mr. Toga

Felicity in Christ!

This is a response to the letter of Atty. William Mirano on legal issues.

Please publish also for fair treatment of which your publication has been known for.

Police Fails to Establish Motive in Ex-Ilog SB Member Killing

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Police in Ilog town has not yet found the motive behind the killing of Edmund Turk Vail, former Sangguniang Bayan member of Ilog who was shot dead Tuesday night in a bar at Brgy. Dancalan of the said town.

This despite the persis-tence of barangay residents in entertaining three angles as motives of the killing.

"We are not undermining police capability in investi-gating the incident, but they should have entertained them in conducting parallel investigation to dig deeper into the killing," a local resident who asked not to be identified, said..

DENR Urges Youths to Help Protect the Environment

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Due to limited personnel with huge coverage, Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Officer (PENRO) Andres Untal is urging the youth, academe, NGOs, private and public communities to support and participate in enforcing environmental laws and in educating upland residents on their roles in protecting the environment.

PROVINCIAL ENVIRONMENT AND NATURAL RESOURCES OFFICER for Negros Occidental Andres Untal (with mic, right photo) attends the launching and press conference of the PIA-DENR Climate Change Adovocacy Campaign in Bacolod City, flanked by his Community Environment and Natural Resources Officers (l-r) Park Superintendent of Mt. Kanla-on Natural Park Cecil Cañada, CENRO-Bacolod Joan Nathaniel Gerangaya (hidden), CENRO Sipalay Vilma Limates, CENRO-Cadiz Edgardo Rostata and CENRO-Kabankalan Normandy Lebelo. *(EAD-PIA6 photo)

Letter to the Editor

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On the Hda. Palma-Hernaez Estate in Kabankalan City

June 20, 2014

Editor, Negros Daily Bulletin
Bacolod City

Dear Mr. Toga,

Run Negros Run to Compliments ‘Cinco De Noviembre’

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The revival of the famous "Run-Negros-Run" almost 35 years ago is taking its toll with its planning stage on the way to be back early this year.

Angel "Nonong" Verdeflor, Negros Occidental Provincial Sports coordinators’ head disclosed that the event may compliment with the province’s celebration of "Cinco de Noviembre".

However, he added that he will present yet the plan to Gov. Alfredo G. Marañon, Jr.

If push through, this will also revive how Negrenses are best in running events.

Raps Mulled vs. Pa, Son in Kabankalan Hacking

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A father and son tandem is being investigated by local police authorities in Kabankalan City for the alleged hacking to death of their neighbor and wounding of another, Sunday.

Initial report revealed Nelson Agaton, 51, of Brgy. Tan-awan in Kabankalan City and his 23-year old son are under investigation for the alleged killing of Percival Figueroa, 55, in a hacking incident, also injuring the victim’s son, Ricky, 33.

Men Face Drug Raps in Negros Occ.

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Three men in Negros Occidental were facing criminal charges for alleged violation of the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002 (RA 9165) in a raid by police authorities, Sunday.

Over Kabankalan City, PO3 Rune Quirico Bandola and his team busted Edward Tingson, 28, and Roderickx Aritao, 27, of Brgy. San Jose, Sipalay City while the authorities were on mobile patrol in front of a water establishment in Brgy. 1, Kabankalan City.

IND Director Attends One-Island Negros Region Summit

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Institute for Negros Development (IND) Director Rhoderick Samonte joined the One-Island Negros Region Summit at Zaycoland Resort in Kabankalan City, June 6.

The summit was led by Occidental Gov. Alfredo Marañon and Oriental Gov. Roel Degamo; the summit aimed to gather officials and stakeholders of both Negros Occidental and Oriental provinces for the sharing of ideas and insights in order to get a consensus that will be presented to the national government.

Fortress College 6th Alumni Homecoming Set

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Fortress College in Kabankalan City, Negros Occidental will hold its 6th Grand Alumni Homecoming on December 26 and 27, 2014.

Preparations are now underway for the big two-day event, to be held at the ASCO Compound in Kabankalan.

Theme is: "FC... Sa December 2014 Naman Kita Kilit-anay".

It will be hosted by Batch ’92.

Graduates of Fortress College are invited to come and join.

Contact persons for the event are: Ma’am Grale G. De Jesus (0906-3548530), Yvonne Q. Suarez (0910-6530171), or call FC office at (034) 4712-152.*(Arman P. Toga)

Gov Marañon Admits: Education Key Solution to Poverty

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"Education is the best solution to poverty." Thus said Negros Occidental Governor Alfredo Marañon, Jr, during the launching yesterday of ABK 3 Child Labor Monitoring System at Nature’s Village, Talisay City.

ABK 3 is a project of the Provincial Council for the Rights and Welfare of Children (PCRWC), advocating to eliminate child labor in 15 cities/municipalities of Negros Occidental.

Among the Richest, Top 4 City Councilors in Bacolod

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Based on their Statements of Assets, Liabilities and Net Worth (SALN) in 2013, the top four with the highest net worth among the city councilors of Bacolod City are Carlos Jose "Carl" Lopez y Valderrama with P18-M, followed by Em Legaspi Ang with around P100-M.

They were followed closely by Councilors El Cid Familiaran and Claudio Jesus "Kalaw" Puentevella.*

Top 4 SPM in Negros Occ.

Another Surface Water Source in Negros Discovered

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Aside from the overflowing surface or spring water supply which could provide clean, potable water for Talisay and Bacolod cities coming from its watesheds, another official of the MWSS based in Manila has discovered ample water source which could supply surface or spring water for residents of Kabankalan and Himamaylan cities in Southern Negros.

The best water source for household use is from surface or spring water, the MWSS former official who has retired from the service said in an interview with NNF/NDB, but who requested he not be named at the moment.

NOCECO Holds 34th Annual General Membership Assembly

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The Negros Occidental Electric Cooperative Inc. (NOCECO) held its 34th Annual General Membership Assembly at the NOCECO Gymnasium Saturday, May 24, 2014.

Mayor Isidro P. Zayco receives his plaque of recognition from John Peter Z. Millan and Jonas F. Discaya.* (Jun de los Reyes/NDB photo)

Congressman Jeffrey P. Ferrer, in his inspirational message, lauded the performance of NOCECO and congratulated the Board of directors, management and staff for a job well done. He tackled the topic "Solar Energy or SACASOL in La Carlota City" and its benefits to the member-consumers of the Cooperative; and more insights in developing technology on energy.

Farmers Face Deprivation After Being Barred from Working on Farms

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About 40 farmers and their families could go hungry and experience all sorts of deprivation, especially of basic necessities, because they now fear working on their farms which they till cooperatively or communally in Lumbia Subvillage, Kamansi Village in Kabankalan City, because armed men mobilized by a sugar planter and his family keep close watch over them with intent to do them grievous harm.

Farmer-Leader Raises Questions Over Contractor’s Activities in His Town  

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The leader of a farmer’s association, a cooperative in the mountain town of Candoni, has raised several questions about the activities and supposed projects of a contractor who, through the years within estimated three-year period spearheaded several implementation of projects, both infrastructure and planting of sugarcane and "kasla" planting in the town.

The sugarcane planting project and the "kasla" plantations are supposed to be for the benefit of hundreds of farmers in the town.

Majority of the mountain town’s population are farmers who eke out livelihood planting various crops, Diosdado Evangelista, South Negros Small Cane Farmers Cooperative (SONCAFCO) registered with the government Cooperative Development Authority (CDA), said in an interview aired on tape over the radio program "Tungkaron Ta Ini".

The contractor is Bernabe "Abe" Gilbor, also President of the Negros Occidental Group of Contractors, Inc. (NOGCI).


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