Kabankalan City

Kabankalan Celebrates its 40th Sinulog Festival This Week

The City of Kabankalan is holding the 40th Sinulog sa Kabankalan Festival in honor of the feast of Señor Santo Niño with week-long festivities on January 8-17,2016. The opening salvo kicked off January 8 with the first novena mass 5:00pm., at the city public plaza for the devotees of the Holy Child whose images were held in procession with Sadsad along the city’s thoroughfares after the holy mass. Fireworks display marked the opening with a big bang.

Zubiri Commits Support for Negros Island Region

Former Negrense Senator Juan Miguel Zubiri yesterday assured Negrenses of his commitment to support the newly-created Negros Island Region if he wins a return to the Senate.

Juan Miguel Zubiri

Zubiri in a press conference yesterday said that as “true Negrense” and supporter of devolution of government powers to the local government, he will push for the passage of budget for the newly- created NIR.

Concerns were raised over the budget for the new region which was not included in the 2016 national budget and fears that development in the island will be stalled if Mar Roxas will lose the presidential race.

Zubiri, whose family hails from Kabankalan City, Negros Occidental, says he will push for more “job-generating legislation.”

Zubiri Eyes Expansion of Ice Plant Business in Other Negros Areas

Former Senator Juan Miguel Zubiri said he is planning to expand his newly-opened ice plant business in Kabankalan City to other areas in Negros Occidental.

Zubiri led the opening of his P25 million ice plant facility of Z-Ice Purified Ice in the southern city, Wednesday.

The former senator whose family is from Kabankalan City, said that the plant produces 35 tons of ice daily of which 15 tons is tube ice and 20 tons is block ice for the fishing industry.

Cane Cutter Stabbed Dead; 1 Commits Suicide

A cane cutter or “sacada” from Antique province was stabbed dead while a man ended his life, by hanging himself over a misunderstanding with girlfriend both in Kabankalan City on December 25.

Police Superintendent Herman Garbosa, Kabankalan City PNP chief identified the victims as Clementino Samillano, Jr., “Alias Noknok”, 25, Lawaan, Antique, worker at Hacienda San Lucas in Barangay Hilamonan, Kabankalan City and Joren Java, 21, single of Barangay Pinaguinpinan, Kabankalan City.

Gov. Marañon Turns Over P250,000 Educational Assistance to Southland College Students

Gov. Alfredo G. Marañon, Jr. led in the turnover of educational assistance worth P250,000 to 100 college students of Southland College in Kabankalan City last Thursday.

Gov. Alfredo G. Marañon, Jr. (seated center) together with Board Member Jose Benito Alonso and Rep. Jeffrey Ferrer, among others, at the turnover of educational assistance worth a total of P250,000 to college students of Southland College in Kabankalan City.* (Capitol photo)


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