‘Negros First Ranch Land Not Excluded from CARP’

The Department of Agrarian (DAR) dismissed the application for exclusion filed by the Provincial Government of Negros Occidental for the landholdings which it purchased and utilized for the establishment of the Negros First Ranch.

The provincial government filed the application for exclusion from the coverage of the Comprehensive Agarian Reform Program (CARP) involving three parcels of land with an aggregate area of 159.4646 hectares located in Barangays Sta. Rosa and Canlandog, Murcia town Negros Occidental.

Father Commits Suicide in Murcia

A 42-year-old father committed suicide by shooting himself using a .45 caliber at their house in Purok Lerio, Barangay Cansilayan, Murcia town in Negros Occidental at dawn yesterday, June 14.

Police Senior Inspector Lawrence Gerard Bathan, Murcia PNP chief identified the victim as Ernest Edward Olberio, resident of the barangay. He was last seen playing billiard alone at their groundfloor around 2:30 a.m.

In front of their house is another house wherein a vigil of a dead relative is being held where they heard gunshot.

Unidentified Dead Robber Identified; 2 Companions Also Surfaces

The unidentified dead robbers found with seven dead fighting cocks beside him in Sitio Gayas in Barangay Minoyan, Murcia last Tuesday morning was already identified by police.

Murcia PNP identified the victim as a certain “Boboy Cajilig”, legal age with no known address yet.

Cajilig’s body was found Tuesday morning with gunshot wound from a 12-gauge shotgun. An empty cartridge of the same caliber was also found beside him.

Salesman held-up

A salesman of Tanduay Distillery was held-up by three unidentified suspects in Barangay Damsite, Murcia in Saturday.

Murcia PNP identified the victim as Noel De La Fuente.

He lost about P15, 000 collections to three unidentified suspects who were armed with improvised 12-gauge shotgun, who fled on a motorcycle to unknown direction.

Meanwhile, a resident of Barangay Payao, Binalbagan was found on a well he was digging in Purok 3, Barangay Carabalan, Himamaylan City about 11:00 AM, Friday.

Murcia, Cadiz top Panaad folkdance contest

The Municipality of Murcia was hailed champion in the Rural Category with their performance Kumakaret and the City of Cadiz topped the Maria Clara Category with their winning piece “Likod Likod” during the 23rd Panaad sa Negros Philippine Folkdance Competition, recently.

Folkdancers of the Municipality of Murcia with their winning piece “Kumakaret” during the Philippine Folkdance Competition, recently.* (Francis Muñoz photo)